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Every golfer has done it, you’re driving along the road and you spot the closely mown grass of a fairway or the gleaming white sand of a bunker and you nearly crash trying to take in the course. Driving along the I-4 in Orlando you will do the same thing as you see the impressive complex of ChampionsGate. The Orlando area is a haven for golfers given its almost infinite choice of courses and sublime climate. So today we are going to look at one of the best resorts on offer.
Playing golf here is a great experience and from start to finish the staff here really takes care of you. Your green fees cover your cart with GPS, valet parking, tees, pre-round practice balls and overnight bag storage. The grounds staff makes it their priority to ensure that the course is in tournament-ready condition year round, and the local climate really helps this. At ChampionsGate resort you will be faced with a dilemma, but don’t worry it’s a good one. Which of the two courses are you going to play?
ChampionsGate International is a course for those looking to be challenged, that is something that has to be mentioned early. From the tips it’s a long course at over 7,300 yards and a rating of 76.8 making it one of the hardest in Orlando. The course was designed by Greg Norman in the style of a British links making the terrain harder and faster than many Floridian courses. The course has many long carries from the tee, deep pot bunkers and large undulating greens so your whole game needs to be in good shape out there.
The National course has been designed as more of a classic Central Florida golfing experience. The 18-holes of the National make their way through the local wetlands and orange groves in a lush and enjoyable golfing challenge devised, again, by Greg Norman. Although slightly easier than the International, this course is still a challenging but hugely enjoyable affair. There are four tee options at the National course so you and your playing partners can decide just how hard you want to make your golf on each given day.
So which will it be? Can we suggest both? After all, how can you truly judge one if you’ve not tried both? Whatever you chose you can be assured that this is going to be a memorable experience and if you don’t play well you could always go and forget about it with some rollercoaster action!
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