Grand Cypress Golf Club & Resort (Orlando, FL)        2011                     19th Hole Staff Ranking:  Four Golf Balls (Eagle)

With 45 holes of golf (the North, South, and East nines plus the New Course - Nicklaus' homage to the Old Course atSt. Andrews, Scotland) (see top photo left) offered at Grand Cypress Golf Club, one would certainly hope you will also find a variety of offerings at the 19th hole.  Thankfully, The Club is up to the task.

Recently renovated, The Club (see bottom photo left) is a restaurant and sports bar combined into one with ample seating and several HDTVs.  During our visit, we were very pleased to find that the restaurant opened for breakfast service at 7am so we could attempt to get in a mid-winters' 36 holes of golf.  Our staff also found delight in the made-from-scratch breakfast biscuit sandwiches that reminded us of what "mom" used to make.  A bigger bonus for us on the day of our visit was the fully stocked beverage cart which offered us some hot coffee plus an amazing Bloody Mary.

Golfers will also find that The Club has an extensive beer and wine list.  It should also be noted that this restaurant/sports bar is open for lunch and more refined offerings are available for dinner (such as seafood and pan-seared NY Strip Steak).  For those staying or visiting the resort, you may also want to venture through the menus of the other restaurants available on the resort property (ranging from the deli-style Palm Cafe to the far more refined Nine18 Restaurant).

Important Notes:  Be sure to visit the Grand Cypress website for a number of "stay and play" offerings as there is limited tee-times for public play.

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