Photo of The Legends at Orange Lake

Orange Lake Resort & Country Club

8205 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy,

Kissimmee, Florida FL 34747

  • Office

    +1 (407) 239 1050
  • Fax

    +1 (407) 905 1343
  • Golf pro

    Rick McCord (Director of Golf Instruction, The McCord Golf Academy at Orange Lake)
  • Academy

    The McCord Golf Academy at Orange Lake, located at The Reserve Golf Course (www.themccordgolfacademy.com).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Arnold Palmer

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7072
6263
5188
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.3
70.3
69.6

At the same location:

At Orange Lake Resort you can enjoy four golf courses: located in the East Village is the 18-hole Legends course (par-72; 7072 yds from back tees). In the West Village are the 18-hole Reserve course (par-71; 6505 yds) and nine-hole Crane’s Bend course (par-30; 1901 yds). In the North Village is the nine-hole Legends Walk course (par-27; 1581 yds; floodlit for night golf).

Location

Latitude:

28.368518

Longitude:

-81.603823

How to get there:

25 miles SW of downtown Orlando

The Legends at Orange Lake

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1998

The Legends at Orange Lake: Of the two 18-hole courses (Legends and Reserve) and two 9-hole courses (Crane's Bend and Legends Walk), at the well spread out resort of Orange Lake, the Legends course is generally rated the toughest test and most scenic layout.

Comprising two very contrasting nine hole loops, much of the front-nine of the Legends (known as the Links) takes its cue from the open, rolling links courses of Britain and Ireland. However, rather than dunes and seaside, many stretches of the layout are flanked by six-storey, pink condominium blocks. In this relatively treeless and open environment you'll be challenged by holes like the 610-yard par-5 4th.

A lengthy cart ride from the par-4-10th to the long straight par-5 11th brings you into the more tree-lined environment of the back-nine (the Pines). Here, with North Carolina more in mind than Northern Scotland, you will enjoy a natural and scenic journey through pine forest, with arguably better defined holes than on the front-nine. But there's also more water on the back-nine with several rock-fronted ponds guarding the greens. The par-4 13th (Island Oak) is the Legend's feature hole. At one point (16th green/17th tee) you'll pass just 250 yds from the perimeter of Disney World's Animal Kingdom.

Maintenance and presentation are good, without hitting the pristine standards that you'll find on the top-end Orlando courses, while relatively light bunkering around many of the greens helps maintain the pace of play.

Stay&Play at Orange Lake: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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  • Photo of The Legends at Orange Lake
  • Photo of The Legends at Orange Lake
  • Photo of The Legends at Orange Lake
  • Photo of The Legends at Orange Lake
  • Photo of The Legends at Orange Lake
  • Photo of The Legends at Orange Lake
  • Photo of The Legends at Orange Lake
  • Photo of The Legends at Orange Lake
  • Photo of The Legends at Orange Lake
  • Photo of The Legends at Orange Lake

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (mid-Feb thru' March): weekdays $85; weekends $95. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Orange Lake Resort is an expansive property, comprising three separate villages, two 18-hole golf courses, two nine-hole courses (one of them floodlit for day/night play).

Where2Stay

  • Orange Lake Resort, Orlando

    8505 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747

    +1 (407) 239 0000

    Visit website

    You can shop, dine, play and golf at this popular and good-value resort, which is located alongside Walt Disney World. With a wide range of amenities and activities on more than 1,400 acres, Orange Lake has everything needed to create exciting, family-oriented vacation memories.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Orange Lake (Legends & Reserve courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      The majority of courses in Where2Golf's Around Orlando coverage are within 20 miles of the Orange Lake Resort.

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