Designed by Arnold Palmer, The Palmer Course is the most forgiving for the "grip it and rip it" style of play. The open fairways and larger greens are quite accommodating, and the golfer is not overly penalized for missing the fairway or primary rough. There is a considerable amount of fairway mounding throughout the course, so the golfer is often challenged with uneven lies. The Palmer has a great series of finishing holes, with the 18th hole being one of the most scenic par fives on the property.
The Palmer is named for its gallery-pleasing designer, Arnold Palmer, who attacked golf courses with an unharnessed fury. His character, charisma and legendary charges won him a legion of followers, known as "Arnie's Army", throughout the world. The Palmer is dedicated in honor of Arnold Palmer, the leader of an "army" of golf enthusiasts. His tireless effort to his fans and the game of golf is as legendary as his skill on the course.