Aerial view of a green at Grande Lakes at Ritz-Carlton Resort
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4.5
428 Reviews (428)
5 Stars
283
4 Stars
107
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
92.9%
Recommend this course
390 out of 428 reviews
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4.8
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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4.8
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
15 out of 15 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7122 yards
Slope 139
Rating 73.9
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The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grande Lakes
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Course Details

Year Built 2003
Golf Season Year round
Architect Greg Norman (2003) Matthew Dusenberry (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Spa

Available Sports

Fitness

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
428 Reviews (428)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Amazing Food 12
Brunch 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 32
Water Hazards 32
Plays Long 15
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 27
A Weekend Splurge 26
Entertaining Clients 23
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 34
Near Local Attractions 30
Convenient to the City 21

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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good Course, Worth Playing

Course had been aerated 3 weeks prior so greens a bit bumpy. Still one of the nicer courses in Orlando. Suggest high handicap play from more forward tee box. For the most part the fairways are open. Bunkers are well maintained and drain completely. It can be a bit expensive but what else would you expect considering the name and association. Staff are very friendly and facility is immaculate.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Friendly staff!

This was one of six courses in the area I played with my son on our golf trip to the Orlando area. At $195, this course is way over my normal budget, but it was worth it. The course was in terrific shape and it’s a great design. The staff is super friendly. The practice facility is really nice, and includes a range, chipping green and putting green. The course is challenging, but has wide fairways. Pick the right tees for your skill level and the design comes alive - all the bunkers are in the right spots. The greens were fast but not ridiculous. The rolled purely. At the turn, I went to buy some hot dogs and the snack bar was just cleaned out by a large group. I was frustrated, but the person working there offered to bring a couple hot dogs and snacks out when she got more delivered. Sure enough, on the 11th hole, she showed up with our lunch, on the house. It was a nice gesture for my minor inconvenience. It was for sure a nice splurge item on the last day of our trip.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic

Beautiful, beautiful golf course. I treated myself and it was a little beyond what I wanted to pay, but I definitely was not disappointed. Definitely recommend playing this golf course if you can handle the price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

So Hopeful ... Left Indifferent!

Although the Ritz Carlton course has a top notch layout, I was disappointed in the boggy condition on many of the holes. This could have been an overwatering situation since rain has not been beating up the Orlando area in a while. I can accept the 90 degree rule but several holes were cart path only that were not the Par 3’s. The rough was extremely deep in many locations throughout the course. I understand they do play the Father/ Son tournament here , but not this week. They need to cut the depth that makes it playable for a 15 — 17 handicap.

Play was very slow on the back nine. The foursome that started on Hole 1 played through two groups in front of them and my wife and I ran up on the second threesome. These players should have not been playing this course. They could not keep up and they were at leastl 30+ handicappers. But ... the course does not have a ranger and I was informed that they had one but were not willing to reinstate that individual due to COVID (or money) And speaking of that, the value to play here is great for a corporation where it can hit an expense report. . But it is not a $150 per person experience. Totally my fault, what should I expect from the Ritz.? Played two days earlier at Falcon’s Fire for $65 per person and it was in better shape and much more enjoyable.

Overall, sad that the positives were outweighed by the negatives. Seeing deer, raccoons, hawks and other wildlife cannot make up the difference for a course that is just off a tick from being a lasting memory.

Hard to find a good reason to play this course again—-in the face of many excellent golf options that cost half the amount. Pretty much —- a shame.

. The staff was pleasant while the staff that manages the Bag Drop were exceptional.

Play was quite slow on the back nine

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Our family played during the Thanksgiving weekend. Everything about Grand Lakes is 5 Star! The staff were remarkable., as they pay attention to every detail. Great course for every level of player.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Love the Caddie Experience!

What an incredible experience and course. Great deal on Golf now and decided to splurge and try the caddie experience they offer. So glad that I did! I highly recommend it, especially if you want to take in all the nature this course has to offer. Not a cheap day but def a nice treat once a year. Make sure to ask for Bobby, the most professional, knowledgable, downright great guy to caddy. It Will def improve your game and your experience. Can't wait to go back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing

Wonderful round with my wife in our last day of vacation!! Ron the starter was the best.

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