Reunion Golf & Spa Resort (Nicklaus course)


5-star : simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.
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Reunion Golf & Spa Resort: The Jack Nicklaus designed Tradition course is one of three superb layouts at the Reunion Resort. Some would say its the pick of the excellent triumvirate. The Legacy and Independence courses contain the more pronounced elevation changes; the Tradition (which has its own clubhouse) is characterised by sleeker lines and softer undulations.

There is a relatively open feel to much of this wetland-parkland layout, where superb, smooth-lined bunkers bestow an impressive look on each of the individually crafted holes. In addition to the ever-present bunkering and expansive sandy waste areas, small lakes and reed-filled ponds dangerously threaten alongside five or six greens. Big plantation style houses flank some of the holes, although never too closely, and not to detract from the natural interplay of the predominantly wetland environment and Nicklaus's stand-out bunkering.

Among many very attractive holes, the par-4 14th is an inspired creation: an elevated tee, large sandy waste area, pot bunkers and water alongside the green combine to stunning effect. The signature par-3 16th has you playing across water to an elevated sliver of green; an imposing wooden bulkhead must be cleared to reach the putting surface. The 11th is another wonderfully scenic par-3, again played to an elevated green.

As deceptive and challenging as it is beautiful, this excellently presented, big-dimension layout is yet another example of Jack Nicklaus's masterly design work at its very best.

Stay & Play at the Reunion Golf & Spa Resort:
On-site accommodation available, see details in Where2Stay section below.

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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. Open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb
 
Surroundings: Residential, woodland and wetland.
 
Designer: A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7244 6260 5055
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 76.7 71.3 69.1
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Palmer course (6916 yds from back tees); 18-hole par-72 Watson course (7154 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 Rd (CR 532). After 1.3 miles turn left onto Reunion Blvd, and the Reunion Resort. After o.7 mls turn left at roundabout (second exit), and follow Tradition Blvd (back over I-4) to the Nicklaus course clubhouse.

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. Walking permitted at certain times. Golf 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: (28.283002)
Longitude: (-81.603693)
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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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