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Lake Buena Vista Golf Course

Lake Buena Vista Golf

Many beginning golfers play here. The island green at the sixteenth hole is considered particularly challenging.

Size of course: 6,264 yards from the middle tees

What is the cost:  
Resort Guests; $75-120 
Day Visitor; $80-125
Twilight Special: $39-69

Does the cost include a golf cart: yes

Misc: The golf course has a driving range, putting green, locker rooms, and a beverage cart on the course. The Lake Buena Vista Pro Shop carries golf apparel, equipment, and accessories.

Reservations: Resort guest can make a reservation up to sixty days in advance. Non-resort guests may reserve up to thirty days ahead. Call WDW Golf (407-939-4653) or visit www.golfwdw.com

Where is it: The Lake Buena Vista Golf Course is located at Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.

Parking: There is free parking near the Pro Shop. The golf course is within walking distance of most of the Hotel Plaza resorts. Complimentary taxi service to and from the golf course is available to resort guests.

What resorts are near by: Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Buena Vista Palace, Hilton, Grosvenor, Hotel Royal Plaza, Courtyard by Marriott, Old Key West, Port Orleans, Travelodge, and DoubleTree.

Facts and Figures about the Lake Buena Vista Course:

  • Course opened in 1972
     

  • Par is 72
     

  • Course record: 61 (Bob Tway)
     

  • Length ranges from 6,819 (pro yardage) to 5,194 (forward tees); men's yardage: 6,268
     

  • Course rating from the men's tees is 70.1
     

  • Slope index from the men's tees is 129
     

  • Water figures in the design of 11 holes
     

  • Greens are Tifdwarf
     

  • Fairways are Tifway 419

    Lake Buena Vista is one of three Walt Disney World Resort courses designed by Joe Lee; others: Palm and Magnolia.
     
    The course clubhouse facilities -- including a pro shop and locker rooms -- are on the campus of Disney Institute.

    Among the prestigious events that have called the course "home": the PGA TOUR fall Classic (1980-1993, 1995-97), LPGA Tour HealthSouth Tournament (1996-1997) and USGA 1st Centennial Women's State Team Tournament (1995).

    Lake Buena Vista is part of a 99-hole Walt Disney World golf resort complex honored as one of America's Silver Medal resorts by Golf Magazine (1998 biennial survey).


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