Disney World. The shining jewel in the crown of the Disney Corporate Empire. Almost everyone can find something to love in the Florida wonderland, including PGA level golf. Which is exactly what Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course has to offer.
The eighteen hole course is named after the plentiful magnolia trees that are spread all over the course. Designed by Joe Lee in 1971, the Magnolia course has been a staple on the PGA tour since that very year.
The course has been celebrated by Audubon Society as a natural golf course and the design fits. While the fairways are designed in a classic style, there are water hazards on 11 of the 18 holes. Combined with the spacious, elevated greens, magnolia trees make for a course with a very natural feel.
That doesn’t mean the course is soft on players. There are 97 bunkers scattered all over the course, not to mention those water hazards. The Magnolia is also the longest course of all the Disney courses, standing at over 7500 yards.
The course signature hole is the par 3, sixth hole, where the centerpiece of the hole and pretty much the entire course is the bunker shaped like Mickey. (Wonder if that qualifies as a hidden Mickey?)
Not to worry though, there are five tee levels available for any level of play, making the Magnolia Course is a fantastic challenge for anyone who is playing.
Despite being decades old, the course was upgraded in 2015, with bunkers and cart paths repaired and work was done on the trees. Thus ensuring that the course being enjoyed now is the best is has ever been.
1950 W Magnolia Palm Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830