We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Palmer. Throughout our time spent at the Arnold Palmer Lodge at Bay Hill, the staff were emblematic of a cordiality that was surely gathered from such a wonderful leader as Mr. Palmer. Mr. Palmer continues to inspire us all.
Bay Hill is certainly a golfer’s dream come true. There’s an aura that surrounds the name Arnold Palmer – an aura of genuine kindness and American wholesomeness. There are photographs and pictures of Arnold Palmer throughout the resort, and each photograph is so personable. This truly adds to the charm of Bay Hill. The Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge is a private club, and also a hotel. This means that staying as a guest at Bay Hill enables you to enjoy all the perks that members of the private club enjoy.
The Golf Course at Bay Hill
The 27 holes of tour championship golf include the Challenger, Champion, and Charger links, and should take you approximately four hours and ten minutes to complete. There is also a driving green, putting green, and chipping green with a practice bunker. Stop by the Bay Hill Golf Shop to pick up the latest Golf Gear, and remember – the staff members can assist you with private lessons, club rental, tee times, and more. As a bonus, you may book your tee time up to six months in advance if you are a lodge guest. In addition, there are tournament services available. These services include scores cards, rule sheets, contests monitored by professional staff, and more.
The Arnold Palmer Golf Academy
The Academy offers both individual and group programs. Professional instructors will assist you, and instruction is focused on four key areas: Scoring Zone, Mastering Fundamentals, Practice Like a Pro, and Course Management. One of the great things about the Academy is that it is open to golfers of all ages and level of skill, and one will learn according to Arnold Palmer’s philosophy of the game.
During the month of March, Bay Hill showcases the world’s top professional golfers at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard. Proceeds go to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.
The Spa & Salon at Bay Hill
The Spa at Bay Hill offers an array of services that will certainly refresh and rejuvenate your body after a day on the Green, or even a day spent relaxing by the pool. Enjoy a massage, facial, or body treatment at the Spa, and make sure you schedule yourself an appointment. We had the pleasure of experiencing a massage at the Spa. My masseuse Viviane was one of the most professional and skilled masseuses I have ever experienced. Her technique was truly “spot-on” and stunning. I felt fully relaxed, and let my cares ease away throughout my time at the Spa. As a guest of the hotel, make sure that you spend time at the Dry Sauna, Steam Room, and Whirlpool so you can truly unwind and relish your stay at the Lodge.
The Salon at Bay Hill will take care of all your beauty essentials. Consider a hair, skin, or nail service, from manicures to Aromatherapy Scalp Massages and more. Get a Body Wrap, or perhaps a Deep Pore Cleansing Facial treatment.
The Fitness Center is complete with Precor cardio equipment, Magnum weights, and more. Classes such as yoga and aerobics are offered daily. Some of the classes include Aqua Aerobics, Pilates, Arnie’s Army Bootcamp, and Strength Endurance Conditioning to name a few. Receive assistance on creating a customized fitness program by one of the certified personal trainers. The resort is also home to a junior Olympic-size swimming pool, which remains a warm 84 degrees, even during those chilly Floridian Winters.
Bay Hill isn’t only known for the Golf! The Bay Hill Tennis Pro Shop offers tennis instruction and equipment. Take a private lesson, or rent the ball machine.
Dining at Bay Hill
Although the Room Service is comprehensive, there are a number of fantastic dining options that you can enjoy at Bay Hill. The Grill & Classic Rooms are available for breakfast and lunch, perfect before that early tee time. The Bay Window, with stunning views of the Green, provides a fine dining experience for lunch or dinner. The Halfway House is a great place to grab a small bite before or after your time on the Green, and the Terrace Cafe is your opportunity to dine by the pool. Of course, to round off the evening, we recommend relaxing in the Members Lounge. Sit fireside and enjoy a nice cocktail or two.
Bay Hill offers plenty of room for meetings and it is a great place to host a wedding, rehearsal dinner, or any other momentous occasion that you wish to remain intimate and classic. Food & Beverage Catering is also available at the meeting spaces.
If you’re a Central Floridian, consider a family or even corporate membership. As a Bay Hill Member, you can utilize the golf course, tennis courts, salon & spa, swimming pool, marina, and more. There are various levels of membership.
Our Suite at Bay Hill
Our suite had a beautiful view overlooking the Golf Course. It was a joy to wake up and open the curtains to that fresh green brilliance that lay before our eyes. The Golf Course calls, and it is a difficult call to resist.
The relaxing ambiance of the room is the perfect antidote to a long day spend outside. The beds were plush, and the decor was warm and soothing.
The sizable bathroom came with lovely and fragrant eucalyptus bath products. The interior of the Lodge is charming. The resort exudes a warm and welcoming feeling, which follows you throughout.
Prepare to be charmed by Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge – a treasure on the Green.