Jack Nicklaus has always had this penchant for uniqueness and variety to couple with excellence. This has always been evident in his games, and now in all his golf course creations. Whether or not he intends for his courses to be difficult is a wonder. But that he intends for his courses to be interesting is without a doubt – YES. The Tradition Course in Orlando’s Reunion Resort is a very fine, fitting, and perfect example. The golf vacation destination stands out among Florida’s top courses, even without so much movement of earth.
Along with Tom Watson’s Independence and Arnold Palmer’s Legacy, the Tradition Course makes up the 54-hole facility known for being one of the best golf resorts in Orlando. This Nicklaus creation measures 7255 yards from the longest tees, par 72 with six sets of tees to play from and features a Parkland-style layout. This golf vacation favorite is known for its naturally smooth flowing terrain which Nicklaus did not do so much as intervene. He kept the natural flow of earth, added the holes where they are most interesting, put in some not-too-friendly bunkers, and waited and saw how golfers are going to conquer them with shot accuracy and technique. It was adjudged Florida’s most difficult both from tees for men and women. If Jack Nicklaus did that on purpose, nobody knows. The only thing sure is that he is up to giving guests a great, great golf trip at his creation.
And he must be successful and have done the right thing. The Tradition Course is not only reaping awards but is capturing the hearts of many golfers as their golf vacation favorite. It is as unique, as dynamic, as beautiful, and as memorable as only a Jack Nicklaus can create.