Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic at Walt Disney World

by Laura Wickell
AllEars Guest Blogger

The 41st Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic will be taking place this week, October 20-23, at Walt Disney World’s Palm and Magnolia Courses. Among the featured golfers playing this year are the PGA TOUR’s top players, Luke Donald and Webb Simpson. I’m volunteering at the golf course this week, as we’re getting ready for the tournament, so I thought I’d share some photos.


Here’s a map to help you find your way around

Mickey and Minnie will greet you at the 18th green

And here’s the 18th green Hospitality Tent:

As in years past, the Wine & Dine Walk will be offered — this year around the putting green of Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course. Inspired by the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, specialty locations will offer culinary pairings of tapas-sized appetizers, entrees, desserts and wines especially for the event. Here’s an idea of how they’ll be set up.




The leaderboard will be broadcasting football during the event:

Finally, the 7 Dwarfs put in an appearance:

As do some other topiary friends!



The two-day pro-am field, which will compete Thursday and Friday of tournament week on both the Palm and Magnolia courses, is set to be headlined by Head Coach of the Boston Celtics Doc Rivers, former Super Bowl star Jerome “The Bus” Bettis (Pittsburgh Steelers), ex-NBA player Alonzo Mourning (Miami Heat), Celtics’ sharp-shooter Ray Allen, Tampa Bay Rays star Johnny Damon, future NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks (Tampa Bay Bucs) and popular MLB player Brian Wilson (SF Giants).

Read more about the tournament HERE.

Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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