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The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grande Lakes

4040 Central Florida Pkwy,

Orlando, Florida FL 32837

  • Office

    +1 (407) 206 2400
  • Pro shop

    +1 (407) 393 4900
  • Golf pro

    Nathan Stith (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Predominantly wetlands and resort hotels

  • Designer:

    Greg Norman & Jason McCoy

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7122
6324
5223
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.9
70.3
69.8

Location

Latitude:

28.401485

Longitude:

-81.431286

How to get there:

11 miles S of downtown Orlando

Just south-east of Orlando, leave I-4 at exit 72, and head east on the 528 (Martin Anderson Beachline Expwy). After 3 mi take exit 3A and head south on the 423 (John Young Pkwy). After 1 mi turn right into Grande Lakes, then immediately left and follow road to golf clubhouse.

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grande Lakes

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2003

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grande Lakes: The exacting standards Greg Norman set himself as a professional golfer are reflected in another of his challenging and at times technically demanding layouts. In a predominantly natural Floridian wetland setting, Norman has overlaid his design with several traits of a Melbourne sand-belt golf course.

Here at Grande Lakes, the 18 skilfully crafted and challenging holes are routed alongside many threatening small lakes and ponds. The unmounded, flattish fairways are generously wide, giving spacious landing areas, beyond which it is unwise to venture. As you approach the often large and subtly sloping putting surfaces, an array of dangers lie in wait. Close-mown, links-like green-surrounds create tight lies to fully test your bump-and-run chipping game, while plenty of sharp-edged, stylish and clear to see bunkering could have your sand-wedge fully employed. Water also comes dangerously into play around several greens, not least at the par-4 2nd where a slick run-off area on the leftside will carry your ball away and into a pond.

The wonderfully natural, sometimes tree-lined front-nine, continues into a fabulous "swampside" stretch of holes from the par-4 10th through to the par-4 14th. Thereafter the layout takes a turn towards something more resort-style in character, with views onto the two towering Grande Lakes hotels more in evidence on the closing stretch.

Stay & Play at Grande Lakes: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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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: $248. Golf cart included.

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

Other information

Walking permitted. Caddies available through the Ritz-Carlton Caddie Concierge Program. Caddies must be taken by outside visitors and resort guests.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes is a member of the Audubon Society Cooperative Sanctuary System, supporting the enhancement of flora and wildlife in and around the course.

Course designer Greg Norman, known as the Great White Shark, is now a Florida resident, living in Hobe Sound on the Atlantic Coast. Recognised by the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001 for his great achievements as a professional golfer, which included two Open Championships and 18 US PGA Tour wins, Greg Norman has become a highly successful entrepreneur. His business interests include, wine-making, clothing, beef production, turf production, golf course design, real estate and property development.

Where2Stay

  • The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande LakesAAA 4-Diamond

    4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL 32837

    +1 (407) 206 2400

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    With exceptional amenities and impeccable service, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, offers guests a stylish hotel from which to enjoy the quintessential all-American city. From unique children’s programs to relaxing spa and golf getaways the luxury resort is the perfect destination for visitors to Orlando.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Shingle Creek.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      The majority of courses in Where2Golf's Around Orlando coverage are within 20 miles of Grande Lakes.

  • JW Marriott Orlando, Grande LakesAAA 4-Diamond

    4040 Central Florida Parkway Orlando, FL 32837

    +1 (407) 206 2300

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    The JW Marriott Orlando brings you back to the genteel elegance of old-world Florida. Gracious service, Spanish Colonial architecture, pristine lakes, a meandering river and tropical gardens beckon you to explore this top-quality resort hotel. Excellently located to explore the vast array of attractions and activities in Orlando.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Shingle Creek

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      The majority of courses in Where2Golf's Around Orlando coverage are within 20 miles of Grande Lakes.

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