Aerial view of a green at Grande Lakes at Ritz-Carlton Resort
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3.9
457 Reviews (457)
5 Stars
300
4 Stars
110
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
62.2%
Recommend this course
409 out of 457 reviews
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3.1
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.9
Value
2.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
42.9%
Recommend this course
3 out of 7 reviews
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3.5
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.1
Value
2.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
45.5%
Recommend this course
5 out of 11 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

3.9
457 Reviews (457)

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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Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Used to be perfect

Course was patchy in fairway. Ball did not sit-up well because of the patchiness in the fairway. Would have thought it was better since PNC is less than a week away.

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

Great track, great staff

Only thing I missed was the cart path only announcement. But even with cart path only, 3:45 minutes pace of play for a tough course in windy conditions was great! Freshly over seeded, so the fairways were a bit soggy, but the greens were perfect!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

GolfPass should notify customers about maintenance schedules

Course had been overseeded and was being kept wet as part of preparations for season. There was no indication of that when I booked the tee times. I would like my initial deposit refunded. The Ritz was professional and refunded the remainder of the payment.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

No mention of over seeding

There was no advance notice of over seeding. Paid full price for cart path only . Fairways and tee boxes flooded and to soft to stand on or hit from. We were expecting a better experience for the cost to play. We played 6 other courses that week and this was the worst one of them all and the most expensive of all of them. Very disappointed as this was supposed to be the premium course of our trip.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Wow, just wow

The course is in great shape...no "cart path only" restrictions (early August). It's challenging but fair. The fairways are generous, but errant shots can easily find a penalty area or heavy shrubbery. The greens were receptive to well struck irons and putting moderately fast (maybe 10 stimp?). The shape of many of the greens make accuracy and club selection very important. Pace of play was stellar...we finished in a leasurly 3:30 and neither did we have to wait on any shots nor did those behind us. Taylormade TP5x practice balls and shame on whoever "five fingered" the two range balls we found on the course (and returned to Josh), nowhere near the practice range. The game of golf is supposed to be honorable. If you can afford to play such a course, you can darned well afford to buy your own golf balls. If you have time try the Grilled Cheese Brisket sandwich in the grill room.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Just okay

Fairways had some veining in multiple places, greens were aerated and I knew this going in, but they were very sandy and slow

Rental set all needed new grips on them

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course upkeep is not worth the money.

I hesitant to write bad reviews, but this course needs repair. Every aspect was great except the actual golf course upkeep.

I wish i had read More of the reviews prior to ordering.

There are so many patches of dead grass and and poor fairways, its just not worth the $195. It was honestly the level of a $60 course.

I rented clubs, they were great, Taylor Made Stealth clubs. The food ordering system is great. But again the actual course is just so bad. Even some sand traps were not kept.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

You Get What You Pay For

Usually a $400 green fee but I got a $75 discount for staying on property. Beautiful practice facility with grass ranges, a short game practice area, and putting green. Played twice in one weekend. Both rounds done around 4 hours, not bad for a holiday weekend. Great company playing with locals and with vacationers. Course is in great condition. Wide fairways and smaller than usual greens. Greens got faster as the day went along. I like this place better than Waldorf and the Disney courses also in the area. Barry in the pro shop give above and beyond customer service. Staff is super helpful and friendly. I used ship sticks and it was a seamless experience. No cart girl around the course but there are stations for food and drink in the front and at the turn. I’d come again, I just have to save up lol. Spending lots of time in the practice area before and after my round made me feel like I got my money’s worth. 9 out of 10.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Under water with lack of communication

Recently played this course. Flew from out of state for a conference and booked a Sunday afternoon tee time with others flying in. Went to the clubhouse and was informed the course was extremely wet from over watering it intentionally and was cart path only. Was told if it was too wet, we could come back after a few holes for a refund. At this point it was too late to book elsewhere. There was no indication of this when I went to book my tee time and leave a deposit. I ended up plugging 5 balls off the tee in the middle of the fairway. Some tee boxes were so wet that we couldn’t hit from them. Given folks sometimes are booking tee times from out of state and bringing guests with them, it was very disappointing that I got no indication of the issues until I got to the course given it was too late to find another course to play. I likely will never go back again. I recommend calling in advance going forward to understand the conditions since there was no rain or indication that the course may be borderline playable.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome to play a fully overseeded track a few days after the Father son. Would not have played if I had to pay the GN price of 375. Top 5 course in central Florida during December.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Review

Played a few days after the Father son. Always awesome to play a course that overseeds fairways and rough. 375 is really steep for a course like this. But it is a top 5 Orlando track in December.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It was raining and the course was not in great shape as my first time golfing there

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Grande Lakes

Course has a number of issues with the surrounds to several of the greens. We were given no notice in advance and were disappointed to be charged the full rate which was expensive compared to other similar courses. While the staff were very courteous and sympathetic they were not prepared to do anything.
Catering and staff in the clubhouse were excellent.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

You would expect more…

I don’t like leaving reviews but the course was in terrible condition. Bunkers were never raked initially and were rock solid. No grass on parts of the fairway which put you in trouble even when hitting fairways off the tee and many more issues. You just expect more from the Ritz.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Overpriced for the course condition

Very friendly staff and good course layout, but fairways, areas around the greens, and traps are in bad condition: brown spots, hard sand, etc.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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