Lake Buena Vista
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The pros visiting Disney World flock to Magnolia, but regular duffers are likely to favor the Palm golf course
Countless palm trees and scores of springing fountains in its many ponds make Disney's Palm golf course feel more like a coastal, south Florida resort course than a demanding PGA Tour host.
For the Walt Disney World Resort, and for that matter all of amusement-rich Orlando, golf can get lost in the array of amusements and high-octane kids. But golf shouldn't be an afterthought for visitors to Disney, because it's foursome of golf courses are among Florida's best.
Of all the golf courses at Disney World, Lake Buena Vista is the one that will make you feel the most like you're in the heart of the action, located in the shadows of the Disney Institute and Downtown Disney.
Lower-handicap golfers commonly favor Magnolia over the three other 18-hole courses at Walt Disney World for its championship pedigree. It's been a mainstay on the PGA Tour since it opened. Championship yardage here for the tour pros stretches to over 7,500 yards, and the furthest set of tees generally set up for daily play is still a meaty 7,100-plus.
Tom Fazio's Osprey Ridge at Walt Disney World has earned plenty of accolades since its opening in 1992. It's a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary golf course and has received four and half stars from Golf Digest. But there is another award it's worthy of: The most peaceful escape in all of Disney.
Walt Disney World has just about as many accommodation possibilities as it has furry little characters running around its many attractions. And for golfers visiting Orlando, staying at a Disney property comes with many benefits, including free transportation, discounted green fees, advanced tee times and more.
Lake Buena Vista Golf Courses