On Monday morning we picked up a rental car in Miami and headed north to Orlando. It was a beautiful day and the drive north was very pleasant. We thought we may stop off along the way and have a game of golf but there were so many courses to choose from we decided to get to our destination which were the Villas at Grand Cypress. Grand Cypress Resort has 45 Jack Nicklaus designed golf holes – Steve thought this sounded like heaven when he booked it : )
There are three nines – the North, South and East nines and an 18 hole course called The New Course which is a tribute to The Old Course at St Andrews. Our villa overlooked the North nine and the weather on the afternoon we arrived was picture perfect.
When we got up on Tuesday morning it looked a little misty outside and then the fog descended – a different picture to the previous afternoon.
We headed over to the Clubhouse anyway and set off on the South nine – we were playing the South and the East nines today. It actually only took a couple of holes for the fog to clear and another stunning day greeted us. They say the South is the hardest nine and the East has a bit more water. I thought the courses were stunning with the trees and lakes. The colours of the trees were really pretty and because the day was so still the reflections on the lakes were fantastic.
The South nine was built in 1984 and the East nine was built in 1986.
On Wednesday we played the North and South nines. The North and South nines made the original championship course which has hosted 6 LPGA events since 2001.