Grand Cypress - New Course

Orlando, Florida | 18 holes | Links | Par: 72 | 6773 yards

The 17th green at Grand Cypress Resort - Links Course
The 17th green at Grand Cypress Resort - Links Course

Grand Cypress Resort is home to 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf. The New Course was added in 1988 in addition to the North, South, and East nines for a total of four different 18-hole courses. Inspired by St. Andrews, well known as the birthplace of the game, Nicklaus designed the New Course as an homage to the renowned Old Course. He even created replicas of St. Andrews' most famous holes, including his own version of the infamous Road Hole. The traditional links design also features more than 150 bunkers, stone walls, and elevated tees. The greens are elevated as well and additionally, there are seven enormous double greens.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
White 72 6098 69 115
Red 72 5218 69.2 112
Blue 72 6773 71.9 121
Blended 1 72 6394 70.4 117
White (W) 72 6098 74.7 124
Blended 1 (W) 72 6394 76.4 127
Blended 2 72 5718 67 110
Blended 2 (W) 72 5718 71.5 118

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At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Gus Grantham, Jack Nicklaus, Rick Jacobson, Thomas Pearson
  • Type: Resort
  • Style: Links
  • Built in: 1988
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Search tee times

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy: Yes - "Grand Cypress Academy of Golf"


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes
  • Pull carts: Yes



Aerial view of the clubhouse at Grand Cypress Golf ClubA view of the 1st and 17th green from the Links course at Grand Cypress Golf Club.The eighth hole on Grand Cypress Resort's New Course is a long tricky par 4 with an approach that plays over a bern.While Grand Cypress Resort's New Course isn't a replica golf course, the first hole does mimic the first on the Old Course at St. Andrews.The second hole on Grand Cypress Resort's New Course is a reachable par 5 but you want to avoid the cavernous pot bunkers.Like St. Andrews avoiding the bunkers off the tee, like here on the ninth, is key to scoring low at Grand Cypress Resort's New Course.Sometimes the gallery at Grand Cypress Resort's New Course reminds you where you are - Florida, not Scotland - as this hawk does.The 17th on Grand Cypress Resort's New Course calls for a cut around the corner.Like St. Andrews, you can look back on No. 1 from the 18th at Grand Cypress Resort's New Course.Leave it short on the 18th hole at Grand Cypress Resort's New Course and, just like St. Andrews, you'll find a valley of sin.

1 N Jacaranda
Orlando, Florida 32836
Orange County
P: (407) 239-1909, (407) 239-4700
F: (407) 239-7219

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 3 stars out of 5
    by Ryan
    on August 03rd, 2018 10:39
    Course was in pretty good shape except for hole no. 2 which was a complete swamp. Investing in some yardage markers on the sprinkler heads would be a wise move. If you don't have a rangefinder, which I don't because I figure it's 2018 and there's either a GPS or people have the decency to mark a sprinkler, you're kind of screwed. And they've gotta do a better job of dictating what flags you're playing to. All of that however is forgivable and fixable, what isn't was the small to medium size cockroach I found in my turkey and cheese croissant that I got from the cart server on the 14th hole. Little bastard scurried right out after I ate the whole first half. How the hell was I supposed to hit my tee shot on 16 when I'm wondering if I ate one of his buddies or not? And I promise you I'm not making this up. I'm dead serious and for that I'll probably never go back.
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Yanjk
    on May 31st, 2018 08:21
    First timer and it was excellent. Tough to play on a few holes without course knowledge but you will get by . hang on and enjoy.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Jeff Johnson
    on June 21st, 2017 18:59
    Course was excellent. Despite the recent heavy rains, the course was not overly wet. The greens are very large and moderate in speed but putted true. I can imagine during the dryer months or if they want to quicken them up, this course could become much more difficult. Beware of the false fronts and having other golf balls landing on the double greens takes a little getting used to but only adds to the fun of the day.

    The fairways are almost too wide to miss but staying out of the punishing bunkers not so easy. I happened to stay out of them on this day but may not be so lucky on the next. There are close to 150 of them out there. Some are so deep there are stairs going down into them.

    Beautiful and fun layout with hawks flying everywhere that can be seen carrying fish and small rodents as they fly by.

    The staff was incredibly friendly and can't imagine what could've made the day any better. Having lived in Florida for 17 years I've played a lot of very nice courses. I don't remember having a more enjoyable round than I did on this wonderful layout.
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Henry R.
    on June 12th, 2014 11:31
    Course conditions: best in the Orlando area.
    Service was excellent.
    Practice facility is fantastic.
    Course is great for all handicaps.

    Overall: A wonderful experience each time i've played.

    Fantastic play for reasonable rates.

    Looking forward to returning.

    Thanks you, Grand Cypress & staff.
  • 1 stars out of 5
    by dlmartin
    on January 26th, 2012 09:20
    Okay, the course was in great shape. Fairways were perfect, traps everywhere, very challenging. But two things. First, we were waiting on every hole because there were so many people on the course. It took almost six hours for us to play eighteen holes. Second, the service here is terrible. On the third hole, our GPS on the cart stopped working. They got us a new cart on the 5th hole. On the eighth hole, the screen went black. I called the clubhouse from the cart and from my cell phone (three times on the cell). Each time I was told a new cart would be right out. Never happened. No yardage book, no GPS (and you don't want to play this course without knowing how far away the traps are, believe me). For $125, a waste of money because the experience was terrible. Don't go.
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Chris M.
    on November 25th, 2011 23:21
    This course was fantastic! Great course conditions and fast greens made for one of my most memorable golfing experiences. I found local knowledge to be an asset on club selection into some of the pin tighter placements so I would recommend playing the course more than once to truly enjoy the whole experience. The staff was great and added to my enjoyment. I will definitely be back!
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Rick Edginton
    on May 10th, 2011 19:20
    Beautiful course, fairways were forgiving on some holes, tight on others. Greens were scary fast and well kept. I had a wonderful time (except maybe where I found the right green side bunker, just under the'll know the hole when you see it. Cheers!!)
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Gus Caruso
    on December 30th, 2010 16:56
    This course is a great test
    from the high handicap player to the low handicap player.

    Wind conditions will really
    set this course as difficult
    as one will endure.
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Mike
    on December 20th, 2010 09:14
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