It is not uncommon to see rides or attractions down while contractors at Walt Disney World Resort refurbish the ride. Sometimes, Walt Disney World Resort decides to make updates, changes, or other changes they feel are necessary. One attraction under refurbishment during the summer and fall months of 2013 is Walt Disney World Resort’s Palm Golf Course.
Palm Golf Course closed June 12, 2013 and is expected to remain closed until sometime in mid- November of 2013. While Palm Golf Course is under refurbishment, Disney’s other golf courses are scheduled to remain open. Without knowledge of how Disney plans on changing the park, we can only look at what was. Palm Golf Course was an 18-hole championship course operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management. It included 9 water hazards and 94 bunkers.
While Palm Golf Course is down for the summer and better part of fall, there is ample opportunity to enjoy Walt Disney World Resort’s other courses. Located in the Downtown Disney Resort Area is Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. The 18-hole course is certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary.
Disney’s other golf courses are located in the Magic Kingdom Resort Area. Apart from the closed Palm Golf Course, the other courses include:
Magnolia Golf Course – Certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary, includes 11 water hazards and 97 bunkers.
Oak Trail Golf Course – 9 hole course, certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary.
Osprey Ridge Golf Course – Certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary, an 18-hole course that includes 9 water holes and over 70 bunkers. Rated in Golf Digest as one of the best courses in Florida.
If you are an avid golfer and want to include it in your next Disney vacation, then look into the other 4 of Disney’s 5 golf courses. Fortunately, come winter 2013, Palm Golf Course is planned to reopen and Disney is sure guests will love the refurbished course.