February 2013: Golf is a world unto itself. Information on a specific course should include a rating, statistics, insights, location, cost, style, and more. With many Orlando courses within 30 minutes of the tourist attractions, it’s a challenge for a single website to do them justice, much less a webpage. Rather than duplicate a complete list of golf courses, we defer to the Golf Channel, which has its base of operations in Orlando.
Disney has four 18-hole courses and one 9-hole course, including:
Magnolia: Home of the Children’s Miracle Network Classic, the course has a Southern feel and a Mickey-shaped sand trap. Designed by Joe Lee.
Osprey Ridge: A course with a distinct Florida feel designed by Tom Fazio.
Lake Buena Vista: Styled as a country club course.
Palm: One of Disney’s tougher courses. Designed by Joe Lee.
Oak Trail: 9-holes and suitable for everyone.
Other Orlando area golf courses
The Golf Channel lists all Florida courses on a single page, broken down by city. To make research easier, the towns close to Disney – many of them pseudo-suburbs of Orlando – are listed here by location (except for Orlando itself) to make the search easier. Sections and individual cities are listed by their approximate distance from the tourist area.
If using the Golf Channel to find a golf course close to the attractions, here’s a list of nearby Central Florida towns:
Close to Disney
Lake Buena Vista
Southeast of Orlando, north of Disney
West of Disney
North/northeast of Orlando