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the palmer course
By the Numbers PAR: 72 Tee
Designer: Arnold Palmer Yardage
Course Opened: February 28, 1984 Most Challenging Hole: No. 17
Black . . . . . 7079 . . . . . 74.6 . . . . . 141
Most Scenic Hole: No. 18
Blue . . . . . . 6684 . . . . . 73.1 . . . . . 136
Total Number of Sand Bunkers: 49
White . . . . . 6115 . . . . . 70.0 . . . . . 128 Green . . . . . 5530 . . . . . 66.9 . . . . . 118 Red . . . . . . 4810 . . . . . 68.2 . . . . . 116
Number of Water Hazards: 16 out of 18 holes Acreage of Course: 120 Average Size of Greens: 6,600 sq. ft.
Named after its designer, Arnold Palmer, this course is one of the more forgiving at PGA National from tee to fairway and known as a risk reward course. The open fairways and larger Champion Bermuda greens can be quite accommodating and invite players to take a chance if they dare as golfers are not overly penalized for missing the fairway or primary rough on most holes. There is a considerable amount of undulation through the fairway presenting the opportunity for uneven lies and creative shotmaking, and even a nod to its Scottish roots with a links style routing, and holes 8 and 12 sharing a common green. The Palmer has a great series of finishing holes, with the 18th being one of the most scenic and picturesque par 5s on the property.
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