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4.3
461 Reviews (461)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
87.2%
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4.3
23 Reviews (23)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
87.0%
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4.3
29 Reviews (29)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
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Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6745 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.3
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Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course
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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
Scorecard for Lake Buena Vista
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.3/133 512 170 402 377 386 352 156 523 383 3261 387 444 206 395 515 381 196 532 428 3484 6745
White M: 70.1/130 493 150 368 364 367 332 117 503 363 3057 373 429 182 345 485 345 165 503 397 3224 6281
Gold M: 68.5/125 W: 74.0/134 468 125 352 351 348 312 105 483 343 2887 343 414 166 315 455 327 146 485 372 3023 5910
Red W: 69.7/119 420 119 286 274 297 255 92 440 303 2486 329 390 108 285 422 285 137 421 314 2691 5177
Handicap 3 15 7 9 11 13 17 1 5 18 2 14 16 12 8 10 6 4
Par 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 36 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 15 9 11 5 13 17 1 3 4 14 18 10 12 8 16 6 2

Course Details

Year Built 1972
Fairways Bermuda grass
Greens 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
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
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.

Reviews

4.3
461 Reviews (461)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Patio Dining 8
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 56
Water Hazards 52
Undulating Greens 34
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 45
Locals 40
A Weekend Splurge 35
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 68
At a Resort 56
Convenient to the City 40

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Handicap 20-24
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5.0
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Good looking course

The course was great just aerated so the greens were bumpy. Difficult to putt on but otherwise the course was in great shape. You need to keep the ball in the middle of the fairway on the short grass otherwise some of the grass on the fringe was difficult to hit the ball. The pro shop wants to charge non residents more to play. I thought that was unfair.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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4.0
First Time Playing

Best Disney course

You’d think disney world would have the best courses in Florida but they don’t. Still probably one of the best courses in the area. Obviously you pay for the Disney name but it was fun. Good layout and the greens rolled quick and true.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Layout, fun course

Let me start by saying this was the first time I have played this course, even though I have played the other Disney courses a handful of times each. The staff was very friendly and helpful checking in, on the course, and after the round. The putting/chipping green near the first tee was very large but only had 5 holes cut. Would potentially like to see more holes or even the golf ball sized training holes cut here to provide more dynamic looks before the round. The layout of the course is nice. Definitely, have to be accurate and keep the ball in play. Only a few holes allow for mistakes with water and trees coming into play on almost every driving hole. The greens were challenging to read and quite quick if not in the correct locations. The only critic and warning I have about the course would be that due to the nature of its location, between several Disney resorts. Depending on the time of the day, you can have some loud background noise or delays for transportation boats passing on some of the holes. Overall this is a good course, but as a local, I might steer clear as it has the feel of a typical resort course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Another Great Disney Course

This course was a lot of fun to play. A few holes have challenging green side bunkers. The speed of the greens was just right. Staff as usual was very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pin Placement complaint

Want faster play, pay more attention to the person that put the flag location on course, very questionable placement of flag on 15. Great shots 1 inch from hole to the left and ran off green several feet below the green. Otherwise love the course and conditions are excellent, highly recommend course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Happiest turf on earth

Beautiful golf course in fantastic condition. Staff was super friendly and course was immaculately keep.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lake Buena Vista

Great course, beautiful greens would definitely play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice

The layout of the course was very nice, the pace was a tad slow, but the greens were even slower. I’d play it again if a bit cheaper. Kinda pricey for slow greens.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

johns lake bv

The course was good but not outstanding in layout or scenery; greens and most fairways course conditions very good but around the greens, some fringes were worn thin. Pace was slow and no ranger around to help speed it up. The range was sub par; no stand to put your clubs on and no club cleaning water or brushes. The parking was a disaster---totally lacking the capacity. I drove around and waited for someone to leave for 20-25 min before finally giving up and parking in a " company" space. As a consequence, I lost virtually all of my warm up practice time and was stressed when starting the round. The club staff was not very concerned about this problem and offered little or no help/suggestions to park for a while. The one person just said it was a busy day and they could not do anything about it Very disappointing. Don't think I will ever go there again

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting course

We found the course very interesting, but we don’t think it was worth $105. A more fair price would be $80 or $85. The staff was super friendly but we were disappointed that nobody noticed that we left personal items in the cart cooler. Our fault but they should check. We would play this course again but would hope to get a better price.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

mickey was SLOW

another course that has a ranger that does nothing. why have a ranger if he is not going to push groups that are out of place???

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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alexforsyth79
Commented On 02/25/2019

Thank you for your recent review of our facilities and your experience playing at Walt Disney World's Lake Buena Vista golf course.
This past Sunday was an extremely busy day due to the fact that two of our championship golf courses were closed during early morning hours for Run Disney Marathon operations, thus causing additional compression at Disney's LBV golf course. We had Player Assistants out monitoring play who are trained to handle these situations appropriately when they arise.
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!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beauty

LBV is a great course, but you better bring your A game. It has relatively narrow fairways and practically every green is surrounded by bunkers. But the trip around the course is well worth the challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dusney

Bought golf now late 9 hole deal. W
It rained earlier so course was wet. Very welcoming staff. Let us go out a bit early so finished before sunset. Took boat ti east at Disney springs which was very convenient.
Would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Fun Course to Play

The course is not too challenging, would recommend it for one but the very serious players. Several of the groups ahead of us were a little bit slow but not too bad. They were older and having fun. The course plays along a canal with Disney boats that are constantly hooking their horns every time they pass another boat or go under a bridge. Very ignoring after awhile. *** Driving range uses special balls that float and don't go as far. I was worried about my game till someone told me. A bit a relief when your pitching was comes up 30 yards short every time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Round

course was a little wet due to rain a couple days before. Greens were quick but rolled true.bunkers were great. The course was a little beaten up from the rain and traffic but very playable. My complaint would be $100 for a round and you have to pay for range balls.Come on Disney ... really! Staff were great.overall a fun round.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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alexforsyth79
Commented On 02/01/2019

Thank you for your recent review of our facilities and your experience playing at Walt Disney World's Lake Buena Vista golf course. We apologize if there was a communication issue with the pre-round range balls, but all full-priced greens fees do include range balls for use prior to your round of golf.
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!

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