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Champions Gate Golf Club

ChampionsGate Golf Club in Orlando, Florida features two premier 18-hole championship golf courses designed by accomplished architect and golfer, Greg Norman.

The International Course brings a unique "down under" style of coastal links from Norman’s homeland to Orlando golf. The links style course is designed around scenic natural wetlands, and features long carries, deep pot bunkers, tall grass-topped dunes, and large undulating greens. The International course has hosted many of the top players in golf, at the Father Son Challenge.

The National Course is a completely different experience, and is designed in the "Florida golf resort" style. The lush Orlando golf course is weaves its way through the naturally rolling central Florida plains, and features mature Pine, Oak, and Cypress groves, spring fed lakes, bunker protected fairways and greens, and small, challenging putting surfaces.

ChampionsGate Golf Resort is a Central Florida golf masterpiece – when on the golf course it seems that you are miles away from civilization, and yet the Orlando Golf Resort is less than 15 minutes from Walt Disney World. 

Together, the National and International golf courses bring a unique combination to Orlando Golf. Two totally different Greg Norman signature designs married with Florida’s natural habitat, with every hole featuring beautiful natural vistas. With its 36 holes of championship golf, its Orlando’s best golf outing and tournament venue.

A world class golf practice facility, as well as David Leadbetter's Golf Academy pair perfectly with our two world renowned Orlando golf courses. Our private club style golf amenities and attentive service will ensure your day at ChampionsGate is a memorable one.

The Orlando Golf Resort’s clubhouse hosts a top 100 golf shop, and the Pipers Grill sports lounge. Come enjoy a libation on the verandah at sunset, listen to the famous piper, and enjoy the panoramic views of ChampionsGate’s golf courses. 

The clubhouse also features elegant Orlando banquet facilities. 

Orlando Parkland Golf Course

With four sets of tees, Golfers of all abilities will be able to play from a distance that suits their game. The Par 72 ChampionsGate National Golf Course measures 7,128 yards from the blacks, with a demanding rating of 75.1 and a slope of 133. The remaining pin placements are blues at 6427/126 slope, the whites at 5937 /124, and the golds at 5150/111. 

Besides the complimentary GPS on all carts, The National course also provides yardage blocks at 100/150/200, marked sprinkler heads and tees, and daily pin placement information. The classic American parkland course design has 18 contiguous holes that wind through 200 acres of secluded woodlands, wetlands, and former orange groves. With its lush fairways and greens, and the stunning natural beauty integrated into the design by Greg Norman, playing the National Golf Course is truly an Orlando golf adventure. 

The National Course at ChampionsGate features gently sweeping fairways, 80 sculpted bunkers, greens maintained in tour condition, clever doglegs and scenic water hazards. Water comes into play on many holes, but few forced carries means that this layout can be maneuvered by all levels of players. The sharply framed golf holes end up on smaller greens, making it a shot maker’s delight. Wayward shots will quickly unravel your round. The par-4 fifth hole is typical of challenges facing the golfer. At just 323 yards from the black tees (311 from the blues) long hitters are tempted to take a shot at the green. However, there is trouble everywhere – wetlands that you have to carry and that run down the entire left side of this dogleg left; large bunkers on the right with ball-gobbling trees right of the bunkers. If you are playing in a scramble, hit a safe hybrid or long iron, then have your big hitter go for it. 


The National Course has one of the best finishing stretches in the Orlando area. The par-3 14 is a short, but intimidating shot over wetlands – and is known to “eat” over 15,000 balls annually. While 16 is short, 17 is a long par 5. This difficult dogleg-left measures 636 yards from the back tees and follows a lake all the way to the green. Scoring a par requires hitting three very good long iron shots. The finishing hole is a 451-yard par 4 dogleg around a lake. Bunkers to the left, and water right of the green make the long approach visually intimidating – a real test to finish the round. The consensus is that the National Course is the easier of the two Greg Norman designed layouts – we think that’s debatable. Both ChampionsGate National and International Golf courses have received high honors from Golf Digest, Golf Week and the Zagat Golf Guide. We know you will remember the National Golf Course for its secluded setting, testing par 3 holes, and impeccably maintained fairways and greens.


