Everyone knows that Walt Disney World is a great family fun destination, but most people don’t know that it’s also a great golf destination, offering five distinct courses for all ages and all levels of golfers.
Guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels receive complimentary club rentals, guest green fee rates, and transportation to and from any of the five Disney Golf Courses. Juniors 18 and under play free.
For the serious golfer, Disney’s Magnolia Course features wide fairways dotted with 97 bunkers. This course is home to the final rounds of the PGA Tour Children’s Miracle Network Classic.
Disney’s Palm Golf Course offers elevated greens, 9 water holes, and 94 bunkers. Set in woods, players may encounter deer and other wildlife.
One of the most tranquil locales in all of Walt Disney World is the Osprey Ridge Course. It boasts 7,101 yards from the longest tees for a par 72.
Lake Buena Vista Golf Course is one of the few courses that have hosted LPGA Tour and USGA events. It’s most notable feature is the demanding 7th hole Mickey-shaped island green. “This is our shortest and narrowest course, but it’s our toughest course,” notes Kyle Steinhauer, one of the golf coordinators at Walt Disney World Golf.
Disney’s Oak Trail Course is designed for families to enjoy some golf fun together. This 9-hole walking course is a par 36 with holes ranging from 132 to 517 yards from the back tees. Check out the Water Park Fun & More Ticket which now includes a round of golf at this course.
If there’s a golf enthusiast in your family, plan to stay at the Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa located at Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Course Golf. Here you have the best of both worlds–easy access to all the Walt Disney World theme parks as well as great golf! (Be sure to read my next blog where I review this resort from first-hand experience, having just visited there in June.)