Championsgate - National Course
The course re-opened on October 1, 2016 and the rejuvenation project yields improved playing conditions with a complete restoration of 18 greens and all green-side bunker complexes to the original size, look and feel. Greens were restored with Champion Bermuda replacing the original Floradwarf turf.
Green surrounds and par three tees surfaces were replaced with 419 Bermuda replacing the original Paspalum turf. Both changes will allow for firmer, faster playing conditions, more year-round consistency, more tolerant in colder temperatures, able to produce exceptional quality and playing conditions for years to come.
Picking up over 42,000 sq. ft. of greens surface will allow for several new pin positions that will test players of all skill levels. A number of fairway bunkers were also removed for this rejuvenation project to allow for cleaner sight lines off the tee. The International Course still boasts a raw design, a rustic "down under" style of a coastal links course from Greg Norman's homeland, but with new turf surfaces that will allow conditions to be firm and fast for longer drives and will provide more challenging putting experiences on larger more undulating greens.
The International Course was recently ranked no. 9 in the top overall ranked courses by GOLF Advisor. The 7,363-yard links-style International Course is home to sprawling greens and wind-swept dunes, featuring 18 of the most dramatic and challenging holes in the state.