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4.2
963 Reviews (963)
5 Stars
481
4 Stars
330
3 Stars
89
2 Stars
33
1 Stars
30
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.2
87.2%
Recommend this course
848 out of 963 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.3
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.2%
Recommend this course
55 out of 61 reviews
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4.3
117 Reviews (117)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.0%
Recommend this course
103 out of 117 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6745 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.3
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Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1972
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Lee (1972) Rocky Roquemore

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees (with GPS)
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire consists of a polo-style shirt with collar, turtleneck or mock turtleneck shirt, and slacks or Bermuda-length shorts.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

4.2
963 Reviews (963)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Patio Dining 8
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 56
Water Hazards 53
Undulating Greens 34
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 45
Locals 41
A Weekend Splurge 36
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 68
At a Resort 56
Convenient to the City 40

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Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course if right price

Greens ran fine although the grass didn't look great because of some incroachment of what looked like rye grass. Slightly on the slow side, but pretty good overall.
Great layout with interesting holes, pleasant rangers. All together a good day. Prices are quite high.
Lowered rating a bit because of the look of the greens, not the playability.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course, worth the cost

Played here for the first time. Rented clubs and had an 8:30 tee time. Pace of play was great (less than 4 hrs) and the course was in awesome conditions. Best bunkers I’ve ever seen and greens were fast and rolled true.

Only negatives are: very poor selection of rental clubs available, and the GPS on the cart broke on the final 3 holes. Expensive course, but worth the price. Was shocked to see tax charged for the tee time. In California we don’t pay taxes on green fees, it’s just the fee and that’s it. Added an extra $20+ that I wasn’t expecting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course in Good Condition

Only gave the course layout 3 stars because it comes too close to housing (villas & treehouses). The rest of the course was great and well maintained. The driving range quite small.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Forgettable layout

When I started the temperature was 60 degrees, sprinkling rain and very windy. It was 20 degrees cooler than the day before, and I wasn't dressed warmly enough for the front 9. By the back 9 it became sunny, but still windy.

I played the yellow tees. The tee boxes were in good shape, well covered with grass, but on several holes there was only one yellow marker and on one hole there were no yellow markers at all.

The fairways were only thinly covered with grass. This led to tight muddy lies and the fairway didn't offer much advantage over the matted-down rough. The lack of coverage may have to do with recent wet weather, but I read reviews saying other courses in the area don't have the same problem. Wispy, muddy fairways always make me think the course isn't draining well and conjure images of underfunded munis. LBV shouldn't be underfunded, given the high greens fees.

The bunkers had very little sand in them; this made getting out of fairway bunkers easy but made greenside bunkers very difficult until I resorted to a chipping stroke. I wonder whether rain has washed the sand out of the bunkers.

I thought the greens were in good condition and the ball rolled smoothly.

The layout is forgettable. It's flat and unimaginative - nothing leaps out as a clever use of terrain and it doesn't seem much earth was moved to make the course more interesting.

LBV is fine for a round of golf if you're at Disney for the parks and want a break, but it's not a course to play for a golf trip.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Terrible Greens

Spent $150 for 18 holes and was forced to play with 3 non-golfers who were terrible. Such a frustrating experience and only made worse by the terrible greens.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Tom's day at LBV

Course very wet with multiple areas of distressed turf and muddy lies from rains I was told occurred a week earlier. Greens satisfactory. Limited rollout on shots led to a much longer course. My playing partner indicated the course was in very good shape last summer and assured me today was not a fair test.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 86
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun and Fair

Disney LBV course definitely has a theme park feel as it winds through the resort complete with tourist boats passing by golfers at a couple of the tee boxes. The course was in good condition, a bit wet in spots, well designed and presents a fair challenge. Just managed to get 18 holes completed before dark so $US60 was a real bargain.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 99
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Not in great shape

From a Disney course for Disney money I expect way more. Greens were sanded but still rolled decent. Many fairways and around the greens were total mush. Had to drop and move several balls some of the areas were just unplayable. For $82 it was fine. Rack rate is have been disgusted.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course,

Unfortunately play was extremely slow because of 120 player tournament. We only finished nine holes and course offered rain check because of slow play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 33
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Very, very wet

Great course but it was extremely wet and made it difficult to play. Will be back but only when it is not so wet.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The difference between this course and the present day Magnolia is night and day.. Disney does itself no favors in its presentation of Magnolia. I have played it many times over 40 or so years. It’s under construction.if I had my known this, I would have never bothered.. the Buena Vista course, which, years ago , was the employees course is now open to the rest of the world. What a pleasure!’ In my view it is one of Joe Lee’s better tracks. Thank you for the opportunity to see this other side!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 65
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

A great place to play

We really enjoyed our round at DLB staff from the greeter to the cart girl were friendly and helpful when requested. Pace was a little slow but it wasn’t a problem for us we were enjoying the day and the Marshall was apologetic for how slow things were. Would definitely play here again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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