Crane's Bend at Orange Lake Resort

3.9577411765 4.0 stars from 5 (168)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 30
  • Length: 1901 yards
  • Layout

  • 8505 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, Florida 34747, Orange County
  • (888) 657-3529 , (407) 239-1050
  • (407) 905-1355
  • www.orangelake.com

Year built: 1982
Architect(s): Joe Lee, Mike Dasher (2005)
Type: Resort
Style: Executive
Greens: TifEagle bermuda grass
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "The McCord Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 30 1901 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 168 Reviews
5 stars:
45
4 stars:
87
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

143 out of 167 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for 9-hole rounds seniors beginners   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries  

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Ken1317575's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very good par 3/4 track"


mruby's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Condition of this course was above average for time of year. Some challenging holes with strategic hazards will test the skills of most golfers. Could not beat the price for a Sunday morning.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 02/06/2018:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate your feedback about our course conditions and layout. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round at our Crane's Bend course and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing #OrangeLakeGolf.

"Could be very slow"


sksbks01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
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Reviewed on

Scenery is very good. Course condition is fair. It could be a nice 90 minute golf if the pace is decent. Expect to skip one hole if you play behind some very old folks. It is not their fault; you are just unlucky that day.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 01/31/2018:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round with us and appreciate your understanding with our pace of play. We hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing #OrangeLakeGolf!


u000008110021's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
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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


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 01/31/2018:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed our Crane's Bend Course and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing #OrangeLakeGolf.

"Great course"


u966997976's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course is well kept and is beautiful. It can entertain all ability levels.


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


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 01/31/2018:

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again for another round soon at #OrangeLakeGolf!

Response from Orange Lake Golf on 01/31/2018:

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again for another round soon at #OrangeLakeGolf!

"Great condition"


capecod's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is in beautiful condition. Great executive 9 hole course but still a challenge. Would definitely play it again


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


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 01/23/2018:

Thanks for the great review of Crane's Bend! We appreciate your feedback about our course conditions and hope to see you again for another round soon.

"Great 9 hole course"


u084290739's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
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Nice course if you don't want to play 18 but want to use your driver as well as work on your short game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 01/17/2018:

Thanks for the great review of our Crane's Bend course! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Orange Lake Golf!

"Great little course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
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Reviewed on

This par 30 course has relatively easy holes as well as a few challenging ones. It's fun to play and a great value, especially if you play at a hot price time.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 01/17/2018:

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again for another round soon.


u615106516's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 01/17/2018:

We appreciate your feedback about our Crane's Bend course and are glad to hear you enjoyed your round. We hope to see you again for another round soon! Thanks for playing Orange Lake Golf.

"What a treat of a course!!"


campeon1955's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
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Reviewed on

9 holes. Each is a different challenge. You can use every club in your bag. In extremely good condition.

Great value!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 01/17/2018:

Thanks for the great review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again for another round soon at Orange Lake Golf.

"Strange & Fun"


Bobby7934943's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
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Reviewed on

Great shape. Fun course. No 5 pars. First 3 hole short par 3's then challenge begins!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 01/11/2018:

Thanks for the great review of our Crane's Bend course! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round and hope to see you again for another one soon. Thanks for playing Orange Lake Golf.



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 01/11/2018:

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again soon at Orange Lake Golf.

"Cranes Bend Not Worth the Effort"


roger007's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cranes Bend is basically a par 3 course, not very well conditioned and the pace of play was horrible. Don’t waste your time or money. The Reserve and Legends are far better golf courses


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 01/11/2018:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us another review, roger007. We're apologize that our Crane's Bend course didn't meet your expectations. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round at one of our other course. Thanks for playing Orange Lake Golf and we hope to see you again for another round soon!


HotPinkGolfBall's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/21/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We appreciate your feedback about our Crane's Bend Course. We hope to see you again for another round soon! Thanks for visiting Orange Lake Golf.



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/14/2017:

Thanks for the 5-star review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again for another round soon.


u476576574's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/11/2017:

Thanks for the 5-star review! We hope to see you again for another round soon.

"Not as easy as you think"


Golfoonie's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

9 holes and we played twice. The par 3s had elevated small greens so if you didn't hit them your ball often ended up in a hazard. The par 4s were a reasonable length and tight for driving. Overall the course was a good test and the greens were OK and provided an enjoyable experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/11/2017:

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again for another one soon.


dfoltz1943's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect 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: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/11/2017:

Thanks for the 5-star review! We hope to see you again for another round soon.


bwajh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/01/2017:

Thanks for the review! We hope to see you again for another one soon.

"You think it's pitch and putt...and then"


Tom1842836's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I were the first folks out on a sunny weekday morning and after the first two holes I thought it was going to be wedge and putter of the day...then a nice variety of holes makes there way into the mix. With the course being empty we took the time to play a few of the holes twice. Nice conditions, nice views....good warmup to the day


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Response from Orange Lake Golf on 12/11/2017:

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed our Crane's Bend Course. Come back and see us again for another round soon!


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