Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

4.3263117647 4.3 stars from 5 (197)
  • 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: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 197 Reviews
5 stars:
102
4 stars:
52
3 stars:
28
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

167 out of 197 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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"With a wdw course you know what conditions will be-top notch"


u000002647046's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a cool day, windy. One hole was cart path only as wet. Greens were in good shape and fast. The overall course condition is very good. They did have a delayed start this morning due to frost but I played just before noon and they were back on time. My only complaint is they do not sell any Bud products on any of the Disney courses. So if you want a beer during or after the round you might not like the choice


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Disney Golf..where good golf happens"


John7220688's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I arrived at the pro shop just at my tee time because of traffic and road construction on the DIsney property. But the guys in the pro shop got me on quickly and without a hassle. I started golfing alone, but several holes in I noticed that there were 2 groups of 4 in front of me and two gentlemen behind me. I decided to play along with the two behind me because play would not move quickly and it is better to play with another group than alone. The course was good, but I would think Disney could spend some money and repave all of the golf cart paths. There were a lot of holes and bumps. Reminded me of driving on the roads in Pennsylvania. Always appreciate the refreshment cart coming around and not just with beverages but food items also. The whole experience was very positive.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Magnolia"


relackey's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best of the Disney courses. Long layout with some challenging carries. Course has the Mickey Mouse hole. Best hot dogs in Orlando. Friendly and professional staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great staff and good layout"


pat1208741's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were a foursome and had to change our tee time due to inclement weather coming in. The staff at the proshop was extremely accomodating and had our group tee off earlier without any trouble. The course was in great shape and was a good challenge for all of our players ( handicap from 8 to 22). Would definitely play the course again and again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Deal"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent afternoon deal on a long, challenging but fair course

Followed a very slow 4 ball but that aside really enjoyable


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Magnolia golfing experience"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

2nd time playing this course. Enjoyable experience again. Greens superb fairways in splendid order. Back to play again next week.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Experience at Disney Magnolia"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great round of golf. Course layout excellent pace of play good. Greens in good condition. Would definitely recommend this course. Back to play it next week.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nothing Special"


joed112358's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We found nothing special about this course. Layout was not as challenging as we expected for a course that has previously hosted PGA Tour events. Conditions were average with lots of weeds/crabgrass in fairways. No clubhouse per se. Food & beverage was limited....mostly beer and a limited selection of mixed drinks with we're mix yourself. Just not the special experience we expected.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great golf course"


williams6792's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed our round of golf today. Excellent conditions at a great course. Would recommend it to anyone.


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


"Awesome course"


Paul4525051's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had wanted to play this course for a few years and finally decided to pay a little extra then we are used to. We were not disappointed. The staff is excellent and the course is extremely well maintained. In addition, the carts have GPS systems making club selection easier and there are multiple restrooms on the course. Truly an outstanding experience. My wife and I will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun Time"


millem8's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good shape. Greens in good condition, but fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Ruethy's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"An outstanding layout"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the first time I played this course and will certainly play it again


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


"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


"Exceeded my lofty expectations"


mattc87's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This being a Disney operation, expected a great course with friendly staff and great amenities, but coming from Massachusetts we were surprised just how nice the experience was for the money we spent. Greens fees were only 75 bucks, which is not much more than we are used to paying for a round at a mediocre public course back home. We rented clubs, which were current season, top of the line Taylormades with little wear on them. The course was in very good shape with few signs that a hurricane had just been through the area. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The beverage cart was well stocked and came by often enough to keep us "well hydrated". All in all a fantastic morning, and it was an easy sell to the wives because the Grand Floridian, with a fantastic spa, is in spitting distance. We'll be back to check out the Palm course next time we are in Orlando.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


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



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