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  1. 1. what course to play in disney? i can only play one round

    • magnolia
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    • lake buena vista
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Admittedly I haven’t played them in  a while. Magnolia gets the hype for hosting a PGA tournament years ago. Magnolia took a beating one summer and burned up. They’ve since repaired it but I still find Palm to be a more enjoyable experience. 

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Or, if it’s an option, drive 25 minutes and play Panther Lake at Orange County National.  I think it’s much better than either.

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7 hours ago, David in FL said:

Or, if it’s an option, drive 25 minutes and play Panther Lake at Orange County National.  I think it’s much better than either.

Unfortunately driving isnt an option 

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OoAaronoO what course did you decide to play on? I am going to be heading to Disney in the Fall of 2020 and have the same questions as you do. 

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I played lake Buena vista. It was good but I played at the ledgends of orange lake... that blew disney out the water for half the price

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LBV... brings back memories!  I used to work at Disney as part of the “Magic Kingdom College Program” back in the 1980’s.

I worked 3-9 usually so my days were free.  I got the guys at LBV to store my clubs there because I had to use the college program bus and I could go from the course to work.

Played or practiced almost everyday there for the 6 months I was there.  Loved that course!!

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6 hours ago, OoAaronoO said:

I played lake Buena vista. It was good but I played at the ledgends of orange lake... that blew disney out the water for half the price

You’ll note that none of us recommended LBV.  There was a reason for that...

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2 hours ago, David in FL said:

You’ll note that none of us recommended LBV.  There was a reason for that...

I still have no desire to play LBV.

One year I had an annual pass and played Oak Trail a bunch of times for free. That's a fun executive 9-hole course you can walk in 1:30 or less. Nice way to get out and play golf without really missing any family time at the parks.

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29 minutes ago, billchao said:

I still have no desire to play LBV.

One year I had an annual pass and played Oak Trail a bunch of times for free. That's a fun executive 9-hole course you can walk in 1:30 or less. Nice way to get out and play golf without really missing any family time at the parks.

I can name 4 or 5 $20 courses down here better than LBV...

I’m kind of curious why the OP asked for advice, and then completely ignored it.  

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As a frequent visitor to Florida, I have played all the Disney courses (including when they had Eagle Pines (?) (the Pete Dye designed course) and the other newer one (I forget the name but I think it was by Tom Fazio?).

Of all of them, I remembered at the time that I liked LBV the most; it was tighter, had some doglegs, some water to deal with and ran through some Vacation Club homes.  What I remembered about Palm and Magnolia is that most holes were straight, mostly wide open and it was essentially "bombs away".

I haven't stayed in that part of town for years (we now stay near UCF to avoid the tourist traps and the traffic), so therefore haven't played the Disney courses for years. I apologize if my recollection is wrong or fuzzy.

In that part of town, Orange Lake and Orange County offer lots of challenge for a lower price.  I have also heard good things about Celebration but I have not played it yet.

 

 

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5 hours ago, paperclip said:

As a frequent visitor to Florida, I have played all the Disney courses (including when they had Eagle Pines (?) (the Pete Dye designed course) and the other newer one (I forget the name but I think it was by Tom Fazio?).

Of all of them, I remembered at the time that I liked LBV the most; it was tighter, had some doglegs, some water to deal with and ran through some Vacation Club homes.  What I remembered about Palm and Magnolia is that most holes were straight, mostly wide open and it was essentially "bombs away".

I haven't stayed in that part of town for years (we now stay near UCF to avoid the tourist traps and the traffic), so therefore haven't played the Disney courses for years. I apologize if my recollection is wrong or fuzzy.

In that part of town, Orange Lake and Orange County offer lots of challenge for a lower price.  I have also heard good things about Celebration but I have not played it yet.

 

 

Orange lake is in Kissimmee... if I remember correctly its lie 20-min or so drive 

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5 hours ago, paperclip said:

As a frequent visitor to Florida, I have played all the Disney courses (including when they had Eagle Pines (?) (the Pete Dye designed course) and the other newer one (I forget the name but I think it was by Tom Fazio?).

Of all of them, I remembered at the time that I liked LBV the most; it was tighter, had some doglegs, some water to deal with and ran through some Vacation Club homes.  What I remembered about Palm and Magnolia is that most holes were straight, mostly wide open and it was essentially "bombs away".

I haven't stayed in that part of town for years (we now stay near UCF to avoid the tourist traps and the traffic), so therefore haven't played the Disney courses for years. I apologize if my recollection is wrong or fuzzy.

In that part of town, Orange Lake and Orange County offer lots of challenge for a lower price.  I have also heard good things about Celebration but I have not played it yet.

 

 

My parents retired to Celebration and I visited annually. I haven't played the Celebration course in probably 15-20 years, but it was and likely still is a wonderful course. I'd played Osprey Ridge, the Tom Fazio course mentioned above, a few years earlier. Of the two, I much preferred Celebration. Orange County is nice as well. My favorite "close to Disney" course though was Falcon's Fire.

 

All good options if you're willing and able to travel a few miles, which the OP indicated wasn't possible. Personally, I'd reconsider that limitation.

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I've started doing some research on area courses as I'll be coming down the end of March through first week of April and staying in Lake Buena Vista. I'd like to play some rounds when I come down, likely in the mornings. As a high handicapper, @David in FL, what would you suggest? I'll likely play several rounds of 9 holes and maybe a few 18 depending on how I'm feeling. At times, the heat and humidity limits my outdoor time with my health condition. I appreciate your input in advance.

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