The Disney World theme parks, resort hotels, and most of Disney Springs remain closed as a health and safety precaution. But one Walt Disney World Resort experience is still open: golf. Though a stay-at-home order was issued in certain Florida counties this week (including Orange County), Disney golf courses are still open — at least, for the time being.
Inside the Magic was informed via email this morning that Walt Disney World Golf Courses are still open for operation until further notice. However, the same advisory shared earlier this week still applies:
The game of golf serves as an excellent way to exercise while promoting social distancing, and we are striving to continue providing this opportunity without interruption for the foreseeable future! Golf and FootGolf operations remain available on our regular schedule. We continue to closely monitor recommendations by health officials and have implemented significant measures to help ensure the well-being of all who visit and work at Walt Disney World® Golf.
Due to the closure of Disney’s Saratoga Springs® Resort & Spa, there will be a restricted access policy for Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course commencing Saturday March 21st. If a guest plans to visit this facility, they will be required to have a confirmed tee time reservation before entering the property. Access to the property will only be allowed from the security guard gate located across the street from the entrance to the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace resort. Guests that would like to make use of our driving range facilities, or purchase items from our golf professional shop are being redirected to visit Disney’s Palm, Magnolia, and Oak Trail Golf facility instead.
Due to the restricted access policy for Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, we are inviting Player’s Club members to contact our reservations team within an hour of an available tee time, and pre-book at the Walk-up rate. This will add your name to the tee sheet, and therefore, security can grant you access to the property.
For those that are here in Orlando currently, and interested to play, please contact our reservations center at (407) WDW-GOLF to request additional information, or to confirm a suitable tee time. We recommend continuing to visit our website for further updates to our schedule.
Even the official WDW Golf website states that the courses are still operating:
Walt Disney World® Golf is open!
Golf and FootGolf operations remain available on our regular schedule. We continue to closely monitor recommendations by health officials and have implemented measures to help ensure the well-being of all who visit and work at Walt Disney World® Golf. We recommend continuing to visit our website for further updates to our schedule.
And by the way, if you need a good laugh, you can watch the classic Goofy cartoon “How to Play Golf” below:
We will continue to update our website as more information regarding Disney World’s temporary closure becomes available. For now, we hope everyone continues to practice social distancing, abide by CDC recommendations, and stay home if you can.