Don't be misled by the 6,641 yardage on this par 71 Arnold Palmer creation. It is a stout test. While many of the holes provide generous driving areas, the firm green fairways are contured to resemble a rolling parkland course. Level ground is rare. Facing the green from the slanting fairways, the small elevated emerald islands framed by white-faced bunkers, azure ponds and gently swaying palm trees. Hilly lies and sweeping Florida breezes make it difficult to attain the accurancy needed to find these targets.
The Tif-eagle greens are firm, fast and undulating, allowing only a crisply struck shot to hold their surface. Surrounding the greens, the Bermuda rough requires a soft touch needed to play nice pitch shots.
Map of Saddlebrook Resort - Palmer Course