Disney's Palm Golf Course

4.2270058824 4.2 stars from 5 (382)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6870 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

  • 1950 W Magnolia Palm Drive , Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830, Orange County
  • (407) 939-4653
  • (407) 827-4210
  • golfwdw.com
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Year built: 1971
Architect(s): Joe Lee (1971), Rocky Roquemore, Arnold Palmer (2013)
Type: Resort
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

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
Blue 72 6870 yards 73.7 131
White 72 6339 yards 71.4 125
Gold 72 5995 yards 69.2 118
Red (W) 72 5213 yards 70.5 126

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 382 Reviews
5 stars:
167
4 stars:
153
3 stars:
38
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

341 out of 381 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near local attractions at a resort convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views brunch  

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"beautiful Day"


fife67's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2020
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Your experience at Disney is always top notch, even while in covd precautions. The course was in good shape , however the greens needed to be rolled. The practice green was nice but the greens on the course were slow and bumpy..Also got a great deal to play LBV the next day. Will play again on a return visit


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pace of play sucks"


u000008007856's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

Disney likes to stack their tee sheet. They send groups off of 1 and 10 so by the time you finish 9 you’re waiting on 3 groups once you get to 10, so you wait 15 min between shots, It’s absolutely miserable. You would think a powerhouse like Disney would get it together.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/12/2020

Thank you for your feedback on your recent round at Walt Disney World® Golf. We apologize for the fact that your were displeased with pace of play at Disney's Palm golf course. This past Saturday and Sunday afternoon we hosted a 2-day event, which required us to run our leisure guests in a double tee format. We do not put any more golfers upon our golf course than we normally would in this situation, however it sounds as though your transition to your back nine didn't go as smooth as it should have, and for that we apologize.

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

If you would like to discuss your experience further with our management level staff, please email us at disneygolfreservations@palmergolf.com

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




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2020
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not worth the drive"


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Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course should not have been open. Too wet, greens bumpy, mud and water everywhere. Drove over 1 hr. for this? Should have stayed and played local course in Brevard. Disney should be ashamed!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/02/2020

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 condition of our Palm course as it was presented to you. We offer all of our guests a 2-hole opt out from playing, in that if you play 2 holes or less and decide not to play due to course conditioning, or otherwise, you may return to the golf shop for a full refund of your greens fees as we do not want anyone being dissatisfied with their experience!

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

If you would like to discuss your experience further with our management level staff, please email us at disneygolfreservations@palmergolf.com

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


"Too wet for golf!"


balderman's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2020
First time playing

Reviewed on

I have played golf in Florida for over forty years...this was by far the wettest most unplayable golf course I have ever played. I lost two sleeves of balls in the fairway! Fairways were too wet and rough was even worse! On top of that the greens were just punched and sanded. Disney should not have opened the course for play. The staff was Disney nice nothing special. Luckily the rate was cut in half but management should have closed the course until it drys out. Expected better from Disney


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/21/2020

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 condition of our Palm course as it was presented to you. We offer all of our guests a 2-hole opt out from playing, in that if you play 2 holes or less and decide not to play due to course conditioning, or otherwise, you may return to the golf shop for a full refund of your greens fees as we do not want anyone being dissatisfied with their experience!

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

If you would like to discuss your experience further with our management level staff, please email us at disneygolfreservations@palmergolf.com

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



u000005662076's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Upsetting"


u469467224's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First, the driving range and putting green next to the first tee was blacked off for the privileged, kneeling NBA players, and the tee time ahead of us was late and the started didn’t allow us to go. However the course in great shape would play it again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u314159266123's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2020
First time playing

Reviewed on

It's a Disney course, naturally it is well taken care of. Had a real nice time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great"


McSqueezy's avatar
Golf Channel
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2020
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

From tee to green great. Staff was great too. Such a fun course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000003144234's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2020
Previously played 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



u891268502's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Surreal Disney"


James6826503's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2020
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Anytime you play a Disney course you arrive anticipating three things:

1. Crowded conditions - it was

2. Really great course conditions - yup it was

3. Friendly staff - yes, as always.

In addition there is the true Disney atmosphere. Monorails running, train whistles, screams of joy on thrill rides and lots of people enjoying a Central Florida vacation.

The parking lots were empty. The monorails parked. The trains silent. The rides closed.

For the first time ever I enjoyed Disney's Palm in quiet. The peace that simply isn't ever possible at Disney because of the enormous popularity and crowds.

They had just aerated and things were a little rough. But it was still a Disney experience. Surreal. But Disney.

I have played every Disney course several times. The Palm is just an amazing track and I highly recommend it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic course all the way around"


AdenB3's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You can’t beat the quality for the price. Fantastic fairways, thick roughs, greens were slow but pure. If you have the chance to play here you absolutely should.


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



u000007130749's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2020
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course for the money"


ScottB74's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun, challenging, but fair. Love the layout but made sure move up a tee box. It’s plays longer than it reads. Very friendly staff as one would expect from Disney. Can’t wait to go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2020
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



ja643237's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Dragonk73's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Good day 2PLay"


Don2138168's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2020
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a little overcast but that made it barrable for Florida weather.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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