Orange County

Walt Disney World to redesign Magnolia Golf Course over the summer

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course will undergo an extensive redesign over the summer.

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Walt Disney World announced Magnolia will reopen later this year after all 18 greens are enhanced and holes 14 through 17 are reconfigured.


Disney officials said this project will be the “most extensive redesign ever” for the golf course.

The work to revamp Magnolia is part of the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.

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“We’ve assembled an incredible team that is devoted to creating the best possible experience for our guests from around the globe who travel here for a championship-caliber golf vacation,” said Bruce Gerlander, general manager of Arnold Palmer Golf Management, which operates the Walt Disney World golf courses. “For more than four decades, Disney’s Magnolia served as a favorite stop on the PGA Tour and we have been methodically planning for this massive project for years.”

Holes 16 and 17 are also being connected by a newly constructed cart bridge through the forest, creating nature views for golfers traveling between those holes.

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“These are going to be dramatic changes to the Magnolia course that will create a playing experience that will be challenging yet fun for all golfers,” said Faron Kelley, vice president of Disney Sports. “We know our guests expect a magical experience every time they come to play golf at Walt Disney World, and this redesign is part of our ongoing commitment to achieve that for every golfer who steps up to that first tee.”

The Magnolia course was last changed in 2015, when its bunkers and cart paths were upgraded.

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