Reunion Golf & Spa Resort (Watson course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Reunion Golf & Spa Resort (Watson course) Est. 2004

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Reunion Resort (Independence course by Tom Watson): As one of three championship layouts at the Reunion Resort, Tom Watson's objective for The Independence was to "create a golf course of outstanding beauty, variety and challenge". Although lacking a single water hazard, and with more housing in view than on the Legacy or Tradition courses, Watson's objectives have been amply met. This very handsome layout benefits from nicely undulating terrain and an exquisite array of fairway and greenside bunkering. Small pot bunkers, larger sand traps and fairway hugging waste areas all play a considerable part in challenging your shot-making. The green surrounds contain a mix of slick run-offs and areas of deeper rough to test your short game, while large and prodigiously sloping greens will expose any weaknesses with the putter. The course maintains a nicely natural balance, especially on the front-nine, with several stretches flanked on one side by woodland, and a liberal scattering of handsome oaks defining some holes. The rolling fairways and attendant mounding give many holes an easy-on-the-eye profile, although don't be deceived into thinking that makes scoring on them any easier. On the closing stretch condos and houses become more evident, although the natural balance is restored with one or two enjoyable green-to-tee drives through areas of wooded swamp. The par-4 18th is also a wonderfully tree-lined hole, starting alongside the ANNIKA Academy and finishing beneath the towering Reunion Grande hotel.

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Making Contact

Reunion Golf & Spa Resort
7599 Gathering Drive,
Reunion, Orlando, Florida FL 34747
USA
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Office   +1 (407) 396 3199
Pro Shop   +1 (407) 396 3196
Fax

 

Email  
Website   www.reunionresort.com
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Golf Pro
 
Kevin Baker (PGA, Director of Golf)
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Academy
 
The ANNIKA Academy (www.theannikaacademy.com)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain
 
Surroundings: Residential, woodland and swamp.
 
Designer: Tom Watson & Bob Gibbons
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7154 6319 5395
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.7 70.6 70.6
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Palmer course (6916 yds from back tees); 18-hole par-72 Nicklaus course (back-tees 7244 yds); the ANNIKA Academy.
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How2Get There?

26 miles SW of downtown Orlando
25 mls south-east of Orlando, leave I-4 at exit 58 and head east on Osceola Polk Line Road (CR 532). After 1.3 miles turn left onto Reunion Blvd, and the Reunion Resort. After o.7 mls go straight over at roundabout. After o.4 mls the clubhouse for Palmer/Watson courses is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Contact resort for golf rates and Stay&Play packages. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Resort guests (staying at the Reunion Resort) can book to play on weekdays and weekends.  Limited opportunities exist for outside public play.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory; carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

The LPGA's Ginn Open was played at the Reunion Resort between 2006 and 2008. The tournament's front-nine utilised the front-nine of the Palmer course, while the closing nine for the tournament was played on the front- nine of the Watson course. (See our Tournaments section >by Venue >Reunion)

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Location

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Latitude: (28.270190)
Longitude: (-81.588078)
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Reunion Golf & Spa Resort 
7593 Gathering Drive, Reunion, FL 34747
+1 (866) 880 8563
www.reunionresort.com

Originally the Ginn Reunion Resort, the Reunion Resort & Club is now a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort. In addition to three great championship golf courses and the ANNIKA Academy, the resort's many other facilities include an award-winning Tennis Centre, multi-acre water park and a luxurious Boutique Spa. The centrepiece of the resort is the Reunion Grande hotel, with condominiums, villas and vacation homes also available. The fabulous thrills and attractions of Walt Disney World are located just 5 miles away.

Golf at this hotel Reunion Resort (Nicklaus, Watson and Palmer courses)
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Golf within 5 miles ChampionsGate; Mystic Dunes; Celebration;
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Golf within 20 miles The majority of courses in Where2Golf's Around Orlando coverage are within 20 miles of the Reunion Resort.
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