Champion Lakes Golf Course

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4.8
76
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
99.6%
Recommend this course
74 out of 76 reviews
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4.8
11
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
11 out of 11 reviews
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4.8
11
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
11 out of 11 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6608
Slope 133
Rating 71.7
Type Public
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Champion Lakes Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6608 yards 71.7 133
White 71 6205 yards 70.6 128
Red 74 5556 yards 73.4 127
Scorecard for Champion Lakes Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.6/133 W: 78.5/138 436 539 200 411 487 333 190 388 401 3385 433 188 407 380 154 510 238 375 538 3223 6608
White M: 70.0/127 W: 75.8/133 416 519 178 391 467 313 170 363 371 3188 418 158 387 350 138 490 218 350 508 3017 6205
Gold M: 68.8/126 W: 74.4/129 405 510 165 340 458 310 155 350 348 3041 410 145 368 340 132 475 212 330 490 2902 5943
Red M: 65.7/119 W: 71.2/121 396 469 160 326 449 301 150 304 341 2896 403 138 313 302 128 428 218 325 405 2660 5556
Handicap 1 7 13 3 11 15 17 5 9 4 10 2 6 18 14 12 16 8
Par 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 36 4 3 4 4 3 5 3 4 5 35 71
Handicap (W) 11 9 13 3 5 15 17 1 7 12 8 2 4 14 6 18 16 10

Course Details

Year Built 1964
Golf Season Year round
Architect Grote & Lynch

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes, except on weekends before 11am

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4.8
76

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 17
Bunkers 16
Narrow Fairways 15
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 15
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 19

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5.0
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Previously Played
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
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Greens as good as Laurel

Played golf for roughly 10 years and finally got to Champion Lakes sunday, I'm upset it's taken me this long to finally play this course. For all the rain, the course was in great shape. Greens were in amazing shape, and just as comparable to Laurel or any of the primo tracks here in Western Pa. Some bunkers were in the process of being replaced and had some water after the morning shower, but everything else with the course was perfect. Picture worthy holes, Alison and Dick took care of our entire group with any accommodation they needed. Drive to Bolivar, and play this golf course before all the leaves fall.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

The course was in great shape

This course is the best hidden jem there is. Very nice fairways , cut to perfection. Nice greens, the ball rolled very true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful

Wonderful course was in excellent shape Grieens perfect Very challenging pin placement pace of play very good The staff was wonderful

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

League play in front was slow

I will not return on a Tuesday due to 4 1/2 hours to play 18 holes. My fault, should have checked

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth the drive

Remote location but beautiful area. Course has some tight holes with elevation changes.

Great condition. Fairways and greens very good condition.

We were lucky to chat with the owner, the great Dick Groat!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging course

Course was in reasonably good shape despite the extraordinary amount of rain over the past few months. Greens were very fast and took a little getting used to. I will definitely play here again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

nice layout..great shape...

Course was in great shape...fast greens...well conditioned...my only beef is lack of distance markets on par 3s..tough to tell yardage on par 3s and without range finder my group misclubbed a few times...other than that I'd highly recommend the course and would return anytime.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Champion Lakes

The course has had issues in the past with maintenance. I'm happy to say, it is in spectacular shape, especially considering the major thunder storms that rolled through just a few days prior. The greens were perfect. Some of the bunkers had water and water damage, but I expected that to be the case. As a foursome, we played in just over 4 hours. The pace was just right. Really looking forward to returning.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden Gem

Champion Lakes is not for every golfer, just for those who like a challenge and enjoy beautiful mountainous landscape. The overall course conditions have improved in recent years and has made this course a must play for any serious golfer. On this day the course was a bit wet from recent rains and the sand traps did need some attention other than that very enjoyable!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging track

Champion lakes is a very challenging track with fast, undulating greens that rolled quite nicely. It feels a little more difficult than the 126 slope rating from the white tees.

There are forced carries to a lot of the flag sticks and the bunkers were well manicured. The fast greens make for putting with a lot of break with few putts that you could say were on the edge of the hole or a ball out.

Our round was five hours and a good deal of waiting due to slow golfers so i recommend playing during the week or early on the weekend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

tough but fair

The course is very challenging but it is fair and well-maintained.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout

Course was in good condition, greens were challenging. They used the woods to funnel you into the greens as you approached them.

Biggest issue was no ranger on the course. There was a foursome in front of us that wouldn't let people play through and was acting as if they were a school. 1 could play but 3 others seemed to be learning. They would all tee off but then the 1 would finish his round then they would go back to the others and he would explain where to hit or how to read the green so they could putt. You expect delays but 3 1/2 hours for 9 holes with nobody in front was ridiculous.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fast Greens

The greens were just cut and they were lightening fast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden Gem

I used to play in a

League here every week for years, that was over 10 years ago. Since then some of the nuisance trees have been removed and the greens are now spectacular. Great course with great views and great challenges

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great tight layout

Champion Lakes is a great layout that will have your head spinning. Course conditions were great. It is very tight and greens are very fast for a public course. Course is well worth the money. As a side note, Mr Dick Groat, Pittsburgh Pirate shortstop from the 60's, is owner and has been welcoming us for over 45 years. He is a class act and is more than willing to talk to you about what can be done to improve the course. Does not need much. His daughter has taken over the day to day operations and remembered us even though I had not been there for over 2 years. They have a great course and I hope you will play it soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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