Ginn Reunion Resort Offers A magnificent Golf Experience In Orlando
by Scott A. Sumner
When you drive up to the gated entrance just off Florida I 4 you can sense a great experience is on tap. This 2000 acre plus development with thousands of villas and home ommodations, three championship golf course, tennis courts, restaurants etc. is definitely somewhere special to be. You drive up to a massive new facility, The Grand, that can host hundreds of guests along with the many villa and home units that Ginn manages for the owners who visit
throughout the year. You check in with a friendly concierge staff member and are off to in my case a beautiful three bedroom villa located in the Seven Eagles development each with a large deck overlooking the Tom Watson designed course I would play tomorrow. The villa is large, some 1500 square feet in size and includes all the comforts of home. In fact having just built my own golf course house many of the ammenities were familar and nice to have while
travelling. Each villa includes a full kitchen dining area complete with granite counter tops , staineless steel appliances as well as flat scren TVs, large bathroom with tub and glass enclosed shower. Really a luxury setting away from home.
It was exciting to be able to play a course that each year hosts the Ginn LPGA event. The Ginn property has been here for about 4 years. They started with a combination of the Palmer and the Watson courses and then built the back nines of both of those courses. Two years after that they finished up the Nicklaus course to result in three championship courses by three of golfs best known designers. February 2005 was when the first two opened while the Nicklaus course opened the beginning of 2007. The homes and villas came up at this time and are still are going up. The Grand, a hotel like structure just opened. There are thousands of units in the Ginn Reunion Resort from which to choose.
The Ginn Reunion Resort has great golf variety and each course is different with something for everyone. The Palmer is a traditional style with big greens, some water, a little sand and some pretty generous fairways. The Watson has tons of sand and waste areas with a British Links feel. Florida is flat but a lot of dirt has been moved a round to creating rolling greens. The Nicklaus course is rated the most difficult course and is the longest at 7300 yards from the tips. The greens are smaller so you have to be tuned with your irons, but it is playable, smiled Matt Allen, Inside Operations Manager at the Ginn Reunion Resort. The course is a private club and resort. You must stay at the property to play here. All three courses are $165 green fee including cart and range balls. You can rent clubs, X20s from Calloway for $50. You can also play just 9 holes for $82.50.Our goal is ensure our guests have a great golf experience.
It was fun to play a Watson designed course for the first time. It was a great layout and provided a definite British feel with the large waste areas and multitude of bunkers protecting the hole and greens. The look of the course was excellent and as mentioned you could see a lot of dirt was moved to make such an attractive setting. I?really enjoyed my stay at Ginn Reunion and would recommend this destinaton for all golfers.