The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes

4.4112000000 4.4 stars from 5 (404)
  • 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), Matthew Dusenberry
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 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 404 Reviews
5 stars:
266
4 stars:
103
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

368 out of 397 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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"My wife and I had a great round."


u000005522884's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Terrific course, great staff, well-maintained and we both enjoyed it immensely. We look forward to coming back again very soon.


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


"Not even close to worth the money"


u937078999's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

The greens are the worst I have played on in a long time. Worth about $25 to play here. The Ritz should be ashamed of themselves!!!!! STAY AWAY!! Big holes in the greens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Ritz scores again"


u352780500's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2020
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great layout...great practice facility..great staff...unfortunately lots of rain...disappointed In greens...spotty


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not what it used to be"


dynainteractive's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2020
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I've played the Ritz a lot over the years but had taken a break. This was my first time coming back in a bout a year. While I still love the course, and overall the quality of the course is good. It just doesn't meet the standards the Ritz once had. The price is a premium. There were spots of crab grass on the greens, areas of the rough and shrubbery that were unkept and some washed out bunkers. You can tell they were struggling with the recent bout of heavy rain, so low lying areas were green but higher levels were dry from watering that had probably been cut back.

I still love the layout of the course and the staff is great, but the course is hardly to the level of detail it once was. I anticipate they will rebound for the winter months. I'll return but may be another 6months or so to give them time to hopefully correct the current issues of the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Soaked fairways, sandy greens and hard bunkers!"


adunnfaze13's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2020
First time playing

Reviewed on

I was anticipating a great course for $85 green fees, but the fairways were soaked everywhere. Greens super sandy from being aerated, and bunkers were super hard packed. My son is in the military stationed in Clearwater, FL and we met in Orlando for the day. I live in Jacksonville. Not a very good course right now. Price should have been $30 at the most.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"If you can get out there for 70-80$ !!!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2020
First time playing

Reviewed on

Good track tee boxes flat and green fairways of course impeccable, greens are typical summer. Could be cut shorter a little sliw. Over all was a good fathers day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


Gmanvz's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2020
First time playing

Reviewed on

Enjoyed it had heard about it for years finally got on ! Was typical summer condition but otherwise great layout was challenging! Played with 3 guys from bay hill was a great day would go back anytime


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


"Great and fun layout."


Bill7300582's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beware. Go to Ritz Carlton webpage to book time. They charge ten dollars less and no convenience fee v


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Had to Cancel"


u058920249's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2020

Reviewed on

We unfortunately had to cancel due to severe weather in the area. The staff at the course recommended canceling the day before and informed us that we should wait until mid to late June to reschedule as the course starts major groundwork starting tomorrow. We appreciated that info and hope that Golf Now is going to refund our deposit.


Staff Friendliness: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000005667254's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The two of us played in 2 hours 10 minutes.

Nice layout. Thought greens would be faster but rolled very true.

Staff was very friendly. Definitely on the list of courses to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



knights5106's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"roger"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2020
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

first time here, played solo fort thing. nice place. Great people


Pace of Play: Excellent

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




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2020
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course...beautifully landscaped! Some very difficult holes with bunkers galore! Greens were perfect... fast rolling and true! Lunch at the club house was fantastic!


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


"Disappointed"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff wasn’t accommodating. Course wasn’t manicured enough for nearly a 5 star course. Build up was higher than reality. Definitely not on my future play list.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



rpunj's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2020
First time playing

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


"Always Top Notch Conditions"


fjmdfw's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

Pristine conditions tee to green on a fun layout. Staff is 1st rate, always a good time.


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



u000004299581's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not all that Ritzy..."


u000006515700's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

The layout is a great Greg Norman design. As a single-digit handicap, it is challenging. My real disappointment comes with the conditions and price. If this were a $50 round, I’d be giving it a better review. At $250 around with a client I’m treating, it sucked! It starts at the range, very thin grass, soggy in parts and no where to clean sand from clubs and poor surfaces. Then on the course, tee boxes aren’t level on most holes and not in good shape - all chunked up and not repaired. As for the fairways, not terrible - a lot of play and infilled divots. I don’t think the over-seeding took very well. Bunkers aren’t consistent. Green side bunkers need more sand and raking. Greens roll ok, but filled with divots, collars are crap with sod inserts in parts or bare dirt. Scenery is good on most holes unless you’re staring at the ugly hotel and they’re starting to build houses in parts. Play with caution, nice place, good staff, terrible conditions for $250 round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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