Grand Cypress Resort - The New Course
Great layout and you can score if you hit to the right spots.
August 11, 2014
Another awesome afternoon at Grand Cypress
Seems like every time the security guard hands me my parking pass and opens the gate to enter Grand Cypress, I immediately know I made the right decision on where to spend my afternoon. Afternoons in the summertime here (when the rain stays away) are just about as close to perfect as you're going to find at any golf resort in Florida where "Stay & Play" is not required. The staff always openly welcomes me back upon check-in and I really feel like I have the place almost all to myself. That said, they don't ignore you. While I was very much isolated from a few other groups on the New Course, the woman driving the beverage cart knew I was out there and went out of her way to find me. Also, when I approached a traffic jam on a stretch of three holes, a staff member was right there endorsing my idea to skip a few holes ahead and come back to play those holes at the end of my round. He even saw me in the parking lot later and asked me if everything worked out. The New Course is so much fun to play and makes me laugh at many other Florida courses who claim to be "links style" in their design. To be honest, the fairways were a bit soggy (Why yes. I'd love to play "Lift, Clean & Cheat/Place"), which also meant that there was little to no rollout when driving off Par 4s or Par 5s. This did make the course play a club or two longer, but I had a good ball-striking round and embraced the challenge. As always, I look forward to coming back soon and playing as many of their 45 wonderful holes as the staff, weather and sunlight will allow.
August 7, 2014
this course was awesome
just a great course look wide open but the hidden sand trap will get u ,hardly ever have a flat lie ,and the fairway has thin lie, u have to hit down and take good size divit or u r dead
August 1, 2014
This is an awesome course. Designed after the Old Course in England by the great Jack Nicklaus. Awesome greens and fairways and perfectly manicured tee boxes. A must play course.
July 31, 2014
The course is exceptionally maintained. The fairways are great. The greens were a little slower than I expected. We were delayed by over 40 minutes from our scheduled tee time and the round played a bit slow as we had to wait on every shot. I wish the middle tees were a bit longer that 6100 yards.
July 29, 2014
The wind was up so it felt like we were playing at St. Andrews. This was an awesome place to play a fun round of golf.
July 28, 2014
Good course, horrible pace
Course is in great condition. Only course in Orlando with a links style layout. Very hot day (not their fault), but the ice machines were not working and they do not privide you with a cooler, so we were stuck drinking warm water on a really hot day. We pulled up to 18 and it began to rain so we did not finish, but at that point we were 5:15 minutes into our round.
July 28, 2014
As nice as ever!
Challenging course in awesome shape. Plush and tight but not muddy. Play it now while it's "friendly". Mind the little bunkers next to the big ones. Ha!
July 21, 2014