Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

4.1279000000 4.1 stars from 5 (172)
  • 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

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 172 Reviews
5 stars:
85
4 stars:
46
3 stars:
26
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

143 out of 172 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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"Great Shape"


jfeng83's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

In excellent condition. The greens were slightly sandy in the morning as it stuck to your club and ball because of the dew. Still rolled true. By mid morning they were much better. Not too fast, but not slow. Pace of play was a little slow, but that's to be expected for a Disney course with a lot of vacationers playing. Would recommend.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice condition, little slow"


rhassma1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Greens were smooth and quick. Pace of play was slow on the front, took almost 2.5 hours. Back 9 picked up a little. Booked a tee time on golfnow. for some reason Disney moved our tee time back without even calling me or anything, no explanation why either when I got to the course and paid. He acted like it wasn't a big deal, I just wanted an explanation why they did it. The double book the front and back, we went off the back, it is what it is. Nice course, will probably be back to try the Palm course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"So beautiful, those mouse ear bunkers."


Dorothy3795259's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens and fairways were really good, especially considering the drought.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Jiraporn7874199's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Unimpressive for Disney"


Flyer27fan's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The range was mostly sand. They are double booking the tee times. We had to go off the back. Took 5 hours. No ranger. Conditions were fair but for the price and the expectations of Disney, it was a sub-par experience.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/01/2017

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 facilities and services that your experienced. 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.

Unfortunately, last week, our golf courses, along with hundreds of other courses nationwide experienced a tee sheet software crash, and were unable to access our available inventory, which led to a lot of the confusion. We did our best to accommodate everyone, but apologize for the fact that your were inconvenienced by this situation.

We have also experienced a very hot and dry Spring here in Orlando, and our courses, along with most every other course in Central Florida are suffering from the drought conditions. Bring on the rain! :-)

If you would like to discuss 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!


"Very nice course."


u055470124's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee times went off right to the mute. A few stoppages but fairly good movement throughout the day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



None's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Round of Golf"


u00000699676's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was the first time at this course and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Were offered range balls to practice. The course was in good shape, a little dry. Pace of play was good. Enjoyed the narratives at each hole, they all tell a story about PGA tours. Loved seeing the mickey mouse ears!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Wonderful course!!"


u3945468's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course was beautiful, challenging and the staff was super friendly. I can't wait to come back and play the rest of the Disney courses. We loved our time there!

I have only one concern to express. The lovely man who put my clubs on the back of our cart didn't secure them, resulting in significant scrapes and dings in my Taylormade driver and TM Spider putter when my bag fell off the back of our cart as we pulled away from the driving range area. I didn't say anything as I don't want to cause issues for anyone as it was an innocent mistake but double check your bag no matter where you play when an attendant puts them on your cart.


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



Lynn7458189's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Disney Magnolia Course"


u320536375's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course. Not easy - but very fair. Abundant wildlife. GPS in carts. No condos or homes around course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u000005367113's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pb"


u000008032896's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thought the course could have been watered more. It was a little dry. Overall it was a good round. Weather condition proberly caused the dry conditions. Not much rain recently


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Magnolia is ok"


Heelsfan27284's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played magnolia second day at disney . Fun course good layout but to me no where near as nice as the palms course. Read that palms was renovated in 2013 and it looks great . Magnolia needs one also, needs to be freshed up. Fairways ok greens were great though. Like the palms smooth not fast not slow really nice greens. Paid $ 110 its about $75 course . I liked it it was a fun course but kind of surprised it hosted a tour event up until 2012. Try to find a deal and play magnolia


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Sunrise Special"


will2b5's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My recommendation for this course may be confusing. I am not a golfer who would normally play courses over $50 per round, but I found the Sunrise Special that allows you to play the back 9 HOLES for a discounted price of $35. This was a great deal, so I jumped on it. I was paired up with a family of three who played extremely slowly, so we were the cause of the slow play. The majority of the course was in great shape, but the greens were extremely sandy. I wasn't aware of any warnings that the greens had been recently sanded. The layout was fun, but not overly challenging.

Like everything else at Disney I thought it was overpriced. I would never pay $135 to play 18 holes on this course which is why I wouldn't recommend it, but I would recommend the sunrise special.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u000003917305's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



Nols21's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
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


"Great golf course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was very good but need employees going around the golf course selling beverages and food like most other places.

Personal was very friendly and courteous, you can notice they like their job


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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