One of five golf courses located at the Walt Disney World Resort, Osprey Ridge Golf Course has received many accolades in the world of golf. Continuously ranked as one of the best courses in Florida by "Golf Digest's Places to Play'', a publication that ranks the best public and resort courses in the U.S., Osprey Ridge attracts not only leisure golfers but also professionals who dub this a demanding yet enjoyable course. The course also received a nod in Golfweek Magazine's list of America's Top 100 Resort Courses for2005, and in 2000 was named to Golf Magazine's list of Top 100Public-Access Courses in the United States.
This attractive course was designed by world-class golf architect, Tom Fazio, who brilliantly blended the course with the Florida landscape. Scrub oak, pine, palmetto, cypress, and bay trees line the course and make it not only beautiful but also challenging, with fairways that are dramatic and strategically-placed hazards that can be a bit intimidating.
This 72-par course, opened in 1992, offers four tees from which golfers can choose, determined by their skill level. Depending on which tee is chosen, yardage for the course ranges from 5,402 to 7,101 yards. Osprey Ridge's course rating is 73.9 and it has a slope rating of 135 on Bermuda grass.
Golfers may also take advantage of the excellent practice facility located at the Osprey Ridge Course. Four driving ranges and four practice putting greens help golfers of all levels improve their game. For those who'd like guided practice, PGA professionals offer private 45-minute lessons by appointment only. Lessons are available to both adults and youth.
The Pro Shop at Osprey Ridge is a full service facility typical of the quality of all Disney undertakings. One of three such shops located throughout the Disney resort that serve the needs of golfers, this pro shop stocks high-quality golf merchandise including several different lines of clubs, golf accessories, and a wide variety of golf apparel for both men and women. Professionals are on hand to help customers select items to fit their needs and skill level. Guests at Osprey Ridge who did not bring their own equipment may also rent clubs, shoes, and pull carts from the Pro Shop.
The Sand Trap Bar and Grill at Osprey Ridge Golf Course serves all three meals each day and offers a full-service bar as well. Food and beverage carts are also located in several locations throughout the course, offering light snacks and cold (or warm) beverages.
Osprey Ridge's meeting facility is popular with local businesses and with out-of-town corporations as well. Banquet and meeting rooms accommodate 20 to 300 people and include state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment to enhance the meeting experience.
Resort guests receive special rates at the Osprey Ridge Golf Course and free transportation to the course is available to and from select hotels on the property.