7599 Gathering Drive,
Reunion, Orlando, Florida FL 34747
Office+1 (407) 396 3199
Pro shop+1 (407) 396 3196
Golf proJake Etherton (PGA, Head Golf Professional)
AcademyReunion Golf Academy
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain
Residential, woodland and swamp.
Tom Watson & Bob Gibbons
The three 18-hole championship courses at Reunion Resort are: Nicklaus course (7219 yds from back tees; rating 74.8); Palmer course (6916 yds; rating 72.8); Watson course (7154 yds; rating 74.9).
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.
Reunion Resort (Tom Watson course; formerly the 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 Palmer or Nicklaus courses, Watson's objectives have been amply met.
This 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 natural balance, especially on the front-nine, with several stretches flanked on one side by woodland, and a liberal scattering of sturdy oaks. 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 any easier. On the back-nine condos and houses become more evident, although a couple of the green-to-tee drives through areas of wooded swamp provide reminders of the area's original natural habitat. The par-4 18th is a pleasantly tree-lined hole, finishing beneath the towering Reunion Grande hotel.
Stay&Play at Reunion Resort: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Resort guests (staying at the Reunion Resort) can book to play on weekdays and weekends.
Limited opportunities exist for outside public play.
Credit cards accepted.
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory; carts are fitted with GPS.
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)
7593 Gathering Drive, Reunion, FL 34747
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Originally the Ginn Reunion Resort, the Reunion Resort & Golf Club offers three great championship golf courses and many other facilities, including 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.
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