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Arnold Palmer takes over management of Walt Disney World golf courses

Walt Disney World: It's a 20-year deal and includes a redesign of the Palm course.

From Robert Niles
Posted August 25, 2011 at 4:45 PM
The Walt Disney World Resort announced today that it has reached a deal with Arnold Palmer Golf Management to take over operation of Disney's golf courses for the next 20 years.

I've never played a full round of golf in my life, so I've got nothing to say as to whether this is a good or bad thing for golfers or for Disney. But the Palmer group will begin a redesign of the Palm golf course, scheduled to be finished in 2013.

Under the deal, Palmer will make annual lease payments to Disney, as well as a share of the revenue from the courses.

Have you ever played golf at Disney World? Comments and reaction welcomed.


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From Mike Shirley Jr
Posted August 25, 2011 at 7:31 PM
The Palm and Magnolia courses are outstanding golf experiences. If you want to duff your way around a pro course layout, there's none better.

Palmer's take over of the WDW golf operations is an outstanding move. The company knows golf, and will be more than willing to follow the same style of Disney's customer service mantra. This is an outstanding move for both partners.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted August 25, 2011 at 8:39 PM
Golf is really great there!

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