Fairways course at Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf closing for refurbishment

Jan 08, 2016 in "Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf"

Posted: Friday January 8, 2016 9:27am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Fairways Course at Disney's Fantasia Mini Golf will be closing for refurbishment later this month.

The closure is scheduled to begin on January 18, reopening to guests on February 12 2016.

During the refurbishment, The Gardens course will be open as normal.

View all current and upcoming refurbishments.

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MarkTwainJan 12, 2016

Fairways was enough to convince me not to try real golf. ;)

GarfieldJan 11, 2016

First time I played the Fairways course, my score was terrible and I absolutely hated it. In my younger days I had a 2 handicap and was a very good golfer, but that probably made it even tougher for me. I continued to play it and it became clear to me what strategy I needed to follow and how hard I actually needed to hit the ball. We now rate this as our favorite course and for the past five or so years play it multiple times on each visit. Last time we were there a lot of the surface was getting in pretty rough shape and needed some attention. Glad to hear it is getting some.

GhostHost1000Jan 11, 2016

Even if you are a good golfer if ridiculous. Now if I had a p wedge I could use it might be more possible

ChrisFLJan 08, 2016

if you aren't a good golfer, the fairways course is VERY difficult!!

anchorman314Jan 08, 2016

A pro tip to anyone thinking of trying the fairways course: don't attempt it if it's a day with full sun and temps above 85. Been there, done that. It's a fun course, but those conditions made it absolutely brutal.

Jon81ukJan 08, 2016

There are two interactive courses at Winter-Summerland as well.

rael ramoneJan 08, 2016

Back to the 'fairways'. It's been years since I've played there, but it would be a huge shame for them to change it to be like a more 'traditional' mini golf with the windmill hole. It's the 'realistic' layout that makes it special. And from a business sense, it could be something that gave people a kinda taste of real golf to entice them to play on the more lucrative Oak trail or full size courses.

GhostHost1000Jan 08, 2016

I wish they would redo the fairways course to be more like the other one more interactive and fun more than impossible

TJ VazquezJan 08, 2016

I was born and raised in Florida, that is as classic as you can get :p

CaptainAmericaJan 08, 2016

I think "classic Florida" is, by definition, a dated look. It's not old enough to be "classic" in the sense that Yacht Club is classic New England, Saratoga Springs is classic upstate New York, or the Boardwalk is classic New Jersey. "Classic" for Florida means the tourism boom of the 1970s. The orange and blue/green/teal/aqua of the Marlins, Dolphins, Hurricanes, and Gators conjures an extremely dated vibe of stucco and tile. You can almost smell the cigarette smoke just looking at those buildings.

R W BJan 08, 2016

Fairways is the extended course?

Next Big ThingJan 08, 2016

I guess the design of the Swolphin has never bothered me much... but then again I don't spend much time there.

TJ VazquezJan 08, 2016

I love the Dolphin and Swan look, its classic Florida. As long as they update the actual rooms, which they have done and are currently working on the Dolphin, then I am cool with the look.

Jon81ukJan 08, 2016

At least DisneyQuest exterior is just a big blue box. Whereas Swan and Dolphin are just weird looking and dated.