The International Golf Course in Orlando, Florida

Measuring a lengthy 7,363 yards from the blacks, ChampionsGate International has the highest course rating in Florida, boasting a challenging 76.3 and a slope of 143. The remaining pin placements are blues at 6793/137 slope, the whites at 6239/132 and the golds at 5618/118.

The golf course follows a classical pattern of two out-and-back loops of nine holes, has the look and feel of a links-style layout in the British Isles – except for the addition of water hazards. The International was designed, constructed and seeded to offer a hard, fast playing surface similar to those found on true links courses. The golf course features high-side dunes, planted with swirling grasses that grow down literally into the banks of the hazards and to just paces off the fairway. Scattered throughout the course are randomly placed pot bunkers - over 160 in all. Miss hit shots can frequently lead to difficult lies in thick grass in the wind swept dunes, or out of tricky pot bunkers. 

The Greg Norman designed course rolls its way through Central Florida Wetlands, adding both beauty and challenges to the round. Welcome to Orlando Links Golf. There are consequences for missing the fairways, but there’s also plenty of room to drive the ball with wide, reachable fairways. Players able to shape shots will be rewarded, but shaping is not a priority - club selection is. The proper way to approach the course is where is the best located to miss? The green complexes are always in excellent tournament playing conditions. Green sizes and shapes vary greatly and most golfers will continually find themselves off the putting surface wondering how to navigate the bumps and steep slopes to get the ball back on. 


The par-5 third hole is recognized as one of Orlando's best. The hole calls for a long diagonal drive across wetlands and between hazard-laced dunes. The next two shots require tricky position shots to dodge high dunes, pot bunkers, and more water hazards protecting the front of the green. A par is considered a good score on this tricky hole. After a long and broad four-par at Thirteen comes one of the most difficult par-3's in the region. Downhill, but tipping out at over 230 yards from the black tees, the shallow but raised green in the middle befuddles golfers with tricky undulations. A deep solo pot bunker protects the green's front, and grabs most short hits. The 455-yard par-4 Fifteenth might be the strongest hole on the course, with two fairway bunkers as lateral hazards along the left to content with off the tee box. The approach must carry the water hazard short and left of a shallow, raised green that falls away on all sides. 

During the first weekend of December, the greatest collection of Major winners ever assembled competes in the Father Son Challenge. During that weekend you could catch Greg Norman, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, VJ Singh, Bernard Langer, Larry Nelson and other Major winners compete with there sons to win the prestigious for the Willie Park Trophy. 

The ChampionsGate International Golf Course is truly where the champions play. The International, with 18 of the most dramatic and challenging holes in Florida, is destined to rank among the top resort courses in the country, and has been honorably mentioned in Golf Magazine's '10 Most Distinctive Places to Play'

David Leadbetter World Headquarters

David Leadbetter is internationally recognized as the world’s best golf instructor. His "holistic" approach to teaching and innovative teaching methods is what has set David and his elite staff of instructors apart from all others. 

The David Leadbetter Golf Academy ("DLGA") at ChampionsGate caters to the individual and corporate learning experiences of a lifetime, at the personal teaching head quarters for David Leadbetter himself. It’s the dream academy for those serious about improving their game. With two putting greens (16,000+ ft.2), two chipping greens (8,000+ ft.2) and a pitching area with 12 target bunkers, each and every student will be able to develop and perfect all aspects of their golf game. Join us at our World Headquarters and we think you'll agree that you won't find a better place to "Build a Lifelong Game" than at DLGA ChampionsGate. 

