The following blog entry was written by Kyle’s good friend, college roomate and avid golfer, Joe Sternad:
The first time you are going to play a Jack Nicklaus designed course your expectations are rather high. You also will base a lot of your experience off of your first step into the club house and how you are greeting during the day. As we were introduced by the employees and given our brand new cleats and Taylormade R7 woods and irons, my hopes were still high. I was at first a little worried because the clubs were slightly different than what I am accustomed to using at home, but The Grand Cypress Golf Club allows you to spend as much time at the range prior to your round to get into the golf rhythm for shooting a good round.
As we met the starter, he gave us a background of the course and hazards we should worry about as we play the St. Andrews themed course. Our starter also walked us through how to use our golf gps that not only showed us the layout of the hole, but it also gave the distance of how far each of our shots went. As we played the course, hole after hole we had rolling fairways and open layouts to give several shot types to offer any type of golf swing to hit good shots. The bunkers were well maintained and even had climb down steps to get into some of them. To top off all of the well designed holes, the course gives you the opportunity to play against a golf pro on one of the par threes. You get the option to pay for a closest to the pin challenge and if you win you double your money. If not, no worries, you will receive a gift card to the club house for how much you bet. Basically you can’t lose.
After the round is done and you look back at all of the hills, slanted greens, you really sit back and realize that you just played one of the most pristine courses that Orlando and maybe the country has to offer. If you are a golfer and are in the Orlando area, this course will test your skill but at no point give you a feeling of overpaying or being let down. I would love to go back and play the course and I am sure other golfers will feel the same.
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