Disney's Palm Golf Course

4.1230000000 4.1 stars from 5 (252)
  • 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
  • golfwdw.com
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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

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

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 252 Reviews
5 stars:
101
4 stars:
106
3 stars:
27
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

222 out of 251 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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"Great golf course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the course. Played by myself...done in 1.5 hrs. I'll be back!


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


"Disappointing"


DDetloff1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Poor condition. Fairways hard and dry. Bunkers need edging. Greens hard and not receptive.

Cart girl unfriendly.

Seems Disney has the attitude not to put money into course and people will still come


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Waste of time"


u295657098's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Palm Course was overbooked. Pro shop said to start on#10. Starter in his infinite wisdom started on 1 even though a shotgun went off on the front nine. 4 groups on each hole ,1 on green ,1 fairway, 2 on tee. Mouse needs competent people running the ship. We did get a refund though. Been to the Mouse's courses twice and both lousy experiences. Never again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/11/2017

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.

Our course this past Thursday experienced a large event play during the morning hours, that delayed the start of afternoon play, and our staff were attempting to accommodate everyone as close to their originally scheduled start time as possible. We apologize if there was a mistake made in sending you off at the time we did.

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!


"Loved the palms"


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

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

Reviewed on

First time plaing in orlando so had play disney. The palms course was awesome, great layout, course conditions were great tees, fairways, greens were all perfect really enjoyed the greens smooth good speed not fast not slow and very receptive. Would have loved to replay but they were crowded and replay rate is to high. Staff was super nice. We did a 2 day pass to get discounted rated about $110 each round. This course was worth it. Played magnolia second day its prob not worth $110 maybe $75 . Play the palms its great


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"palm review"


Robert9147698's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

decent course over all, but not for $130.00. that is a $65 course anywhere, expected a nicer course for that money dissappointed wont play again! staff couldnt be nicer!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/10/2017

I don't quite get what you mean Bobby??? I have played all three at Disney quite a few times Edna staff it's absolutely positively spot on dead on and very very graciously nice with my visits. . . I took the kids and the grandkids does Disney for a week and I played every other day then I would meet him at one of the parks I called for a ride and the assistant Pro said he would take me to the park very very nice of him then the next time I went was the day after next and he was working the counter gave me the keys and the receipt I should go play enjoy it on me. . I thinking any positively truly turned down a $50 tip he said he appreciates my company preciation becoming their to Play. . . And put me with two golfers that can poke it straight we all scored well. . played the good money game and I came off with $65 in my pocket when I walked off the 18th green. . . Going to visit the In-laws in April and I'll probably play all three in those two weeks. . So I can get with your brother on your little review


"Pace slow"


NeoFights's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course seems to be in reasonably good shape, especially greens and t-boxes. The area around the greens was quite tight, making chipping difficult. This seems different from when Disney ran the courses. Pace was very slow.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Happiest Golf in the world"


Charles2129825's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was so friendly

Played by myself with my daughter in tow

Usually I play poorly when a single stuck behind a foursome

Staff was so friendly I was so relaxed ended up shooting 80 which is not a great score for me but usually in that situation I shoot mid 89s


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


"Top Ten Courses in Central Florida"


jameszachary's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is my 5th or 6th time playing the Palm and it never disappoints me. The course is always in amazing condition, pin placements are always different and the management is spot on. I personal say this course is in my Top Ten best courses to play in Central Florida.


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



u100246769's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We payed the front nine in a regular pace of 2 hours and then on #10 hit a wall of 3 groups on a par 5.. Needless to say we chose to leave because it was already 5 pm.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best of the mouse courses"


Vgate49's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout great pace of play. 4 hours on a Saturday morning. Friendly professional starter. Wish they had a cart girl. Water and food ridiculously high priced. Got to feed the rat. Grass on the fairways cut a bit too tight. Greens perfect with subtlle and difficult breaks. Traps come into play every hole. Much better layout than the magnolia course. Get the feeling u r on a PGA tract.

When u can get a fair rate on line. Grab it. You won't be sorry.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



uGBGM3184GB's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I recommend this course


"excellent course"


U000004741781's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

played disney palms yesterday ,I'm visiting from Ireland,PLENTY OF WARNING WILDLIFE SIGNS,the course is beautiful to play ,stunning views,in great condition and although i played here before a few years back i found the staff everywhere to be even more helpful and friendly than before ,, well worth playing , there was a few damp patches on the course but thats the weather ,


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



u000001294748's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



xkyleclark3's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I always have a great time on ANY of the Disney tracks. This one has to be my favorite. I really enjoy the layout, it will test your game as some of the shots have hazards on both sides, you may have to do a little course management. The par 3 16th may be one of my favorite par 3's of all time. Such a great view from the tee down to the green. If you have not played here, you are missing out!!


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


"Worth playing at the right price"


u822166086's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Our experience at the Palm Course was pretty good all around.

Arrival (bag drop & payment of fees) was handled very clearly and in a professional and friendly manner. We were paired with a single player to make a 3-ball and this meant that pace of play around the whole course was pretty good; there were a few delays, but an overall time of around 4.5 hours was not too bad. treating all hazards as "lateral" also helped keep up the pace of play and made for a relaxed atmosphere.

The condition of the course is fine, although perhaps not justifying the full rate which we paid; discounted rates seem to be available and should be used if possible. The greens were in good shape and overall it was an enjoyable round.

There were not any proper changing/shower facilities at the course nor was there a proper clubhouse. We had a quick lunch at the kiosk/bar overlooking the practice green, which was fine, but may not suit everyone.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/04/2017

We are glad that you enjoyed your golf experience with us, and that you shared your feedback.

Please note that there are shower, locker rooms, and restroom facilities available with complimentary towels, shampoo, and soap available at each of our golf courses.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Walt Disney World Golf again in time to come!

Best in golf from the Happiest Place on TURF!


"Not a fast round"


Bill8535518's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

More character since the A Palmer redu. Played with my wife and another couple. Not a fast round 4hr 50 min but our social jabber waiting for shots made it enjoyable. Acceptable published times for the Disney courses is 4:30 - but we waited on every shot. Greens received shots and we're rolling nice and true. Fairways were in good shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Well worth playing."


prettywell2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As a scratch golfer in his early 50's I enjoy the challenge of this golf course. I am a little surprised of the dated feel of the buildings around the course and the lack of an on site dining. I just tend to expect that the Disney experience would be more apparent at the courses. That being said, the course is almost always in nice shape and everyone is quite friendly. I have played here several times and see no reason not to continue.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great staff and course condition"


Sam5773357's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing course , conditions and staff were great. Staff is friendly and informative and you feel like they want to make sure you have a great time. Greens were great and overall course conditions great. Pace of play s great as well. Tee time 1:24 Teed off 10 minutes early and played the front 9 in 55 minutes !!!!

Ran into groups on the back but still played in under 2 hours ( 1:50)

Only issue was the tees on about half the holes were moved up. Would have liked to play at the 6870 on the card for the blue tees

Generous landing area for tee shots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The best of what Disney has to offer"


BostonGolfTraveler's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Boston Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

The Palms course is one of my favorite courses in central Florida and though I haven't played it in 4-5 years it continues to be fantastic. From the staff to the layout to the condition, the Palms course is really top notch. Tree lined fairway, forced carries and tough quick greens make for a true test of golf. I would highly recommend you put this course in your itinerary for your next Orlando buddies trip. Don't miss out on great Disney customer service and a really fine test of golf.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Disney Palm Golf Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great course to play, to everybody recommendable


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



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