Champion Lakes Golf Course

4.6725882353 4.7 stars from 5 (70)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6608 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 71.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes, except on weekends before 11am
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 70 Reviews
5 stars:
46
4 stars:
21
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

68 out of 70 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks watching the game  

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Reviews


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jscalamogna's avatar
Age:  55-64

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Challenging course"


u248126768's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"nice layout..great shape..."


BMroziak's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Champion Lakes"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Hidden Gem"


u000007993778's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Challenging track"


walterzjr's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"tough but fair"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice layout"


cw1658's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



bobcalarie's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


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



u9221572's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
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: Good


I recommend this course


"Fast Greens"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were just cut and they were lightening fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


u000007993778's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
Previously played 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: Good


I recommend this course


"Great tight layout"


birdieman601's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


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 Corse"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the time we got out of the car the personnel were friendly. The corse is in great shape and we had a great time even at the 19th hole. We will be back to play again.


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


"Great course and good people"


Dave7080961's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is tough. Lots of slope on greens and very fast. Some narrow fairways. Usually I don't score well but it's a great challenge!


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


"A Jewel"


u000007928513's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is an absolute jewel of a course. For layout conditions and value you can't beat this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Slow day"


u000007991018's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape dislike the heat wave we have been having. Play on this particular outing was slow due to golfers ahead not caring much about their pace of play.

A ranger could help this situation. The golf course is very challenging, many shots have to be placed in order to have a good next shot. Sand traps also make play very challenging.

Hats off to the chef in the club house. Lunch was excellent. I would highly recommend this golf course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Layout. Great views."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed this course & thought it was solid value. Pace of play really became an issue later in the round. Group in front of us hitting multiple balls & playing incredibly slow, group behind us hitting down impatiently. Pace would be only knock. Greens very fast, stay below the hole. Elevation changes make the course play tough. Aside from pace I really liked it here.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Juice3217's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a tough course but a very nice course to play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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