Walt Disney World® Golf: A Great Value That’s Not Just For Resort Guests
Walt Disney World® Golf, operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management, would like to reintroduce you to “Happiest Place on TURF!” Since the Walt Disney World® Golf courses opened for play in 1971, they have always been available to “Day Guests”. That is, those who are not staying at a Walt Disney World® Resort hotel, whether they are residents of the Orlando area, or Guests vacationing in the area, but staying elsewhere.
Unfortunately, some of the misconceptions that we find prevalent in the Orlando area are the beliefs that the golf courses and practice facilities are reserved for the use of Walt Disney World® Resort Guests only, that they are substantially more expensive than other quality golf facilities in the Orlando area, and that you are required to pay for parking. The good news is that NONE of these are true!
While Walt Disney World® Resort Guests do have access to advance tee time reservation windows and programs targeted specifically to meet their needs, we have increasingly focused our efforts over the years to embrace our fellow Orlando area residents by developing discounts and programs specifically for our local golfers.
Currently, Orlando area residents can make tee time reservations up to 7 days in advance and take advantage of discounts on green fees that are up to 40% below the fees paid by Walt Disney World® Resort Guests. There are additional discounts available for seniors (ages 60+), juniors (ages under 18) as well as during twilight tee times. We also offer our Sunrise 9 program, for those who wish to play a quick 9-holes early in the morning, with a light breakfast included.
In recent years we have also introduced our Players Club Membership Program, specifically for Orlando area residents. We liken the program to a gym membership for your golf game. For a low $29 monthly fee, members gain access to unlimited driving range access, complimentary daily golf clinics taught by Michael Schlager, our PGA Director of Instruction, and further discounted fees to play our four golf courses. Access to the Players Club, and Orlando area resident rates are exclusively for those living within any of the 7 Central Florida counties, Orange, Osceola, Lake, Polk, Volusia, Seminole, and Brevard. Each additional household member only pays $19 per month, and for committing to an annual membership, you gain one month of complimentary membership!
With an added focus on providing instructional and playing opportunities for junior golfers in the Orlando area, we recently began offering a series of single and multi-day golf camps for golfers ages 7 to 17. These camps, which are offered at various times throughout the year, include personalized instruction with qualified PGA members, food and beverage, as well as games and prizes for the participants. In addition, our family-friendly Disney’s Oak Trail golf course, a 9-hole walking course, which is specifically designed for junior and novice play, was recently recognized by GolfAdvisor.com, a widely respected golf community web site, as a “Top 10 Golf Course in Florida” for junior and beginner golfers.
We also created the Walt Disney World® Golf eClub, which offers Orlando area residents the opportunity to sign up for targeted communications by e-mail, with advanced notifications of weekly golf specials and events, before they are announced to the public. Please visit www.golfwdw.com to sign up!
In recent years, we are most proud of significant investments that we’ve made to our golf courses, by renovating Disney’s Palm, Disney’s Magnolia, and Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Courses. We’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback that our guests and partners have provided to us, and we plan to continue investing in improving their playability, enjoyment, and service experience. We have many more plans for the years ahead, as we continue to raise the bar in terms of what it means to experience Walt Disney World® Golf.
Host of the PGA Tour’s Walt Disney World® Golf Classic from 1971 – 2012, the championship golf courses at the Walt Disney World® Resort have garnered prestigious accolades throughout the years for superlative design, impeccable service, world-class amenities, and overall playability. Experience for yourself the beauty and benefits that continue to draw praise when you book a tee time at any of our 4 courses!
For more information, please visit our website at www.GolfWDW.com or call the main Walt Disney World® Golf reservations line at (407) WDW-GOLF (939-4653).
We look forward to welcoming you to the “Happiest Place on TURF!”