|Lake Buena Vista was the third golf course to be designed by “Gentleman” Joe Lee at the Walt Disney Resort. Host to numerous PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and USGA events, this layout demands accuracy rather than sheer length.|
This was my first choice course when in town with the family, whilst they were undertaking the usual Disney & Universal resorts.
For July, I have to say the course was in decent condition, quite testy with more than a few holes with an abundance of water hazards and on the whole was quite enjoyable as an introduction to golf in Florida.
Green fees at around 30 dollars for some reason was very fair and I would recommend to any golfer that is looking for a fun day out and possibly not the test and seriousness of other courses in Florida such as Seminole etc
Frankly, the main reason one plays here is because your kids are engaged at the facility and you need a diversion to do something. That's the extent of the design.
There are the usual Florida inclusions where water is used to abundance at times and a few of the holes can be a bit narrow given the general clientele playing.
The greater Orlando area has added a few other key golf choices over the last 25 years and the Disney product overall serves an immediate need to play some sort of golf when the kids are in tow. If you keep your expectations in check the time there will be productive but don't go thinking compelling architecture is center stage.
M. James Ward