One does not simply name a course a “tribute”. Random people do not get tributes. Not some huge, multi-million investment on a large piece of land anyway. Only people who have made their mark in golf deserve such an honor. And such was the case of the Legends Course of the Orange Lake Resort, made in honor of the legendary golf course designer, Arnold Palmer. The golf vacation destination speaks in volumes of the artistry and the genius that is the Arnold Palmer.
The Legends Course was created in part by Arnold Palmer himself, in collaboration with the Palmer design team. This Orlando course is known for its very distinct but equally beautiful set of nines. The front nine, The Links, is just exactly as it is named, bearing semblance to Scottish links courses – open, windy, with features of well contoured greens and very dynamic approach shots. The back nine is the opposite with tree lined and winding fairways and thick forests of pines. Thus the name “The Pines”. Whilst golfers are forced to battle the wind and contours of the greens in the front, at the back, the golfers would have to make the most of the little room between the trees to make their shots. But the merits of the golf vacation favorite does not end there.
Ten of the eighteen holes of the Legends Course has water. At close to 7,100 yards from the longest tees, par 72, that has to be one exciting ride. A golf trip haven with this quality of play is indeed worth a tribute to one of the biggest names in golf. There is as much fun, excitement and excellence here that is enough to pay respect to the Arnold Palmer.