Originally designed by Tom Fazio for major tournament play, the PGA National Champion Course was redesigned by Jack Nicklaus in 1990. Although the Champion Course has generous landing areas and spacious and accepting greens, golfers are presented with course management challenges throughout their rounds.
This South Florida golf resort course has five sets of teeing areas, so golfers can choose the yardage that best accommodates their playing abilities. This makes the course enjoyable for golfers of all skill levels. The first hole runs along the adjoining driving range, with a practice green located next to the first tee for that last-minute warm up.
The 15th, 16th and 17th holes of our South Florida golf course – which, along with the 11th hole, have been designated as “The Bear Trap” by Nicklaus.
Honda Classic each spring on the PGA TOUR. Although The Champion has generous landing areas and spacious and accepting TifEagle greens, golfers are presented with course management challenges throughout the round. This South Florida golf resort course has five sets of tees to make the course more playable for golfers of all levels. A must-play on any avid golfer’s list,
The Champion features the Bear Trap, which spans three demanding holes designed by Jack Nicklaus – listen to the designer describe it in his own words. Considered one of Florida’s most notable golf challenges, on what is unquestionably one of the best golf courses in Florida, USA Today calls the Bear Trap “one of the toughest stretches in golf.”
Last renovated: Fall 2012 (new turf, rebuilt bunkers, expanded tee and green complexes)
PGA TOUR’S TOUGHEST COURSE!
PGA National Resort’s Champion course, with it’s demanding Bear Trap provided the toughest tournament test of golf during the 2013 PGA TOUR season according to Golf Digest. Read the full article here, or book a trip to find out if you have what it takes to conquer “The Champ”.