The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes

4.6013117647 4.6 stars from 5 (341)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7122 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

  • 4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32837, Orange County
  • (407) 393-4900, (407) 393-4906
  • (407) 206-2401
  • www.grandelakes.com
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Year built: 2003
Architect(s): Greg Norman (2003)
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7122 yards 73.9 139
Gold 72 6708 yards 72.2 135
Blue 72 6324 yards 70.3 127
White 72 5835 yards 68.0 121
White (W) 72 5835 yards 73.8 126
Green (W) 72 5223 yards 69.8 115

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 341 Reviews
5 stars:
226
4 stars:
87
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

310 out of 334 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers water hazards plays long   Great for drinks amazing food brunch  

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Lonewolfe21Roger's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good shape"


joshcr52's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'll preface by saying a little disappointed we weren't made aware they had punched 10 days prior. With that being said, great layout and when the greens are back it's a must play if you haven't played it whether you're a local or out of Towner


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course bunkers will be a challenge"


u000003639908's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time everyone was really nice. Course was great And excellent conditions. Watch out for the bunkers. You will like the course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Ritz Golf"


cmartin0072's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways and tees boxes were in excellent shape. Almost like hitting off a carpet mat. Greens were brown in some spots but rolled great and fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Paul14's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course was up to my expectations."


mariusN's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Good round played after a shot gun competition.

Pace was good and the weather excellent!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



rickvonta's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Georgina6090860's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for the $99 price on golf now.

Also great course for resident rate of $130

Not such a great value at the regular nonresident price of $180 - 185.

Staff is terrrific, friendly and accomodating.

Same for the Golf shop desk.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Big let down"


u000005886992's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I go to Orlando on business yearly and have wanted to play this course multiple times since its so highly reviewed. The greens were in very poor condition and the course in general was not kept well. Huge disappointment. The best part was the pre-round meal in the pub.

We played Championsgate the next day and it was immaculate!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Special course especially with great pace of play"


bz6wt6's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions were very good but with slow greens and a number of tees were scruffy. Especially for the money. ALOT of sand but a fair layout. We play this course whenever we can in season if the price is right


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Always a winner"


u000004335697's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played the RC Grand Lakes GC many times although not in the last four years. I took my grandson (he is a plus 1) there to play.

We grabbed a bite to eat in the pub before the round. The food was excellent and the service prompt and friendly. The price for our lunch was a little steep but as this was a Ritz property, the rate was fair.

The course was in perfect condition - fairways plush with fast and true greens that accepted well played balls. It would appear that the course staff as well as the guests care enough about golf to fill most of the divots, repair ball marks and rake greens.

The carts were equipped with a basic GPS (front, pin and rear of the greens from your location) but the course is straight forward - no hidden bunkers or hazards.

The day was hot but the course has five or six locations where you can pick up bottled water from large ice chests.

Pace of play was acceptable - just under 41/2 hours. We waited but as a twosome following a threesome of spring break family golfers, the delay was tolerable and expected.

I found a reasonable price on the Orlando Ritz Carlton

web site. The regular price is $185 but usually there is one or two times where a reduced rate is available. If you are only going to play one course while in Orlando, the full price is worth every penny. Make room in your schedule to play here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



zackster's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u000001345102's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Challenging, but very forgiving. Staff is great and pace of play is never an issue.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



GAH05's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



GAH05's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Ritz rating"


BigDod's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the ritz with 3 friends. On arrival found staff to be preoccupied with other things rather than the customer. One of our buggies gps didn’t work and they were very reluctant to change but eventually did. Out on the course the cart girl could have done with a personality change as she was not very forthcoming, maybe because we weren’t buying from her, but this face of thunder wasn’t expected.

Overall course was very good but off course needs a good looking at, just because it’s the Ritz doesn’t mean the staff are better than everyone else.

Take a look at Hawks and especially Grande Vista to see how staff should operate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Delightful staff"


BeaMcConnell's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played the course 3 times. The layout is challenging but not frustratingly so. The staff is amazingly trained and executed their trained hospitality well. The restaurant and bar staff were just as awesome and the food and drink enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Disappointing"


Glenn7816144's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is not in great shape:. Greens have bad spots and don't roll smooth in a number of places. I played the blue tees. Sparse grass at best in a lot of places. They have it set up to play ridiculously short. Not sure why. Staff is exceptional and so was the food.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Early bird catches worm"


TrekSense's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

We had tee time @ 8;30am and it was a perfect Saturday with no one in front or behind. We took time enjoying the beauty of the course layout and had a great round using Taylormade TP5 ball for the first time. My playing partner is signing up for resorts membership so looks like we will be returning for more. Highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Simply great!"


arnemorteng's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect experience! If I where to put my finger on something, it would be that the back tee boxes was missing, obviously to improve pace of play. Understandably a bit disappointing if you feel you’re up to a real challenge. So, I played the back tees anyway -)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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