Disney's Palm Golf Course

4.1662823529 4.2 stars from 5 (279)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6870 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

  • 1950 W Magnolia Palm Drive , Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830, Orange County
  • (407) 939-4653
  • (407) 827-4210
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Year built: 1971
Architect(s): Joe Lee (1971), Rocky Roquemore, Arnold Palmer (2013)
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
Practice bunker: 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 6870 yards 73.7 131
White 72 6339 yards 71.4 125
Gold 72 5995 yards 69.2 118
Red (W) 72 5213 yards 70.5 126

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 279 Reviews
5 stars:
117
4 stars:
112
3 stars:
31
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

247 out of 278 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near local attractions at a resort convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views brunch  

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u762874733's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Julien0630's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Outstanding course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
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Reviewed on

Very enjoyable round of golf. Paired up with two great guys too. Course in good condition and reasonably challenging. Staff also very friendly and made sure we were always happy!


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


"Bad Starter"


hangar5prods's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course and all Disney courses, but the Starter did a bad here. We tee'd off hole 1... literally right in the MIDDLE of our play...he comes out and stops us.... to add another player to our line!!! WE had already tee'd off !!!! ...not right. Not usual for this course, so will play again here ; ) Also handicaps are not considered/nor synced up here ....we had a total "brand new beginner" with us ; (


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Choose the Palm"


u483921096's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

While the Magnolia is considered the premier course at Disney, play the Palm. From the moment I arrived, the staff was friendly and accommodating. I arrived to the 1st tee and was able to hold a nice conversation with the starter. (I had this pleasant experience with the staff on the Magnolia too.) The Palm has loads of water (especially on the back 9), but that makes the track scenic and exciting. The Magnolia had some water too, but it was mainly just long, straight holes. Play all of Disney's courses if you can; but if you can only pick one, play the Palm.


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 Day."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Course and the staff were great. We had 2 foursomes playing and the pace of play was good. Course was in good condition except for the Par 4 4th hole. It was cart path only. Overall we had a great time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Disney Magic"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a challenging course with some excellent holes. From arriving to leaving the experience was excellent; the usual Disney WOW welcome...! Looking forward to going back sometime soon and playing the Magnolia course too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Very impressed!"


u321023288's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the first time I played this course and I can’t explain how impressed I was with the condition of the course! It was truly in world class condition and the greens were incredible. I highly recommend playing it at the moment. I will be playing again this weekend.


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



u026110188's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great deal"


cgreggolf's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
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Reviewed on

The greens were just airated but still in great shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course very wet"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
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Reviewed on

Greens on this course are always is good shape unless they have been punched. The problem with this course is drainage. With summer rains expect Carr path only on entire course and very sloppy or soggy conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u232649852's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A fantastic golf course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The Palm golf course is truly a golf course that must be played. Although we played in the heat and humidity of the summer, we still had a great time. The course itself is in fantastic shape, with most of the greens rolling true and not too wet at all. Some fairways (in particular #4) were quite wet but nothing that made it un-enjoyable. I'm a middling golfer and I felt that although the course is in great shape and is laid out nicely, it still presented quite the challenge. The golfing carts were quite interesting as well as they have GPS fitted. This will give you an accurate distance to the pin, something that allows you to play the right club and give yourself the chance of a decent score. The clubhouse and bag drop off are also a credit to the resort, with the staff cleaning your clubs on return and loading them into the boot of your car, something which isn't found at many other courses. Overall, the golf course is a credit to Disney and although very professional, still manages to give you that 'magical' feeling of being at Disney. If you're in the area, definitely give this course a go, you won't be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u9536688's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Course staff could use some serious work"


u9395157's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I played Disney Palms course this past weekend for my buddies birthday. We arrived at 9:25 for our 9:45 tee time. By the time we had the bags unloaded and on the carts and were at the pro shop to pay it was 9:33. I walked in before the rest of my party as they were all using the restroom outside and told him our name and that we were here to pay. This is where I am very disappointed in Disney. The dude behind the counter gives me some snarky response as to how close we are cutting it and should have been here earlier. I was a little shocked and I said well we are all here and he gives me another rude answer along the lines of where are they (like I would lie to this man about my group). He then asked if we had our bags on the carts and I said yes were all ready to tee off. Then he replies along the lines of oh well maybe you actually will make it. So after we all pay it is now 9:36 and we drive over to tee one, about a 2 minute drive. We get to the tee box and there are two foursomes waiting to tee off and one foursome that just teed off. We had to wait an additional 15 minutes past our tee time before we could tee off. Its not like the front desk didn't know there were two groups waiting to tee off either, they were talking on their walkie talkies to each other. Overall very rude front off staff that took care of us. Would have been nice too if they told us you had to grab range balls before you drove to hole 1, as we had all this extra time to do nothing. The starter was a nice guy as was the cart lady and so were the bag attendants.

Positives were the course was very nice, a good challenge and very well maintained.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/20/2017

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 service that our Palm courses presented you. 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 your experience further with our management level staff, please email us at disneygolfreservations@palmergolf.com

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us!



Melvin6833124's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Disney Palm Course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course had more than its fair share of tight lies. I say this and I know full well that the conditions in Central Florida have been very dry for sometime. I played the Lake Buena Vista course about three or four weeks ago and would note that the LBV course had much better overall conditions. I'm not sure why there is such a difference since they are both Disney courses.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Great Shape!"


TIU's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

We played in an outing Monday afternoon at The Palm course which was in excellent shape, especially considering how dry things have been in the past few months here.

Greens were especially good, on the quick side and flawless all around. Highly recommend this course!


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


"Course was in Surprising Very Good Shape"


bz6wt6's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

A month or two ago, we played the sister course, Magnolia. It was in disappointing shape. The Palm course was in very good shape-tees, greens, traps, fairways! Very enjoyable round in ideal conditions. Play was a little slow at times. Staff was helpful and friendly. Looking forward to going back soon!


Pace of Play: Average

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




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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