The Bay Hill Club and Lodge is a private golf resort located in Bay Hill, near Orlando, Florida.
The course was designed by Dick Wilson in 1961, and is considered one of his best works. It illustrates his typical approach of slightly elevating the putting surfaces to improve visibility and drainage. The course covers 270 acres (110 ha). It lies between the community of Bay Hill, Florida and the Butler Chain of Lakes. Owned by Arnold Palmer since 1974, it has hosted the annual Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour since 1979, usually played near the first day of spring in March.
The course unofficial course record is still held by Seth "The Butcher" Wilson, the ambitious local who is renowned for his on-the-course antics, which include breaking the sand rake of any green bunker that he fails to put closer than 4 feet.