BONNET CREEK GOLF CLUB
Opened in 1992, this layout, located just east of Disney’s Fort Wilderness comes as a pleasant departure from the typical Florida courses. Designed by Pete Dye, it resembles a Scottish links course with its absence of elevated tees and greens, and dished rather than crowned fairways. Blending into the surrounding low-lying wetlands and natural areas, it is deceptively open, punishing errant shots with traditional grass rough, sand and pine straw.
OSPREY RIDGE COURSE
In stark contrast to Eagle Pines, this dramatic layout by Tom Fazio winds through dense vegetation, oak forests and moss hammocks, with rolling terrain and several high ridges uncharacteristic of Florida. One of the state’s most environmentally friendly golf courses, it’s a naturalist’s delight! Among other features, it has eight nesting platforms atop tall poles for Ospreys, alongside ponds stocked with the fish this native raptor feeds upon, and hand-built boardwalks, instead of asphalt or concrete cart paths, winding through wetlands.
Celebration Golf Club
Opened in 1996, this layout adjacant to Disney’s handsome town of Celebration, is the joint design of Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Water comes into play on all but two holes, in some cases both on the tee-shot and on the approach. Fairway bunkers and mounding reduce target areas even more. It is a course that keeps you on your toes, an exhilarating but fair challenge!
WALT DISNEY WORLD GOLF COURSES:
GREEN FEES (Golf Carts Included)
Lower rates are for Walt Disney World Resort guests, Florida residents (at Celebration) and/or golfers off late in the day. Times for twilight rates vary during the year. For further information, call 407-939-0463 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 407-939-0463 end_of_the_skype_highlighting for WDW courses and 407-566-4653 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 407-566-4653 end_of_the_skype_highlighting for the Celebration course.
MAGIC KINGDOM RESORT AREA:
This classic Florida layout has elevated tees and greens, rolling terrain, 97 bunkers and more than 1,500 stately magnolia trees along its fairways.
Carved from woodlands, with water in play on nine holes, the Palm is shorter but tighter than it’s neighbor, Magnolia. The spectacular 18th, a 454 yard par-4 with water challenging both the tee short and the approach, is considered one of the toughest holes on the PGA tour.
Length off the tee is not a big factor on this short, 9-hole. walking only course, but the tree-lines fairways make accuracy a must. The small greens are challenging to hit and hold, plus few putts on them roll perfectly straight. This is a great layout for novices and for better golfers who want to stretch their legs and refine their short game before tackling one of the championship tests!
DISNEY VILLAGE RESORT AREA
Lake Buena Vista Course is a relatively short course and plays long due to narrow fairways and an abundance of thick Bermuda grass rough. Several holes and real adventures, such as the par-3 16th with its island green, and the par-4 18th, a demanding 448 yard dogleg. Like Magnolia and Palm, LBV was designed by noted golf architect Joe Lee.