So Champions sniped the Greens keeper Randy Samoff from Redstone, the guy that does all the tournament course prep. And wow is this course in fantastic shape, even at this time of the year.
Fast smooth greens that I cringe to put a ball divot in to.
Delicious food. I was here for a wedding rehearsal dinner. Interior decor was beautiful during the Christmas season.
Champions Golf Club is a private club that has been host the Ryder Cup and the US Open in the 1960s. I have now been twice, both times as a guest and both times, the course was in immaculate condition.
This is a very old school private club so you must come dressed like you can actually play, even if you can't. The staff is extremely friendly. We went on a very hot day, and the heat index was 110 degrees. The Marshall was friendly and stopped us several times to give us Ice and water.
The Jack Rabbit course is very challenging for a novice such as myself. The rough is long and it is very easy to lose your balls in it. It's frustrating when you are losing balls that should not be lost. The course is already difficult enough with the various hazards and then you have to contend with losing balls in the rough. The greens were particularly slow on my last visit, and I think that may be due to the weather. I do wish they had GPS carts, but there are plenty of distance markers so you can get a good idea of where you are at all times.
If you have a chance to play here as a guest, I highly recommend it. Champions has all the benefits of a great private club, without all the stuffiness. Each time, the actual course has been in great condition and the staff is beyond friendly.