Disney World Golf Courses

Walt Disney World in Florida is more than just a theme park. It is a full-bore resort, containing hotels, shopping centers… and five championship golf courses. Golfers may prefer hitting the links to the crowds at the parks, and golfing at the resort is available to the general public, as well as Disney World guests.

Palm Golf Course

The Palm Golf Course ranks as one of Disney World’s toughest: nine water holes, 94 bunkers and copious trees lining the fairways. (WDWInfo.com also suggests checking the sand traps for resting alligators.) On the other hand, the course itself is quite beautiful, with the surrounding Florida scenery providing a supremely relaxing atmosphere. It stands near Disney’s Polynesian Resort, so golfers interested in playing the Palm may wish to make their accommodations there.

Disney’s Palm Golf Course

1950 West Magnolia Dr.

Orlando, FL 32830



Lake Buena Vista Golf Course

Of all the Disney World golf courses, Lake Buena Vista most closely resembles a classic country club. Its greens are protected by a number of bunkers, emphasizing accuracy over power. The 7th hole contains an island green and pine trees surround the entire golf course. In contrast to the course’s tight greens, the fairways are wide open. The nearest hotel is Disney’s Old Key West Resort.

Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course

2200 Club Lake Dr.

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830



Magnolia Golf Course

The Magnolia Golf Course emphasizes wide-open spaces with fairways designed with power in mind. Designer Joe Lee didn’t skimp on the hazards, however: 97 bunkers dot the course, and most of the holes contain water hazards. (Look for the sand trap shaped like Mickey’s silhouette on the 6th hole.) The course is named for the numerous magnolia trees that line the fairways.

Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course

1950 West Magnolia Dr.

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830



Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Osprey Ridge can be found near Disney’s Fort Wilderness resort, making it an excellent destination for golfers traveling by RV. Strands of pine trees, oak trees, bay trees, and cypress trees line the fairways, and the course has been certified by the Audubon Society as a wildlife sanctuary, which means you may spot some furry and feathered friends on your rounds. With fewer bunkers than other Disney golf course. According to the official Disney World Website, Golf Digest Magazine ranks Osprey Ridge as one of the best golf courses in Florida.

Disney’s Ospery Ridge Golf Course

3451 Golf View Dr.

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830



Oak Trail Golf Course

Oak Trail is intended for families with kids and more casual golfers interested in a quick game. It contains nine holes and designer Ron Garl intended people to walk it rather than using carts. The arrangement allows golfers to play in the morning and take in the theme parks in the afternoon more readily than the other courses. Holes five, six and seven contain water hazards centered around a canal and a pond.

Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course

1950 West Magnolia Dr.

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830