Crane's Bend at Orange Lake Resort

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3.6
178
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
92
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
78.9%
Recommend this course
150 out of 178 reviews
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Average Rating
3.3
7
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.3
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
71.4%
Recommend this course
5 out of 7 reviews
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Average Rating
3.4
10
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
70.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 10 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Resort
Style Executive
Par 30
Length 1901 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Orange Lake Resort - Cranes Bend
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 30 1901 yards
Scorecard for Cranes Bend
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Teal M: 30.0/106 119 114 142 360 337 184 168 123 354 1901 1901
White M: 29.1/94 W: 31.4/109 100 101 124 326 295 152 154 111 304 1667 1667
Yellow M: 28.4/92 W: 29.3/105 83 65 107 307 253 126 114 100 187 1342 1342
Handicap 6 9 7 1 3 2 8 5 4
Par 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 4 30 30

Course Details

Year Built 1982
Fairways Bermuda
Greens TifEagle bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Lee Mike Dasher (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The McCord Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.6
178

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 29
Bunkers 16
Forced Carries 13
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 31
Seniors 18
Beginners 16
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 31
Near Local Attractions 23
Convenient to the City 11

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course for Fast Nine

I have played this course many times over the past 10 or more years. The course was in good shape. Fairways and greens were good. Pace of play was great. I recommend this course for anyone who is looking to play a fast nine holes or playing with beginners.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Do not play here

Course unable to find

It is an afterthought to a market

They allowed 6 year old with 4 non golfers to play

Run away from this course

Do not play

They should pay you to play

Worst course ever

Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cranes Bend was an interesting little course.

Cranes Bend was fine. Question: why doesn't Gollf Now send confirmation emails any longer?

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wasn’t worth the time finding it!!

Address that was emailed to us in our confirmation brought us to a dead end. After returning back to main gate of this huge development and running into a registration office we were told to go to another entrance! To make a long story short we asked three more people where the course was and finally directed to a marketplace area where the name of the course was in small print at the bottom of the sign. It was a lot of hassle to play nine holes. No interest in playing or finding it again!!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

nice course

i have played this course before but my granddaughter

and she really enjoyed it. the weather was great too!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I've played it a lot because I like it.

The course starts out like it's going to be simple on #1 and #2.. #3 surprises you. #4 may be one of the toughest 4-par hole around (and look out for the gators), and then #5 is a tougher 4-par. #6 is a give you no breaks, angled 3-par. #7 is a straight-away longer 3-par, the only hole with no water. #8 can grab you like #17 at Sawgrass. #9 is one long, tight and tough 4-par with a small, well-trapped green.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Won't Play Again

I was visiting the area and only had time to play 9 holes. The condition of the course was good but having so many par 3 holes I only used my PW and Putter which isn't much fun for me. I also felt like the pace was pushy. This is truly just a tourist course and not for me.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very good par 3/4 track

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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.
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Could be very slow

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great 9 hole course

Nice course if you don't want to play 18 but want to use your driver as well as work on your short game.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great little course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Response from Orange Lake Golf on 01/17/2018:
Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again for another round soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

What a treat of a course!!

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

Great value!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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.
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