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4.1
382 Reviews (382)
5 Stars
129
4 Stars
199
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
92.0%
Recommend this course
352 out of 382 reviews
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4.1
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
91.4%
Recommend this course
53 out of 58 reviews
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4.2
101 Reviews (101)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.1%
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93 out of 101 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 6838 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.5
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The Champion Turf Club at St. James
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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.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2016 #23)

Reviews

4.1
382 Reviews (382)

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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Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rude

Course is in decent condition, greens are nice but as long as the woman checking in “guests” today is working there I’ll never play St James again. She was rude to me and the two guys I played with, all checked and dealt with her separately. In the 30 plus years I’ve been playing and hundreds of rounds I can truly say I’ve never been treated so rudely as today.

To St James Management, there are some people who should never be put out in front of customers, this lady is one of them. I ran a global customer service organization for over 30 years so I know a little something about service. The cart staff was very friendly, coming and going.

Friendliness Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wet but fun

Course was very wet, but we started at 6:45 am
Tee boxes not great shape, but greens were nice and fairly fast.
Friendly staff and reasonably priced.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great drainage and layout

Love this course because it’s always pretty dry. Can’t say as much for some of the people that play there though. Had some real douche bags behind us

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Great time, No one in front or behind. Course was in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Hi, u270751268. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at The Champion Turf Club at St. James. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden gem

Course is in great shape even though area has experienced heavy rains each day. Greens are a little slower than usual but very receptive to shots.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Hi Calabar1. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing The Champion Turf Club at St. James.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good experience

This course is plenty long and plays well. But when it rains there are too many paths are covered with water and many areas are too wet and covered with water. But when it is dry, it is a nice course to play on.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Hi abezing13. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing The Champion Turf Club at St. James.

Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Thank you for visiting us at The Champion Turf Club at St. James. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course but wet!!

The course is a nice layout, but it doesn’t drain well. Get a little rain and it all turns into a swamp. Tough to play in wet conditions. Starter also needs some training. Was put with various groups and I didn’t get that resolved until the 4th hole. Almost impossible to find any rhythm today.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 3-stars. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing The Champion Turf Club at St. James, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is golfer friendly

Pace of play was great Greens were in good condition for summer play at 100 degrees. Still would recommend if never played.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Thank you for visiting us at The Champion Turf Club at St. James. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 91
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Thank you for visiting us at The Champion Turf Club at St. James. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/06/2020

While the course is in good condition for the summer and I enjoyed playing. It was a strange atmosphere as I was met with the starter being surprised that I had shown up to my tee time early. I planned on hitting some range balls before my round but was informed that the range was closed on tuesdays, no big deal, but when I went to the chipping/putting green there was a gentleman out hitting on the range. Not sure if he was doing it because he felt like it or what, but struck me as odd to see it. Before I got my cart I was met with profanity from individuals in the cart barn, now I don’t mind it but once again it was just odd Since it’s not something usually seen.

Overall, the course was great and I enjoyed playing here, but I wouldn’t pay more than the $15 hot deal offered by Golfnow.

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Commented on 07/06/2020

Hi Carson0385. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing The Champion Turf Club at St. James.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Wide open layout

Enjoyed playing this course...and the wide open layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/06/2020

We are so happy you enjoyed your round, AHGuerrero! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Aston’s views

Pleasantly surprised with the conditions of fairways and greens. Staff was informative and friendly. Enjoyed my first round at this course. Definitely will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/06/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, Calabar1. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Thank you for visiting us at The Champion Turf Club at St. James. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 65
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun challenging greens

The greens were nice and very fast. Overall course was in good shape. Pace of play was slow it was a 4.5 hour round.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Thank you for visiting us at The Champion Turf Club at St. James. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 91
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Hi u246061897. We would love to hear more about your positive experience at our course. Please contact us at (772) 336-4653 to share with us your favorite part of your experience with us. Thanks for golfing at The Champion Turf Club at St. James!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decent for price

Played with 3 friends this morning (6/13/20) around 9:30. Pulling up you load your own bags to the carts then go inside and check in/pay. (Covid related). Paid around $30 on golfnow.

*no food/drink cart!

Staff extremely friendly, maybe the friendliest I’ve come across recently. Range was good with lots of flags. Big chilling green with dozens of range balls to use. And decent little putting area.

Course itself wasn’t bad. Some soggy areas from rains and some really really thick rough in some areas. The greens were sandy, but surprisingly decent speed and roll and majority of the holes. Other than that the fairway is firm and tight but played well and the blue tee boxes were decent. Short course! The tips were like 6600 yards. Some white tee boxes were a good 50-100 yards in front of the blue tees.

All in all good course. I won the round against my buddies so can’t complain too much.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/19/2020

Thank you for visiting us at The Champion Turf Club at St. James. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 06/19/2020

Hi u417591076. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing The Champion Turf Club at St. James.

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