Champions Retreat Golf Club - Nicklaus Bluff Nine

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About

Holes 9
Par 36
Length 3660
Slope 145
Rating 37.9
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 36 3660 yards 37.9 145
Signature 36 3303 yards 36.0 139
Member 36 3186 yards 35.5 137
Member (W) 36 3186 yards 38.9 140
Forward (W) 36 2530 yards 35.2 121
Scorecard for Nicklaus Bluff / Palmer Island
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Championship M: 75.4/141 432 185 423 467 555 340 452 227 579 3660 7265
Signature M: 72.1/135 391 153 383 431 521 319 403 156 526 3283 6565
Member M: 70.5/130 W: 76.7/135 379 145 371 421 509 309 389 152 498 3173 6278
Forward W: 70.7/121 297 125 305 330 383 236 272 118 464 2530 5217
Handicap 9 17 11 1 5 13 7 15 3
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 15 7 5 1 13 11 17 3

Course Details

Year Built 2005
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard and American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No denim, cut off shorts, or shirts without a collar or sleeves.

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

An Augusta worthy experience

I got to play this course three times in one weekend and I never got bored. Best of all, I thought every hole was memorable and unique, the greens were perfect and you hardly saw another group. Pretty much a perfect experience. Loved the elevated tees and doglegs and the sixth hole is one of the best short par 4s you'll ever play. If you have a chance to play any of the courses at Champions Retreat, jump on it. The only nearby experience that might be better is on Magnolia Lane.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

A great setup

These 9 holes are quite different than the other two nine holes. Players navigate through the lower areas of the course with creeks often in play. Local knowledge is most helpful. On the second par 3, don't even look at the green. Aim right of the hole and thank me later.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Awesome Course

We loved Champions Retreat and can't wait to go back! Each of the 3 nines has it's own character and challenges. The course was in immaculate condition, and has beautiful views! The staff was probably the most friendly and welcoming golf staff I have ever encountered- the head pro, golf shop staff, restaurant employees, the membership and lodging folks- all first rate! If you can stay the night, the cottages are amazing as well!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great Courses, Better People, Outstanding Experience

This is a truly unique property, and after visiting you'll wonder why there aren't more like it. We only stayed for two rounds and one night, but it was a fantastic destination for a guys golf trip. Top-notch service and immaculate, luxurious, and super-convenient lodging. Riding the golf cart between the cottage, the clubhouse, and the pub is perfection. Thanks guys!

Conditions Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

The only course better in the area would be The Augusta National.

3 nines, designed by Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Not much more needs to be said after that. Each one has it's own distinctive Features and will challenge even the best of golfers. Although with 4 different teeing grounds, moving up makes the course rather enjoyable. So challenge your game today and go and play the Retreat, an experience you will never forget.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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