ChampionsGate - National Golf Club

3.9371000000 3.9 stars from 5 (477)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7128 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 75.2
  • Layout

  • 1400 Masters Blvd., ChampionsGate, Orlando, Florida 33896, Orange County
  • (888) 558-9301, (407) 787-4653
  • (407) 787-4650
  • www.championsgategolf.com
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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

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

Average Rating 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 477 Reviews
5 stars:
176
4 stars:
165
3 stars:
85
2 stars:
32
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

374 out of 475 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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"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


"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


"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



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



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!

"Solid Course"


Jeff9056087's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, fun course to play. But, you have to get rid of the 2 tall pines on the par 3 15th hole. It is just absurd. You hit a perfect shot at the flag and the pine tree knocks the ball down. The flag was positioned behind the tree trunk.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 04/12/2017:

Awesome! We're glad that you enjoyed your round with us. We're glad that you had fun playing our National course, but we apologize that you did not enjoy hole 15 due to the 2 pines. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will come back soon and try out our International course!


porky01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions were very good, greens excellent.

Played at 1.00 p.m. and pace of play was excellent. Teed off early and finished in 3 hours 45 minutes. Pro shop staff excellent, back shop and starter excellent, beverage cart visited us three times.

Would recommend course to others as it compares favorably to the "Clublink" courses I play in Canada


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 04/12/2017:

Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at ChampionsGate. We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations and that the pace of play was good. We hope to have you back the next time you are in the Orlando area!

"Enjoyed the course itself just slow play though."


u000007816285's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They had 3 foursomes in front of us playing a tournament and we knew it was going to be slow. We waited on every hole. It was really backed up in back of us. A bunch of singles and twosomes. On about the 12th hole a guy in back of us yelled at US that we were holding everyone up!!! Why didn't the starter pair all of singles and twosomes up from the getgo? I gues the moral to the story is don't yell at folks when you know what's going on the guy in back of us had to of seen we were waiting on the groups in front of us!!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 04/12/2017:

Wonderful! We're glad that you enjoyed the course but we apologize for the pace of play and that you were yelled at. We understand how important pace is and we will make sure to use your review to help us improve moving forward. Thank you again for your review and we hope to see you again soon!

"One of the Best Courses in the Area"


Gary2104087's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This week I played the National course at ChampionsGate for the 2d time this month; the course and staff were outstanding both times. Using GolfNow I was able to get an incredible rate for a truly enjoyable golf course. I commend the staff at the course for not trying to cram too many golfers on the course at one time. In addition to extremely well kept fairways & greens, the pace of play was one of the highlights. The staff are very friendly and professional.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 04/12/2017:

Awesome! We're glad that you enjoyed both of your rounds with us at ChampionsGate. We're thrilled that our staff left a great impression and that you were able to get a great rate through GolfNow. We're also pleased that you enjoyed our course conditions and that you played at a good pace. We can't wait to have you back again!

"just a bit dissapointing"


chris2012's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

always a challenge are both courses..bring your A game...the national course has many sand traps...but sand is managable: fine and raked..this time out the tee boxes were sandy and worn,unusual for this course..hardly any rain has fallen this year however...staff is always top notch


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

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 04/05/2017:

Awesome! We're glad that you enjoyed your round with us. We're pleased that you enjoyed the challenge of our course but we apologize that our tee boxes did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and will use your review to help us improve. Hope to have you back again!


u460889711's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


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

Thank you for your review! We apologize that you did not enjoy your time with us. We would love the opportunity to discuss your experience in greater detail. Please give us a call at 407-787-4653 and ask for Jonathan, Andy, or Patrick. Thank you again and we hope to speak with you soon!


u460889711's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


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

Thank you for your review! We apologize that you did not enjoy you experience with us. We would love the opportunity to discuss your experience in greater detail. Please give us a call at 407-787-4653 and to ask for Jonathan, Andy, or Patrick. Thank you again and we hope to speak with you soon!

"Fun to Play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

National course was fun to play and reasonable for the late day green fee. Not sure it's worth the full price. Very playable but nothing super special about the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


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

Awesome! We're thrilled that you had a fun round on our National course. We hope to have you back again soon!

"Nice day on the course"


daversaund's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played the International course before which is a better course. It was a quiet day. I played as a single and finished in 2 and a half hours including go through 3 groups.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 03/29/2017:

Awesome! We're glad that you enjoyed your time with us on our National course. We're pleased that you got through your round quickly and that it was a quiet day. Can't wait to have you back!

"Sunday special"


Fisher74's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape. Tee boxes, fairways and greens were top notch. Good challenge fairways are wide and plenty of room off the tee. Greens can be tricky with suttle breaks.


Pace of Play: Good

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 03/28/2017:

Great! We're pleased that you enjoyed your round with us. We're glad that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout as well as our course conditions. Can't wait to have you back soon!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
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


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 03/27/2017:

Wonderful! Glad you enjoyed your experience wit us at ChampionsGate!

"GREAT DAY FOR GOLF"


Tootall1707's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played National course, great value when booked through Golf Now.

Only downside of course is lack of access to clubhouse after #1.

Hope to be able to get there again to play both.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

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 03/29/2017:

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us at ChampionsGate. We're pleased that you got a great deal on GolfNow and we hope to have you back soon!


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