Walt Disney World® Golf Hosts The Special Olympics Florida State Golf Championships
Walt Disney World® Golf, operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management, is proud to again be hosting the Special Olympics Florida State Golf Championships, September 9 – 10, 2016. We are honored to have previously hosted this event in 2014 and 2015.
This event follows our very successful hosting of the Special Olympics Florida Invitational earlier this year, which raised over $1 Million dollars in support of over 37,000 athletes competing in Special Olympics Florida sporting events around the state, including the upcoming State Golf Championships. As a result of the fund raising activities, the athletes and their caregivers do not incur any costs to participate in these events, which helps to enable a larger number of athletes to become involved.
We expect over 270 Special Olympics athletes from around Florida to participate in this year’s event.
The State Golf Championships will be played on Disney’s Magnolia, Disney’s Palm and Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Courses, as well as Disney’s Magnolia Driving Range and Practice Putting Green, where skills challenges will take place.
There are five levels of play in the event, based upon each player’s ability:
- Individual skills (Level 1) – Magnolia’s Driving Range and Putting Green
- Unified alternate shot 9-hole (Level 2) – Oak Trail Golf Course
- Unified alternate shot 18-hole (Level 3) – Palm Golf Course
- Individual play 9-hole (Level 4) – Magnolia Golf Course
- Individual play 18-hole (Level 5) – Palm Golf Course
If you are interested in supporting the event by volunteering, we would welcome your participation! For more information, please contact Special Olympics Florida at (352) 243-9536 or complete the contact form on their web site.
We look forward to welcoming these amazing athletes, their families and friends to the “Happiest Place on TURF!”