Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

4.2444647059 4.2 stars from 5 (333)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7516 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 76.0
  • Layout

  • 1950 W Magnolia Palm Drive , Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830, Orange County
  • (407) 939-4653
  • (407) 827-4900
  • golfwdw.com
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Year built: 1971
Architect(s): Joe Lee (1971), Rocky Roquemore
Type: Resort
Style: Links
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees (with GPS)
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire consists of a polo-style shirt with collar, turtleneck or mock turtleneck shirt, and slacks or Bermuda-length shorts.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Classic 72 7516 yards 76.0 141
Blue 72 7073 yards 74.0 137
White 72 6558 yards 71.6 130
Gold 72 6027 yards 69.0 121
Red (W) 72 5127 yards 69.6 126

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 333 Reviews
5 stars:
169
4 stars:
96
3 stars:
43
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

280 out of 333 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near local attractions at a resort worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include bunkers water hazards plays long   Great for drinks  

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batata1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A Hot Day at a Fun Course"


aGIf2XKV1sx8VTDVtPtG's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2020
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Front and Back 9 on my Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_EaqbckcUY&list=PL_PYNuuUoMbXeXaXmjsAJwPf3hjvaDvdy&index=19&t=1s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCxYKKNeErM&list=PL_PYNuuUoMbXeXaXmjsAJwPf3hjvaDvdy&index=31&t=1s

The course was nice. Florida golf just seems different than the mountain and hilly golf I am used to. It was a nice change of pace. It was definitely a challenging course with water and bunkers coming into play. They do keep it up and the pace of play seemed slow the day I was there and we even skipped a hole because of the people in front of us. The bunkers make this course and luckily for me I only hit into two the whole day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




BTCGator22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"They’ve let it go"


SjB2rxypYB6p9v9ZxfD0's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2020
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very unfortunate to see a course like this get to the condition it is in. Tee boxes are all browned, greens were burned in many spots. Pace of play was ok. The foliage surrounding the course has absolutely been let go. That said, only paid $49 for the round and so I suppose to could say it’s a decent value for the money. It is just a shame to see that Disney does not appear the invest in this historic PGA course anymore. Long course - don’t play the blues unless your are 270-300 off tees.

LBV Is much better


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/03/2020

Thank you for your feedback on your recent round at Walt Disney World® Golf. We apologize for the fact that your were displeased with the course conditions that you experienced.

We hope that you will reconsider playing our wonderful courses again in time to come, so we can exceed your expectations upon your next visit to Orlando.

We are inquisitive as to why you felt as though the conditions were not up to normal as we have been increasing our maintenance budget consistently year after year, and have reinvested extensively into the facilities annually. If you have some specific examples of what you mention in your review, that would really help.

If you would like to discuss further what you and your group encountered during your visit with our management staff, please feel free to reach out to our leadership by emailing disneygolfreservations@palmergolf.com so that we can help resolve your residual concerns.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us!



jackhoy's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great value"


u000003339122's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the course challenging yet fair. Pace of play was slow.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



BrentHarris's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



axgrinder's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2020
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Aerification just happened."


andrewpatrick77's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course just was aerated. They offered free lunch with play. Once we finished we went to chip and dales to get our free lunch but don’t expect anything for lunch. They aren’t giving out their normal menu. They offered a hotdog or ham sandwich which was a joke. Disney is falling off their golf game the past couple years.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/15/2020

Thank you for your feedback on your recent round at Walt Disney World® Golf. We apologize for the fact that your were displeased with the course conditions that you experienced.

We hope that you will reconsider playing our wonderful courses again in time to come, so we can exceed your expectations upon your next visit to Orlando.

The Magnolia golf course was aerated close to 3 weeks ago, and is in its final stages of healing. We believe that the experience warranted the price on Mondays (currently $49) is well worth the experience, especially when considering that a sandwich, domestic beer or soft drink, and a bag of potato chips is currently included in the price as a value-added measure due to the condition of the greens not being quite yet back to what we would consider as "normal".

If you would like to discuss further what you and your group encountered during your visit with our management staff, please feel free to reach out to our leadership by emailing disneygolfreservations@palmergolf.com so that we can help resolve your residual concerns.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us!


"Fun course"


u000008046890's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wet cart path only on some holes verticut greens but enjoyable course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic!"


pkschmitt1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Magnolia course at Disney was in fantastic condition today. The pace of play was tight at four hours and the staff was great. Overall, it was a wonderful experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun Course"


bdecouto's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great condition. Pace of play was good. Enjoyable layout

I’ll be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Green was slow slow bumpy"


u000001213835's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

Except green was good condition.

I dont know why green keeper made green rough and slow and bumpy. I play a lot. But I always complain green.

I asked pro shop but they don't care.

Send green keeper to championsgate and southern dune

Their green s are awesome.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice Considering Covid Conditions"


SmartC's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2020
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With Disney you can rarely go wrong. It was nice as always! Word of warning... watch out for the wildlife... they think your snacks are their snacks. They are not animitronic : )


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Disney do good"


samuel7829's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

the course is challenging from the tee to the greens, its in great condition , especially the greens, a lot of water. Just be aware of that, but overall great course for $49


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"It's a Disney course, what else can I say."


Mhhkaj's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You really can't go wrong with anything Disney. The course was in great condition even though we're in the Florida dry season. The staff was friendly. The starter gave us a 5 minute layout of what to expect. All in all I'm definitely coming back to this course, after I play the palm course though.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



"Magnolia greens are really nice. Just verticut"


U000006313399's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in really good shape. Greens are awesome no grain. Fast. Pace a little slow on back nine. Best value around for money


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very Disney Experience"


u314159879416's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Took my son to play here for the first time. Course was in good shape. It was very challenging. The staff was second to none! They were very helpful and very courteous. Very happy they are still open during the COVID-19 times.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



"Social distancing at its finest"


dannyg1027's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had great time, carts were cleaned prior to use, all players in their own cart. All social distancing measures were put into play. What a great way to get out of the house.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent course, great early spring conditions!"


u243524379's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2020
First time playing

Reviewed on

A very nice layout. Conditions were EXCELLENT! Both greens and fairways were green and lush. Only a very bad shot would find a lie that wasn't ideal. At $49....you won't find a better bang for the buck in Central FL. Pace of play was also excellent.... Just under 4 hours.... Though I'm certain coronavirus fear helped that. Would definitely return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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