The Champion Turf Club at St. James

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4.1
236
5 Stars
78
4 Stars
123
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
92.6%
Recommend this course
218 out of 236 reviews
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3.9
14
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 14 reviews
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4.1
63
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.7%
Recommend this course
59 out of 63 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 6838
Slope 133
Rating 72.5
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The Champion Turf Club at St. James
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6838 yards 72.5 133
White 72 6231 yards 68.7 124
Yellow 72 5701 yards 67.1 114
Red (W) 73 4924 yards 72.0 113
Scorecard for The Champion Turf Club St James
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: 72.4/134 518 408 340 193 529 327 393 427 195 3330 462 486 149 554 183 391 536 186 395 3342 6672
White M: 69.3/123 480 368 304 168 490 299 365 334 171 2979 427 450 113 522 152 350 501 152 367 3034 6013
Gold W: 71.9/128 464 340 300 154 471 276 359 341 153 2858 401 420 100 509 130 324 482 144 333 2843 5701
Yellow M: 67.1/111 447 329 291 146 442 273 347 330 146 2751 394 405 93 498 120 308 467 133 323 2741 5492
Red W: 67.6/106 405 296 244 111 401 234 288 290 117 2386 356 367 81 459 94 271 409 88 246 2371 4757
Handicap 7 5 11 17 9 13 3 1 15 2 12 18 4 16 10 6 14 8
Par 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 36 4 5 3 5 3 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 10 6 14 18 4 16 8 2 12 1 7 17 5 15 11 3 9 13

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "St. James Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Reviews

4.1
236

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 18
Water Hazards 13
Bunkers 11
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Advanced Golfers 12
Seniors 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 14
Worth the Drive 8

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Conditions Average
Value Fair
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Commented On 2018-12-31T14:32:15.000+00:00

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Good course

This was our second time playing the course. The highlight is the lightning fast greens. They roll true, but have some killer contours. Five hour round did not sit well with us, but it happens. Great value. Will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2018-12-26T21:36:11.000+00:00

We're glad you decided to come back! We're delighted you found value in our course. We'll work on the pace of play and hope you join us again soon.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sunday here is No Fun day

This is my home course and it is just not worth golfing here on a Sunday after the locals golf here every Sunday morning. They obvously do not fix any ball marks, divots, or rake the bunkers. Also there is always trash and fruit lying around the course. The fruit I guess from the mixed drinks. Staff is great but just do not have the heart to hold them accountable.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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The Champion Turf Club at St. James
Commented On 2018-12-18T14:43:48.000+00:00

We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. We will work to address these concerns, and hope you'll give us another shot soon.

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A nice day

We enjoyed the course but it is a fair distance from our house so we wont be playing there too often. Everyone was nice and the pace of play was great.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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The Champion Turf Club at St. James
Commented On 2018-12-14T15:20:54.000+00:00

Thank you for the 4 stars! Thank you for making the drive out to our course. We hope to see you out here again soon.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Challenging greens

Greens are very challenging.. the layout is nice. They fairways are well maintained.

The only negative comment will be the noise from the Florida Turnpike.

The starter was very friendly, very good job.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-12-10T14:32:50.000+00:00

We're glad you enjoyed the challenge our greens have to offer! We hope to see you out here again soon.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-12-10T14:33:04.000+00:00

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Poor Pace of Play

Pace of play not properly monitored and enforced by staff.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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The Champion Turf Club at St. James
Commented On 2018-11-19T14:35:00.000+00:00

We appreciate your candid feedback. We will continue to make a concerted effort to keep a reasonable pace of play especially on weekends.

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun golf

It is always fun to play that course, but it was very wet after the big rain.!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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The Champion Turf Club at St. James
Commented On 2018-11-06T13:51:47.000+00:00

We're glad you had a fun round at #TheChampionTurfClub Be sure to book your next tee time with us soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Will go back

