The Bay Hill Resort offers more than just golf. Located adjacent to Walt Disney World and all of the amusement parks; the resorts features: a 27 hole professional golf course, luxury amenities and 3 restaurants: Grill & Classic, Bay Window and the great Member's Lounge serving wine, beer and cocktails.
Its spectacular course, opened in 1961, runs 270 acres along the shores of the Butler Chain of Lakes and is home of the PGA TOUR’s Arnold Palmer Invitational. Walk in the footsteps of legends, refine your game on a world-class practice facility and enjoy the hometown feel and vibes at Bay Hill.
In 1965 "The King" (Arnold Palmer) first visited the course and fell in love, and it was not until 1976 that he decided to buy the entire club and transform it into his home during the harsh cold weather months of Philadelphia. Palmer lived here during the winters for more than 40 years and every corner of the resort bears the stamp of the most charismatic and beloved golfer in golf history. Walk through the halls of the Lodge and admire photos, awards, trophies and memorabilia of Arnie’s golfing career.
Bay Hill Champion Course
- In 1961 the 18 holes are completed and in 1965 Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus were invited for the inauguration where the King fell in love with the course and later, in 1976, bought the club and made it its operations center. Today Bay Hill is the permanent venue for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, bringing together the best players on the PGA Tour. A great course, one of the most difficult on the Tour with 2 very long par 3 to finish the round (14 and 17). Always in immaculate condition and with the fresh image of the Arnold Palmer Invitational tournament
Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Charger Course
- It is an excellent 9-hole course, just 200 yards shorter than the other courses. Its layout unfolds on the same ground and intersects the Challenger. You might want to consider playing the fun Challenger-Charger or Charger-Champion combinations. The 3rd hole of the Charger 9 is a par 4 that measures only 313 yards, it is key to find the fairway with your tee shot.
The 70 Lodge rooms are comfortably furnished with Lexington furniture and the wall decor includes framed photos from Arnold Palmer’s personal collection.
- Suites feature a small living room area with sofa, chairs and tables; and adjoined also find a bedroom with a king bed.
Lakeside Cottages at The Bay Hill Club
- Self Catering Guest Houses or cottages are located within walking distance of the Bay Hill Club & Lodge so that guests may enjoy all the amenities and services available to guests staying in the Lodge. Guest houses feature 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, full kitchen, and patio with lake front or golf course views.
Other things to do
The Lodge offers an array of amenities with everything you need to feel and look your best: a luxurious spa, fitness center, 6 tennis courts, three dining locations and an Olympic size swimming pool.
Orlando is Florida’s largest inland city and home to thirteen of the world’s most popular amusement parks earning its spot as one of the most-visited places on Earth. Just 10 miles from the Lodge visit: Walt Disney World parks, Universal Studios, Legoland, Sea World, among others.
Thinking about playing more golf: Consider renting a car and driving and playing at Streamsong, or courses in Tampa, Miami or St. Augustine.
When to travel
Although Florida can be visited throughout the year, temperatures can be very warm from June to August, and this area is prone to hurricanes during the months of June until October. We suggest travelling during the months of November to May, and experience more pleasant temperatures. Book 60 to 90 days in advance to secure preferred tee times.
How to get there
Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill resort is just 16 miles away Orlando International Airport. You can also consider flying into Miami International Airport and drive 378 km to Orlando.