The area surrounding the 18th fairway of the Nicklaus course appears to be getting ready for further development this week.
During a brief drive by, sewers are going in, marking the first real steps towards the long awaited Nicklaus clubhouse for Reunion Golfers.
Details on the separate Bear’s Den Club are still scarce, but that private gated community is expected to have its own pool and clubhouse has no commercial connection to the upcoming Nicklaus course clubhouse that is expected to become available to all Reunion members and guests.
Read more about this project with the Orlando Business Journal
On a quick tour around the Encore Club this morning, we saw the new lawned area, tennis courts, volley ball courts and basketball areas well under way to completion.
As summer visitors are beginning to enjoy the resort, Encore owners will be heartened by the fact that resort construction is approaching the end in phase 1. All that remains to be completed is the square of homes to the east of the clubhouse.
Phase 2, towards the east side of Old Lake Wilson Rd is still mid progress and phase 3 is still in preparation.
As with the Encore clubhouse, Aqua Park and restaurant, owners and members at Reunion can not get access to the new amenities.
Reunion Resort & Club is pleased to present a Star Spangled Celebration over the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend! Please see below for an outline of all the exciting and patriotic events we have planned:
Saturday, July 2
Water Park Bounce House Party with several inflatable rides and games, DJ entertainment, hourly contests such as Hot Potato and Cannon Ball competitions, chair massages and a lunchtime AllAmerican BBQ. The Cove Family lawn games, a hot dog eating contest, and a lunchtime All-American BBQ during the day, followed by “Light Up the Cove” in the evening with DJ entertainment from 6:30 to 9pm with a dive-in movie at 9:30pm. Glow bundles will be available for purchase!
Sunday, July 3
Fireworks Display 9pm at Palmer/Watson Driving Range Water Park Bounce House Party with several inflatable rides and games, DJ entertainment, hourly contests such as Hula Hoop and Tug of War competitions, chair massages, a lunchtime All-American BBQ, and the popular Gatorland Florida Wildlife Show at 3pm. The Cove Family lawn games, a pie eating contest, and a lunchtime All-American BBQ. Grande Pavilion Independence Day Celebration Cookout from 6-8:30pm, with DJ entertainment, Kid’s Crew to entertain children and golf games and activities at the driving range. Fireworks Display 9pm Fireworks Display will be shot from center of Palmer/Watson driving range. Clubhouse Terrace Live band after fireworks until midnight, more Kid’s Crew activities to entertain children after the fireworks, with golf games at the Clubhouse putting green.
Monday, July 4
Clubhouse Build Your Own Burger Bar at lunchtime View at Eleven Open for drinks and dessert as usual from 6-11pm with a great view of nearby community and theme park fireworks displays.
Wednesday May 11th 2016, some very prominent signs began to appear all over Reunion Resort, including entrance ways, the Nicklaus Tent area and many of the side walks within the resort.
The most noticeable feature of the ad boards, was a nod to the Jack Nicklaus ‘Golden Bear’ icon.
The signs ‘bear’ the http://www.bearsdenclub.com web address, but one over at the Heritage Crossing building, located by the main entrance, was marked ‘Information Center’ with further contact details. 888.2TheDen and email@example.com
The website then redirects to a new page www.cityhomes-us.com depicting the Jack Nicklaus brand artwork and further details about new homes in a privately gated Enclave around the 17th and 18th fairways.
Residences at the Bear’s Den Club
WELCOME TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF LUXURY. A PRIVATELY GATED ENCLAVE OF HOMES NESTLED AROUND THE 17TH AND 18TH HOLES OF THE JACK NICKLAUS COURSE IN THE AWARD WINNING REUNION RESORT. RESIDENCES AT THE BEAR’S DEN CLUB WILL FEATURE INNOVATIVE DESIGNS, ELEGANT FEATURES AND BREATHTAKING PANORAMIC VIEWS THAT WILL CHALLENGE YOUR IMAGINATION. THE BEAR’S DEN CLUB WILL BE A PRIVATE, MEMBERS ONLY FACILITY WHERE YOU CAN KICK BACK WITH FRIENDS, ENJOY YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGE, SMOKE A FINE CIGAR OR JUST SWAP STORIES OF YOUR PLAY FROM THIS MAGNIFICENT COURSE.
There’s a registration form for further updates, but for now, that single page is all I can get any information from.
Great news for Encore Club home owners!
The club amenities are finally open and are well received by initial guests.
Reunion Resort homeowners shouldn’t get too excited though, the clubhouse and aqua park is for Encore Resort owners and guests, or owners that bought Encore built homes over in Reunion Resort. (Membership is required at a cost of $100pcm to Encore Club owners)
We’ve seen a lot of attention from the Osceola Sheriff over the last few weeks as the busier resort experiences a much needed clamp down on bad driving practices within Reunion Resort.
Whether drivers run a stop sign or exceed the 25mph limits, they definitely stand to face the consequences more than ever before!
As I drove through the resort this week at a safe speed of 25mph, a driver behind, was clearly angry that I was sticking to the limit. Arms flailing, he made it clear that he was angry at having to shed around 20mph+ from his car.
Also, I’ve heard that it’s wise to make sure that any ‘on street’ parking is made with your vehicle pointing in the direction of traffic flow if you want to avoid a ticket.
It’s not just speeding tickets being handed out within the resort!
On a final note, it’s not just human lives at stake within the resort. Look closely below at these Sandhill Cranes from this morning, you will see two little ones camouflaged in that brown mulched area. It would be great to see the four of them survive the year out in an even safer Reunion Resort!
Happy and safe driving everyone!!
After almost a decade, the most famous woman in golf is moving on from Reunion Resort!
From her website, she writes about moving on to focus on her family and other business interests.
Of course, we wish her the best of luck and will greatly miss her and her association with Reunion.
Going forward, we have heard that the academy will be rebranded as a Reunion Resort product and will continue to operate.
From the latest membership email;
The Reunion Fitness Center at the Cove now has controlled access! An electronic push button lock has been installed so that only Club Members and residents who pay CDD fees, along with official Reunion Resort guests, will have access to the fitness center. The code will be changed monthly and will be available via the Member’s website posted online. The initial code is #### (code removed by me for security)
Update: although we can’t officially confirm, we do believe that the closure of the water park’s parking lot will probably continue for the foreseeable future.
As I drove by the water park this afternoon, I couldn’t help notice the absence of vehicles in the parking lot. Drawing closer, the entrance was taped off and a couple of new signs had appeared.
I don’t have any information on why, or how permanent the signs are, but from what’s on display, the car park looks out of action for the long term.
A Reunion Resort marked sign is directing water park guests to park over at the Whisper Way and Cabana Court areas.
The water park seemed busy and unaffected as the temperatures this week brought welcome warmth and sunshine to Reunion Resort!
A Trespass Warning signifies the area as a construction site.
We took a quick look at the Encore Club’s Aqua Park and Clubhouse today and were blown away by the intensity of the construction effort being made there.
The race slide timers were in place an landscaping and block paving were well under way, making it truly feel like a resort is on its way.
Soon, (I’m advised March 1st), the area will finally be open to resort guests. From just walking around today, I could almost imagine those fabulous ‘vacation sounds’ of delighted kids, splashing water and soothing tropical themed music.
For existing Reunion Resort owners, it’s worth bearing in mind that the Encore amenities won’t be accessible.
The good news is, that eventually, Encore are currently in the process of creating a huge new Margaritaville Resort just a couple of miles away on the 192/429 intersection. This will include a public water park, offering a great opportunity for guests to have fun and relax in a very high value setting.
More on that soon!