The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grande Lakes, is known for its service and conditioning.
4040 Central Florida Pkwy., Orlando, Florida 32827, US
(407) 206-2300
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About JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

Located in the middle of the action in Orlando, the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes overlooks the 18-hole, Greg Norman-designed Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grande Lakes, which hosts professional golf's annual PNC Father-Son Championship. A large pool complex, including a lazy river, is a favorite of families.

Facts

Price Range$$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres409
Year Opened2003
Number of Units500+

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Bar, Casual, Buffet
Room TypesRoom, Suite
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

Reviews

4.3
442 Reviews (442)

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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
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not worth the money

This is your average resort course. The greens are flat, bunkers are flat, fairways are huge and not very memorable. You might remember one or two holes after your round. For $355 you could play 50 of the top 100 courses in the US, this course is not in the top 300. I would pay $125 at best for this course, if you like courses without character than this course is for you. There are much better courses in the area for much lower prices.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course. Our caddy Scott was fantastic. Staff around the facility were great.
Thoroughly enjoyed the bunkers….. each and everyone of them!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun course

My son and I played there last Monday and Tuesday. He is a high school junior and staff was great with him. Course conditions were fantastic. Juniors play free.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Foecaddie was a ZeroCaddie

I’ve played the course about a dozen times, but I’m not sure I’ll be back. I wouldn’t have been there this time because of the outrageous price ($355), but I was lucky enough to have a free round. In accordance with club policy, my foursome was given a forecaddie. He was terrible. Didn’t rake a bunker, find a wayward shot, or read a putt unless he was asked.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing Experience

We had a wonderful 18. The staff were very friendly. The course is somewhat expensive, and there were some small areas around the greens where the grass was less than perfect, however it still had what I would call tour level firm greens and fairways. Our caddie, Bob, was fantastic and made the day 10 times more fun. If you are here and can get him, I would highly recommend him.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
Reviews 29
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 Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 29
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
Verified Purchaser
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
Verified Purchaser
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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