Reunion Resort - Nicklaus Course

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (8)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7244 yards
  • Slope: 148
  • Rating: 75.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7244 yards 75.7 148
Blue 72 6537 yards 72.5 142
White 72 6260 yards 71.0 140
White (W) 72 6260 yards 77.1 140
Red 72 5055 yards 65.4 117
Red (W) 72 5055 yards 69.2 122

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 2.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 8 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

5 out of 8 reviews


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"Disappointing"


bertuzz2004's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

This course was in poor condition. Played the Watson Course at Reunion as well and you would think you're at two different properties after playing both courses. Nicklaus is very challenging, especially with postage stamp greens and some tight driving holes, but the greens were in awful condition, very patchy and slow. Played 9 courses in the Orlando area over the past few weeks and this course was in the worst condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Not the Bears best :("


Paul5670193's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I was really looking forward to playing this course and I came away disappointed in this course and can't believe it is allowed to keep the Nicklaus brand associated with it given its lack of maintenance. Conditions were poor especially greens which were slow and beat up. The course is tricked up and its a shame because it could be a great track if it allowed more options off the tee and into the greens. Its very obvious that Jack wants this course to play to a fade and most draws even down the middle are funneled into trouble. This is the one to skip if you're going to play Reunion. Watson and Palmer courses are so much better that you would not know that all 3 courses are related to the same property.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great Design"


KevinWaugh99's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

We rented a house in Reunion the past week and wanted to take advantage of playing this Private facility with the guest pass included with our rental. The course design was excellent, to be expected from Nicklaus. We played it at a 135 slope. Nicklaus is a low handicap player course. Greens are very small and there is many elevation changes. Even if you are a scratch player your carry distance must be precise and executed very well in order to score well on this track. You really need to have your A Game in tact. Greens were excellent rolling at about 11 and smooth and true. Fairways were in good shape. There didn't seem to be much grass in the rough compared to all of the other courses we played in the past week. That being said with the windy hot conditions and small elevated greens this track was all we could handle without thick rough. Practice facilities were good with a chipping green, putting green, and driving range. there is no Restaurant or clubhouse just a plastic dome facility which I assume is a temporary plan. It was a treat to play this track once but it really was not good value for the money. Great layout but overpriced, beauty of a private facility.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Favorite of the 3 at Reunion"


polishpal's avatar
Wisconsin Advisor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This was my favorite of the 3 at Reunion Resort and in my opinion the most difficult. You can tell from the onset, it is designed to play fast and firm and has the conditioning of a Streamsong course. The risk/reward factor on this 18 is way more compared to the Palmer course. Target golf is required on the tee shot and on the approach as most green complexes are guarded by trouble is there is any miss. There is plenty of water on this course compared to Watson and the tee shot on 16 from the back tees with a back pin is the most daunting on the course.

We did not get to play this course again in our package and will look forward to the next time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not ready for prime time"


micmcguire's avatar
Age:  35-44
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Beautiful resort. We played Watson the day before and it was 100 times better than this course. $209 for prime season and I have played better municipal courses. I am only wishing we would have played the Palmer course instead.

Should not even be open yet, does a disservice to his name.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Difficult course"


durotex's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Of the three courses at Renuion, this the most difficult. Fairways are not grown in as good as the Watson and Palmer. Course is long and green are not easy to read, lots of 3 putts.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nicklaus Wins..."


xkyleclark3's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I have heard nothing but good things about Reunion and I wanted to see what all of the hype was about. It was a scorching hot day in Orlando, luckily the carts had massive coolers and complimentary water bottles. There is no clubhouse, you have to get shuttled down to the range. The one bad thing is that we had to wait for a cart because they had a big outing going on all day. The new clubhouse appears to be going in next to the range. The practice area was very nice. As an avid golfer, I can say that this course definitely tests your patience and skill. I happened to find myself in a few of the hundreds of bunkers throughout the course. The sand was immaculate. The greens rolled pretty well, a few had some crabgrass patches, but nothing to really complain about. Very scenic and well worth the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Immaculate & scenic Resort course"


extennisnowgolfer's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Florida Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

The Nicklaus course in Reunion doesn't have a Club house yet. Has a large tent that you check in at. Informed that a Clubhouse and/or Pro Shop will be built close to practice area in near future. Practice area is nice w/ driving range, putting & chipping green. The course is spectacular. Breath taking views from tee boxes on all the holes. Everything is plush & immaculate: tee boxes. fairways. greens & all the bunkers. Greens are also fast. Battery powered carts have GPS as well as windshield & rain cover in back. Don't know how much my wife paid for this round, part of 2 day stay package my wife booked for our anniversary. Seems only way to play Reunion Courses are to stay & play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




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