The Reserve at Orange Lake Resort

3.7056000000 3.7 stars from 5 (901)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6505 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: 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
Blue 71 6505 yards 71.8 137
White 71 6031 yards 69.4 128
Yellow 71 5119 yards 68.3 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 901 Reviews
5 stars:
145
4 stars:
399
3 stars:
240
2 stars:
72
1 stars:
45

recommend this course

710 out of 898 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for seniors playing multiple courses locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"sweet"


2TTEATV3kt7M81Xvqzu7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2020
First time playing Windy weather

Reviewed on

wow, like golfing at a private club. i forgot that a course should be like this. i have gotten use to bare greens, divoted tees and fairways and weeds. no ones using it right now. its real nice. dont tell anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course needs a lot of work. Needs grass seed & fertilizer. Fairways in poor condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Overall good experience"


u187133111's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only complaint was pace of play, it's listed on the card that four and a half hours is the expected pace which is an absolute joke. This is only listed that way so that people don't have a legitimate complaint about standing and waiting on every single shot. Tee times are scheduled every 8 minutes so this causes backups all the time and the slow pace. I would only recommend this course to anyone that's willing to get out early ahead of the crowd.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Disney area busy so way over charge"


nkwohler's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

Just as my title reads, it is a 20-25$ 18 holes at best!!!

The course layout is cool, but the starter was rude, and the fairways are dry, and worst of all the greens needed to be cut and were full of weeds. I will not return. Better courses in the area for similar $$$


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Orange Lakes Reserve Course - Nice Track"


nomullies's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2020
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A very nice layout with enough water to make it difficult for the first timer. Local knowledge would have helped immensely. Not a fan of playing through a resort. Only hit a screen door once. :-) Played the white tees hoping for 6000 yards. But all tees moved up which led to many 300 yard par 4s. Not a ton of driver holes. Still, tee boxes, fairways, bunkers, and greens in great shape. A pleasant round. Decent value given it's March and prices are high.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2020
First time playing 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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The Reserve"


Jmo67's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very short course, which leads to slow play. Fairways were in poor condition, lots of spots with no grass. Not great for those of ya who like to play the ball without rolling it.

Staff from pro shop to starter were friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u000001168578's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Saw Gators"


u00000626423's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/29/2020
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was friendly, the course was in good shape, we got to see a couple of alligators and were very happy about that. Our only complaint would be not enough bathrooms along the course (unless we just missed them.) Would play here again.


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


"Busy time of year"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All as expected. Bever expect a quick 18 in Florida between Christmas and Easter. Played the Reserve many times and love the design. Good condition considering the wear and tear.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Big G"


Steve4201244's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course for the money. Very convenient. Easy to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not a bad course. But difficult to find"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I missed my tee time by 3 minutes and pushed me back a half an hour. Difficult to find you pay for your round in the marketplace.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



toni1956's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2020
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A bit wonky"


kevintith1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens and tees in poor condition. Villas are lined up on every fairway. Villa are not attractive. Staff were friendly and competent. All said, the green fees are not high and most likely matches the course quality.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Expected Better"


u000007635743's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2020
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Regular price would have been $94 - this is NOT a $94 course! We got spoiled playing most courses down here with overseeded rye fairways, which were lush and green. Here, all dormant Bermuda grass. Some patch greens. Overall, the layout was very nice, great people, pace was decent on the front nine and turned into a crawl on the back nine. No ranger so the pace just slowed. Challenging greens and they did role nice.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fair price and a nice course layout"


Davidlewis45's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The course layout is interesting if slightly flawed on a couple of holes. There is a par 3 where you must return to the tee to get to the next hole. That is both dangerous and there is not enough room to pass the waiting golfers. Another hole has very poor signing for the white and longer tees. Otherwise, it was a nice track. Our group would give it an overall 3, not 4 star rating. The standard fee is fair for this course. It was a fun day and the greens were very nice with consistent speed from hole to hole.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed the day"


russpamr's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2020
First time playing

Reviewed on

Pace of play is my only disappointment. Course in real good condition staff great fun to play. I will be back


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A good way to spend the afternoon"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed my round at the Reserve at Orange Lake. The layout is excellent with a wide variety of holes. The course always seems to be in great shape and well maintained. Will definitely play it again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Water, water everywhere"


Chris7329157's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course with a really nice layout and lots of water to stay away from - nice, fast greens too !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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