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Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge

9000 Bay Hill Blvd,

Orlando, Florida FL 32819

  • Office

    +1 (888) 422 9445 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (407) 876 2430
  • Fax

    +1 (407) 876 1035
  • Golf pro

    Brian Dorn (Director of Golf)
  • Academy

    Arnold Palmer Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    27 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk

  • Surroundings:

    Upmarket residential area.

  • Designer:

    Arnold Palmer & Dick Wilson

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7204
6220
5235
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.1
70.4
72.7

Location

Latitude:

28.458024

Longitude:

-81.510508

How to get there:

11 miles SW of downtown Orlando

SW of Orlando leave I-4 and follow A74 West, onto Sand Lake Rd. After 2 mi at end of Sandy Lake road turn right into Apopka Vineland Rd, heading north. After 1 mi turn left into Bay Hill Rd. After 1 mi turn right and golf is on your right after 100 yards.

Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1961

The Bay Hill Club & Lodge was the late Arnold Palmer's Florida headquarters. As you'd expect, the course he designed here is indeed fit for a king. Laid out in three nine-hole loops, the Challenger and Champion nines are used annually by the US PGA Tour for the Arnold Palmer Invitational (formerly Bay Hill Invitational), with the Charger-nine also maintained and presented in the same immaculate condition as the other two nines.

Bay Hill's gently undulating terrain adds pleasant elevation changes to many holes, which is not too typical for central Florida courses. Ponds large and small also define several holes, and are first encountered at the par-4 3rd and spectacular long par-5 6th. These two holes are wrapped around opposite sides of the same large round pond. The extravagantly curving 6th doglegs right to left around the pond from tee-to-green, the picturesque expanse of water an ever-present threat.

Most of the Bay Hill layout maintains quite an open feel, with trees liberally dotted around the course, but never too densely. The good size homes that flank parts of the perimeter are always set far enough back not to be intrusive.

Pick of the holes: The final trio of holes at Bay Hill present as formidable a closing stretch as you'll encounter anywhere. Ponds are a significant threat at the risk-reward par-5 16th, par-3 17th and superb par-4 18th. Water has to be crossed in front of the greens on each of these wonderfully challenging and excellently crafted holes.

Stay&Play at Bay Hill: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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  • Photo of Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge
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  • Photo of Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge
  • Photo of Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge
  • Photo of Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge
  • Photo of Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge
  • Photo of Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge
  • Photo of Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge
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  • Photo of Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Resort guests staying at Bay Hill Lodge can book to play on weekdays and weekends.

No outside visitor play available.

Green fees

Resort guest fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season: $275. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Each foursome is accompanied by a forecaddie.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Bay Hill has hosted the PGA Tour's Arnold Palmer Invitational since 1979. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge.

Where2Stay

  • Bay Hill Club & Lodge4-star

    9000 Bay Hill Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32819

    +1 (407) 876 2429

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    When you stay as a guest at Bay Hill, all the Club's membership perks and facilities are available to you! This 280-acre property features 70 lodge rooms, 9000 sq/ft of meeting space, a world class Spa & salon, three restaurants and three bars, golf and tennis academies, aquatic and fitness centre and a marina with great bass fishing on the Butler Chain of Lakes. And, of course, the kind of golf one would expect from golf legend Arnold Palmer.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Bay Hill

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Golden Bear at Kenne's Pointe; MetroWest

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Grand Cypress courses; Disney Resort courses; Falcon's Fire; Orange County National.

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