Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course

4.1240117647 4.1 stars from 5 (527)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6745 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

  • 1960 Broadway, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830, Orange County
  • (407) 939-4653
  • (407) 827-4900
  • golfwdw.com
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Year built: 1972
Architect(s): Joe Lee (1972), Rocky Roquemore
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
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 6745 yards 72.3 133
White 72 6281 yards 70.1 130
Gold 72 5910 yards 68.5 125
Red 72 5177 yards 69.7 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 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: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 527 Reviews
5 stars:
250
4 stars:
189
3 stars:
54
2 stars:
21
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

462 out of 520 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near local attractions at a resort convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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hangman433's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2020
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: Good


I recommend this course


"Disney doesn’t disappoint"


Brett4376079's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were aerated which we knew going in- hence the discounted rate. Nice course with plenty of scenery. Would definitely play here again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great little track"


u314160548078's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

I used to work at LBV 20yrs ago..I live in st.pete now but come back over to play disney courses when I can..I was amazed at the condition..best I've seen in years..would definitely recommend


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


"Nice!"


u894066746's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course with beautiful surrounding and challenging holes!


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


"Not worth the Disney Prices"


TGIF2020's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2020
First time playing

Reviewed on

Unbelievable that the course conditions for “Disney” could be so bad. It was unacceptable for the money paid to play. Nothing extra which is always expected with Disney. Many other great courses in the area with much more to offer.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/20/2020

Thank you for your recent review of our facilities and your experience playing at Walt Disney World's Lake Buena Vista golf course.

We hope that you will change your mind, and will play our wonderful courses again in time to come, so we can exceed your expectations upon your next visit. We would like to understand what it was exactly about your experience that you felt as though it was not good value for money.

If you would like to further discuss what you 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!



tarian89's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2020
First time playing

Reviewed on

Greens rolled good... fairways were lush and hospitality was definitely on par for the World of Mickey... I look forward to coming back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



compto439's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2020
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u000001056204's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As always great golf experience, cart path only with all the rain but the course cant help mother nature


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


"Terrible conditions"


u289327810's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course had just been aerated. Both the fairways and the greens. They had also had a lot of rain the week before So it was a complete mud pit. They did offer to try two holes and they would give the money back but what are you going to do. Golf Now should have known this and said when I booked the tee time. Terrible conditions.

They also paired us with two people which they didn’t need to do. They were nice but horrible golfers. We only played 13 holes and had to leave.

The layout is just ho hum. Nothing special. It’s Disney so the staff was nice and they tried. But the course should have been closed in my opinion.


Pace of Play: Poor

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 06/15/2020

Thank you for your recent review of our facilities and your experience playing at Walt Disney World's Lake Buena Vista golf course.

We hope that you will change your mind, and will play our wonderful courses again in time to come, so we can exceed your expectations upon your next visit. Annually at this time of the year each of our courses go through aerification maintenance of our facilities. It is publicized on our website that our Lake Buena Vista course is in recovery mode currently.

If you would like to further discuss what you 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!



ParLuv's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2020
Previously played

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


"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 05/23/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

What the green keeper doing?

Except green was good.

Please green manage team send to champions gate.

Green is superb condition. No compare to Disney's.

Please make green green smoothie and fast.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great Conditions and Great Location"


rhorrigan's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

First, it's very weird not to see people or guest at Disney's resorts....kind of West World-ish. That said, the staff was in great spirits and very welcoming. What can you say about a Disney Resort course that hasn't been said except it was totally quiet and several animals to see on the course. Conditions of the course was fantastic....from tee's to green, they are not missing a beat. Only discouraging thing is if you hit in a bunker, at least try to fix the sand for the people behind you (not the staff's fault, just golf etiquette). If you're a local or a rare guest these days, play this course! You will enjoy the conditions and the challenge....that said, bring a couple of extra balls as the course can be unforgiving if you stray too far off of the fairway.


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



seanhall's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2020
Previously played

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


"Not quiet Disney"


ajg1951's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2020
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course in excellent shape. I find that the Palmer organization that runs the Disney courses does NOT have the same encouraging approach to young people as does the mouse. I wanted to take my grandson alone to introduce him to golf just by riding along, BUT, even with the restriction for distancing everywhere for strangers, They wanted to charge $15 just for him to ride. To me that is theft, or steeling from a golfer. Had my grandson played golf it would be different BUT, this shows how little regard the Palmer organization has in their actions.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/13/2020

Thank you for your recent review of our facilities and your experience playing at Walt Disney World's Lake Buena Vista golf course.

We hope that you will change your mind, and will play our wonderful courses again in time to come, so we can exceed your expectations upon your next visit. With social-distancing measures currently in place, our carts are in higher demand than prior as most individuals are riding in a cart by themselves, therefore our Cast are cleaning and sanitizing more golf carts than ever before, and feel as though our rider fee is justified now as much as ever. The safety of our guests and staff during these unprecedented times is paramount, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our facilities again in time to come.

If you would like to further discuss what you 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!


"Best course at disney"


Nathans1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course! Once again it was in perfect shape tee to green. Very strange playing it with all he resorts closed and no boats traversing back and forth though.


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


"Virus lockdown escape"


FlimsyKanootz's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2020
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall, very good experience. The staff is Disney level customer service, so totally great. Course was in good condition and it was in the 90s, so a bit warm but not oppressive. As golf is one of the approved activities during the shelter-in-place order, it was understandably busy. but not packed. The only negative comment is they allowed a 6-some out midday. We had a 10:30am tee time and the 5-some was the two groups in front of us. The looked like inexperienced players and therefore did not likely know to let groups through. But, the whole thing could have been avoided if they sent them out as two 3-somes. It's possible they did and the group simply decided to all play together once they got past the first hole, idk.

Overall, it was great to get out, fun course, great staff.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Kenner123's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2020
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent course, friendly staff, challenging track"


u856291833's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2020
First time playing

Reviewed on

Excellent course challenging track and friendly stall.


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



Willie1116's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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


"Maybe My Expectations Were Too High"


DrewB5's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2020
First time playing

Reviewed on

Maybe my expectations were too high for Disney’s Lake Buena Vista. I expected lush fairways, fast spotless green, and nice Tee boxes. What I got, was average fairways, nice Tee boxes , and slow green with small weed patches. The course layout was nice, with average care at best. I played Lake Buena Vista Tuesday, 03-10-20, at 1:39. I reserved my spot the previous day, but when I arrived, I was told they had me scheduled for Thursday, 03-12-20, no problem, easily corrected by friendly staff member. However, Wednesday night I received an email confirming a Thursday tee time I did not make. I was paired with three complete strangers, and we all seemed to have the same opinion of the course, which was just average, and not worth the $112.00 for the round. I would not recommend Lake Buena Vista at this rate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/13/2020

Thank you for your recent review of our facilities and your experience playing at Walt Disney World's Lake Buena Vista golf course.

We hope that you will change your mind, and 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 further discuss what you 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!



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