Orange Lake Resort (Legends)
Kissimmee, FL 34747
The Links and The Pines. The Arnold Palmer designed Legends Course at Orange Lake Resort features two distinctly different nines. Orange Lake Resort Orlando features 36 holes of championship golf, including the Legends Golf Course. Reminiscent of old Scottish-style courses, "The Links" wide-open nine will bring windy conditions into play that can make club selection challenging. Strategically contoured greens require well-placed approach shots and precision putting. The longest of Orange Lake's challenging golf holes at 610 yards, The Links hole #4 is a good warm-up before venturing into "The Pines".
Towering pines, majestic oaks, winding fairways and flowing water create a serene setting complementing each hole on the back nine. Tee shots are fired between strategic openings cut through the trees. A wayward shot here could result in a ball pushed deep in the woods. Much like the classic courses of North Carolina, proper club selection and accuracy are required to successfully navigate through The Pines. The Island Oak, hole #13, is the feature hole at The Legends course.
Orange Lake Resort offers two championship layouts: The Legends Golf Courseand The Reserve Golf Course at Orange Lake Resort. The Legends at Orange Lake has earned the designation as one of the best golf courses in Orlando in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
If you're looking to save some money, play the more affordable Reserve Course at Orange Lake. The Reserve course offers a traditional Florida course design.
Disappointing, standards have slipped here I'm afraid ...
Disappointed overall in the whole experience compared to other courses played in the area and based on my previous experiences both staying at and playing the courses at Orange Lake.
I booked online, as this was cheaper and easier, as it turned out, than when I called the resort directly to do this?? Also the club hire/rental was more expensive than the round of golf itself?? And the club hire/rental was more expensive and of lower quality (in my opinion) than at other courses in the area. Also no range balls were offered despite me asking at the Pro shop when checking in, and no GPS on carts despite this now being stated on some promotional websites (perhaps not Orange Lake's fault this one?). The Legends Course was not in good condition and the greens were very hairy (with a noticeable amount of weeds?) and slow in comparison to the other courses I played in the Orlando area. Disappointing overall and will unfortunately think twice about playing this course again. I have played the courses at Orange Lake on a number of occasions, and sad to say that standards have slipped in my opinion. Sorry, but very disappointing!!! Falcon's Fire is a much better play and the service is definitely with a smile at this course ...
A few problems
Disappointed by the course conditions compared to other courses in the area. The layout was fun despite the slow play.
Reserve over Legends
Both courses at Orange Lake were nice. I preferred the Reserve course over the Legends because of the price difference.
Course and Service Lacking
Our group of 12 has enjoyed this course in the past, but we were disappointed this year. Course conditions were okay this time, but much better during past visits. Staff was friendly, but not very helpful. We didn't feel welcome this year. Maybe they were having a bad day. Fun layout but might be time to look for a replacement course.
Don't waste your time or money
We have come to the Orlando area every year as a group for about 10 years. This is the first time we have played here. It is probably the worst run golf course in Florida. It took over 3 hours to play the back 9 as they had no one at all, no ranger, no one running the course. They allowed a group in front of is to play in a group of 5. Another group in front of us used 3 different tee boxes, blue, white and women's. I tried to call the club house, I was transferred to some other number that was not answered. I called the club house again but no one at all answered. After waiting on every single shot, and the round was finished, I went to the club house to make sure someone knew they had an issue. The person at the register said he was the only person available. He also had 7 other people giving him a tough time because of the complete lack of management on this course.
Don't go here unless you want to wait or play in 6 hours. We won't be back.
Oh btw the last call for the cart was at 1:30 pm.