Disney's Palm Golf Course


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Disney's Palm Golf Course Est. 1971

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Disney's Palm Golf Course: Not unsurprisingly, Disney's Palm Course takes its name from the liberal sprinkling of palm trees dotted around this enjoyable layout. Together with the neighbouring Magnolia Course, the Palm formerly co-hosted the annual visit of the PGA Tour to Walt Disney World. In 2013 Arnold Palmer Design conducted an extensive revamp of the Palm, building new green complexes, re-shaping tees, and creating a new bunker design that has modernised this historic Joe Lee design.

Always a pleasing layout, the Palm roams through contrasting open and wooded environments. The front-nine starts out alongside the Shades of Green Resort (for military personnel), with some early holes running parallel to Floridian Way, one of the resort's well known thoroughfares. Here a bit of traffic noise might be joined by the revving of engines from the nearby race car circuit. At the seriously water protected par-4th 6th, you turn away from the road and head into a more natural, wooded and quieter section of the course.

Arguably the best stretch of holes comes in the most open section of the layout, the mid-section of the back-nine. From the par-4 13th through to the par-3 16th, the holes wriggle their way between four good size ponds; water and fairway seem to confront you in equal measure.

MOST MEMORABLE HOLES: Among many excellent holes on this closing stretch, the par-5 14th and par-3 16th will test your golfing nerve, with water a serious threat from tee to green on both of them.

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Making Contact

Disney's Palm Golf Course
1950 West Magnolia Palm Drive,
Lake Buena Vista, Florida FL 32830
USA
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Office   +1 (407) 410 4609
Pro Shop   +1 (407) 410 4609
Fax

 

Email   disneygolfreservations@palmergolf.com
Website   www.golfwdw.com
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Golf Pro
 
Michael Schlager (Director of Instruction)
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Academy
 
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Original design by Joe Lee (1971). Redesigned by Arnold Palmer Course Design (2013).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6870 5995 5213
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.7 69.2 70.5
 
At the Same Location:
Walt Disney World Golf includes the following co-located golf courses: 18-hole Magnolia course (par-72, 7516 yds from back tees); 18-hole Palm course (par-72, 6870 yds); 9-hole Oak Trail course (par-36, 2913 yds). Located 6.5 mi southeast of Palm and Magnolia, and close to Disney Springs, is the 18-hole Lake Buena Vista course (par-72, 6745 yds).
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How2Get There?

21 miles SW of downtown Orlando (in Walt Disney World)
Southwest of Orlando leave the Interstate Hwy (I-4) at exit 67 (Epcot/Downtown Disney), and go north on Epcot Center Rd. Follow signs to the Magic Kingdom. At toll plaza follow signs to Magnolia/Palm golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2018 day guest fee: contact club for golf rates, which vary between $35 plus tax and $129 plus tax, depending on time of day, time of year, etc. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory; carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Now operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management, Disney's Magnolia and Palm courses were both used when the PGA Tour made an annual visit to Walt Disney World between 1971 and 2012 (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Walt Disney World). The event was variously sponsored over the years by Oldsmobile, Buick, National Car Rental, Funai and the Children's Miracle Network. | All Disney World courses are Certified by Audubon International as Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuaries.

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Location

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Latitude: (28.403519)
Longitude: (-81.592125)
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Disney's Polynesian Resort 
1600 Seven Seas Drive,
+1 (407) 939 6244
www.disneyworld.disney.go.com

Disney's Polynesian Resort is a relaxing tropical paradise, featuring lush vegetation, thatched roofs, koi ponds and white-sand lakebeaches and offering a warm, welcoming world that celebrates the spirit of the South Pacific. With eleven 2-storey and 3-storey village longhouses that flank the Great Ceremonial House (built to resemble a royal Tahitian assembly lodge), the Resort has 847 luxury rooms.

Golf at this hotel Disney's Magnolia & Palm courses
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Golf within 5 miles Disney's Lake Buena Vista; Tranquilo
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Golf within 20 miles The majority of courses in Where2Golf's Around Orlando coverage are within 20 miles of Disney's Polynesian Resort.
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Hilton - Walt Disney World Resort AAA 4-Diamonds
1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
+1 (407) 827 4000
www.hilton.com

The Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort is located directly across from Downtown Disney in Lake Buena Vista. This hotel is only steps away from some of Walt Disney World's most popular amenities and attractions, and in close proximity to many of Orlando's top golf courses.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Disney's Lake Buena Vista; Tranquilo; Grand Cypress; Falcon's Fire.
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Golf within 20 miles The majority of courses in Where2Golf's Around Orlando coverage are within 20 miles of this Hilton hotel.
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