Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course

4.2402000000 4.2 stars from 5 (383)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6745 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

  • 2200 Golf Drive , Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
  • 407 WDW-GOLF (939-4653)
  • (407) 827-4900
  • golfwdw.com
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Year built: 1972
Architect(s): Joe Lee, Rocky Roquemore
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
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 6745 yards 72.3 133
White 72 6281 yards 70.1 130
Gold 72 5910 yards 68.5 125
Red 72 5177 yards 69.7 119

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 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: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 383 Reviews
5 stars:
179
4 stars:
142
3 stars:
41
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

339 out of 376 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near local attractions at a resort convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Great shape, greens were slow."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
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Reviewed on

Great shape and got a great hot deal. Greens were in good shape but slow.


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


"Average conditions for Florida"


u000001326803's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape but reflected heavy use. Greens were very slow but in pretty good shape.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Sunrise 9"


u697105708's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

What a deal.

2 beers, breakfast sandwich, 9 holes with cart. Done by 1030, back with family by 11.

Course was in good shape all around. Staff were excellent all the way around. I will say, when disney ran the courses, they were in top notch shape and would get an easy 5 stars. They still get 4 stars. I can say enough about this sunrise 9.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



smith59's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The course was very beautiful"


reid1951's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was very wet but that is no fault of the people as there was a heavy downpour the day and night before. Overall a great experience!!!


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


"Always Great"


54869965027's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

By far my favorite of the Disney courses. We had a great pace of play up till 15 which was ok, weather was perfect, greens and course in general were in excellent shape given our minimal rain we've had. One of my favorite places in Orlando to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"LBV review."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Main complaint is not the course, but no signage directing you to the course on the Disney complex. Was almost late for my round because of this. I even allowed an extra 1hr to get there. GPS is of no use on the Disney complex. It doesn't work well there. As far as the course, was disappointed with the fairways and greens. Not plush and green like you would think for a resort course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun Course"


cunninp's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great staff from cart support, clubhouse, snack bar and starter. The course is in great shape. We only played the back 9 and only had 1 glitch; a couple in front of us were slow and on the third hole drove their cart on the fairway and backed us and others up. Even with that our 9 holes were played in less than 2 hours. Met a wonderful couple after the round and enjoyed the complimentary drinks with them on the patio. From the bag drop to bags back to our vehicle the staff members were outstanding.


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


"Lake Buena Vista Golf"


u000007951076's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the sunrise course for nine holes yesterday, first time o the course: picked up a friendly partner after three holes, nice to play with him and the course was great! A twosome aheadcplayed extremely slow which took away a bit from the overall experience. I would play it again for sure.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Overrated"


abowman102's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Disney experience I've enjoyed on many occasions did not materialize today. The experience declined immediately upon entering the pro shop when an Asian woman behind the counter of the pro shop greeted me with the warmth of a lump of coal. If she could have dismissed me any faster, it would have set a world record. The starter decided that my wife and I would require as little effort as one could put forth. No greeting, no smile, no have a nice day...just where is your receipt....oh ok.....you really did pay for this round. Had the lack of humanity at the start of our round been the only problem, I could have left, while not happy, at least satisfied. Unfortunately, pace of play was glacial and for these prices, that is unforgivable. Will I play here again? No.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/09/2017

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 you 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 further discuss what you 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!


"Beautiful course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2017
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Reviewed on

Great layout, loved the 16th hole par 3 over water


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Disney LBV"


Joe3929020's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course, most enjoyable of the 3 for me. Like most things Disney, your gonna pay.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The prettiest of the three big Disney courses"


bjgraham26's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent layout and conditions. Onsite staff was extremely pleasant especially Brian in the clubhouse who was very accommodating to our group. I would highly recommend this track and would be my choice if I had to choose between Magnolia Palms and Lake Buena Vista.

Well done Disney!


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


"Disney Never Disappoints"


Marc4596480's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2016
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

I played LBV after Christmas. From the bag drop to the player assistants on course, everyone seemed to really care that our round was a pleasant experience. An enthusiastic young lady from Kentucky met us at the bag drop. Chris in the pro shop was friendly and accommodating. We grabbed a quick bite at Chips & Slices and started our round. Course conditions were excellent. Traps were raked, greens rolled true & quick and the pace of play (4 hrs on the nose) was well managed by both GPS reminder and on course marshals. The beverage cart was well stocked and we saw Brooke at least 4 times throughout the round. After the round we were greeted by Bobby, the course manager and he invited us to return to LBV during our stay. It is easy for resort courses to coast on the steady traffic they get from vacationing golfers, but the friendly people at LBV went out of their way to make sure the round was a good value, regardless the cost. I plan to play again.


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


"Best course in Orlando"


Keith0709's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

I understand the fact that Disney World isn't exactly a place for a couple trip but the resort and golf courses are absolutely phenomenal. The actual resort at Disney without the theme parks is great for adults and couples. As we checked into are room at animal kingdom I asked about the golf and they told me that they golfing there is suberb.

Man were they right I made a 11:00 tee time the next day and I got to say everything from the course to the bar was perfect. The practice bunkers were great and range was amazing. The practice putting green was fast and rolled very well just like the courses greens.

On the course itself it was amazing and was right up there with one of the best courses in north Florida. There where lots of bridges which means there was lots of water. There where a good amount of forced carries and just hard challenges navigating through the course. It was one of those courses where you need to play it at least once to understand the course.

The bar and grill is a great place to catch the game and have something to drink with your buddies after your round. Best of all as you finish you can watch the other players on the course finish there round. Overall this was one of my most enjoyable rounds in awhile.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very Good Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Front nine was excellent. Scenic and quiet and moderately challenging. Course conditions were ok. This is a typical course set amongst the timeshare villas - which was fine through the front nine.

The back nine was a bit different - holes 13-17 boarder roads into the villas and the main drag. Since this course was close to Disney Springs, there was a quite a bit of traffic as it got closer to noon. Also frustrating through holes 14-17 was that there was a river/waterway running by the course. this in itself was ok - but when the water taxis/shuttles were running, they would sound a horn for about 15-30 seconds with a very annoying sound. You really have to stop play until the water taxis pass. They need to be more considerate of the golfers.

It's a nice course, just be prepared for the noise on the back nine.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Pace"


William9415329's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I finished the course in 2 hrs 44 minutes! Great pace of play. I was behind a father and young son for 10 holes then caiight them and played in with them. One group let us through and we were home free! The course was in good shape and the greens were pretty true.


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


"LVB GC NEVER DISAPPOINTS"


Matanacio's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As a local resident I love playing the Disney golf courses whenever possible. They are always well kept and the staff is super helpful. Despite being resort courses, they offer good discounted t-times from time to time, meaning you can play a better course for average t-time money. Playing them in the spring and winter at discounted prices is a bonus!


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



Jensen7615941's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2016
First time playing 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



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