1950 West Magnolia Palm Drive,
Lake Buena Vista, Florida FL 32830
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain.
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).
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: 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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory; carts are fitted with GPS.
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.
4401 Grand Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
+1 (407) 939 6244Visit website
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.
Disney's Magnolia & Palm courses
Disney's Lake Buena Vista; Tranquilo
The majority of courses in Where2Golf's Around Orlando coverage are within 20 miles of the Grand Floridian.
1805 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
+1 (407) 827 4642Visit website
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.
Disney's Lake Buena Vista; Tranquilo; Grand Cypress; Falcon's Fire.
The majority of courses in Where2Golf's Around Orlando coverage are within 20 miles of this Holiday Inn.
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