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Disney World Golf Courses: Exploring Disney’s Hidden Gems

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Whether you’re an avid golfer who can’t go a day without a few hits on the links or you’re tagging along with your parents as they try to fill their magical vacation with beautiful 18-holes at one of Disney World’s golf courses, Disney World is the place to be for a relaxing game of golf before heading out to the busy parks for the day. Even better, you get to choose between three charming courses to complete your stay: Disney’s Palm, Disney’s Magnolia, or Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. You’ll surely be impressed by the challenges and scenery that each course has to offer.

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Rental Services

You don’t need to stress about not having enough room to pack your clubs for your trip to the Sunshine State, as all three courses offer a wide variety of rental equipment to keep you at the top of your game. You’ll find all the top brands, including TaylorMade, Adidas, Titleist, Callaway, and more, so you’re sure to find a plethora of gear to suit your needs. Who knows, you may even find a new driver that you end up buying for yourself after driving like Bryson DeChambeau off the tee!

Price to Play

Below is a list of the prices to play on each of the three 18-hole courses that are offered at Disney World:

  1. Disney’s Palm 135$-150$ before noon 55$-100$ after noon. 
  2. Disney’s Magnolia 155$-165$ before 2 p.m. 60$-110$ after 2 p.m.
  3. Disney’s Lake Buena Vista 130$-155$ before 2 p.m. 50$-90$ after 2 p.m. 

Disney’s Palm

Disney’s Palm course is perfectly situated amid the natural beauty of the Florida woodland area. The course has undergone several renovations over the past ten years to improve the greens, tee areas, and bunker designs, making it a mightily appealing golf course that attracts players from all around the country. With all the updates to the course, be prepared to hit over lakes, sand, trees, and hazards throughout, as it’s a challenging course for newbies and pros alike.

I have spoken to a few of my friends who have played here recently, and they told me to not be too hard on myself as they were scoring regular double and triple bogeys on each hole. So make sure you bring your A-game if you want any hope of playing a round of gold on this course!

Disney’s Magnolia

Currently, Disney’s Magnolia is under construction on a few of their holes, so it is only a 14-hole course at the moment. I still included it on the list however because the whole course will be ready to go by the end of the year. A few of the modernizations that this course has received include new teeing-off grounds with Bermuda grass, reconstructed fairway bunkers, and freshly placed greens to make sure your game is not being compromised while on the fairway. If you are someone who doesn’t care much about 14 or 18 holes, now is the best time to book a tee time with Disney’s Magnolia, as they are offering a 33% discount off any round of golf due to the four other holes being unplayable at the moment.


Disney’s Lake Buena Vista

Last but not least is Disney’s Lake Buena Vista course. To many, including me, this is the best course that they have to offer. It has hosted the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, and several USGA events, and continues to gain notoriety among everyday golfers consistently. This 18-hole course impressively features upraised bunkered greens, which make it uber difficult to play anything but on-point approach shots if you hope to stay in line.

Overall, Disney World’s 18-Hole Golf is a delightful course to get some swings in on vacation. The course’s exemplary country-club-esque style weaves through forests, villas, and lakes and will enchant you as you make your way through it. Be prepared to test the accuracy of your swing on the 7th hole, where you’ll have to shoot toward the green on an island. Don’t feel ashamed if your ball lands in the water; it happens to the best of us… many times!

Golf Carts

Unless you are hoping to hit your 10,000-step quota for the day, you are going to want a golf cart to navigate the course. The great part about Disney World’s golf courses is that you do not need to pay an extra fee for a golf cart. Given that many other courses charge up to $50 for each cart rental, it’s quite an extraordinary benefit of playing on the Disney courses. They are designed to fit two people, like any standard golf cart. Nonetheless, a neat feature with each cart is unique GPS technology that provides you with real-time images of upcoming holes, pin placements, and hazards, so you will not have to jog up in the beating sun to spot where the next hazard is ahead. 

To bring the whole family out to play golf with you, make sure to try out Disney’s new Family Golf Carts. These character-themed carts have four seats, so you won’t need to buy separate carts as you may have been forced to do in the past if you have more than two people. This allows the family to enjoy the experience together in one cart!


Booking a tee time for one of the Disney World 18-Hole Golf courses is one of the best decisions you can make while at Disney World. It’s the perfect way to start your day if you’re an early bird looking for a smooth jumpstart or an ideal way to end your day after running around the parks since the morning. Whether you’re a first-timer or a regular player, Disney’s golf courses will not disappoint! To save money, consider purchasing a Disney Golf Package, which includes green fees, cart rental, and range balls

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