Golf at Walt Disney World
JUNE 20, 2018: Lake Buena Vista, Palm and Oak Trail golf courses will all be undergoing refurbishment in the coming weeks:
The Palm course underwent its regular aeration process and got re-imagined bunkers and improved drainage capabilities. It reopened on June 18.
Work on the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course started June 18 and will continue through late August 2018. The course will operate as a 9-hole course during its refurbishment, which will include the addition of a Mickey-shaped bunker. Also, all of the bunkers at the Lake Buena Vista course will be enhanced, adding new powdery white sand.
Work on Oak Trail begins June 25 and will also be finished by mid-August. Oak Trail will also receive a Mickey-shaped bunker. In addition, the greens are being restored to their original size and totally resurfaced using paspalum grass for the first time ever on a Disney putting green.
Walt Disney World features three 18-hole golf courses, all of which have participated in hosting the PGA Tour event for more than 30 years. In addition, there is a 9-hole, par 36, walking course.
The courses and some basic stats about them are:
Palm – Designed by Joe Lee, par for this course is 72. It has been rated a 4-star course by Golf Digest magazine. Its number one "villain" is WATER.
Magnolia – Also designed by Joe Lee, this is also par 72 and has been rated a 4-star course by Golf Digest. Its number one "villain" is SAND, with 14 bunkers on Hole 4 alone.
Lake Buena Vista – Also designed by Joe Lee, this is also par 72 and has been rated a 4-star course by Golf Digest. Its number one "villain" is NARROW FAIRWAYS.
Oak Trail – Designed by Ron Garl, par 36, villain-free for juniors and beginners.
NOTE that Osprey Ridge closed August 15, 2013.
Two full-service pro shops
Private golf instruction by PGA Pro Staff available by appointment
Rental equipment available
Three driving ranges, and three putting greens.
Clubhouses with on-course beverage service.
Complimentary private transportation to all four courses for WDW Resort Guests.
Arnold Palmer Golf Management took over all golf operations at Walt Disney World in late 2011.
For Disney's Official Golf Site: www.golfwdw.com
The official Disney Golf blog can be found at http://golfwdw.com/blog/
Check the official site for detailed information about the courses, to book a tee time and for any discounts.
Group sales: 407-454-5000.
WHAT IS FOOTGOLF?
— FootGolf is a precision sport; a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf, but more closely related to golf.
— Players kick a regulation #5 soccer ball at a golf course facility on shortened length holes with 21-inch diameter cups in as few shots as possible.
— FootGolf rules are very similar to the rules of golf, and bunkers, hazards and golf course characteristics help to improve the challenge of the game.
Disney’s Oak Trail FootGolf Course:
Anyone can play as it requires minimal prior experience other than your ability to kick a soccer ball. It is a great way to get some fresh air and exercise, enjoy time together with colleagues or loved ones, and have some fun and friendly competition at the same time! As you walk the 18 holes you’ll be accompanied by a selection of Central Florida’s finest wildlife. Turkeys, Armadillos, Deer, Ospreys and Hawks will all surround you as our golf course is part of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program which works hard to provide a healthy balance between economic advancement while maintaining and restoring wildlife habitats where they can live and flourish.
For reservations, or additional details call (407) WDW-GOLF (939-4653) or book online at https://www.golfwdw.com/footgolf. You are welcome to bring your own soccer ball, or rent one. Play as a single, or bring your friends/family and socialize! FootGolf is available 7 days a week, after 1 p.m., subject to availability.