ChampionsGate - Champions 9 Golf Course

2.7500000000 2.8 stars from 5 (24)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 27
  • Length: 600 yards

  • 1500 Masters Blvd, ChampionsGate, Orlando, Florida 33896, Orange County
  • (888) 558-9301, (407) 787-4653
  • (407) 787-4650
  • www.championsgategolf.com

Type: Semi-Private/Resort
Style: Pitch&Putt
Greens: Floradwarf/Poatrivialus
Fairways: Bermuda Grass/Rye Grass
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

Walking allowed: Yes
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

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 27 600 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 2.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 1.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 24 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

13 out of 24 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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"Want a refund"


bzaske's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2016
First time playing Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Poor excuse for a GolfNow course offering. It is barely a par 3 course, would have been wised playing a miniputt course somewhere! Most holes were only 60 yds into a small green.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Miniput with real grass."


Kerry7842057's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I thought for the money this executive course would be better value than the driving range but other than playing half wedges it was not worth the time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Not even decent practice facility"


rans's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2015
First time playing Played as a single Walked Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

lights not working properly<br/> greens really small<br/> holes all 40-70 yds each

not worth you time.....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Don't play here if you want a challenge..."


DragonGolfer14's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2015
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I was extremely disappointed as the website did not say that this was a executive 9 hole with no holes longer than 99 yards. I was looking forward to a decent 9 holes on vacation and what I found was a course that was set up for an introduction or first round of golf ever. It wasn't even a part of the actual golf course. It's located by the pools of the resort and had to get bused out to it. Felt like I was trespassing at the resort and that the GC didn't even know I was there. On the plus side if you want to practice your short game, I know a place that you can sneak on for free and not see a soul. Wink Wink...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Great for Beginners"


Damianbarry14's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played with 2 beginners and it was a great course to introduce them to the game - no pressure from experienced golfers trying to play through and no restriction on playing the course a number of times. Extremely friendly staff - almost had the course to ourselves.


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Course is Beautiful"


u000007755882's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is Beautiful. However, for the price, the greens should be kept in much better shape. I realize this is a resort, but it doesn't mean that those who can't afford the championship courses can't be given nice greens to go with such a beautiful course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Know In Advance"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Short little course. Only need 9 iron, pitching wedge, putter. Well advertised that just a place for kids and practice your short game so we had no complaint. We played 3 times in 2 hours as it is unlimited play. Great to practice your short game and bunker exit. Not that hot for putting practice as greens poor.


I recommend this course


"Resort 9 hole executive"


u603653249's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was extremely disappointed as the website did not say that this was a executive 9 hole with no holes longer than 99 yards. Had to rent clubs that came with two wedges and a putter. Was looking forward to a decent 9 holes on vacation and what I found was a course that was set up for an introduction or first round of golf. It wasn't even apart of the actual golf course. It's located by the pools of the resort and had to get bused out to it. Felt like I was trespassing at te resort and that the GC didn't even know I was there. On the plus side if you want to practise your short game, I know a place that you can sneak on for free and not see a soul.


Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Nice way to work on short game"


blazusky's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We arrived early for our round and were allowed to play early. There was only one other group. The deal said the round included clubs and balls, but no one at the pro shop was aware of the terms, so we ended up having to buy our own balls.

The course itself is in rough condition, especially the greens, but my wife is a beginner, and this was relaxed way for her to work on her swing without pressure from other groups or a course ranger. Even though it's short, it's a little tough to find your way around it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Warm up"


Clayton5291750's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We used this course as a warm-up. It's great if you're working on your short game – nothing longer than 90 yards. For the money, I would use this as a warm-up every time I come down to Florida.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Short but Good Practice"


davyarthur's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Longest hole is 90yds so only need 3 clubs, lots of sand but easy to avoid,better than a short game practice area.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"fun"


dabduffer's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2014
First time playing Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a nine hole pitch and putt with holes from 50 yds to 90 yds using mats as tee boxes. great course for families with small children, grandparents who just want something to do that is reasonable in cost & fun. great for beginners, if golfer in party can use as short game prep but not for serious golfer. Might need to check if clubs balls etc are available for use. Wasn't busy


I recommend this course


"Surprised this "Par 3" is offered on Golf Now"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is more of a learning opportunity for children and a great location for them to learn- just outside the hotel. We did not have that much time so we thought this would be a way get a practice round in. Very disappointing when we thought we would be golfing on a real par 3 course where there would be holes 150 to 200 yards! Did not like hitting off mats for all 9 holes. This is unlike Golf Now to advertise this type of course, especially as an 18 hole Par 3! I believe it was a total of 650 yards for the 9 holes. (You play the same 9 twice in order to complete the 18 holes). This was the first time we were disappointed by Golf Now.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"really short"


gdaily28's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

the course is very shot, much more of a pitch and putt kind of thing. That being said if u can book it cheap, you should do it. I thought it was a great way to practice your short game


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"9 hole walking"


Patandrichgolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2013
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Small 9 hole walking, brushed up on short game...not so easy to do!


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"like it"


hansenandi's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/9/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

play this course whenever i'm in florida and enjoy it every time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Two steps above a mini golf course...wish it was in my backyard"


wright2k's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/9/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

As a loyal player at Champions Gate, I've noticed this little pitch and putt course from the 6th green & 7th tee of the International Course for many years. It always looked in nice shape with rarely anybody on it, so I took a novice player out there with putter & wedges and we had a nice time for about an hour. While being well-maintained overall (a couple of greens were patchy), I never like hitting off mats and that is what they feature on all nine tee boxes. This certainly isn't worth the full price to play NOR a special trip, but if you can play it for a few bucks while staying at the Omni...it becomes a unique hotel perk.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Pitch and Putt"


kebsterkeith's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/19/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is not a Par 3, but rather a Pitch and Putt (all holes range from 50-90 yards or so). There is only one set of tees, and they are grass mats. To check in, you do not go to the Championsgate Clubhouse, but rather the Omni Hotel Towel Shack. Very strange feeling walking around the pool area carrying golf clubs. The conditions were so-so, but on the plus side, nobody is out there, and you are allowed replays (we were told unlimited, but that may not be true).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"short course good condition"


warrenduane's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/3/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is for beginners or golfers who want to practice wedges. It was good for my wife who is recovering from shoulder surgery and couldn't swing a full club.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Champion's Gate 9 Hole Course"


ocean115's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This Par 3 is not what we expected. Basically, chip and putt. Not worth the 9 or ten dollars that we paid. Had I known it was cjip and putt, I would not have played. I suppose if you took your pre-tr=een children it would be okay.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course



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