Grand Cypress Golf Resort – The New Course, Orlando – Florida, USA

Today we played The New Course at the Grand Cypress Golf Resort. The New Course is Jack Nicklaus’ tribute and homage to the famed Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. This Scottish links masterpiece is complete with double greens, stone bridges and walls, gorse mounds, burns and pot bunkers as deep as 12 feet—all in the spirit of the true Scottish original. Very few trees are located within the interior of the course, creating generous landing areas. The course was completed in 1988.

We were the first off at 8am with no one following us until about 9am so we had the whole course to ourselves for an hour and it was heaven. It was a little chilly to start off with and I didn’t take my sweatshirt off until the 15th hole. I had a few brain explosions with my short game today and found the greens like glass tables!

Steve’s obsession with retrieving golf balls from the water has continued. There were a number of burns on the course and you could see quite a few golf balls in them. Steve was down there retrieving the ones he could with his club. When we arrived on Monday and saw that the courses had a bit of water we thought we better buy a dozen balls to see us through. After Steve’s little treasure hunt today we are well up on the ball front – just what we need for our finely balanced bag weight scenario. He says that he is going to purchase a scoop for his next golf trip!


His own ball had a lucky escape on this hole.


It was another stunning course and another good day in the office : )
















This blog was originally set up to share our 9 month adventure around Europe and the USA with friends and family in 2014. On returning to NZ in January 2015 I decided to carry it on so I could continue to share any future travel adventures - it has become my electronic travel diary. I hope you enjoy and get inspired to visit some of the wonderful places we have visited.
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