Walt Disney World Golf: A Comprehensive Overview

Walt Disney World Resort brings memorable experiences not only for its theme parks but also for golf enthusiasts. Walt Disney World Golf, with four distinct courses and top-notch facilities, offers the “Most Magical Place on Turf” is a destination where visitors can create unforgettable golfing memories.

Featuring 54 holes spread across three championship 18-hole courses – Disney’s Lake Buena Vista, Disney’s Magnolia, and Disney’s Palm – along with a family-friendly 9-hole course, Disney’s Oak Trail, there’s something for golfers of all ages and skill levels. The courses boast scenic fairways and meticulously maintained greens, ensuring a memorable experience for every player.

Walt Disney World Golf at Disney’s Magnolia & Palm Golf Courses (Image: Dustin Fuhs / StepstoMagic)
Walt Disney World Golf at Disney’s Magnolia & Palm Golf Courses (Image: Dustin Fuhs / StepstoMagic)

Operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management, Disney Golf provides everything needed for a fun round of golf while on vacation. From unique Disney-branded merchandise in the pro shops to premium club and shoe rentals, players have access to top-of-the-line amenities. Additionally, golf carts are included in the greens fee, except for Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course, which is primarily a walking course.

The championship golf courses at Walt Disney World Resort have a rich history, having hosted prestigious events such as the PGA TOUR’s Walt Disney World Golf Classic for over four decades. Their acclaim extends beyond hosting events, with awards recognizing their exceptional design, service, amenities, and playability.

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Let’s take a closer look at each of the courses:

  1. Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course: Designed by Joe Lee in 1972, this par-72 course offers a classic country club-style experience amidst picturesque surroundings. With small, well-bunkered greens and challenging holes like the 7th with its island green, it provides a true test of skill.
  2. Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course: One of the original courses at Walt Disney World Resort, this par-72 course designed by Joe Lee in 1971 features elevated tees, rolling terrain, and the iconic Mickey Mouse-shaped sand hazard on the 6th hole. It’s a golfer’s paradise boasting over 1,500 magnolia trees.
  3. Disney’s Palm Golf Course: Also designed by Joe Lee in 1971, this par-72 course underwent a redesign by Arnold Palmer Course Design in 2013. With shimmering lakes, palm trees, and challenging greens, it offers an exhilarating experience for both novice and seasoned golfers.
  4. Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course: Designed by Ron Garl in 1980, this 9-hole, par-36 course provides a family-friendly setting for beginners and a unique challenge for experienced golfers. Nestled among majestic oak trees, it offers a serene and enjoyable golfing experience.
Walt Disney World Golf Hall of Champions (Image: Dustin Fuhs / StepstoMagic)

Additional amenities include FootGolf, available in the afternoons at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course, and the Player’s Club program offering complimentary driving range balls and golf clinics. Complimentary transportation is provided for guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels, and premium golf equipment rentals are available at all courses. Instruction is also offered by PGA Professionals, catering to individual and group needs.

With a plethora of awards and certifications, Walt Disney World Resort Golf courses are not just renowned for their excellence but also for their commitment to environmental conservation. From hosting prestigious events to setting records, these courses have cemented their place in golfing history.

Walt Disney World Golf Merchandise (Image: Dustin Fuhs / StepstoMagic)

For tee times and lessons, golfers can call (407) WDW-GOLF (939-4653) or visit GolfWDW.com to book their next golfing adventure at Walt Disney World Resort.

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