ORLANDO, Fla. , Orlando Marriott has a brand-new look, a brand name and, more significant. The club reopened on the class opened in 1986 since Grande Pines Golf Club after renovations in January of 2004. Designer Steve Smyers, together with player consultant Nick Faldo, commissioned The Joe Lee design and additional complicated green configurations, a 4th set of tees, eliminated heaps of trees and added more muscle around 300 yards in length, extending to 7, 012 yards. The pines that are grande still aren’t very grande sufficient to conceal Sea World roller coaster, along with traffic noise from International Drive can be heard from the course.
However the holes are peaceful, some holes serene sufficient to make you forget there’s discount, scores of dining spots and T shirt outlets ticket sellers just around the corner. Walking is allowed in Grande Pines Golf Club as well as the reasons are friendly. Scores and hills of sand bunkers are positioned via the course. Every green is well protected so accuracy is essential on strategies or expect to hit the beach. Water is in play on five holes along with each fairway is lined with marsh or grass. Miss the fairways at any stage, and your ball will be swallowed up by the thick stuff.
So bring a few extra balls, or get them in the pro shop beforehand. Following a reasonably easy opening par 4, you come face-to face with also the 618 yard, par-5 second, which is Grande Pines Golf Club’s signature hole and also the most difficult on also the program. This hole has eight sand bunkers four in also the fairway with two on every side starting around 250 yards from the tee, and 4 more protecting also the green on all sides. The bunker in front of also the green is huge and there is no way onto the green if not exceeding this wide and deep bunker.
The tendency of behemoth par-5s carries on with the huge dogleg left, 551 yard, par-5 11th. For the tee shot, there is water on also the right all also the way to within 150 yards of also the green, plus a forest of trees on also the left. Where also the water ends, its place is taken by a row of trees, which flow less than 50 yards of also the green, where also the water again mysteriously reappears. Where also the forest on also the left side of also the fairway ends, a succession of four fairway bunkers run up to also the hole. The green is protected by two more sand traps on also the right and back. You will find difficulty at also the 11th unless you place your tee shot to also the right side of also the fairway, directly at also the dogleg left.