|Previously known as the Legacy course, the Palmer layout at the 54-hole Reunion Spa & Golf Resort opened in 2004 and is set within an enormous 2,300-acre former citrus grove.|
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The Reunion resort delivers in a big way on and off of the three courses and the Palmer (formally known as Legacy) is great fun to play and there are several decent holes. This is definitely in the ‘resort golf’ category with plenty of accommodation in sight on most holes but this course is one of the better ones. The opening hole is really good, around 400 yards and turning left to a very sloping green protected by sand on the left and water on the right. The first par-5 is at the 3rd and worth a mention; all of the trouble is down the left, bunkers, trees and wasteland running the length of the hole. The key hole on the front nine has to be the 7th, only 303 yards from the back tee, with water to carry, bunkers to avoid and then the undulating green to deal with – a great short par-4, typically Arnie risk and reward style. For me there are two stand-out holes on the back nine, the first of these is the par-5 15th, not that long at 527 yards but the drive is tough and over water but the more you can cut off of the dog-leg, the bigger the chance of getting close in two shots – this is an exciting hole to play. The last is a wonderful finishing hole and shaped beautifully – it only has a smallish landing area for the tee shot and then an uphill approach to a two-tiered green that slopes a fair bit from back to front – this is a very strong finish. Overall the Palmer compares very well against the many other central Florida resort courses and I’d be happy to play the course again.