Golf - Lake Buena Vista course

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Lake Buena Vista Course
Architect: Joe Lee
Opened: 1972
Yardage: 5,194 - 6,819
Par: 72
Course/Slope Ratings: 68.6-73.0 / 123-133

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- For golfers who like their challenges in shorter measurements, there is the Lake Buena Vista golf course.

Styled in a classic country club setting combining thick Florida forests and Walt Disney World Resort residential areas, Lake Buena Vista is barely more than 6,800 yards from the back tees and less than 5,200 yards from the front tees.

But don't let its length fool you: the Lake Buena Vista golf course is one "shorty" that can also be a bully. The combination of dense pine forests, narrow fairways, thick bermuda-grass rough and small, well-bunkered greens make this course a full-fledged golf challenge requiring accurate shot-making.

Constructed in 1972, one year following the construction of the Magnolia and Palm courses, LBV continues to be a favorite of many who have played all five courses at Walt Disney World Resort. Course architect Joe Lee returned in 1994 to direct construction of new greens for the entire course.

LBV offers golfers a new adventure at every tee and green . . . from the 157-yard No. 16 island green to the demanding 448-yard dogleg finishing hole.

Complementing this championship course layout are the villas of Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, the newest Disney Vacation Club property. Accommodations at the resort offer golfers the opportunity to spend their vacations on the golf course while being just a few miles from the magical Walt Disney World theme parks.

As with all the Disney courses, teaching and practice facilities are plentiful. Lessons are available to all guests, both groups and individuals.

It all adds up to a golf experience that truly reflects the philosophy of course designer Lee, who says it is an "exciting challenge . . . yet fun to play."


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