Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course

4.1888647059 4.2 stars from 5 (416)
  • 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: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 416 Reviews
5 stars:
195
4 stars:
153
3 stars:
44
2 stars:
18
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

369 out of 409 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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"Best Disney Course"


Davedog407's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Awesome course. The greens were lightning fast for Orlando standards. You can't beat the local rate!


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Challenging Fun."


Fisher74's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a gem. It’s challenging but fun. You need to be creative and shape shots both ways. The greens are fast, fairways and tee boxes were in great shape. Good pace of play. One of my favorites in Central Florida.


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


"Disney course with Disney hospitality"


Felix4855326's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, friendly staff everything you expect from a Disney property


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



hvferreira10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"I want my money back!"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course conditions are good. A staff member was waiting on us in between holes 12 and 13 to ‘speed us up’ which totally screwed-up everybody in our group as we rushed the next hole...ONLY TO WAIT AGAIN AT THE NEXT TEE BOX AS WE DID ALL DAY!!! In addition, I had a $30 Disney merchandise credit that I wanted to use for a Mickey golf shirt but they refused it and said I could only use at the parks. Really? Merry Freaking Xmas!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 12/18/2017

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 Bobby Welborn, bwelborn@palmergolf.com so that we can help resolve your residual concerns.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us!


"LBV"


relackey's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Country club feel. Can play wet. Pace can be an issue. Love the layout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Disneyworld"


ikefunk's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good golf course. Lot of different shots. Well maintained.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable layout"


u00000932408's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As a single, paired-up with visitors who spoke mostly French, but had an enjoyable round on a well- manicured and challenging layout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Disney Disappoint"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This was my first experience of playing a Disney course and I was not disappointed. From the welcome at bag drop to the final putt the enjoyment was continuous. None of the holes were outstanding visually but every hole was in great shape with greens running true and very fast. Things were a bit over-priced in the pro shop and the chip & slice grill but this does not detract from a great course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



uooooo1313006's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great experience - course good condition-

Disney troupes to make sure you have a great experience on a well maintained gold course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Lbv"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Super layout good challenge course in excellent order. Some challenging holes that were competitive. A thoroughly enjoyable round of golf.


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



u000008047496's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great"


u000008047496's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course great shape , pro shop staff very professional , on course staff great and super friendly great value


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Must play"


u000006743058's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course and staff excellent. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. We had a group of 8 but could only get 2 tee times on line with a group in between us. Once we got to the course they put us out together. Thanks


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Migara422's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Just OK!"


u000003258440's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've seen pictures of Disney courses and always dreamed of playing. Nothing special! I was a little disappointed.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Disney like"


Rick8270954's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great round of beautiful golf. Staff was tremendous. Didn’t play the best golf in my life but it wasn’t the courses fault. Lots of fun and well worth the price. Greens and fairways were wonderful.


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


"Wet conditions = slow play"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There had been lots of rain before we played. So, the course was very wet and balls plugged. We were told that, if we didn’t like the conditions after 3 holes, we could get a full refund, which was nice of them. But we soldiered on. The pace of play was slow. 5 hours. I think it was partially because of cart path only. Had this been the first time here, I would not recommend it. But I’ve played it before and know this was unusual, both wit respect to conditions and pace of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"I shouldn't have been opened."


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Due to heavy rains the previous day, the course was a giant sponge. It was cart path only and no matter where you hit the ball, it was soaken wet. No roll, ball plugged and you found yourself splattered with mud. Slow play due to cart path only, difficult to walk and just a long miserable round. Great course that should have never opened. Great way to destroy the course and irritate the golfers.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/12/2017

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. We apologize for the current wet conditions as the rain has been overwhelming of late, and we are looking forward to dryer weather this Fall season!

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us!


"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



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