Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course

4.1566176471 4.2 stars from 5 (397)
  • 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 | Full Scorecard

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

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 397 Reviews
5 stars:
186
4 stars:
147
3 stars:
42
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

352 out of 390 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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"Better than Lake Buena Vista"


Scott1369577's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I golf quite often at my local courses, but this was my first vacation to Disney that included golf. I played Lake Buena Vista yesterday and Magnolia today. Lake Buena Vista was hard, but their greens still have not recovered from aerations. Fortunately Magnolia's greens were in terrific shape considering then recent aeration. The course was not crowded at all (2:45 tee time) and while playing with one other stranger who was a great guy, we had all the time in the world. No one behind us. A twosome in front that were fast. The course itself is real difficult (which is great), with a lot of water features, but if you can stay relatively straight and you can drive, you should be able to post a good score as long as you keep to the fairways and greens. The only reason I rated the condition as four stars is because the course is still recovering from a hurricane that happened last week. Everything was really dry though, but there's still a good amount of debris.

Overall, Magnolia is a must play if you come down here. If you had to choose Magnolia or Lake Buena Vista, choose Magnolia. But if I were you, I would play them both.


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


"Always great"


SolivitaRetired's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

You just can't beat a Disney course when you want to play one of the best in the area. In my opinion Lake Buena Vista is the best of the Disney Courses. From tee to green you're in for a treat. The course is in great shape. It's obvious money is always spent to keep this course in great shape. The layout is great. The staff is always helpful and friendly. Arrive early to shop in the Pro Shop. There is always a good deal on shirts. This is one course you have to play if you are going to be in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Terrific course, really slow."


john2085067's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is fantastic. The course is in perfect condition and is extremely well maintained. All of that good work is nullified by a 5 hour round on a 100 degree heat index day. But that said, I will continue to play at LBV and would recommend the course to everyone... just be prepared for the potential of a really slow round..


Pace of Play: Poor

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


"Good course condition"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In the Florida heat having 2 beverage carts should be mandatory. Only having one on the course causes too great of a delay in service. Other than that it was a good round of golf.


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




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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Someone bail out the bunkers"


u481181525's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

I played in the fall and the course was in great shape. I played on July 19th after heavy rains the night before and the course was still sopping wet. Cart path only. Every iron off the fairway had the infamous fwop sound as the mud grabbed the club. Luckily, there was plenty of water in the sand traps to wash off the clubs. I lost two balls in deep water in the traps. Saw the splash - just couldn't find the ball in the murky water. Greens were in very good shape. Most tee boxes were good. A few were thin. Super friendly staff in the happiest place on Earth...


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played LBV many times and it is always in good condition. It is my favourite of the remaining Disney courses and wends it's way through the villas and country side near Disney Springs. It has challenges for all standards of golfer and will not disappoint.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Lives up to Disneys name"


u057034916's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You won't find much better in central Florida, especially for the rate I paid on a hot deal. 2 negatives: cart path only with gps carts made the already slow pace of play that much more intolerable, and having people in front of you/behind you all day should be expected. Other than that, this course is absolutely gorgeous, will make any golfers day.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000005207742's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
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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


"A very enjoyable round"


u690823074's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition. We were told that the tees were set back further than normal which meant that the course was playing long but it was still manageable. The pace of play wasn't great - I guess most people are on vacation so not the end of the world. I was slightly disappointed that the tee markers weren't Mickey ears. If that's the worst thing, I guess it isn't a bad course. Would definitely recommend.


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



mike8407378's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Disney - LBV"


montir's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greeted by the traditional friendly Disney staff. Have a Magical Day was the phrase of the moment and we did. Arrival, check-in, range and practice green were excellent. The starter kept everything flowing on schedule. Pace of play was good at 4:15 for the round. Player assistant was visible to ensure that everyone kept on schedule and the installed GPS also informed you of your pace. Tee boxes and fairways are in great shape...and the greens were in perfect condition, consistent through the entire round.

Location of the course is near Disney Springs and winds around the resort area. If you have the opportunity while visiting the parks this is the course to play.


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


"Course was in great shape"


justinfancy's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I have now played all of the Disney courses in the Orlando area and I have not yet been disappointed. LBV was in fantastic shape and the greens were rolling very nice and true. My only complaint is that we did not see the cart lady once during our round, other than her passing by when we were waiting to tee off. We did tee off around 3pm but I still think there should have been somebody catering on the course. I recommend this course to any handicap and enjoyed my experience, once again, at Disney.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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



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