The course is in very good shape. The greens are tough to read and fairly fast. The fairways are in good condition with plenty of grass and very few bare spots. The course is wide open, for those of us who sometimes have problems with direction.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Champion Turf Club on 11/02/2018:
We agree--the course is looking great! We hope you book your next tee time with us soon. Remember--this weekend is your last chance to play Fall golf at Summer rates!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

nice day out

course is pretty forgiving off tee but greens are tough roll nice and smooth pretty quick if you miss in wrong spot tough to two putt tee boxes were in prettygood shape as well as fairways except for spots up next to greens were it looks like course has given up trying to stop cart riders parking that close to green. almost every hole big dead spot usually left of green that they have let go to dirt or have actually put gravel in there.one week spot of course will still play again but it affects aesthetic of course

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from The Champion Turf Club on 11/02/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review. We appreciate your feedback and will look into your concerns, but we can guarantee you the course is in great shape this time of year!
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Nice ..some work needed..you do hear the traffic..but it is a fun place to play..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from The Champion Turf Club on 10/19/2018:
Thank you for your feedback! We're glad you had a fun round with us.
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from The Champion Turf Club on 10/17/2018:
Thanks for the 4-star rating! We hope you enjoyed the day out at #TheChampionTurfClub
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointment

Had heard about this course from multiple people. Nice course. Fast greens. Yes exactly. But, also. You can not bring personal coolers yet coolers are not available on golf carts. There was no starter which ended up being a nightmare causing 5 groups to back up resulting in at least 3 to 5 minute wait per shot. Not a fan of teeing off right next to a highway and busy street. We golf for relaxation, tranquillity and quiet. If that's what you want. Do not recommend this course. Staff was very friendly but club house has a very strange odor. Overall, give this course 2 stars and will not return.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from The Champion Turf Club on 09/26/2018:
We are sorry to learn you did not enjoy your first experience of the golf course. We apologize for the slower pace of play on this day. We will be sure to work on this and hope you give us another shot in the near future.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Routinely an enjoyable golf outing

As usual, this course is well maintained and the staff makes you feel welcomed even when your not a regular.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Champion Turf Club on 08/08/2018:
Thank you for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed the quality of our course staff. Be sure to book your next tee time with us soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing greens

The greens are the best around! The course is kinda wet right now ... but we’ve had A LOT OF RAIN LATELY! Still my favorite place to play!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Champion Turf Club on 06/29/2018:
Thank you for the excellent 5-star review. We agree--the greens are looking great! We are honored The Champion Turf Club is your favorite course to play. Come play again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

This course has great features

My buddies and I have played this course several times. The course has recently been renovated. The new owners have put a lot of time and effort into improving the tee boxes and greens. The fairways have been maintained. I recommend this course to all. Tee times were easy to book, the price is right!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Champion Turf Club on 07/02/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review! We appreciate the recommendation and hope you stop by again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from The Champion Turf Club on 06/19/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star rating and review. We look forward to your next round with us!
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Champion Turf Club on 06/13/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star rating! We are glad you enjoyed your round with us.
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Champion Turf at St. James is very, very windy!!

This was my 1st time playing "The Champion Turf Club at St. James" in PSL. Not too much traffic on the day that we played (a Wednesday afternoon). Pretty decent and forgiving layout if you can keep the ball low and get under the wind (which is at least a 2 club difference). Some Tee boxes and Fairways were a little "beat up". More important to me and my partner is that there were no distance markers on the fairways that we could find and no GPS on the carts to help us either. On the plus side, you can play out of the bunkers (fluffy sand) + the greens, although a little too fast for my liking, were nice. My partner wanted me to mention that the staff was hospitable and that the clubhouse homemade chicken salad was the best that she's ever had! FYI on the price: I paid $7.11 on the front end (a $4.98 GN booking fee plus $2.60 EST. tax for 2 players for a 1:23 pm T-time) plus $20 (x2) at the course. No need to pre-book, call this club directly - they advertise $20 price for a midweek afternoon round of golf (but with no booking fees).

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from The Champion Turf Club on 05/08/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review! We are glad you and your partner enjoyed your first time playing at The Champion Turf Club. We hope you both come back for more and book your next tee time here for the best rates https://the-champion-turf-club-at-st-james.play.teeitup.com/
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather

best value on the Treasure Coast

Clean carts, great range, bunker and putting area to loosen up at before heading out and Jeff, Maureen & Nina run a great pro shop...

Response from The Champion Turf Club on 05/01/2018:
Thank you for the great 5-star review! We are glad you found value in the course. Come play again soon!
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