Champions Club At the Retreat is a Semi-Private 18-hole golf course located in Corona, California.
Champions Club At the Retreat opened for play in 2006. The course was designed by Nicklaus Design Group.
The Retreat Golf Club in Corona, opened as a private facility but now is open to the public with memberships also available at the now, semi-private Champions Club at the Retreat
The 6,765-yard golf course takes full advantage of its naturally beautiful location at the base of the Cleveland National Forest. Elevation changes provide an array of distinctive hole layouts while offering panoramic views of the forest and surrounding valley. Golfers will feel secluded on the course, surrounded by the rolling hills and local wildlife.
Wide, undulating fairways lead to multi-tiered greens to make every round a unique golf experience. It's a golf course you can play again and again without any two rounds feeling alike.
Black tees: par-72, 6,765 yards, 73.9 / 145
Blue tees: par-72, 6,277 yards, 71.7 / 139
White tees: par-72, 5,757 yards, 69.4 / 133(M), 75.5 / 147(W)
Combo tees: par-72, 5,313 yards, 72.8 / 140
Red tees: par-72, 5,073 yards, 71.5 / 135
The course closed without notice July, 2017.
The Club website remains active with the following message, "The golf course is temporarily closed but Clubhouse is open and offering Social Membership opportunities."
$26 (cart included), played on Friday, April 2016 at 6:26 AM
The management had done well to soften out the course from the original extremely challenging course. People were turned off by the difficulties. We tried it again back in April and it was still a challenging course but much more manageable. Will be back in our course rotation.
$26 (cart included), played on Thursday, February 2016 at
I liked everything about this course, with the exception of the fairways which are in mediocre condition at this time. I assume the fairways have not been watered much of late due to the drought in Southern California. They were pretty much "browned out." I assume, too, since I'm familiar with Bermuda grass that they have gone dormant at this time of year, as Bermuda grass does. That coupled with the lack of water on them, except for a few rain storms in recent weeks, is the reason they are not up to par when compared with the greens and the tee boxes.
$16 (cart included), played on Tuesday, September 2014 at 6am
I have played here several times thru the years but when I saw it was playing for 19 bucks I figured it would be in tatters. I was wrong. If you havent played here it is a difficult course for most players. It is really a target players course. Not sure long by any means but you will be hitting some long irons into the greens. The greens are the tough part of the course. They are like stadiums and very undulating. I had four three putts to shoot 2 over but I consider myself a pretty darn good golfer.
$31 (cart included), played on Friday, August 2014 at 6am
Course knowledge and yardage is a must.
Guest (cart included), played on Tuesday, October 2013 at 6am
Bring your A game. Demands accuracy. Very undulating greens. Recommend playing with someone who knows the course.
$31 (cart included), played on Wednesday, May 2013 at 10am
While this course gets a lot of negative reviews, my friend and I enjoyed it. Is it a tough track? Absolutely. Do you have to be a better than average player to enjoy it. Yes. Our only complaint was that we were behind two groups who should have been playing a flat beginners course and it took us 5 hours to finish. The views are great and you really get a workout climbing some of the hills on the back nine but as far as blind shots are concerned, it's not as bad as the first nine at Eagle Glen, which is next door. We agreed that we will play it again.
Guest (cart included), played on Tuesday, May 2006 at 6am
I was able to play this course just before it opened. The course is way too demanding, with blind shots galore. You need a member to show you the way.
$36 (cart included), played on Friday, April 2013 at 6am
Perhaps the worst golf course I have ever played.It took 40 minutes just to get through the guard gate. Fairways were in unacceptable condition. The greens were terrible; extremely poor conditon. Tee boxes were acceptable. This place is a total nightmare. They would need to pay me to play here again and then I would say no thanks. I played here twice when it first opened and I was shocked that the course was in such terrible shape. Save your money and go somewhere else. Dos Lagos is in great shape play there.
$36 (cart included), played on Wednesday, November 2011 at 8am
Played it twice once in 2010, we said never go back. Then they advertised many changes to improve play, tried again, not much better. Too many fairways are cart path only, you have to be either young or half mountain goat!
$41 (cart included), played on Wednesday, May 2012 at 6am
For the only time in my life I was so displeased that I sent a note to JND regarding "were you drinking heavily or did you simply lend your name to this layout?" Crazy to NOT be able to see the Green or Routing of many of the holes. MAP Required and pay attention to HINTS. Carts were in ATROCIOUS condition. We tried 3 carts before accepting one. NO tread on the tires and the seats were all cracked. I don't think they get much repeat bidness and I see why it didn't work out as a private course.
$31 (cart included), played on Monday, April 2012 at 8am
Moved back into the area recently, so hadn't played here before. Reduced greens fee ($33)due to greens aeration,so not able to rate the normal condition of greens. Still a good deal at regular rate ($45-$70). Fairways, etc., in great shape. Exciting layout (big elevation changes). I was recuperating from a broken wrist, so had to quit after 15 holes, but will definitely play again. Will load up on Tylenol next time.
$31 (cart included), played on Friday, July 2011 at 8am
I know the greenskeeper is working hard to improve the fairways and I hope to see some improvements the next time I play there. The greens are nice, but what was Jack thinking?? I never putted so much in my life! Hahaha!
$66 (cart included), played on Saturday, June 2011 at 8am
Front 9 fairways were under repair but this is a magnificent target golf course with very tricky approach shots and lots of narrow fairways. If you like a challenge (think Pine Valley tough) this course will definately steel your nerves. Highly recommend.
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