Inside the courses: Disney's Magnolia and PalmA secnic view of the 10th hole on the Palm Golf Course at Walt Disney World Golf Resort.October 17, 2011
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Fast facts: Magnolia Course Original architect Joe Lee (1971) Course superintendent Scott Welder Number of PGA TOUR events as host venue 33 (including 2011) Par value 72 Yardage history 7,516 yards (2005-present) 7,200 (2002-2004) 7,201 (2001) 7,243 (2000) 7,190 (1979-1999) Grass Bermudagrass (tees, fairways, greens, rough) Tournament Stimpmeter 11 ft Sand bunkers 107 Water hazards 15 Course tour Click here Course record Player
Holes-in-one Player Hole Year Davis Love III 15 2010 Vaughn Taylor 3 2004 Duffy Waldorf 6 2003 Paul Claxton 3 2002 Rich Beem 3 2002 Davis Love III 12 2002 Danny Ellis 15 2001 Glen Hnatiuk 15 2000 Mark Brooks 6 1999 Sean Murphy 12 1999 Jimmy Green 3 1997 Nolan Henke 15 1996 John Adams 3 1994 Buddy Gardner 6 1994 Jay Overton 6 1992 Jim McGovern 3 1992 Lyn Lott 3 1983 Fast facts: Palm Course Original architect Joe Lee (1971) Course superintendent Scott Welder Number of PGA TOUR events as host venue 33 (including 2011) Par value 72 Yardage history 7,010 yards (2007-present) 7,015 (2004-2006) 6,957 (2002-2003) 7,193 (2000-2001) 6,967 (1998-1999) 6,957 (1996-1997) 6,941 (1972-1995) Grass Bermudagrass (tees, fairways, greens, rough) Tournament Stimpmeter 11 ft Sand bunkers 95 Water hazards 10 Course tour Click here Course record Player
Holes-in-one Player Hole Year Tim Petrovic No. 12 2010 Brenden Pappas No. 8 2010 Tim Clark No. 3 2004 Larry Rinker No. 12 1999 Course origins Scott Welder is the first, and only, golf course superintendent at Walt Disney World Golf Resort, having begun his career at the course in 1971 when the facility was built. The first and second rounds will be played on both the Palm and Magnolia courses. The third and fourth rounds will be played solely on the Magnolia course. Named after the more than 1,500 magnolia trees that surround it, the Magnolia course was designed for big hitters and has all the earmarks of a golfer's paradise. Elevated tees and greens, rolling terrain and water on 10 of the 18 holes. The par-3 sixth hole pays tribute to Mickey Mouse with a bunker shaped to form his silhouette. The Walt Disney Golf Resort complex was named by GOLF Magazine to its 1998 list of "Silver Medal Resorts." This course has elevated tees and greens, and was built on rolling terrain. The Palm Course was ranked 61st by Golf Digest on its 1992 list of "Top 75 Resort Courses" in the U.S. Locals consider it to be the toughest of Joe Lee's Disney course. -- Source: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Tournament course history Course Location Years Walt Disney World Resort (Magnolia) Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 1971-present Walt Disney World Resort (Palm) Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 1972-present Walt Disney World Resort (Lake Buena Vista) Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 1985-1993, 1995-1997 Walt Disney World Resort (Eagle Pines) Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 1994 This week's Kodak Challenge hole
LAST YEAR: The 17th played to a stroke average of 4.167, with players recording 0 eagles, 42 birdies, 157 pars, 65 bogeys and 11 double bogeys.
DESCRIPTION: "The most dangerous hole on the course: Tee shot over water, then a long mid-iron to a well-protected narrow green. Give me a 4 here and I'll run to 18!" -- Lanny Wadkins (Click here for Magnolia tour)
The PGA TOUR will play the Children's Miracle Network Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., at Walt Disney World Golf Resort. Learn more about the courses: