Photo of Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

1950 West Magnolia Palm Drive,

Lake Buena Vista, Florida FL 32830

  • Office

    +1 (407) 410 4609
  • Pro shop

    +1 (407) 410 4609
  • Golf pro

    Michael Schlager (Director of Instruction)
  • Academy

    Disney's Golf Studio

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Joe Lee

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7516
6027
5127
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
76.0
69.0
69.6

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).

Location

Latitude:

28.403519

Longitude:

-81.592125

How to get 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.

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1971

Disney's Magnolia Golf Course: There's plenty to admire here at Disney's Magnolia Course, one of the undoubted stars of Walt Disney World Golf, and the longest of the Disney courses by some margin. These excellently manicured links are named after the abundance of fragrant blossoming magnolia trees that line many of the fairways; a wonderful sight, especially when the trees are in bloom.

The layout is delightfully natural, with no housing along the fairways, and just a touch of traffic in view on Floridian Way on the closing couple of holes. Trees line the good-width fairways, sometimes quite densely, other times more sparsely. Rolling greens and several water hazards play their respective parts in the array of golfing challenges posed by Joe Lee's engaging design.

The course features something approaching 100 bunkers, and 11 of the 18 holes are defended by water. The greens here are excellent to putt on, and generally elevated with slick run-offs that will carry your ball down and away from the putting surface. Deft chipping skills are needed to re-connect with the green.

Pick of the holes (and most memorable bunker): in addition to a good size pond that guards the front of the par-3 6th green, there is also Disney World's most famous bunker - "the Mousetrap". No surprise that the bunker carries the unmistakable shape of a certain Disney mouse ... named Mickey.

Stay&Play at Walt Disney World: large variety of onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Around Orlando
  • Photo of Disney's Magnolia Golf Course
  • Photo of Disney's Magnolia Golf Course
  • Photo of Disney's Magnolia Golf Course
  • Photo of Disney's Magnolia Golf Course
  • Photo of Disney's Magnolia Golf Course
  • Photo of Disney's Magnolia Golf Course
  • Photo of Disney's Magnolia Golf Course
  • Photo of Disney's Magnolia Golf Course
  • Photo of Disney's Magnolia Golf Course
  • Photo of Disney's Magnolia Golf Course
  • Photo of Disney's Magnolia Golf Course
  • Photo of Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Day guest fee in summer season (July thru' Sept): Mon-Thur $75; Fri-Sun $89.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory; carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities

Good

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.

Where2Stay

  • Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa5-star

    4401 Grand Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    +1 (407) 939 6244

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    Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a Victorian-style Disney Deluxe Resort distinguished as the flagship hotel of Walt Disney World Resort and offering world-class dining, entertainment and luxurious accommodations in its 6 stately red-gabled buildings. The hotel sits along the white-sand shores of Seven Seas Lagoon, and enjoys proximity to Magic Kingdom theme park.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Disney's Magnolia & Palm courses

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Disney's Lake Buena Vista; Tranquilo

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      The majority of courses in Where2Golf's Around Orlando coverage are within 20 miles of the Grand Floridian.

  • Holiday Inn Downtown Disney Resort Area

    1805 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    +1 (407) 827 4642

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    Fresh from a $25 million top-to-bottom makeover this Downtown Disney Holiday Inn, located within the Walt Disney World resort, is an ideal location for a vacation or golfing trip to Orlando. The hotel is just a short walk from the bustling Downtown Disney area, with all its restaurants, attractions and entertainment.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Disney's Lake Buena Vista; Tranquilo; Grand Cypress; Falcon's Fire.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      The majority of courses in Where2Golf's Around Orlando coverage are within 20 miles of this Holiday Inn.

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