ChampionsGate - Orlando Golf Equipment

Once you enter ChampionsGate you will realize that it is not your typical Orlando Golf Store. We have an extensive selection of fashion forward golf apparel for men, women, and juniors. Our golf equipment selection includes Foot Joy shoes, Callaway and Titleist golf balls, golf bags, golf clubs, headwear, outerwear and a variety of accessories to fulfill all your golfing desires.

At our Orlando Golf Shop, you will find hard to find items such as LoudMouth Shorts, Jamie Sadock women’s golf apparel, and David O'Keefe wearable artwork. We pride ourselves on being voted one of Golf World’s 100 Best Golf Shops - come in - we'd like to have your vote too. 

Best Sellers: Greg Norman Golf ShirtsNike Golf ShirtsFairway and Greene Golf Shirts Jamie Sadock FashionsLoud Mouth Shorts Straight Down Fleece $100 Gift Certificate Caddy Shack Tee ShirtAhead and Pukka Headwear Titleist Golf Balls Foot Joy Golf Shoes Callaway Golf Equipment Cleveland Wedges Designer Handbags Resort FootwearDavid O'Keefe Artwork


Orlando Golf Practice Facility

The golf practice facilities at ChampionsGate are among the best in Orlando and include a large driving range, putting green and short-game area, all complimentary with your round of golf. Our Orlando Driving Range is ideal for warming up with every club in your bag. Our professional staff recommends using the practice facilities before your round to build confidence in your golf swing. Start with your wedges and short irons, progress to your longer irons, then your fairway woods. Finish practicing your full swing with your driver or 3 wood.

On one side of the ChampionsGate Clubhouse is an expansive practice tee, always in great shape with natural grass. Golfers can practice hitting irons and woods off the ground or tees. On the driving range there are bunker protected holes with flagsticks, and yardage signs up to 400 yards. Across the driving range is the David Leadbetter Golf Academy world headquarters - where you will frequently see PGA and LPGA players working on their game. The Chipping / Bunker / Putting practice area are behind the ChampionsGate clubhouse. Finish your practice session on your way to the 1st tee. Not playing golf at ChampionsGate and still want to use our Orlando Driving Range? Check with the golf shop staff about using our golf practice facility. The Orlando golf driving range is open to the public 7 days a week - weather permitting. 

Florida Golf Resort Clubhouse

ChampionsGate features a luxurious clubhouse with an expansive veranda, which overlooks a beautiful wetland and offers panoramic views of our Orlando golf courses. The unique menu and the comfortable ambiance - reminiscent of a fine private country club - that is the hallmark of ChampionsGate's guest experience off the course. 


Beverage Cart Service

When you've got a couple of hours of golf ahead of you, there's no sight more welcome than the beverage cart with an attentive lady at the wheel. ChampionsGate Golf Club offers two, full service, roaming refreshment carts for your convenience stocked with various beverage and snack items. In addition, our beverage carts carry a variety of cold sandwiches made daily in the ChampionsGate kitchen. We hope you are looking forward to the prospect of an ice cold drink and a bit of lighthearted banter from our friendly beverage cart staff. 

Rental Clubs

Whether you are coming to Orlando on family vacation or business meetings, ChampionsGate can save you the hassle of packing and lugging clubs. Even worse – having your favorite clubs damaged, lost or stolen as they make their way through baggage claim. 

Don’t pay outrageous baggage fees - Leave your clubs at home and use state-of-the-art Callaway clubs at ChampionsGate. 

You will find we have all the latest Callaway club sets. Available in right and left handed sets for men and women - steel and graphite. With the right mix of Callaway clubs and balls, you could be one step closer to shooting the lowest round of your life – and save all that trouble. 

Callaway Rental Club Pricing: $59, plus tax
Includes 2 sleeves of custom Callaway Balls

Who knows, you may like the clubs so much, you will get fitted at the Callaway Performance Center and take a new set home. 

In Orlando and suddenly have the opportunity to play ChampionsGate? No problem - if you didn’t pack any golf accessories and we can help there too – with our “sudden whim” package, you can easily get everything you need to have a great day playing Orlando's best golf course.


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