Waldorf Astoria Golf Club
Good course but the fairways are need of overseeding for the winter. They are in great shape, but not the lush green I was expecting but the time of year is the reason. The greens are in great shape and role very true, but remember they are FAST!! I played the whites (~6300 yards) and it seemed a little shorter. A ~230 - ~240 yard tee shot sets up for about every hole except the par 5's and a few of the shorter par 4's. Shots in to the green are somewhat challenging since all the greens are elevated. I was hitting the greens but shots seemed to be coming up short of my club distance. The back nine I clubbed up about a 1/2 and things where much better.
Overall, the course is straight forward with a few risk reward shots that can pay off or be complete failure if you draw or fade into to the junk or water. Staff is fantastic and extremely helpful. It was a great experience and the way a golf course should be run. I am going to play the course again just so I can improve my score. Course knowledge, as with any course, is worth the second round.
October 21, 2014
Got a great rate on this track via Golf Now. No way I could pay the full $170, but scored $43 and would play anytime for that rate. Very nice course, great GPS features, nice layout, very fun track!
October 19, 2014
Top place to go…
This is always a pleasure - excellent service, interesting layout, pure nature, great conditions.- just the best way to enjoy a day on golf course. Tee boxes, fairways and bunkers very good. Greens were smooth and fast. The staff is cordial (everywhere…).
Overall it is to be highly recommended especially if having luck with a great hot deal from Golfnow.com
October 17, 2014
Excellent Course in Orlando
Extremely well maintained course. Their service is perfect. The faculties know what players want. Clubhouse foods are just the same as their hotel restaurant cook.
October 13, 2014
While we're young
Booked an early morning tee time expecting a 4 hour to 4 1/4 round of golf (some people have a life and can't spend close to 5 hours on the golf course#. The round progressively got longer throughout the morning. It was so bad that there were 3 groups of every hole by the time we got to the 12th tee box. We called the clubhouse to see what the hold up was. Apparently the "pace of play" is 4 1/2 hours and they could not tell the groups holding the course up that they needed to keep up with the group in front of them because they were on this ridiculous pace of play. We calculated the pace of play at 4 hours and 45 minutes on the 14th hole. If I wanted to play at that slow of pace I would have booked an afternoon tee time.
The staff at this facility is very friendly, but no amount of hospitality #wet towels, free tees, valet parking, etc.) can make up for an excessive pace of play for early morning tee times. Golf etiquette is that you keep up with the group in front of you or you let people through. We finished in 4 hours a 45 minutes so golf etiquette fell to the wayside and the excessive pace of play was exceeded anyway.
October 12, 2014
Currently playing. 3 groups on every hole. We are told that the "pace of play here is 4:30 hours". Just calculated our current round at 4:45 and getting slower. Won't be back. People make early tee times so they don't have to deal we excessive pace of play issues. If I wanted to play a round of golf that took nearly 5 hours I would tee off in the afternoon.
October 11, 2014
Must play in Orlando
Great facility/course, very friendly staff!!! Will play again next time in Orlando.
October 9, 2014
From when we got there we were treated first class by all the staff.The course was in great condition and the scenery was wonderful. Just enjoyed a great round of golf and must go to for all visitors to Disney.
October 8, 2014