Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

4.2793176471 4.3 stars from 5 (183)
  • 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 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 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 183 Reviews
5 stars:
93
4 stars:
48
3 stars:
27
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

154 out of 183 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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"One of Orlando's BEST!"


CircleGuy's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Shop staff great. JD, Pete and Joe. Tee staff friendly and informative. Cart guys great. Course in very good condition despite Irma and clean up has been excellent. Greens true and firm. Fairways excellent and bunkers consistent. I feel for the greens staff. We must have repaired 100 pitch marks between us that weren't ours! A pitch mark should be a badge of honour repaired with pride but no. However this didn't spoil a great round with 3 friends all of us scratch golfers. Both Magnolia and Palm are fair and challenging courses. Not only are they amongst the best in Orlando, I'd say they rank as some of the top courses in Florida!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"OK course - slow greens and fairways"


u694864140's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

As good (or bad) as most Florida tracks. When we played the course was very wet which was the weather's fault. We had to stick to cart paths which made it a long round. Nice layout with plenty of water, sand and interesting wild-life. Wide fairways so hard to lose a ball. Greens were OK - grass was very long and slow compared to UK standards - as were fairways which had no roll whatsoever. Made the course play longer than the yardages.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Everything is magical at Disney...even golf"


u770750894's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and they cater to you unlike most courses for this price. They make you know that you’re appreciated. Course showed very little signs of damage from Hurricane Irma. Only complaint was the pace of play was slowed and even though we spoke with a ranger, it never seemed to improve, but then again the golf etiquette of fellow players just isn’t there like it used to be either.


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 layout and great staff"


u000002843679's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Magnolia was in excellent condition , greens fast and rolling true , fairways immaculate and the layout of the course was fantastic with a great variety of holes.Pace of play was brisk with no holdups.Loads of wildlife as we went round the course - deer , turkey , squirrels etc.

The proshop staff were extremely helpful as were the catering staff - highly recommended 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



u8935929's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wife and I were paired with a couple from Colorado and really enjoyed our round of golf.

First time playing this course(usually play the LBV course) now that I know the layout would most certainly use different club selections next time.

Staff as usual were great


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


luvmipings'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 08/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course is in excellent condition right now. Greens were perfect, rolled true and smooth and they would hold a shot. My only complaint was the lack of a Marshall, to be fair I played late in the afternoon and few courses have Marshall's that late in the day. I would highly recommend this place to everyone and I'm going to bring my wife down here on vacation.


Pace of Play: Good

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



u2414625's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
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: Good


I recommend this course


"This is the best course Disney has to offer!"


coyle1010's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is my favorite of all the Disney courses it has a great layout and is fun to play. This is a course you can play if your a scratch golfer or a weekend duffer and enjoy it. The course was in good shape it could be a little better a few burn outs and around the greens needs some repairs but overall it was beautiful. The starter Gregg is awesome great advice and an overall pleasure to deal with. I will play here many more times in the future I love all these courses and Disney keeps the place in shape and if you catch the deals ..afordable..Truly

The happiest place on Turf lol


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


"Another great disney golf course"


gregorycmorris's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Having played the palm course the day before, I thought I'd give the magnolia course a go and it definitely didn't disappoint! I actually preferred the magnolia course over the palm because of the way it's laid out as the fairways are a lot wider and approach shots in the green seemed to be more accessible (although fairways were wider, if you play your shot off the fairway, it'll take quite some time to find it if ever! The golf course was played back to front so 10-18 first and then 1-9, this is apparently because when they played the Disney classic there, that's the way the pros wanted to play it (hole 9 is nicer than 18 though so possibly why?). Most of the holes were pretty dry with the odd few exceptions however it's a lot, lot dryer than other golf courses throughout Florida at this time of the year. The greens were in good shape and rolled true (some quicker than others though!). The pro-shop staff and the staff at the bag drop off point were great and couldn't be more accommodating. Overall, another Disney course which retains that 'magical' yet very professional feel, a must if in the area.


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



u5202497's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"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!


"Great Experience"


Pinhunter2's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I always wanted to play this course and really glad I did. It was neat to play a course where the PGA has been and watched on TV. Everything was awesome. The only thing was lunch at the turn was long and the staff in the hut were getting people's orders mixed up. Other than that I'm finding it difficult to find anything negative to say about the his place. Practice facilities - Nice Greens -fast true rolling and receptive. Fairways - 90% perfect. Tee blocks - well Maintained. Bunkers - consistent. The Mickey Mouse Bunkered Par 3 if tough, but if the wind is up, good luck. A par is a good score here in ideal conditions. If I ever get the opportunity to come back I will. Loved it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"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



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