While it’s true that all of Disney’s theme parks, resorts, and Disney Springs locations have shut-down, as have most of the the third party operators on property, there is one Disney property where you can find a dose of pixie dust… the Walt Disney World Golf courses.
Golf, as it turns out, is one of those sports that has physical distancing built into the mode of play. You play in groups of no more than four and there really is no need for anyone to be closer than 6 feet to each other.
According to the Walt Disney World Golf website:
“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.”
Disney’s Palm, Magnolia, Oak Trail and Lake Buena Vista Golf Courses are open. Pre-booked tee times are recommended. For Lake Buena Vista Golf Course you’ll need to have a tee time to enter the property as it shares facilities with Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, which is closed down.
You can call (407) WDW-GOLF or visit the WDW Golf website to schedule your tee time at least one hour a head of when you’d like to play.
Foot Golf, btw, is a lot of fun and is playable by just about anyone. Right now it’s limited to Disney’s Oak Trail golf course on limited days and times (Wed, Sat & Sun after 2:30pm).
We may suggest at least one slight change to the standard Golf rules. Only allow one party on the tees and green at a time. It’s important to maintain a safe six foot distance. Also be sure to bring hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes to clean any mutual surfaces (like flag poles) before and after you use them.
Even those who love the game sometimes admit that golf is often not much more than a good walk spoiled, but current coronavirus guidelines do allow for a walk, as long as you maintain physical distance of 6 feet from others.
That said, use your own judgement. If you have pre-existing conditions that place you in an at-risk category, feel sick, or have come in contact with someone you know to have COVID-19, please stay home.
Note: Miniature golf courses are closed during this time.