Bay Hill Club & Lodge - Championship

Orlando, Florida | 18 holes | Par: 72 | 7381 yards

A view over the water of hole #17 from Championship at Bay Hill Club & Lodge.
A view over the water of hole #17 from Championship at Bay Hill Club & Lodge.

Arnold Palmer, the legendary golfer and course designer, is closely connected to the Bay Hill Club & Lodge. Palmer first played the golf course in 1965 and then bought the facility in 1976. Bay Hill claims that Palmer still plays there often. The Championship Course at Bay Hill is a challenging course that is still suitable for players of all abilities. The golf course is straightforward with no hidden shots. There is also extensive mounding and bunkering throughout the course. Beautiful lakes are situated throughout the course adding some scenery and creating water hazards that come into play on a few holes.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Green 72 7381 75.2 137
Yellow 72 6437 71.3 129
Red 72 5788 68.4 123
Blue 72 6895 73.6 133
Red (W) 72 5788 74.5 136
White 72 5143 70.8 125

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At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Arnold Palmer, Dick Wilson, Ed Seay, MacCurrach Golf, Thad Layton
  • Type: Resort/Private
  • Built in: 1961
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: With member only
  • Tee times welcomed:

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy: Yes - "Arnold Palmer Golf Academy"


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees
  • Pull carts:


  • Week days: $90 - $113
  • Weekends: $90 - $113


Bay Hill: View from the putting greenA view of the 4th green from Championship at Bay Hill Club & Lodge.A view of the 7th hole from Championship at Bay Hill Club & Lodge.A view of green #18 from Championship at Bay Hill Club & Lodge.Putting lessonBay Hill: Championship CourseBay Hill: Balcony view at daybreakBay Hill: View from the 18th hole

9000 Bay Hill Blvd
Orlando, Florida 32819
Orange County
P: (888) 422-9445, (407) 876-2429
F: (407) 876-1035

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Jack Hough
    on December 13th, 2016 09:44
    played there a few times and enjoyed it ever time I need to play the course from the tees you feel comfortable round there 71
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Phil
    on June 29th, 2012 14:08
    What a place. Play with a member- cannot fault!

    Just beautiful

  • 5 stars out of 5
    by jacob Candela
    on December 15th, 2011 15:58
    Amazing Course!
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by P
    on April 27th, 2010 13:10
    This is a tough course you can play over and over again without ever getting bored. The finishing holes are great, with a par 5 at 6, which(depending on wind and your drive) you can reach in two, a visually intimidating par 3 at 17, and the classic par 4 at 18 over rocks and water. The recent remodel of the course has greatly improved holes like 14. The lodge has excellent food. And if you come here during the winter months, you may even run into Arnold Palmer! Conditioning of the course tends to be at its peak during the winter months leading up to the Arnold Palmer Invitational PGA TOUR event.
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