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Disney have five of their own golf courses located across Walt Disney World, three of which are on the PGA Tour. Golf is offered to the general public and resort guests at all courses.
Located near the Polynesian Resort, and features elevated tees, spacious greens, tranquil water hazards and championship fairways with Magnolia trees. There are 97 bunkers on this course. A pro shop is shared with the Palm course, and is open from dawn to dusk. It is home each year to the final round of the PGA Tour's National Car Rental Golf Classic.
Located next to the Magnolia Course, Disney's Palm Golf Course features elevated tees, 94 bunkers, nine water holes and sand hazards. This is considered to be one of the toughest courses by many professional golfers on the PGA tour. The course is rated one of America's Top 75 Resort Courses.
This course is set on a beautiful tropical landscape and features more than 70 bunkers, nine water holes and rolling fairways, passing through local forests of oaks, pine, palmetto, bay and cypress trees. Many professionals have ranked this as one of the best places to play and stay in Florida. The course has a pro shop which opens from dawn to dusk.
One of the few courses around that has hosted a PGA Tour event, USGA event and LPGA Tour event and features a range of challenging bunkers making the golfer think hard about how to take that next shot. There is an island green on the 7th hole to challenge even the most professional golfers. This is a short but tight course with tough challenges. This course is located near the Downtown Disney Marketplace.
Located next to the Magnolia Golf Course, this par-36 walking course is ideal for family games, with just 9 holes covering 2,913 yards. This is often recommended as a good course to start on, or for shorter games. Designed by Ron Garld, the hole yardage ranges from 132 to 517 yards.
Golf rates vary per resort. Clubs can be rented for $55 for adults and free for juniors. A number of additional rentals are offered such as golf shoes, range balls, electric carts, etc. A 45-minute private lesson with PGA professionals is also offered at $75 for adults or $50 for juniors (17 and under). Rates for each course tend to vary. Resort guests get a lower rate. Contact guest services for full details.
There are two miniature / pitch and put courses owned by Disney. These are great fun for the whole family and are open 10:00 am to 11:00 pm seven days a week weather permitting. Prices for both locations are $11.75 for adults and $9.75 for children. Annual pass holders receive a 50% discount. When you complete your game and return your golf clubs, you'll receive a complimentary Disney golf ball with a Disney character printed on it, and a small gift such as a sharpie pen.
Themed around the Disney classic animated film, "Fantasia", this mini golf course features 18 holes of fun, with interactive obstacles, themed to look like scenes from the film. Adjacent to the mini-golf course is an 18-hole faraway course, resembling a miniature version of a full size golf course. The course is located close to the Epcot resort area, and is within walking distance of the Swan and Dolphin, and even the BoardWalk resort area.
Located at Disney's Blizzard Beach, this course is split into Winterland and Summerland, each offering 18 holes of fun. Winterland is considered to be slightly more challenging, with many water features and tricky shots. The easiest way to get to this course is via the Disney Bus Transportation Service. Just take the Blizzard Beach bus, which stops close to Winter Summerland.