ChampionsGate Golf Club at Omni Orlando Resort is a renowned golf haven that boasts two distinctly different Greg Norman eighteens that are among the most popular and enjoyable in the entire greater Orlando area. ChampionsGate Golf Club-International at Omni Orlando Resort is the higher rated and more unique of the two layouts. Set in a wide-open, wind-exposed environment dominated by wetlands, this signature Greg Norman design conjures visions of the links of the British Isles. When the course opened back in 2000 its look and playing style made it a novelty that contrasted with Florida s more traditional resort golf courses. In classic links fashion, the routing heads out away from the clubhouse on the front nine and comes back to it on the inward nine. Grassy dunes line ChampionsGate Golf Club-International at Omni Orlando Resort s firm fairways that typically yield plenty of run-out. You can unleash your driver on the layout s wide fairways, though tall grass, some 170 bunkers (many of which are pot bunkers bordered by thick, long grass), and those aforementioned wetlands lurk to ensnare your golf ball. Forced carries predominate from the bach teeing areas on almost every hole. When the wind is stiff and hindering, even long hitters will have trouble reaching ChampionsGate Golf Club-International at Omni Orlando Resort lengthy par-4 holes in regulation. Norman designed ChampionsGate Golf Club-International at Omni Orlando Resort to accommodate the ground game. Players who can execute bump-and-run approach shots will be well served on this layout. Closely mown areas around the greens also invite the use of a putter from well off of the putting surfaces. Thanks to its length, the wind and the abundance of hazards and bunkers, ChampionsGate Golf Club-International at Omni Orlando Resort rates as one of the hardest courses in Florida. The layout garnered national attention in its early years when it enjoyed a multi-year run as host of the Father/Son Challenge during the PGA Tour s so-called silly season. There s nothing silly about ChampionsGate Golf Club-International at Omni Orlando Resort, however. A tee time here will test all of your golf skills. In addition to its two Greg Norman eighteens, the club boasts world class amenities with its golf shop, restaurant, and practice facilities. You could hardly ask for anything more.