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“Fun resort course.”

Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course
Ranked #25 of 121 Outdoor Activities in Orlando
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Owner description: Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course presents meandering fairways that wind their way through pastel villas, pine forests, palmettos and sparkling lakes. Experience the pleasures of a classic country-club course with a distinctive atmosphere. Tee off next to boats, navigating scenic canals while taking in views of an enchanting lighthouse. Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course is rated an impressive 4 stars by Golf Digest.Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course is one of the few courses that have hosted PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and USGA events. The course most notably features elevated bunkered greens that put a premium on accurate approach shots. You can also test your skills and fortitude at the demanding 7th hole with its inviting island green.
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Played here the week after Easter. We had a 10am tee time and got off right on time. Course conditions weren't that bad considering the weather had been unusually cool in the area for a few weeks prior to our visit. The rough was cut low and the fairways were forgiving (wide in most landing areas). Pace of play was fine, the Ranger was visible quite often and the pace of play timer on the GPS screen of our cart helped move us along.Saw the cart girl twice on the front and once on the back. Our biggest complaint was that there was no bar or grill room to go to after the round was over. How is there no place to go to get a beer and something to eat in the clubhouse?? We were so hungry we had to take the boat over to Downtown Disney and eat. We bought a two day discount pass that gave us a nice discount - $165 for two rounds on any of the Disney courses. Overall an enjoyable round.

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

The courses at Disney are now under the direction of Arnold Palmer Golf Management. The greeting upon arrival by the bag drop attendant was warm and friendly. He followed us in a golf cart while we parked our car and gave us a ride back to the entrance. The check in at the Pro Shop was quick. The cart attendants gave us directions to the practice range and first tee. When we asked if there were range balls on the practice tee, only then we were then given a choice of two different sizes of baskets of balls. This should have been offered without asking first. The range balls are the limited flight, floating variety, which travel about 80% of normal. There is no player assistant or time clock on the range for you to be sure that you don't miss your tee time while warming up.

The starter was very friendly and explained the local cart usage rules. We had an 11:30AM tee time and played the front nine in two hours. But we waited on every hole on the back nine and played in two hours and thirty minutes. We frequently arrived at the tees on the back nine holes before the group in front of us had teed off.

The carts have a GPS system which also showed the locations of the other carts on the hole. That system allows the Pro Shop to monitor pace of play, since they know when you teed off and where you are on the course. We were greeted by a ranger on the first hole and did not see any other rangers the rest of the day. Obviously, no one was concerned about how slow the pace was on the back nine.

We were visited by the beverage cart on the fourth hole and the attandant told us that she was having a problem with the cart and we might not see her the rest of the day. So, if we wanted a sandwich or hamburger (how can it be hot?) or drink, we should get it then. That meant that there was only one beverage cart in use that day. Really?

We figured that we would get a sandwich and beverage to go at the end of nine holes. But that's not possible unless you go upstairs into the clubhouse and through the cafeteria line, and waste at least twenty minutes. So no food or beverage revenue from us that day.

The course was in good condition, but the greens were relatively slow, compared to other courses in the area.

You can book tee times online at the Disney web site. Look for the "Specials" sections to save some money. The experience is not worth the regular full price rate, but may be acceptable if you can find a special for less than $90 per player.

3  Thank Barry C
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Had a two-some set up for early Sunday morning tee time. Must have been a small private tournament going on in front of us as the attendants were scrambling to get them off and kinda left us on our own to find the driving range and putting area. The course was in great shape for January and we enjoyed the round. Only saw the beverage cart once in 18 holes and to bus our clubs back to our car. All-in-all a pretty average experience for what we expected.

Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

As i stayed with Disney i was transported to and from the course and provided with clubs at no additional cost. The course was of a high standard and set up in a manner to be moderately difficult for my 18 handicap. The Marshall was active and encouraged a speed that saw the round completed in 4 hours 20 minutes. A very worthwhile day for a tourist golfer who was very well looked after by the course staff.

2  Thank Markearns
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

A beautifully manicured course. Not cheap but could have been much more costly - you have to rent the buggy and buy balls, adding forty dollars to the green fees. If you lose one in the woods, there's no recovery shot - it is swamp at the base of the trees. This didn't stop my playing partner Jeff from hunting lost balls. I think he'd have been happier with a machete than a nine iron! That said, I enjoyed this course. The water challenges are plentiful but the greens are quite generous too. If you are staying at Old Key West or Saratoga Springs, this is a must do. The course wasn't busy either.

1  Thank Colin D
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