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Champions Gate Golf Resort, International Course

1400 Masters Blvd, Orlando, Florida, 33837
Type: Resort
No. Holes: 18
(888) 558-9301
Architect: Greg Norman (27)
                      
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About Champions Gate Golf Resort, International Course

Champions Gate Golf Resort, is a Resort, 36 hole golf facility located in Orlando, Florida. The facility has two 18-hole golf courses, The National Course and The International Course.

The golf courses at Champions Gate Golf Resort first opened for play in 2000. The courses were designed by Greg Norman.

Champions Gate Golf Resort's National Course and International Course share very few similarities regarding the layout but they both offer a challenging game.

The International Course has a links-style layout, reminiscent of traditional Scottish and Irish golf courses. The course does not mimic the traditions of any other course in the area; it is unique in that it is truly done in a European style.

The National is a traditional American parkland style course, with long, tree-lined fairways leading up to large, very fast greens.

The Champions Gate facility also boasts a convenient digital GPS caddie system that acts as a professional caddie and PGA-style scoring. Championsgate is only minutes away from popular Orland resorts and stays open year round. Champions Gate Golf Resort, is the World Headquarters of David Leadbetter Golf Academy.

The International Course plays to 7,363 yards from the Black tees.

Black tees: par-72, 7,363 yards, 76.8 /143

Blue tees: par-72, 6,792 yards, 74.1 /137

White tees: par-72, 6,239 yards, 71.5 /132

Gold tees: par-72, 5,618 yards, 68.0 /117

White tees(W): par-72, 6,239 yards, 75.7 /134

Gold tees(W): par-72, 5,618 yards, 71.6 /118

This course has been ranked 6 times
Golf Course ranker Photo, Bill Boros
Lakeland, FL

$36 (cart included), played on Sunday, May 2015 at 11:00 AM

******CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE WITH MUNI AMENITIES******

Arrived at the bag drop/valet station at 10:30 AM on a Sunday and there was one vehicle in front of me unloading their bags with no staff person(s) in sight. After unloading mine, parking my car, walking from the parking lot back to the clubhouse, walking inside and registering in the pro shop, and walking outside, my bag was still sitting by the curb and I had not seen another staff member other than the persons at the register in the pro shop. I schlepped my own bag around the back, waited for the lone attendant to accept a $5 tip from another golfer, and after a minute, was directed to a cart that I could use. I then loaded my own bag onto the cart.

I was told the GPS gave distances to the pin and given a small bucket of balls for the range, (for which I had to pay extra). By the third hole I realized that the GPS was giving distances to the middle of all greens, all pins had the same color pennants, and there was no pin placement sheet in my cart. When I called the pro shop, I was first told to double check my GPS. When I insisted that it had displayed, in writing, on every hole I had played, a phrase saying, "distance to the center of the green," I was told that "some carts have an older version of the GPS that does not give distances to the pin." When I asked why I was given a cart that did not have the distance to the pin, and mentioned I had been provided with no other way to determine the distance to the pin, I was told to download the Omni Champion's Gate golf app. When I pointed out that this resource would probably also be missing the distance to today's pin placements, I was told a replacement cart could be brought out to me. I declined and said I would just add this problem to my review of the course. Surprisingly, the ranger appeared within 5 minutes. He said that I had been given incorrect information, ( by both the "starter" and the pro shop person I had telephoned). He said that the GPS's gave distances to the pin "plus or minus 10 yards." When I pointed out that all distances on every hole I had played were to the middle of the green, he said "these GPS's are 10 to 12 years old and don't work very well." When I pointed out that the flagsticks' pennants were not color-coded to indicate front, middle, or back placements, and that the carts did not come with a pin placement sheet, he said, "yes, that's correct." When I asked if customers complain about not being able to gauge the distance to the pin accurately without bringing along their own range finders, he said, "yes, but they really get mad when the GPS's don't work at all, which happens sometimes." I just shook my head and walked onto the next tee box.

The course was in great shape, the layout is challenging and diverse, and the pace of play was quite good, as it was surprisingly not busy at all, (or, maybe based on the lack of service I experienced, not surprisingly). The beverage cart person was very pleasant and stopped by multiple times during my round.

For $36.00 it was a superb value and I would play it again in a heartbeat, but will bring my own rangefinder next time.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles,undefined
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 027070
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East Aurora, NY

$101 (cart included), played on Monday, May 2014 at 6am

enjoyed my round and the layout of the course. The conditions were are but rough

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 021927
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Longwood, FL

$36 (cart included), played on Sunday, May 2011 at 6am

Price was low because they had punched and sanded the greens about 6 days prior to our play. In another week the course would be ready for tournament play.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 014201
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Springfield, MO

$126 (cart included), played on Friday, April 2010 at noon

This is a fun place to play golf by any measure. I'd love to come here again.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 009961
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Memphis, TN

Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Saturday, January 2010 at 8am

Great course, nice layout, only problems

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 009344
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Davenport, FL

$71 (cart included), played on Wednesday, January 2008 at 6am

Great course - great layout - can be pricy but otherwise AWESOME

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 002087
3.5/5
Based on 6 reviews
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