Grand Cypress North/South/East
Very nice course
This was my first time playing the N/S courses. The course was in excellent condition from tees to greens. While I'm sure the pace of play can be slow at times, I had an 8:20am tee time on a Sunday morning and basically had the course to myself. Each hole presents a different challenge. I can't wait to play the other 9.
July 12, 2015
surprised its has had such good reviews
I called to check if the course was in good shape as so many have been aerated , I was told that whilst the new course had been aerated that n/s was playing great.
Well it was aerated too and just had more sand put in place. the greats were terrible and we had to take preferred lies on the greens.
The fairways too as patchy and a number of preferred lies had to be taken. I did complain to management and after a long ordeal was given a rain check.
I would try somewhere else for a while until it recovers.
The positive , it has a nice layout and because no one was there we flew around. But I can assume no one was there because of current condition.
June 19, 2015
Really nice course and facilities. Would play there again and again. Played the North/South combo, would love to play all three 9's. check your reservation, some times it gives you "all you can play" so you could play 27 for the price of 18!!!!
June 9, 2015
Great Course - Top 5 in Orlando as far as resort courses
First of all, Aeration on North, South, and East, as well as the New Course is running from 6/4/15 though Thursday 6/11/15.
Pro shop staff was a bunch of younger males that were not very attentive or helpful; more worried about chatting with each other and people at the desk outside the pro shop. When I drove up, there was no valet, I had to unload my own bag, and park my car. I don't mind that normally, but you expect to see that at this type of course. Then, after I paid, I was not told how to get to where my clubs were or how to get to the first tee. They were all too busy catering to the "elite" people who were there for some junior tournament. It looked like Beverly Hills rolled in (ie. Orange County Housewives and Ken Dolls with kids who looked like they were being forced to play the game).
Anyway, after I got out on the course, it was AWESOME. The green are very fast. A few holes were extremely difficult with some very deep sand-traps and sloping greens and undulation on and around the green. Very good test of skill. Bring a few extra balls than you usually use.
Greens are PGA fast or even faster. The day I was there a fast green measured 15 on the Stimp and a slow green was 13.5. That is FAST!!! :-)
I loved it! Will return once greens and fairways heal from aeration.
On course water stations but be sure to fill up with ice and water. No coolers on carts like other resorts. No GPS units on carts either. Bring a laser or GPS unit - preferably both.
June 8, 2015
I was disappointed when arriving to find out there was a large tournament taking place and using all courses except for the East course. Was looking forward to playing the North and South courses. Instead had to play the East course twice. Was not given the option to come back another day.
May 28, 2015
Course is well maintained.
Meticulously maintained, friendly staff, and great value for the money if you can get a reduced rate.
May 26, 2015
Great conditions - but read the fine print.
Upon arriving we were told that only one of the nines was open for public play due to a tournament, and that we would have to play the nine twice. I checked and it was in the confirmation email fine print, but I don't recall seeing it when I booked the round. Also, we were told we could play as a threesome in the pro shop, but the starter paired us with a random fourth anyways. Course was in great shape and pace of play was better than expected, but the pairing and playing the same nine detracted from the experience.
May 25, 2015
Favorite course in town
This course is always immaculate. It's very challenging and not for beginners. Elevated greens surrounded by trouble, but provide many picturesque approach shots. Greens are very fast right now, but once we get some rains I assume they'll slow up a bit.
May 17, 2015