ChampionsGate - National Golf Club

4.1664764706 4.2 stars from 5 (571)
  • 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 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 571 Reviews
5 stars:
222
4 stars:
201
3 stars:
93
2 stars:
36
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

460 out of 569 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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"Great course but service was poor"


Sharron7778054's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We arrived an hour before our tee time at valet club and parking to no people there to assist, we took out our own clubs and parked our own car. We were advised that the range was open and balls available, but when we got there, it was open but nobody was working at it and range balls were not available, with several people standing and waiting. I advised staff and they were surprised. All range buckets were empty. We waited a few minutes, then went to the putting and chipping area. Again, not very organized and not well run. We were unable to hit practise balls due to them not being available and went to our first tee without warm up which was disappointing given the high price paid and tough starting holes. The course was well laid out and in good condition but our experience was not top level due to inability to warm up properly. Therefore our perception of value was reduced somewhat.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 02/23/2018:

Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed our course but we apologize that our staff did not provide you with the customer service we strive to provide all of our guests. We'd love to hear more about your time with us. Please reach out to us at 407-787-4653 and ask for Jonathan, Andy, or Patrick. Thank you again for your review and we look forward to speaking with you!

"Don’t Play Here"


Bruce6611914's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course does not have enough golf carts. My group waited 30 minutes for a cart and no one seemed to care. I am in Orlando for a month to play golf. The worst course experience I have had here. Don’t play the golf course. Ok layout but the course condition was well below average.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 02/21/2018:

Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed our layout, but we apologize that you did not enjoy the rest of your experience with us. We'd love the chance to learn more about your time with us. Please give us a call at 407-787-4653 and ask for Jonathan, Andy, or Patrick. Thank you again and we hope to have you back again soon!

"Plays much longer than course yardage indicates on card-"


ctbisagna's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

great layout and greens are quick and small--will test your short game for sure. Course will test every club in bag. Back nine short holes very tricky and demanding--

Only thing that was a little confusing is how some of the holes/cart paths converge on one another...with all property out there, u think you would be on green next to tee boxes for another hole....

Loved the staff and attentiveness to keep you on time just have to be patient on back nine short holes/par 3 where everything backs up...445-5hr round is the target.

Would go back for sure and play in future. Group I was paired with said this is better of the 2 layouts at Championsgate.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 02/21/2018:

Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout and our course conditions. We're also pleased that our staff left a great impression on you. We appreciate your review and we can't wait to have you back again soon!

"fun surprise"


libbytiberi'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 02/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Found the course to be in great shape and great layout. Second time around would leave driver in the bag a couple of times. Enjoyed the entire Championsgate experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 02/21/2018:

Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course conditions and our layout. We're glad that you had a great experience with us and we can't wait to have you back again soon at ChampionsGate!

"Disappointed"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I thought the course would be a nicer conditioned course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 02/14/2018:

Thanks for your review! We apologize that our course conditions did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you will give us another try in the future!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
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: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 02/14/2018:

Excellent! Come back soon!

"Champions Gate FL"


u000006130128's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the National course. Very nice. Fairways in great shape and greens excellent. Putted true. Not too fast but this is resort golf and I would expect moderate speed. Play moved fine. Pretty straight forward design and playable. A couple of interesting hole layouts with trees and swamps to navigate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 02/13/2018:

Fantastic! We're thrilled that our course conditions met your expectations and that you were able to play at a good pace. We're also pleased that you enjoyed the challenge that our course presented. We can't wait to have you back again soon at ChampionsGate!

"ChampionsGate-National course"


michaelroll's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course in decent shape. Tricky final 4 holes, different design style and first 14.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 02/21/2018:

Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed our course conditions and the challenge of our layout. We hope to have you back again soon!


Rtmw999's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 02/13/2018:

Awesome! Come back soon!

"Great Course Great Price"


tag1084's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great shape - not long from the whites which is good for a northerner who hasn’t played in several months. Staff could not be more friendly. Good food/drink after..

Only comment would be to have more/bigger takes out on the course. There is ALOT of bunkers, many of which are large. Only 1-2 rakes per bunker slows down play. Especially when you have to walk around a large bunker to find a rake.


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 02/13/2018:

Terrific! We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations and that our staff left a great impression on you. We appreciate your feedback on our bunkers and we hope to have you back again soon at ChampionsGate!

"The National Course is a Pleasure to Play"


abuffy33's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course was in great shape and the greens rolled great. The staff was eager to help with anything you needed. I was there with my son and we will for sure be back to play there again.

Thanks for Everything

Al


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 02/09/2018:

Excellent! We're thrilled that our course conditions met your expectations and that our staff left a great impression on you. We look forward to having you and your son back again soon at ChampionsGate!

"Great Layout"


u890623078's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The day was great! Good layout and conditions and a very friendly staff. Enjoyable all the way round. Distance between holes unusually long, Would play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 02/13/2018:

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed the challenge that our course presented and we're pleased that our staff left a great impression on you. We look forward to having you back again soon!

"Good conditions!"


Hoff123's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

National in good shape greens quick fairways full,pace of play at 4 hours on Monday,slower on weekends.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 02/09/2018:

Great! We're pleased that our course conditions met your expectations and that you were able to play at a good pace. We look forward to having you back again soon!

"Awesome Round"


kenking47's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Love this course, we have played in the past. Got a great rate and had a wonderful round. Well maintained and the greens were fast and true.


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 02/14/2018:

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us. We're pleased that our course conditions met your expectations. We hope to have you back again soon!


lenwise's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 02/09/2018:

Terrific! We're thrilled that we exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed your time with us. We can't wait to have you back again at ChampionsGate!

"Great course but with challenges"


William2269532's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Open fairways on most holes but with strategic trap placements.hole 15 not fair with hard green surface. Scenery was great,lots of birds,challenging approaches to greens. Need your wits to approach green and hold your shot. Will be back if the price is right.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 02/09/2018:

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed the challenge that our course presented. We appreciate your review and we hope to have you back again soon!


Rtmw999's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

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 02/09/2018:

Awesome! Come back soon!

"Bigdeefl."


frecklesx20's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course,layout ok,staff great, valet parking nice touch,pro shop nice,beverage cart to.o expensive.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 02/09/2018:

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed our course and that our staff left a great impression on you. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to having you back again soon!

"National"


u110413484's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course layout, well manicured, freindly staff


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from ChampionsGate Golf Club on 02/09/2018:

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed the challenge that our course presented and that our staff left a great impression on you. We look forward to having you back again soon!

"Get what you pay for!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Omni At Champions Gate is a great place to play golf. Resort Courses usually hit you with high prices and at times they do, but they have some of the best locals rates in Central Florida. The one difference is that the conditions are always excellent, and consistently they’ve have hot deals that make sense. During the summer when every other course is burnt out the fairways, greens, and tee boxes are maintained to the highest level. Price $25-$35 bucks. Non-residence are paying $65-$85. Right now fairways are carpet, greens are smooth and fast, tee boxes are exciting. The staff and amenities some of the best. Parking your car at no charge come on. The course has a nice mix of holes not much water. So you can be off a bit and not lose half your balls. The Blue tee are a great challenge at 6480 yards. If you want more fun with birdie opportunities, I recommend the white tees. The yardage is short at 5950, but with the Florida winds it will play much longer.


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 01/29/2018:

Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us. We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations and that our staff left a great impression on you. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to having you back again soon!


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