Disneyworld may be every child’s (and child-at-heart’s) fairy tale dream come true kind of place but the completely grown-up golf loving human beings may find their own fantasy-to-reality golf vacation paradise hereabouts. And that is at Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Course. It is not as pixie-dust glittery as the place for kids, but sure does have its own way of appealing to the golfers, albeit less glittery and flashy.
Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Course is a Joe Lee design that could easily be described as fun and exciting and challenging. And it is – all 6,819 yards of it. It plays for a par of 72, with four sets of tees to choose from, perfect to delight more golfers regardless of their handicap levels. As much as they are visual treats, the signature Florida features of palmettos and pines and sparkling lakes and straight-out-of-a-Disney-movie pastel-colored villas are playing the role of hazards. Bunkered greens here are well elevated and small – as is the whole golf course which is small and tight – but with surprisingly wide and huge fairways. This undeniable beauty and excellence in layout quality is the reason why golfers are not the only ones drawn to this course; even the stars have come down on this golf vacation destination.
Well, course star ratings that is. Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Course has 4 out of 5 stars from Golf Digest Magazine. And the services and amenities are those fitting even for the royals in all those well-loved Disney classics. That’s a promise of a happy-ending to every golf trip right there.