This 18-hole championship course features shimmering lakes, tropical sands, palm trees and sloping greens. Operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management, Disney's Palm Golf Course is rated 4 stars by Golf Digest and includes 9 holes with water hazards and 59 bunkers—providing plenty of challenges for novices and seasoned pros alike.
During Summer 2013, the course was completely redesigned by Arnold Palmer Course Design. This extensive work included building entirely new green complexes, newly shaped tees and a completely new bunker design that has modernized this historic golf course.
Golf course carts are enhanced with GPS technology that offers realistic images of hazards, yardages, hole diagrams, pin locations and more to help you strategize your play.
The use of a golf cart is included in your greens fee; there is no additional cart fee. Carts are designed to be shared by 2 Guests and are equipped with a small cooler, a sand bucket to fill divots, front windshields and rear pull-down club covers, in case of a passing shower.
To provide an enjoyable pace of play, players are required to use our golf carts on our 3 championship courses. For Guests who prefer to walk the entire course, we recommend Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course, a 9-hole walking course.
Reservations and Cancellations
Reservations are highly recommended but not necessary, and walk-up golfers will try to be accommodated. Single or twosome walk-up golfers will have the best chance to play. However, it is best to reserve a tee time online or call the Golf Master Starter at (407) WDW-GOLF or (407) 939-4653, even if it is just a few hours before you plan to walk up.
Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your tee time to allow for check-in, cart assignment and a healthy warm-up. If you are unavoidably detained and arrive late, we will do the best to accommodate you whenever possible.
Planning a group outing? You can call the Golf Group Sales & Events Office at (407) 454-5000, fax your request to (321) 800-5780 or send an email to Disneyevents@palmergolf.com.
Tee times must be canceled and party sizes must be reduced at least 24 hours in advance to avoid a possible payment penalty. Tee times that are canceled or left unreduced inside of 24 hours are subject to be charged to the credit card provided when reservations were made. Golfers are encouraged to call the Golf Master Starter at (407) WDW-GOLF or (407) 939-4653 to cancel or modify party size, even if you are inside the 24-hour window. Those who made tee time reservations online may also cancel online.
Required Golf Attire
To provide the best possible putting surfaces, Disney's Palm Golf Course is a non-metal spike facility. Golfers may wear shoes with metal spike alternatives, or tennis shoes. Proper golf attire is also required; denim jeans or shorts are not permitted.
Men May Wear
- Polo-style shirts with collars
- Turtlenecks or mock turtleneck shirts
- Slacks or Bermuda-length shorts
Women May Wear
- Polo-style shirts with collars
- Suitable shirts or blouses (with or without collars)
- Slacks, skirts or Bermuda-length shorts
In order to give all Guests the opportunity to play, we do try to pair players into foursomes whenever practical. This promotes a consistent pace of play. For less-skilled golfers who are worried about being paired up, we recommend the 9-hole walking Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course. Additionally, while we can accommodate any size party or group of golfers, we limit players to a maximum of 4 Guests per tee time. A party of 5 would be booked as a threesome and a twosome, with the understanding that each of these may be paired to fill out foursomes for each tee time.
Non-player riders are permitted for a nominal fee. This fee covers the costs of providing a golf cart and insures against the rare golfer who brings his or her own gallery. Please note that spectators or non-players are always welcome to walk along with the group at any time, although due to high demand for our courses, we cannot guarantee the availability for a spectator to ride during the months of January and May.
Driving Range and Lessons
Polish your skills at the practice putting green and driving range at Disney's Palm Golf Course.
You can also enjoy personalized, professional lessons from PGA instructors for an additional fee.
Private lessons are 45 minutes long and can be scheduled for juniors (Guests 5 to 17 years of age) and adults (Guests 18 years of age and up).
For more information, please call (407) WDW-GOLF or (407) 939-4653. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
Pro Shop and Clubhouse
Pro Shop and Rentals
Disney's Magnolia, Palm and Oak Trail Pro Shop features a wide selection of golf merchandise and rentals. Take home such souvenirs as caps, logo shirts, clubs and towels. This location is one of 2 pro shops that serve golfers throughout Walt Disney World Resort.
Rental clubs are available for men and women in both right- and left-handed models, and junior clubs are on hand, too. Rental golf shoes are also available, and neither rental shoes nor clubs need to be reserved in advance.
We ask that each Guest has his or her own bag and clubs to help keep up the pace of play on our courses. We do offer loaner golf bags at no charge for Guests who condense their clubs and leave their bulky bags at home for travel.
Storing Golf Clubs
Walt Disney World Resort Golf Courses can store your clubs and transfer them from one Disney golf course to another Disney course at the beginning of each day.
Please Note: As of January 1, 2020, a $5 per night per bag storage fee will apply for golf bags that are retained overnight at our facilities before, during and/or after your visit to any Walt Disney World Resort Golf Course. The appropriate charge will be assessed at the time of check-in for your initial round of golf based on how many days you anticipate storing your golf equipment at our facilities.
The Clubhouse features men's and women's locker rooms and showers for golfers looking to freshen up. While there, visit the Champions Room, where elegant plaques are displayed that honor every winner of the PGA Tour's Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.
There is no fee to use Clubhouse lockers, and keys are available from the Pro Shop.
Dining and Personal Coolers
As you play through each round on the course, you have the option of grabbing a quick bite at any of our New Disney Character-themed roving Refreshment carts. Be sure to spot all three of them as you play, and don't miss out on this great new photo opportunity! Whether you are in need of a refreshingly cold, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, beverage, or you desire some much needed sustenance for a scorecard-saving back nine surge, our Refreshment carts have you covered! From soft drinks to sports drinks, coffee, beer, both domestic and import, as well as cocktails are all available for your enjoyment. Both breakfast and lunch sandwiches are served throughout the day!
You can also grab a quick bite at Chip 'n' Dale's Deli, a snack bar and outdoor patio located adjacent to the Magnolia golf course putting green, and a short walk from the clubhouse.
Personal coolers and any type of food or beverage storage devices are not permitted on our courses. Each golf cart is equipped with a cooler, and your cart host or hostess will be happy to fill it with ice and add your beverage selections from his or her cart. Comfort stations on the golf courses are also equipped with ice machines, cups and water fountains.
Transportation & Directions
Complimentary transportation via taxi is available to Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. You may request a ride at the Valet Desk or from Bell Services at select Resort hotels, and in the Pro Shop or from any golf operations staff members at the golf courses. Guests are advised to check with Guest Services or the Concierge for any transportation options offered by their hotel.
Golf Day Guests who wish to arrange their own transportation to the golf courses will find that there is no charge for parking at the golf course itself or when going through the Auto Plaza on the way to the golf courses.
To get to Disney's Palm, Disney's Magnolia, and Disney's Oak Trail Golf Courses, Stay in the far left hand lane as you approach the Magic Kingdom toll plaza, and continue to follow the signs leading to Disney's Palm, Disney's Magnolia and Disney's Oak Trail Golf Courses, located at the Shades of Green Resort.
To retrieve directions on a GPS or mapping device, we recommend you input the following address:
Disney’s Palm Golf Course
1950 W. Magnolia Palm Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830