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Grand Cypress Resort

Lake Buena Vista, Florida

By Roger Cox, Editor

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, Florida
Courtesy Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Within sight of Walt Disney World but removed from the mania, the Grand Cypress Resort encompasses 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus golf, a Jack Nicklaus Golf School, an attractive tennis club with hard and clay courts, a 21-acre lake, and an equestrian center. Guest bed down either in the 750-room Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress or the spacious 1-to-4-bedroom kitchen-equipped Villas of Grand Cypress near the golf school and equestrian center. This Hyatt is a behemoth of a hotel that can be overrun by conventioneers but affords some compensation in its elaborate half-acre pool, half dozen good to excellent restaurants, its spa and fitness center, and a well-run kids' program.

Lynn Bottger, who's from Massachusetts and played tennis for Bowdoin College in Maine (her degrees were education and psychology), has taught at Grand Cypress since 1990. She and her staff manage a dozen courts—8 clay and 4 Decoturf II—one of them a stadium, 5 with lights, and all individually fenced. Game matching has a high priority (there are locals to draw on if other hotel or villa guests aren't available) as are private and semi-private lessons, several clinics or drills each week, a weekly social round robin, and an individually tailored tennis academy. The facility also hosts the National 90s Hardcourt Championships each April.

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(106 Reviewers)
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Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Ratings


( 19 Reviewers)
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The award-winning Tennis Gardens at Longboat Key Club offers 20 Har-Tru courts, NTRP game rating, tennis concierge services, daily clinics, professional instruction and courtside dining at Court 21. Enjoy full resort amenities with our "Tennis Tune Up Package" and USTA member packages, starting at $300 per night. Call 855-434-0484 or visit www.longboatkeyclub.com

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Ratings

(106 Reviewers)
Tennis Overall
4½-Ball Rating Instruction
4½-Ball Rating Tennis Complex
4½-Ball Rating Cuisine
3½-Ball Rating Dollar Value
4-Ball Rating Setting
4-Ball Rating Romance
4-Ball Rating Kids' Programs
4-Ball Rating
Tennis Staff
5-Ball Rating Game Matching
4-Ball Rating Junior Tennis
3½-Ball Rating Lodging
4-Ball Rating Spa & Fitness
4-Ball Rating Other Recreation
4½-Ball Rating Solo Travelers
4½-Ball Rating

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Ratings

( 19 Reviewers)
Lodging
3½-Ball Rating Other Recreation
3½-Ball Rating Setting
4-Ball Rating Romance
3½-Ball Rating Dollar Value
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Cuisine
3½-Ball Rating Spa & Fitness
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( 2 Reviewers)
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4-Ball Rating Romance
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The award-winning Tennis Gardens at Longboat Key Club offers 20 Har-Tru courts, NTRP game rating, tennis concierge services, daily clinics, professional instruction and courtside dining at Court 21. Enjoy full resort amenities with our "Tennis Tune Up Package" and USTA member packages, starting at $300 per night. Call 855-434-0484 or visit www.longboatkeyclub.com

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Other Recreation

Golf Courses. Grand Cypress Resort has 45 holes of golf—the North, South, and East nines and what's being called the New Course, an 18-hole layout reminiscent of Scottish links—all designed by Jack Nicklaus. It also Grand Cypress Golf Academy, directed by Fred Griffin with three holes that Nicklaus laid out specifically for instruction, practice, and play.

Spa & Fitness Center. The hotel has a modest spa and relatively well-equipped fitness center.

And ... There are jogging paths and bike trails around the property, and a 21-acre lake with a man-made beach.

Children's Programs

The hotel offers a Camp Hyatt program for 5 to 12 year olds.

Lodging

Accommodations at the Hyatt range from 360-square-foot guestrooms with private balconies and lake, pool, or garden views to VIP suites. Villa lodging ranges from 750-square-foot Club Suites with a master bedroom and separate living room with pullout sofa all the way up to fully-equipped four-bedroom villas.

Restaurants

Between the hotel and villas, there are seven restaurants on property, ranging from the upscale Chef's Table and monthly wine dinners at La Coquina to burgers and pizza at the Palm Cafe.

See Also

If the Grand Cypress Resort appeals to you, also check out:

Rates and Reservations

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Visit the website for current rates

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
1 Grand Cypress Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32836
407-239-1234
Toll-free: 800-633-7313
Fax: 407-239-3800
Web Link: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Book Online: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

The Villas of Grand Cypress

Options range from Club Suites to 4-bedroom villas.  See their website for a complete overview of layouts and rates.

Visit the website for current rates

Villas of Grand Cypress
One North Jacaranda
Orlando, FL 32836
407-239-4700
Toll-free: 877-330-7377
Fax: 407-239-7219
Web Link: The Villas of Grand Cypress
Book Online: The Villas of Grand Cypress

Travel Essentials

Seasons. Year-round.

Travel Instructions. The hotel is 18 miles from Orlando International Airport. From the airport, take Rte. 528/Beeline Expressway west to I-4 West toward Tampa. Take Exit 27/Lake Buena Vista and turn right at the light onto Route 535. Continue to the second light, turn left and at the next light turn left again into the Grand Cypress Resort entrance.

General Tourist Information. For general information about travel in this part of Florida, visit the Visit Orlando website or contact by phone at 407-363-5872 or 800-972-3304.

©2016 Roger Cox


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The award-winning Tennis Gardens at Longboat Key Club offers 20 Har-Tru courts, NTRP game rating, tennis concierge services, daily clinics, professional instruction and courtside dining at Court 21. Enjoy full resort amenities with our "Tennis Tune Up Package" and USTA member packages, starting at $300 per night. Call 855-434-0484 or visit www.longboatkeyclub.com

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Ratings

(106 Reviewers)
Tennis Overall
4½-Ball Rating Instruction
4½-Ball Rating Tennis Complex
4½-Ball Rating Cuisine
3½-Ball Rating Dollar Value
4-Ball Rating Setting
4-Ball Rating Romance
4-Ball Rating Kids' Programs
4-Ball Rating
Tennis Staff
5-Ball Rating Game Matching
4-Ball Rating Junior Tennis
3½-Ball Rating Lodging
4-Ball Rating Spa & Fitness
4-Ball Rating Other Recreation
4½-Ball Rating Solo Travelers
4½-Ball Rating

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Ratings

( 19 Reviewers)
Lodging
3½-Ball Rating Other Recreation
3½-Ball Rating Setting
4-Ball Rating Romance
3½-Ball Rating Dollar Value
4½-Ball Rating
Cuisine
3½-Ball Rating Spa & Fitness
4-Ball Rating Kids' Programs
3½-Ball Rating Solo Travelers
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Villas Ratings

( 2 Reviewers)
Lodging
4-Ball Rating Other Recreation
5-Ball Rating Setting
4-Ball Rating Romance
4-Ball Rating Dollar Value
5-Ball Rating
Cuisine
4-Ball Rating Spa & Fitness
4½-Ball Rating Solo Travelers
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©2016 Roger Cox