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Bay Hill Club & Lodge
Arnold Palmer and Bay Hill have been synonymous since the 1960s Back when Arnie first stumbled upon the place there was nothing around except citrus groves He immediately liked the laid back rural ambiance In 1965 Palmer showed up at the four year old Bay Hill property for an exhibition with Jack Nicklaus Dave Ragan and Don Cherry At the par 5 12th that day Palmer lashed a 3 wood approach that darted between the bunkers and stopped 12 feet from the cup He knocked down the eagle putt shot a 66 and beat his nearest rival by seven strokes He was smitten with Bay Hill In 1970 Palmer and his partners took out an option to buy Bay Hill and accomplished their mission six years later He established an office at the club played golf and cards with the gang sipped beer in the grillroom Bay Hill was Arnie s hangout Still is All that was left to do was to bring a big time golf competition to the club That came in 1979 with the debut of the PGA Tour s Bay Hill Citrus Classic Today the event is stronger than ever Architecture purists are less than enamored with Bay Hill s championship 18 Architect Dick Wilson s style as with his contemporary Robert Trent Jones Sr has fallen from favor these days True Bay Hill has more elevation change than many Florida courses but you certainly wouldn t call it hilly No the faultfinders note the lack of variety and overemphasis on the aerial game And to be fair Palmer is continually tinkering with the design so at times some of the changes are reflective of Arnie s thinking at that moment rather than striving for a pure restoration or redesign Nevertheless there s a host of folks from tour pros to club members to resort guests who gush about Bay Hill It s straightforward yes but there s no hidden shots nothing goofy Wilson did build handsome bunkers and Palmer has added mounds new green configurations and enhanced esthetics in the lakes so there s a bit of eye candy about Mostly though Bay Hill s layout revolves around serious drama The closing trio of holes is practically guaranteed to produce exciting occasionally disastrous finishes For more on the resort see Joe Passov s take from GOLF Magazine or visit bayhill com
9000 Bay Hill Blvd, Orlando, Florida, 32819-4899 / Google Map
Tel: 407-876-2429
Mapped date: 10/09/2009
Golf Course Staff:
Dick Wilson
On site golf professional:
Brian Dorn
Year Built:
Electric, Course access
$0-5 per cart (18 holes), N/A per cart (9 holes)
Not Available
Restaurant, Snack Bar, Beverage Cart