Lake Buena Vista Golf Course – Florida, USA

We went to Disneyland again on Sunday to play the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course.  This is located in a different spot to the Magnolia Course and doesn’t quite have the same magical feel in terms of having the Disney character references everywhere.  It was a lovely course that wound it’s way through the Old Key West Resort on the front nine.  We even had our own cheer squad on the third hole – a family staying at the resort where out on there deck watching our shots into the green.  They were clapping and calling out to us – I couldn’t understand a word they were saying and they were speaking English : 0

This course is also designed by Joe Lee who designed Magnolia and was built a year later in 1972 that caters to any level of player. It’s true that Lake Buena Vista doesn’t host the PGA Tour anymore like Disney’s Magnolia Course and Palm Course. It is, however, the only Disney golf course to have hosted both the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour.

Lake Buena Vista, the shortest of the four Disney courses at 6,819 yards, tends to be a hybrid of the wide-open Magnolia and the tighter confines of the shot-making Palm. Lake Buena Vista is also the only Disney golf course with out-of-bounds stakes – there is water on 11 holes.

We had a 10.04am tee time and pretty much teed off on time.  We played with a couple from North Carolina – Gary & Cathy.  Cathy had only just taken up golf earlier this year but recognised her limitations and picked up when appropriate.  It was quite busy anyway so we regularly waited on the group in front of us.  Again it got pretty hot but the water and ice stations kept us going.


This blog was originally set up to share our 9 month adventure around Europe and the USA with friends and family in 2014. On returning to NZ in January 2015 I decided to carry it on so I could continue to share any future travel adventures - it has become my electronic travel diary. I hope you enjoy and get inspired to visit some of the wonderful places we have visited.
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