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  • On Nov 20, 2022
    Carol from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the best miniature golf course?

    Hey Howdy Hey Carol,

    I am thrilled you stopped by planDisney with this fun question. As a family of self-proclaimed miniature golf pros, we have spent many hours at the Walt Disney World Resort miniature golf courses!  I am fairly sure my boys could play a few rounds with their eyes closed and still come in under par. 

    Guests have a total of four miniature golf courses to select from. Two courses are located at Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course and two more at Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf. The great news is any of the four 18 hole courses will be a great time. The Winter Summerland courses, which are located just outside Disney's Blizzard Beach water park, is home to Santa and his elves for their off season escapades. The courses are themed with plenty of colorful and whimsical touches that only Santa Claus himself could provide. Guests will putt their way around sandcastles, surf boards and palm trees decked in ornaments on the summer courses or opt for hockey sticks, snowmen and melting castles on the winter side. While these two courses have plenty of challenges for the whole family, personally I think these two options are the perfect choice for families with younger children or those looking for a more playful course. 

    If you are looking for a little more of a challenge, you should head over to Fantasia Gardens and Fairways, which is located across from the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve. These two courses are themed after the animated film Fantasia. One course places golfers in the middle of marching broomsticks, tutu wearing hippos and Sorcerer Mickey of course. While we find this course a little more challenging than Winter Summerland, it is still very family friendly. Now, if you are ready for a more traditional course and ready to wager some serious bets over who has the best golf game, you will want to try your luck on the Fairways course. This course is modeled after a traditional golf course (complete with sand bunkers, water hazards and more) but on a smaller scale. It is not for the faint of heart as you watch your score nose dive with every hole. While still a great time, the younger players will probably find this course a little boring (no dancing snowmen or hippos here) and quite challenging. 

    Small tip- you may want to call 407-WDW-PLAY for reservations or check on wait times. Although walk-up players are welcome, the wait times can be quite long throughout the day so you may want to call before heading over.

    Wishing you lots of holes in one and plenty of laughs and memories. If I can assist with any additional planning questions, please stop back and see me.

    Hope to see ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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