With a maximum length of 7,205 yards, par 72, and five sets of tees to play that with, there is no reason any golfer would ever feel restricted. The scenery ain’t too shabby either. At the Independence Course of the Reunion Resort, a golfer is free to play to full content, and reunite with the inner golf champion in him – and with friends and family as well! This is that one golf vacation destination that has perfected both the ‘golf’ and ‘vacation’ parts.
The Independence Course is designer Tom Watson’s first signature course in Florida. It features a windswept, links-style layout design that fits perfectly with the Florida climate. There are numerous deep pot bunkers scattered all over the course that define how difficult the course can get, if one allows it to be. But course pros assure that it is challenging but it is fair. It has enough grit to keep the golfers thinking throughout their rounds, but has as much softness to keep them smiling while at it. The greens are large, and the fairways are wide and rolling. The greens are as fast as the weather permits, but are in pristine condition all year round. Regardless, any time of the year, a golf trip here will always always be an interesting one.
And as interesting and beautiful as it is, it has managed to reap some hard earned awards. Amongst them is being Number 10 in America’s Best New Resort Course, one of Florida’s Best Public Access Courses, and America’s Best Resort Courses. With its offering of fun, challenging and stunning golf vacation experience, it is safe to say that the Independence Course sets each visiting golfer free to do and to be – just as every vacation should be.