ChampionsGate Golf Club - National

4.4849529412 4.5 stars from 5 (1007)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7128 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 75.2
  • Layout

  • 8575 White Shark Blvd., ChampionsGate, Florida 33896
  • (407) 787-4653
  • (407) 787-4650
  • www.championsgategolf.com
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Year built: 2000
Type: Semi-Private/Resort
Style: Parkland
Greens: Floradwarf/Poatrivialus Grass
Fairways: GN1 Bermuda Grass
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 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 1007 Reviews
5 stars:
494
4 stars:
329
3 stars:
120
2 stars:
43
1 stars:
21

recommend this course

864 out of 1005 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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5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/19/2020

Excellent! 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 ChampionsGate Golf Club.




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2020
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Commented on 10/19/2020

Wonderful! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at ChampionsGate Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/16/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at ChampionsGate Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.



Mcgranet's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2020
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/14/2020

Fantastic! 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 ChampionsGate Golf Club.



seranoa's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2020
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was absolutely the best I have played in Florida. Golf Now rate made it affordable for the average golfer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/09/2020

Wonderful! Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing ChampionsGate Golf Club.



Dannytran2818's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2020
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/07/2020

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing ChampionsGate Golf Club.



u000002912160's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2020
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/24/2020

Outstanding! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at ChampionsGate Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!


"Great staff"


u000005545549's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course layout (National) is kind of plain, a few very basic holes, Seems like it is made for corporate outings, but in great condition. The staff were all excellent- professional and attentive, and better than any I have encountered in the area. The practice area is good and they include the little things like range balls and bottled water and GPS in the carts.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/21/2020

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing ChampionsGate Golf Club.


"Wet"


Mjschissel's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2020
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course that has seen an unbelievable amount of rain. Result some fairways unplayable but still a fun round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/21/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at ChampionsGate Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.



lgeister's avatar
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2020
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: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/15/2020

Excellent! 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 ChampionsGate Golf Club.



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2020
First time playing Used cart Hot 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


Commented on 09/10/2020

Terrific! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at ChampionsGate Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!


"Always fantastic"


u000005756426's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

Champion’s Gate impresses once again - tee to green the course was spectacular and the greens rolled perfect. Played my best ever round which helps of course but I’ve never not had a great time at either of the courses on property. We swap between National and International each time we play here and the two courses couldn’t be more different which we love.


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


Commented on 09/08/2020

Fantastic! 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 ChampionsGate Golf Club.



Joshua9705555's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2020
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



Commented on 09/08/2020

Excellent! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at ChampionsGate Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!


"As always - awesome"


u314160163453's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2020
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Among best 4 or 5 courses in the area. Always in great shape (although the water they usually have in cooler at first tee NOT there- kind of sucked on a brutally hot day) other than hat great pace and course in great shape


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


Commented on 09/04/2020

Outstanding! 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 ChampionsGate Golf Club.


"Awesome"


u314159857573'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 08/27/2020
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Reviewed on

course was in very good condition... fairways greens and bunkers.....


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


Commented on 08/28/2020

Outstanding! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at ChampionsGate Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!



u3383168's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/24/2020

Excellent! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at ChampionsGate Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2020
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: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/24/2020

Fantastic! 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 ChampionsGate Golf Club.



u674246846's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/24/2020

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing ChampionsGate Golf Club.



RNords66's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/24/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at ChampionsGate Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.


"Somewhat Shocked"


Ernie517's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been playing golf at various courses throughout the Covid pandemic and this is the first time I was told a course stopped allowing one person per cart. Last I checked, the pandemic is still going on and will be until there is a vaccine. The attendant was nice enough to allow me to have separate carts this time but he was very clear that next time I come back he won’t make the exception. He said there was no county or state rule mandating two carts. While I don’t disagree, I feel strongly about social distancing at this time. Not sure if I will return or not until long after the pandemic is behind us.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/20/2020

Thank you for your review! We apologize that you did not like our shared rider policy. We handle each request for single cart usage on a case by case basis and do everything that we can to honor requests based on course/cart demands. Unfortunately, weekend mornings are more difficult to honor these requests than at other times.

We are following the stipulations of Executive Order 20-139 from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the enforcement agency of this Executive Order. The Golf Florida Alliance has received written clarification form Secretary Halesy Beshears allowing all sporting events in Florida to happen at capacity and this applies to golf courses ( including the use of golf carts), tennis courts, and outdoor events. This communication refers golf course operators to follow the golf industries Back 2 Golf guidelines version 4.0 that allows shared carts with the stipulation that proper facial coverings are worn by individuals who do not reside in the same household.

We have seen guest who have concerns with shared cart usage when we cannot make an exception either wear a proper facial covering, which we provide complimentary for those needing it, alternate holes using the cart, or walking the entirety of the round. We hope you are able to understand the logic behind this clarification of Executive Order 20-139. We would be happy to discuss this further at your convenience. Most day's we are able to honor single rider requests, however there are times when we are not able to, especially on Friday and Saturday mornings. Thank you again and we hope you'll give us another try in the future.



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