Living in Florida has many perks: miles of beaches, great weather, animated neighbors, etc. One of the greatest things, however is the easy access to some of the greatest golf courses in the world. The Walt Disney World Resort is home to 5 great courses (actually more if you count the numerous holes of miniature golf at Winter Summerland and Fantasia Gardens) designed by some of the most acclaimed course designers in the sport.
It is more than a sanctuary for us golfers, each of Disney’s four championship courses is actually a certified Audubon International Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary. In order to be declared a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System, golf courses must maintain excellence in the following areas: Environmental Planning, Wildlife and Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Integrated Pest Management, Water Conservation and Water Quality Management.
With the honors it has achieved, Disney Golf joins a select group of top golf resorts such as Pebble Beach, The Broadmoor, Pinehurst, The Greenbrier, The Homestead, The American Club and Kapalua Resort.
The courses have been played by the greats and duffers alike and all agree that these are some of the finest courses available. Some of the awards Disney Golf has received over the years include:
- 2008-2009 Silver Medal Golf Resort as awarded by Golf Magazine2006-2007 Gold Medal Golf Resort as awarded by GOLF Magazine – the only one in Florida
- Disney’s Osprey Ridge Golf Course named 2006 America’s Best Resort Courses by Golfweek
- 2004 Greens of Distinction Award presented by Corporate & Incentive Travel MagazineSelected one of America’s Top 75 Resorts by Golf Digest
- Every 18-hole course awarded four or four and a half stars (out of five) by Golf Digest
- Named one of the world’s top 75 golf resorts by Condé Nast Traveler
- Named “Top 50 Great Service Facilities” by Golf Digest
- Outstanding Golf and Meeting Award presented by Successful Meetings
- 2004 Paragon Award by Corporate Meetings and Incentives
- Recognized by Golf Digest as Best Places to Play2003 Premium Circle Award by MeetingsNet
Take advantage of special offers and play on Disney’s Championship Courses. Become a member in a variety of magical ways:
Disney’s Annual Golf Membership – $50.00*
FLORIDA RESIDENTS play any of Disney’s Championship Golf Courses year-round at discounts up to 60% off regular rates for you and up to three Guests. The membership also includes 20% off PGA Staff golf instruction.
Call (407) 938-GOLF (938-4653)† to reserve, or visit any Disney Golf Pro Shop to purchase these exciting offers
Disney Vacation Club Membership – $50.00*
As a DISNEY VACATION CLUB MEMBER, you are eligible to purchase a golf membership that provides year-round discounts up to 60% off regular rates for you and up to three Guests.
Call (407) 938-GOLF (938-4653)† to reserve, or visit any Disney Golf Pro Shop to purchase these exciting offers.
Walt Disney World® Annual Passholder
As a Walt Disney World ANNUAL PASSHOLDER, you are eligible for discounts up to 30% off regular day Guest rates for you and up to three guests.
Call (407) 938-GOLF (938-4653)† to reserve your tee times.
Become a Classic Club Member
As a DISNEY GOLF CLASSIC CLUB MEMBER, you can participate in the Pro-Am portion of the Children’s Miracle Network Classic and are eligible for discounts off regular day Guest rates for you and up to three Guests.
For Classic Club Membership and Children’s Miracle Network Classic participation information, please contact (407) 938-3501 or visit any Disney Golf Pro Shop.
Children’s Miracle Network
128 world-class golfers, 4 magical days, and tradition comes together right here in Orlando.
We invite you to experience the magic of the 2009 Children’s Miracle Network Classic as we bring together the Central Florida community through the excitement of PGA TOUR golf. 2009 will mark the 39th year of the PGA TOUR event at the Walt Disney World Resort. The tradition, excitement, and classic moments of the event will be brought to you on Disney’s Magnolia and Palm Golf Courses. Be a part of the longest running PGA TOUR event in Central Florida that began with a three-peat by Jack Nicklaus in 1971, 1972 and 1973. The Children’s Miracle Network Classic also continues to bring the best players in the world to Orlando each year. In its history, the event has crowned the familiar names of Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Vijay Singh, Payne Stewart, and Mark O’Meara as champions.
From November 12 -15, 2009, come and watch the drama as defending champion Davis Love III attempts to regain the magic and his title. With his win at the 2008 Children’s Miracle Network Classic, Love was able to accomplish a lifetime exemption on the PGA TOUR for achieving his 20th career victory while being on TOUR for over 15 years.
For Ticket, Pro Am, or Volunteer information, please visit www.childrensmiraclenetworkclassic.com or call 407-824-2250.
Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals across North America. For more information on Children’s Miracle Network, please visit www.childrensmiraclenetwork.org.
Wrapping it up
There are a lot of reasons to visit and enjoy the Walt Disney World Resort here in Central Florida. From the beautiful weather and friendly people, to the four amazing theme parks and host of beautiful resorts there is everything for everyone here in Orlando’s own Walt Disney World. Now, there is another reason to visit the parks – golf! Throughout the year there are deals and tournaments to watch and play in, all the while soaking in the great Florida sun.
In between those rounds, you may make it to some of the other things that make the Walt Disney World Resort the number one tourist destination in the world: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Downtown Disney, et. al. Whatever you like to do on your vacation, we have you covered here in Central Florida and the Walt Disney World Resort.