Grand Cypress Resort - The New Course
People... Pay attention to course alerts !!
A friend of mine booked us a tee time on Golf Now at Grand Cypress New Course. He called and said it was a great deal but it had an aerification alert. Since both of us love to play the Grand Cypress courses, and with such a good price, we booked it anyway. When we got to the pro-shop to check in the guy in the pro-shop greeted us as he was starting to check in another man. The man said he had a golf now tee time and needed to check in. He asked if he wanted range balls and the man said they are always included with golf now. He explained that they was $5 a bag and that it doesn't say on golf now that they are included, well the man really got upset saying they are trying to take his money by falsely advertising on their website. The worker tried to explain that they don't run the golf now website, that it is ran by golf channel and he was sorry about the misunderstanding and he would go ahead and throw them in this time. Then the man asked if the course was in good shape, and the worker stated that the course had been aerified about three days ago and the greens would be a little bumpy and sandy. That sent the man into a frenzy. He was very loud and rude, saying that they were trying to cheat people that book on their website ( which again everyone should know that they don't run the site), because nowhere on the site does it say the word aerify. The man demanded him to show him where it states that about the course. The worker pulled up the golf now website and showed him the big A with the exclamation point in the box showing that the course has been aerified and that is why the price is cheaper and why he gets a $25 bounce back coupon to come back and play when there is better conditions. The man questioned how was he supposed to know that is what the A stood for, the worker kept apologizing but it did no good. Finally the man said a few bad choice words and went to go play. Then as we are at the practice green beside the first green, he goes off on the starter about how he would never be back to this course and they never told him when he checked in about the course conditions. The old starter just kept saying he was sorry and the man's group finally teed off.
I check all the alerts (big boxes in the tee time squares) to find out what is offered and conditions of the course when we book through golf now. It states on there to bring a copy of your booking (in case the course hadn't got the tee time from golf now), your tee time can be pushed back up to 20 minutes (don't see how that is really a big deal, a few more minutes on the practice green) and what comes with the tee time and any course conditions. We read that the first time we used the site, we have been pushed back a few times, but courses has also let us go out early too. This was the mans fault and the worker tried everything he could to accommodate him. Please if you are going to use this great site to take advantage of the pricing, read and understand the website before you go and act like this in public. Remember this is supposed to be a gentleman's game. Sorry I just had to say something on this matter.
August 21, 2014
Challenging and interesting.
Had a great day meet up with a canadan who plays of 6 .The course was nicely laid out and some of the holes were very challenging.Played 3 shots better than my handicap of 16 and lost on the 18 .
August 20, 2014
Wide open spaces
Plenty of room on most holes. Hit all but 2 fairways. For me to do that tells you how generous the fairways are. Just stay out of the bunkers. Greens and fairways were in great condition.
August 15, 2014
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