ChampionsGate - National Golf Club

4.1374588235 4.1 stars from 5 (489)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7128 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 75.2
  • Layout

  • 8575 White Shark Blvd., Championsgate, Florida 33896
  • (407) 787-4653, (888) 558-9301
  • (407) 787-4650
  • www.championsgategolf.com

Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Greg Norman (2000)
Type: Semi-Private/Resort
Style: Traditional/Parkland
Greens: Floradwarf/Poatrivialus
Fairways: GN1 Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Leadbetter Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirts with collars and sleeves; slacks or Bermuda shorts are considered appropriate attire. No tank tops, tee shirts, fishnet tops, cut-offs, sweat pants, warm up suits, blue jeans or denim shorts, tennis shorts, short shorts, or other athletic shorts
Credit cards accepted: Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7128 yards 75.2 138
Blue 72 6427 yards 71.9 133
White 72 5937 yards 69.1 124
White (W) 72 5937 yards 74.2 125
Red 72 5150 yards 65.3 111
Red (W) 72 5150 yards 69.4 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 489 Reviews
5 stars:
182
4 stars:
169
3 stars:
87
2 stars:
32
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

384 out of 487 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers playing multiple courses a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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Reviews


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"Withdraw from playing this course"


securatee's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Staff was short and lacked personality

They were quiet as church mice didn't mention that the Greens were very spotty and patchy not to mention slow.

I expected the course to be much better when associated with a Resort. Was greatly disappointed.

Would recommend golfer book offsite for their outing


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 07/26/2017:

Thank you for your review! We apologize that you did not enjoy your experience with us. We're sorry that our course conditions did not meet your expectations and that our staff did not provide you with the customer service we strive to give all of our guests. We'd love the opportunity to discuss your time with us in further detail. Please give us a call at 407-787-4653 and ask for Jonathan, Andy, or Patrick. Thank you again and we look forward to speaking with you!

"Top shelf"


ninonuni's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017

Reviewed on

I was treated like a champ, service there is impeccable, Jeff is an awesome gentleman, Mr Dolan made sure I was taken care of, the front 9 is golfer friendly, back 9 was outstanding, #10 is fun n cute, 15 is outstanding, n what a way to finish on 18, wow!, I liked my score n that doesn't happen to me alot


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 05/30/2017:

Fantastic! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at ChampionsGate. We're pleased that our staff was able to provide you with great customer service and that you had a great round. Can't wait to have you back for another top shelf day!

"Will Definitely Be Back"


MartyMilligan1967's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great course, conditions were an 8/10, staff could have been a little friendlier, but we enjoyed our time and will be back again next year. Fair pricing and plenty of range balls!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 08/14/2017:

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed our course conditions and our layout. We appreciate your feedback regarding our staff and we look forward to having you back next year!

"Great time"


u512641868's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time playing the National course.

Considering the drought conditions, the course was in great shape.

Met a really nice gentleman from Scotland, and though I did not play particularly well, I had a great day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 05/19/2017:

Awesome! We're glad that you enjoyed your time on our National Course. We're pleased that our course conditions did not disappoint and that you enjoyed your time with the player you were paired with. Hope to have you back soon!

"Great days golf"


u958968562's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From arrival to when we left it was a great time worth coming from England to play thanks all


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 05/16/2017:

Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us at ChampionsGate. We hope to have you back the next time you are in the States!

"Champions Gate National"


donlee81's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course....well groomed...considering the drought they are having in Florida right now, very will kept. Will definitely play again.


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 05/11/2017:

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course despite the lack of rain we have been having. We can't wait to have you back again!



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 05/08/2017:

Outstanding! Glad you enjoyed your experience at ChampionsGate!

"Twilight Tee Time"


JDawe25's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

You arrive at a beautiful club house/pro shop with valet parking to check in. A very friendly gentleman took our clubs and brought them to a cart out back which was equipped with complimentary tees and a gps. The course was in great shape despite the rain they had that morning as it drained very well and no standing water was found. The greens, except for 1, were in great shape and rolled very quickly, again despite the rain. We played from the white tees, which for a mid handicapper made the course quite long, and if I play again I would play from the middle tees. When the round was finished our clubs were cleaned and dropped off in the pickup area.The only complaint I have were that the amenities were shut down just after we started. There was no snack cart after 4pm, so no where to get a drink, a beer or a snack during our round. And when we finished at approximately 7pm the clubhouse was closed, so again, no where to grab a beer after the round.

