Waldorf Astoria Golf Club
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This is my second time to play this course and will definitely play it again, this is a fantastic experience from the time you arrive at the complimentary parking, staff here are very friendly and helpful, the course is excellent and a good challenge especially the back nine.
July 15, 2014
Don't Let My Rating Fool You
My husband and I played the Waldorf and would highly recommend you make a "must play" when in Orlando. Orlando has gotten record high rain amounts so the course was cart path only, hence my good, not excellent rating.
When I think of the Waldorf Astoria I think of top notch service and superior amenities. We were not disappointed.The course is beautiful and challenging. The service was outstanding.
July 14, 2014
Great Disney Area Track
Thoroughly enjoyed this course and the staff were terrific.
July 9, 2014
Great Course. But starter caused back-up
My daughter gave me a round at this course for Father's Day. I got in 9 holes the weekend of Dad's day and got rained out so I returned, paid the additional fee to make it 18 again, and was off. Teed off a little earlier to avoid the weather.
I was a single and was joined up with another single. But what was odd was that the starter sent three foursomes out followed by a twosome, our twosome, and one more pair. Not sure why he didn't opt to make another foursome since we were lined up at the first hole. And this definitely caused issues regarding pace of play. Average wait between shots was about 10 minutes. I asked the couple in front of us if they would like to join up and they said "No" - made zero sense to me. So, after this little intro, my overall review with Pros, Cons, and Summary as usual:
Awesome condition - one of the best in the Orlando area. (and I have played them all) The fairways were pristine as were the greens.
The food was good but the prices were a little silly. A salad should not cost $14 - Waldorf or not.
The GPS was spot on and the carts were new.
Free valet and they gave me a bag tag with my name. Awesome little touch!
Pace of play - we are talking stupid slow. And mostly because they sent twosomes out behind foursomes.
The price is higher than every other course in the area. Need to consider having special "locals" prices like every other Disney area course.
The second guy I dealt with in the pro shop was bordering on being a snot. Had that "I work at the Waldorf and I am better than you" sort of an attitude.
Nice course and worth a visit. Just bring your own foursome because they use no common sense when it comes to sending groups out and if you show up thinking they will join you up with a total group you are in for a sad surprise.
It was just under 5 hours to play. Could have easily cut 1/2 hour minimum off if groups were sent out as foursomes AND there was a marshal out there. (none ever seen)
Overall if I can get a great price on GN I will play it again. Otherwise no dice. For the price I could play twice at Disney and frankly the Mag and Palm are just as nice.
July 6, 2014
Aerated on the 4th of July
Great course. Fun design that requires thoughtful golf shots. Play short approaches as over the green is usually trouble.
Huge dissappointment that I booked 4 weeks in advance and had no warning that the greens would be aerated. Usually clubs provide warning when booking tee time on golfnow.com.
With the greens in a a state of 2 putt max, the greens fee were not a good vakue.
July 5, 2014
We were here on a family trip and heard about Golfnow. It made it so easy to find courses located nearby. It gave excellent information on location, price, availabilty, course rating.
My son and I golfed the Waldorf Astoria and although challenging, it was one of the best golf experiences for both of us. The staff was very friendly, the greens were in top shape, the course had a very fun and interesting layout. We will golf the Waldorf again in the future. Thank you.
July 2, 2014
always a pleasure
The greens were Aerated but very good. The club house, staff the bag attendents - everyone is very nice and helpful.
July 1, 2014
The staff was terrific and the course if a must play, challenging yet fair, just hit decent shots. They had just punched the greens and putted slow, but still not bad. Otherwise the course is in great shape. Will definitely have to play it again.
July 1, 2014