A Look At The Origins Of Reunion’s Tradition Course

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14th Green of The Nicklaus Course Image courtesy of TotalOrlando.com

Not so long ago, (before we ‘googled’); the best way to find a website was ‘to surf’ the web.
It sounds quaint, ‘surfing’ but back in the 90s, when Reunion was nothing more than abandoned Orange plantations and scrub-land, search engines like Excite and Alta Vista were a little hit and miss when it came to finding what you wanted.
Google of course, kindly fixed that with their accurate searches, delivering the best and most relevant web pages in most cases.

This weekend, I decided to take a trip down memory lane and surf again!
This time, I typed into google “Reunion Resort News” to see where I would start my journey.  After a few clicks and adjustments, I ended up at the official website of the Golden Bear himself; Jack Nicklaus.  The man who built Reunion’s 3rd and final piece of the PGA course trilogy.  The Tradition course.

Sure, there’s lots of amazing information on the official Reunion Resort Golf page, in fact just about everything a dedicated golfer would wish for, but there’s something charming about the concise, and accurate nature of the official Nicklaus page.
A few carefully chosen sentences, a handful of early course construction shots and smart presentation.  Very much reminds me of the great man himself.  No nonsense, and gets the job done, with lots of appeal.
Reunion Resort's Nicklaus Course under construction.
Image Courtesy of www.nicklaus.com

 

 

Rather than getting into trouble for copying all of the images from the Nicklaus.com website, please feel free to take a look yourselves at Reunion way back pre 2007.

Take a moment to not only admire the great golfer, but the mark that he leaves in one of the most highly sought after luxury communities in the world!

This Parkland-style layout is smooth and flowing, with long horizon lines and elevated tee boxes and greens. Yet The Nicklaus Course, a Signature Design by Jack Nicklaus, can be as deceptive as it is beautiful. Designed to tempt golfers into hitting risky shots with potentially big payoffs, the course challenges the golfer to step up to the ball with a carefully organized series of shots in mind.  www.nicklaus.com/design/reunion

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Gold 72 7244 76.7 147
Blue 72 6537 72.6 142
White 72 6260 71.3 140
White 72 6260 76.9 141
Red 72 5055 65.4 116
Red 72 5055 69.1 124

Style: Parkland
Typical green fees $100 – $165
Private Course for:
Members only
Official resort guests
Temporary guests of resort members

7599 Gathering Dr
Reunion, FL 34747
United States
P: (407) 396-3195, (407) 396-3199
F: (407) 396-3170
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