I would definitely play this course again, although I would recommend playing earlier in the day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 05/08/2017:

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed your experience at ChampionsGate. We're pleased that our course conditions met your expectations and that you enjoyed the challenge of our course. We're sorry that you were not able to get a drink during or after your round. We appreciate your feedback and hope to have you back soon!


Rick1123821's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 05/02/2017:

Outstanding! Come back soon!

"Excellent course and great staff"


pucksperling's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played both the international and national courses several times. I went on Monday afternoon and stayed locally for a week and played another two rounds. I really enjoyed the staff there they are very professional and they will take great care of you! At the end of the day they have a A bagpipe player trust in full kilt and he always ends my day on a high note. Cheers to you mate I look forward to seeing you again very soon


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 05/02/2017:

Great! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the customer service our staff provided, as well as your rounds on both of our courses. We can't wait to have you back for another great day of golf!


u207545642's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed playing this course.

Easy layup is challenged by the numerous bunkers/traps. Greens hard to read.

So in the end, all levels will have a good day out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 04/27/2017:

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed your round at ChampionsGate. We're glad that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout and we hope to have you back soon!

"Needs work"


Phillyphan1216's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played as a single with nobody in front or back of me. Played in 2.5 hours at a very cheap rate. Bunkers need work as well as the rough around the bunkers. Greens were very slow. No roll on your drives so the course plays a lot longer than listed. Some sort of animal made holes all over the tee boxes. This course needs a lot of work before I would return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 04/25/2017:

Thank you for your review! We apologize that you did not fully enjoy your round with us. We're glad that you were able to play at a good pace but we apologize that our course conditions did not meet your expectations. We are actually redoing our greens this summer so we would love to have you come try them out in the fall. We appreciate all of your feedback and hope you will give us another try in the future!

"average American style course"


jefflewendon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

some great holes but a lot the same. look at the scorecard and decide which six clubs you will need!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 05/04/2017:

Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed your round at ChampionsGate. We hope to have you back soon!

"Great course, really nice staff"


davidarnar's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As a golfer the National course offers alot of challenging holes and decision making off the tee. Aapart from a couple of bumpy tee locatins the fairways are really nice, and for me the greens are perfect, really receiving and hold the line. Reading them can also be challenging.

I took my whole family with me this time, and our golf skills vary, from 4 hcp to around 20. Everyone had a great time and were able to enjoy the round at one time or another.

Our tee time was at 15.10, and pace of play was slow to begin with but after the front nine it got much faster and we finished just 5 minutes off the pace, at just about 4 hrs. Staff is really nice, your bags are taken from the parking lot to the carts, and clubs are cleaned after the round. We rented 2 sets of clubs which were of very high quality and new editions of TM clubs.

Would highly recommend this course if you are in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 05/04/2017:

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us. We're pleased that you and your family were all able to enjoy the layout of our course as well as the conditions. We're also glad that you enjoyed the customer service that our staff provided. We hope to have you all back again soon!

"Great course"


yapsugar's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Greens roll true. Fairways cut just right. Great course in off s a son price is right


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 04/20/2017:

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time at ChampionsGate. We're glad that you enjoyed our course conditions and that you got a great rate. We look forward to having you back soon!

"Professional layout, excellent greens"


u9205504's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played the National course with my son in April 18, 2017. This is the nicest course I have ever played. Beats Newport National in Rhode Island. You have to think your way around this course, bunkers strategically placed around the greens and fairways. I hope to make it back to play again sometime.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 04/20/2017:

Fantastic! We're thrilled that you and your son enjoyed your first time with us. We're glad that you enjoyed our course layout and that you consider us one of the nicest course you have ever played. We appreciate your review and hope to have you back the next time you are in the Orlando area!

"Excellent"


philleighton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout, every hole well thought out

Really enjoyed the day


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 05/04/2017:

Great! We're pleased that you enjoyed the challenge of our course. We look forward to having you back soon!


u292430286's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 04/20/2017:

Awesome! Come back soon!


u3078471's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 05/04/2017:

Outstanding! Come back soon!


ls1717's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 04/20/2017:

Great! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us at ChampionsGate!


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