Grand Cypress Resort - The New Course
Excellent course; lousy service
This course is a must play if in the area, as it is unique and fun (if you like the idea of true links golf). Unfortunately, and especially for this area, the staff there is, at best, going through the motions.
April 10, 2014
I have played hundreds of courses throughout the United States and this was one of the best! When I'm in the area again I'll definitely play this course.
April 7, 2014
Nice test of your short game
Went out as a single with foursomes in front and in back of me. Was never pushed but a 4 3/4 hr round on an unfamiliar course is not a lot of fun as a single. Fairways were relatively firm and you got some roll. Greens had false fronts and in some cases not much landing room. Not a course where you can fire at the pin on a lot of holes. Hitting into double greens made me nervous at times as groups putting on the other side were within 10 yards of my pin.They rolled true and were quick but not overly so. You can see most of the bunkers so you can avoid them at times. I found the GPS system hard to view and not that useful. I think a course of this caliber should have a better system.
Played from the whites and overall enjoyed my round and would come back
April 6, 2014
Undulated Greens were very challanging
Course was in excellent condition. Your approach shots required accuracy. Several of the greens had false fronts, so missing by a little could have your ball rolling completely off the green.
April 3, 2014
Very nice...but a must play?
Found an online review that called this one of Orlando's "must play" courses?? Nice place but for $150/round I found it pretty underwhelming. I guess i expected too much from Florida being from the Midwest? Content with the $50 I paid on GolfNow. Great staff too...but for $150 I'd drive to the coast and play.
April 2, 2014
Most unique course I've played
Very unique course with double greens for each hole and at times got crowded with other players. Loved the condition and openness, very difficult to loose a ball out there. Pace of play was very slow for a late Thursday tee time is my only complaint. Would very diffident play it again.
March 29, 2014
The course was great but the golf cart was bad. It died on the back nine and we pushed and got pushed for 3 holes before replacement carts finally came, message on cart would not work either. Rep at club said someone would call me for a make up round but it has not happened. A nice round spoiled.
March 18, 2014
A Bit Gimmicky But Still A Good Experience
First, Grand Cypress is a gorgeous place. The entry driving up to the club house is fantastic being lined by trees. The entry alone lets you know you are in for a good time.
The New Course is meant to be a replica of Scotland's Old Course of which 7 holes are nearly identical. I didn't know this going in to it and probably wouldn't have chosen it if I knew it but it was still a good course. You shouldn't lose a ball as it is pretty open like the Old Course. The course is in great shape and they got us out a bit earlier so we were the first out on the course on a cold morning that quickly warmed up.
The greens roll nice and are challenging (the worst part of my game!). It put me a few strokes over my average thanks to my poor putting. The greens were not overly fast but a god pace.
Overall, it was a fun experience and probably something most would enjoy. I would recommend it as it is fun and lets you experience some similarities of the Old Course if you haven't been there. Also, you don't have to be a great golfer to have a good time on this course.
March 12, 2014