Crane's Bend at Orange Lake Resort

3.5467882353 3.5 stars from 5 (188)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 30
  • Length: 1901 yards
  • Slope: 106
  • Rating: 30.0
  • Layout

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
Teal 30 1901 yards 30.0 106
White 30 1667 yards 29.1 94
Yellow 30 1342 yards 28.4 92

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 188 Reviews
5 stars:
50
4 stars:
94
3 stars:
27
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

158 out of 187 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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"Bring a helmet ⛑"


u7822893's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The tee boxes are so close to the prior green and in direct line with the prior green that you risk getting hit by a over shot of the last green on this nine hole course . But it was in immaculate condition and greens were fast .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Fun nine"


referee40's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2020
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The course offers a chance to use all your clubs. Some holes require strategic ball placement while others require finesse. Unfortunately a few of the greens seem to suffering from a plague of sorts. Large black spots decorate the surface of the greens. As one would expect in February, the fairways were very short resulting in tight lies.

A shout out to the pro shop staff, cart guys and starter for being helpful and just plain nice.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging executive course"


u500641016's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2020
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Reviewed on

Lots of water and swampy rough to catch your errant shots.

Good and great shots are rewarded!

Sand traps were great and played well.

Overall a fun and challenging course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A Little Gem Near Disney"


uIHLR3851IH's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2020
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Reviewed on

This course is very nice and challenging for an executive type layout. The course has six par threes and three par fours. The surrounding area has abundant wildlife and nice scenery. The greens, bunkers and fairways are well maintained. If your short on time and want to play a quick round, this would be the course.The course winds through the Holiday Inn Vacation Club Villas.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"poorly maintained course"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This facility needs care...There is no drinking water in the course. The greens have weeds in them

and there is no signage where needed to tell you where the next tee box is. However the price is right and the course was empty. Bring plenty of balls because there is a lot of water.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great executive course."


hemgs1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

If you are in the Kissimmee area with the family and can't spare 5 hours on a round play here. This is a 9 hole executive course. It plays like a par 3 on six hours, but on three tees most will need a driver or fairway. Challenging course that you can easily play in 2 hours. Next time I'm in town I'm planning to play a round here before we head to some of the parks.


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


"Challenging executive layout"


Dnk0919's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2019
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Reviewed on

Love the Island green, par 4’s can challenge, great value and fun way to start any day


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


"Great little course for novice or higher handicap players"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

I took my 4 yr old son and my 74 yr old father in law out on this track. It was perfect for both. One learning to play the game and the other in twilight of his game. Tee boxes were in tough shape (chewed up and over sanded). Carts didn’t have enough sand to fix divots In Fairways or tee boxes (when they needed it). Overall it was a fun course though.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Course for Fast Nine"


CharlieinPA's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2019
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



ChuckHanson10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2019
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Do not play here"


Creis77's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



angus1955's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Cranes Bend was an interesting little course."


stiehr820's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000008106611's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Wasn’t worth the time finding it!!"


Lynn7458189's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great course, nothing easy about it"


Wayne1353313's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Loved the challenge of the course, will play 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


"Great hidden gem"


alexlao1's avatar
Age:  65+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Wonderful place to go for a relaxing 9 holes. Very kid friendly and for for all ages.


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


"nice course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

i have played this course before but my granddaughter

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


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


rnsawyer38's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Won't Play Again"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course



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