Founded in 1961, Bay Hill Club and Lodge is a 27 hole facility that offers three loops of nine (Champion, Challenger and Charger). The Challenger and Champion courses have hosted the Bay Hill Invitational (now the Arnold Palmer Invitational) since 1979, one of just several events on the PGA Tour with ‘invitational’ status.
The legendary Arnold Palmer took ownership of the course in 1975 and lived there each winter until his death in 2016.
Par: 72 (Challenger / Champion) & 36 (Charger)
Location & Travel to Bay Hill Club and Lodge
Bay Hill Club & Lodge is located in Bay Hill, a suburb approximately 12 miles south west of downtown Orlando in the state of Florida.
Airport – Orlando International Airport is the largest airport in the state of Florida, with flights across the world and the wider United States. The airport is approximately 17 miles east of the golf club with a driving time of 20-25 minutes. Alternatively, the smaller Orlando Sanford International Airport is about 40 miles north of Bay Hill.
Driving & Parking – From Interstate 4 take exit 74A and follow signs for Universal Studios/City Walk/Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Merge onto W Sand Lake Rd, turn right S Apopka Vineland Rd and then on Bay Hill Blvd for the club. During the tournament, guests must purchase an on-site parking pass starting at €45 and available to purchase through the official website here.
Where to stay in Orlando
The onsite lodge at Bay Hill Club offers 70 rooms, offering wonderful views of the golf course.
Playing at Bay Hill Club and Lodge
Playing at Bay Hill is only open to members or guests staying at the onsite lodge.