Free taxi rides for golfers: One of the reasons Disney World knows golf
Golfers and mass transit don’t get along very well. We’re often leaving for the course with little time to spare, so taking the 20-minute bus ride to the course five minutes away by car is seldom a favored option.
Hauling our clubs on buses or trains isn’t a walk in the park either. I remember whenever I would take the train to golf courses in the Czech Republic, I couldn’t stand on the platform for three minutes before some Czechs would curiously inspect my golf bag like monkeys circling a monolith.
Which is why it’s good to see that Disney World offers free taxi rides to and from each of it’s three golf facilities for guests staying at a Disney property. Anyone who has been to Disney World knows it’s more of a small town than a resort, so getting to a course can take 10-20 minutes depending on where you are.
It’s a service that probably doesn’t have to be free, but it’s a great touch and saves guests some coin. TravelGolf.com’s Chris Baldwin recently teed off on all the nickel-and-diming high-end resorts can get away with, so it’s nice to see Disney go easy on golfers. At other destinations like Las Vegas, getting to some of the golf courses can cost $40 or more each way. After three or four rounds, it adds up to a pretty hefty transportation bill.
All four of the championship courses have recently installed new TifEagle Bermuda greens that were silky smooth this week. Each of the four designs are totally different from one another (stay tuned for full course reviews of each).
Fantastic new putting surfaces and free taxi rides: two of the reasons Disney knows golf. You won’t have to ride the bus to each theme park with loads of revved-up ankle-biters to get to the golf course. Just collect your voucher from the hotel and you’ll be there in no time.
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