Built and opened in 2006 by famous course architect Jack Nicklaus, the Reunion Resort and Golf Club, Niklaus Course is one of three 18-hole layouts that can be found at the prestigious Kissimmee resort and hotel. This private, par 72 routing is the largest of the three signature courses at the Reunion Resort, each of which is known for its stylish design and challenging fairways.
Compared to its sister layouts, the Nicklaus Course is mostly surrounded by water throughout its 7,219-yards, so many golfers find this routing the most difficult. The longest par 4 on the back nine is located on the iconic 10th hole and requires a lengthy tee shot down a fairway that is protected on both sides by large bunkers. Here, an accurate approach is needed to navigate a green guarded by a menacing bunker in front. Once there, this undulating green will challenge even the best putters.
Meanwhile, Hole 16 is equally as popular as it is feared for its daunting carry-over water to a shallow, firm green protected in front and back by deep bunkers. Holding this putting surface is always a challenge but leaving the green with a par or better inspires golfers to finish strong.
Although beginners may find the Niklaus Course demanding, the Reunion Resort and Golf Club provides golfers with a wide option of practice facilities, such as an expansive driving range, chipping greens, and putting greens. Golf instruction is available through the resort’s onsite partners at the Golfzon Leadbetter Golf Academy, led by golf legend David Leadbetter. Rentals of carts and clubs are also offered inside if needed.
Those who prefer a more private play choose the Reunion Resort and Golf Club, Niklaus Course since it has a separate golf shop and clubhouse away from the two other layouts. Guests are free to roam around and access all the other facilities of the club and the resort, including the on-site restaurant.
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Living at the Reunion Resort and Golf Club community affords residents endless array of amenities and activities for families, individuals, or retirees, to enjoy. This Osceola County-based neighborhood is an upscale, sophisticated neighborhood that is known for its luxurious, comfortable resort golf villas, large estate homes and mid-sized one and two-story single-family golf homes with plenty of living space.
Life at the Reunion Resort and Golf Club includes three signature golf courses that seamlessly blend the community together. Designed by world-class golf architects Jack Niklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Tom Watson, the layouts come with seven on-site restaurants, tennis courts and seven giant swimming pools – each with unique poolside food and beverages.
An ideal vacation and lifestyle destination for family-friendly fun, the Reunion Resort and Golf Club has over 2,300-acres of gorgeous Florida landscaping, making it a wonderful place to live Those living or holidaying in the Reunion Resort community get to enjoy all of Orlando’s best attractions and it’s just a few minutes' drive to shops, markets, and entertainment – even the airport.