Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

4.1180000000 4.1 stars from 5 (161)
  • 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

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: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 161 Reviews
5 stars:
80
4 stars:
42
3 stars:
24
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

133 out of 161 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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"Disney Magnolia Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
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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
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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
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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


"Expected much more of a Disney course.."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We played Tranquillo on Friday and the Disney courses on Saturday ( Magnolia and Palm )..

At best average.. lots of bald patches on the course.. the area around the bunkers were particularly bad...

greens were average+..

Not impressed for a disney course... we had to wait almost at every hole for the second round...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/09/2017

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.

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 track"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always good to come back and play Magnolia. As always, course in great condition. Being extremely picky, pitch marks were beginning to show a little more from the few weeks previous, but I suppose we have to expect that with all the traffic it gets. Not enough to put us off though and we will be back again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



dansuarez's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Pace of play was dead on with 4.5 hours, which is what they say. I do think they could space out groups going off more than the 8 minute time.

Staff is absolutely fantastic. John and Fran are great starters on the tee box.


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


"Happiest Place On Turf"


u000002616994's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition from tee to green. My first time playing Magnolia. Was nice to play where so many pros have played. The course has a lot of history. I didn't find the course to play as difficult as I expected. Was fun and somewhat challenging, but by no means as challenging as some others in the area. I found the Disney Palm course to be more of a challenge. Still a fun experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Magical"


tiburonazo's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Extremely impressed. Disney does it right, even in their golf courses. One of the top courses I have played in my life. Great layout, lots of water and bunkers, elevated greens, and trees. The course is pristine condition, good job greens keepers. No food/beverage carts,, but there are a couple of food/drink stands along the way. This course was enchanting: the wildlife, the trees, the cleanliness.


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


"Great course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course was great! The greens were very fast fairways excellent and just overall a course in great condition! You will be very pleased if u play this course if u don't mind losing a few balls as the course is difficult but fair! Very friendly staff also! Great experience.


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


"Great Layout"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout, excellent condition. Crowded though, which makes for slow play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Magnolia Course - Definitely Recommend"


u735147952's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The course was in terrific condition. Pace of play was fine. If you are a Florida resident, they offer a discount.

I've played this course more than once and will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"No OB"


gt007's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Disney now have no OB on any of its courses. All marked as lateral hazards or drop zones over the water. Played here many times, always good to go back. The greens on Magnolia were very quick (played Palm last week, not as quick).

Was a slow 4 ball in front, managed to play 17 holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not worth the money"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very expensive if you are a non-Florida resident ($90 +) and definitely not worth the money. For that price the course should be in pristine condition, which it wasn't. There was not anything special about the course. There are similar courses in Orlando where you can pay $50 for a round. Dining options are limited, since the only choices are in the Shades of Green resort next door. On the positive side, the staff was great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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