Disney's Magnolia Golf Course

4.2801058824 4.3 stars from 5 (224)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7516 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 76.0
  • Layout

  • 1950 W Magnolia Palm Drive , Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830, Orange County
  • (407) 939-4653
  • (407) 827-4900
  • golfwdw.com
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Year built: 1971
Architect(s): Joe Lee (1971), Rocky Roquemore
Type: Resort
Style: Links
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

Walking allowed: No
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
Classic 72 7516 yards 76.0 141
Blue 72 7073 yards 74.0 137
White 72 6558 yards 71.6 130
Gold 72 6027 yards 69.0 121
Red (W) 72 5127 yards 69.6 126

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 224 Reviews
5 stars:
113
4 stars:
62
3 stars:
33
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

188 out of 224 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near local attractions at a resort worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include bunkers water hazards plays long   Great for drinks  

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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Andrew6034478's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a great day, friendly staff and helpful, the course was in fantastic condition. Disney do Golf really well you do pay a little more than some other local courses but well worth it, can’t wait to come back hopefully Palm will be open next time.


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


"Definitely play"


johncmastrangelo's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course is exactly what you would expect form Disney a beautifully maintained golf course fantastic staff you will not be disappointed but don’t expect to have

A special sitdown lunch the food is very basic similar to convenient stores


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


u000007689204's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Magnolia is special to me as I’ve seen Tiger Woods, Justin Rose V J Singh and many more play in the PGA Disney Classic here. It’s got some great holes and was great to play here again. It wasn’t in the best condition that Ive seen it though. Tee boxes looked a bit worn and greens weren’t the best we’ve played. I still love it here though and would definitely come back again in the future.


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


"Great day"


Frank7467249's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day, the foursum I played with are only average players shorting around 100. Still got to play at a relaxing pace with out having other golfers push us at a faster pace then we could play. The course it self was very well maintained and in greast shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Magnolia"


u000007177689's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Amazing Golf course and for the price was great . Only issue was pace of play but a small price to pay for the quality of course . Will play it again for sure .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course if you can make time."



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course, fairways were in great shape. Being early spring, the greens were just punched so they were a little bumpy and slow. But that is to be expected. I would recommend this course to any golfer. Had some really cool holes and very fun to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Not worth the price"


u000006670242's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff is super, course is not what it should be for the price. Extremely over rated but that is Disney.

Actualy the course is Mickey Mouse. The commercials every 30 seconds on there GPS is annoying and the flagsticks are nit Pin Seeker friendly. We gave this course a third chance thats it no more. Greens shabby and bumpy


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Awesome Deal"


gnaftzinger9152's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I played a Sunrise Nine. Great people, very friendly. Good breakfast sandwich and coffee. Course and conditions were excellent. Pace for play was superb. All in all a wonderful experience, Highly recommend doing this.


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


"Good challenge"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course, good challenge on a windy day, greens good, staff very friendly would highly recommend


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Disney Course with Ferry dust."


GolfBJV's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great track! It's a tuff course with water and traps. Have to be great off the tee and hit the ball straight. This course plays with a player with a draw. It's fun course to play. It's little pricey because it's Disney. But It's famous because alot of PGA Tour events were here. Not sure about the sand because I wasnt in there. Greens were slow on the course vs on the practice greens were faster. Back none tiffer than front 9. Have to be good on your approach shots and long 4s and 5s.


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


"Poor Value Proposition"


u000002840832's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's always fun to get the Disney experience and Magnolia fits the bill. However, the course was in very average condition. Greens were fast. I just think it was overpriced at $125.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course but slow Group disturbes the game! Officials have to inform slow groups target time ! 5 hours per round is too much!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"To many sand traps"


Michael5918101's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

To many sand traps for the average golfer. Other then that it was a great experience. Great wildlife, and course was perfect conditions


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Solid test of all golf shots"


Bombtech6316's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My family and I really enjoyed playing the Magnolia at Disney. First the staff was great. By far some of the most informative folks from check in to the starter to the marshal on the course. They were on par with Pinehurst and Kapalua which I have played within the last year. The course has plenty to offer for all skill levels. Five sets of tee boxes to fit your game. The course conditions were great for the time of year and knowing they recently had an unusual cold snap. Only one hole was cart path only because they were watering consistently to help get the fairway back. The greens rolled consistent and true. You could hold your approach shot. Only issue is from other golfers not fixing their ball marks. The fairways were cut and rolling out. The rough was down because of the time of year so your ball rolled more than normal when your shots strayed. There are plenty of sand traps that is for sure. They were all raked and the sand was consistent in depth throughout. It was nice to see that the course had not fallen victim to management removing bunkers for pace of play issues. Pace of play was excellent as we were done in under 4 hours. We never had to wait nor were we pushed by the group behind. Carts had GPS and score recording ability. The beverage cart was out and came around a handful of times. The snack shack at the turn was quick with service and the food was good. A nice item was that there were markers at every tee box highlighting some of the significant moments from the PGA event hosted here. The value is average based on my overall golfing experience at other similar style destinations.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"It's Disney.. you've got to love it"


Saffredi's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great experience.. good golf course.. very touristic but absoluteley lovely


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played 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


"Overrated"


bcingua2's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Muni courses back home are in better condition that what is supposed to be one of Orlandos premier courses. Greens were bad and hard pan or dirt were the norm in the fairways. Most expensive of the three we played this week and did not include range balls or water like the others. Would not have finished the round if we had not prepaid. Staff just shrugged their shoulders when we did complain. Very disappointed given this is a Disney property.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/12/2018

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 your 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.

Our courses right now are recovering from a colder than normal January, and we are sorry that you are disappointed in the overall conditioning of our playing surfaces. By not over-seeding our fairways, roughs, or greens, we able to keep the golf course in pristine more weeks of the year to ensure our guests heightened level of enjoyment, but the cold snap in January stunted the growth of the grass, that is why you see the discoloration and dormancy of the predominantly Bermuda grass upon our fairways and roughs.

If you would like to discuss what you and your group 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!



MaxGraf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointed"


neuronurse's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was totally disappointed I expected a lush green course and it was not in great shape. The greens were good and fast but the course is not being kept up to what Disney standards should be, brown all over, some dead bushes just won’t go back again. It is a wide open course and the greens were fast but there are better courses here in Florida.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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