Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course at the Bear’s Den Resort Orlando


Designed to Challenge & Inspire

Ingeniously routed on hilly, roller coaster-like terrain, the 6,916-yard Palmer Course boasts dramatic elevations changes – up to 50 feet in some places. That varied menu of shot-making opportunities is further enhanced by a mixture of natural preserve areas, generously wide fairways and strategically placed bunkers across all eighteen holes. For golfers that want to “go for broke” Arnie style, the short par four 7th hole is vintage Palmer. This quintessential high risk/high reward hole begs for a heroic tee shot and a chance for Eagle or Birdie.

Arnold Palmer Course Details

Hole 1

Par 4

421–384–360–352–296 Yards

A slight draw around the bend of this opening dogleg positions you perfectly for a short iron approach. Smart golfers will avoid shots that land short and right of the green. Hint: The green slopes sharply from left to right.

Hole 2

Par 3

162–144–128–111–95 Yards

Enjoy the view on this elevated par three with its gently undulating green. The 50-foot drop in elevation makes the hole play one or two clubs shorter, but be sure to check the wind direction first.

Hole 3

Par 4

538–511–482–450–40 Yards

Hit the fairway off the tee, and you can reach the green in two. Alternatively, you can lay up for a short iron approach to the green. The undulating surface will make most birdie putts challenging.

Hole 4

Par 4

353–339–327–285–259 Yards

Aiming for the right center of the fairway is crucial on this short but demanding par 4. A precise short iron is needed to hold the shallow, firm green, which slopes dramatically from back to front.

Hole 5

Par 3

180–170–155–144–117 Yards

Stay focused on this well-landscaped, medium-length par 3. With its multilevel green, securing a par will be a solid achievement.

Hole 6

Par 4

415–376–351–343–298 Yards

Driving down the right side offers the shortest approach to this two-tiered green. Choosing the right club is essential for a realistic birdie putt opportunity.

Hole 7

Par 4

303–274–249–209–180 Yards

A rare gem, this true short par 4 offers many players a chance to reach the green with their drives, presenting the ultimate risk-reward decision from the tee. The severely undulating green is flanked by deep bunkers.

Hole 8

Par 4

462–438–422–401–346 Yards

A well-struck tee shot aimed left of center will help you avoid the bunkers on the right. You’ll need a mid to long iron approach to hold this large, gently sloping green. Par is a very respectable score.

Hole 9

Par 5

552–526–515–489–430 Yards

With the wind at your back, this par 5 becomes reachable. Significant topography on both sides of the fairway may lead to awkward lies. The gently sloping green provides birdie opportunities.

Hole 10

Par 5

601–581–553–493–461 Yards

This dogleg right par 5 typically requires three shots for most players. Strategically positioned bunkers on the right catch shots attempting to cut the dogleg. Use as much club as possible for the second shot to set up a short iron approach to the large, gently sloping green.

Hole 11

Par 4

409–378–352–340–279 Yards

The critical strategy on this hole is to steer clear of the bunkers lining the left side, offering an excellent view of the green from the elevated fairway. Golfers will encounter a sizable putting surface that might pose challenges depending on the flagstick position.

Hole 12

Par 4

423–377–349–334–266 Yards

A spacious landing area for your tee shot sets up a short to mid iron approach to this elevated green. Choosing the right club is crucial as judging depth may be tricky. Missing the green to the right presents a challenging up-and-down, often resulting in a bogey.

Hole 13

Par 4

443–416–379–339–269 Yards

The Legacy’s most challenging par 4 demands a well-struck tee shot. The green is protected by water on the left and bunkers on the right. Securing par here is an accomplishment.

Hole 14

Par 3

130–119–113–106–99 Yards

A scenic par three surrounded by natural marshland. Tee shots must contend with water hazards if they miss to the right, left, or fall short. Players hitting iron shots with precise distance control will find numerous birdie opportunities.

Hole 15

Par 5

527–487–475–371–348 Yards

The tee shot on this moderately long par 5 presents a significant challenge but offers rewards for those willing to take on the water hazard. Aiming further to the right is the riskier yet more rewarding line off the tee, potentially setting up the opportunity to reach this par 5 in two shots.

Hole 16

Par 3

178–160–150–129–92 Yards

Take note of the flagstick location and wind conditions. These variables dictate your club selection on this scenic par 3. Missing the green to the left could result in a bogey or worse.

Hole 17

Par 4

399–357–332–303–288 Yards

Don’t bother taking your driver out. Target the sizable tree in the middle of the fairway. This approach sets up a short iron shot to a two-tiered green.

Hole 18

Par 4

420–382–366–330–274 Yards

A fantastic concluding hole boasting stunning landscaping. Add an extra club for the uphill ascent to the expansive, two-tiered green sloping from back to front.

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