Champions Club at the Retreat
When it comes to golf, it's often true that you get what you pay for in greens fees. At the Champions Club, whether that statement is true or not depends on what you are looking to get out of your round.
Do you want tough long par 3s that many claim are unfair? Well the 13th hole is perfect for you.
If you want shorter, relatively easy par 3s, there is also the 5th hole.
Or the 15th.
Unfortunately, you can also find tons of grass on the usually unkempt tee boxes.
And lots of time to talk to your playing companions and eat your overpriced snacks (more on that later) on the 10th tee.
Just bring plenty of golf balls as even the best golfer can get a bad roll through these tight fairways.
The good news is that the rates can be found for so low that even the worst round at Champions Club can be more fun and challenging than spending the same amount at a high-end practice facility. Which is great since the range at Champions Club doesn't allow you to hit anything but irons.
If you can fool yourself into thinking of your round as merely practice, the greens are actually kind of fun.
All in all, if you know what you're getting into, Champions Club at the Retreat can be a great value. Which is a good thing since you need to play the course multiple times in order to stand a chance at scoring well.
If you're playing early, eat before you get to the course, the kitchen doesn't open until much later than it should.
Don't order any combos at the turn, buying everything ala carte actually costs less than they charge you for combos. I guess that's how they make up for the low rates.