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9000 Bay Hill Blvd
Orlando, FL  32819-4880
United States
P: (407) 876-2429
F: (407) 876-6035
Challenger/Champion Course

18 hole regulation length course

Private golf course

72 par | 7,381 yards

Bermuda grass

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Challenger/Champion Golf Course

The 18-hole "Challenger/Champion" course at the Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge facility in Orlando, Florida features 7,381 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Designed by Dick Wilson/Arnold Palmer, the Challenger/Champion golf course opened in 2009. Don Emery manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed May 30, 2018

Beautiful course and gorgeous houses surrounding the course. Range is good, prices are decent and is truly worth every dime to play.

Reviewed May 28, 2012

booked the aerification special. cant beat the price. The amenities at this course are ridiculous. They treat you so well here. Good range. great practice areas. The course is truly a tour venue with all the bunkering and water. All the bunkers are placed right where you want to land and are pinched by another bunker or water. i played the blues (6800+) because the greens were ridiculous (7300+). I could have enjoyed the course better probably at the yellows (6400+ ?). A week after being aerated the greens were basically back to normal besides the fringe which seems to be completely burnt down and regrown. The could have ran a little faster but at least there were no aeration holes or sand on the greens but lines were visible (didnt affect roll though). With free breakfast and free golf polo the aeration deal cant be beat. Im glad i got to play this course once. id recommend taking advantage of the deal. Usually in late May. i played on the 25th.

Reviewed April 07, 2009

A great experience.

Reviewed July 16, 2008

A fun course because you can compare yourself to the Pros i.e. shot from where they play and you will see just how great they are compared to your own game. Definitely a must play.

Reviewed March 13, 2008

We stayed and played Bay Hill in 2001. On our last day, 9-11, we were on the 4th hole when the World Trade Center was hit. As all planes were grounded we could not fly out the next day. The Lodge and personnel were wonderful and allowed us to stay for a full week until the planes began to fly again. We were treated like members and I cannot commend the staff enough. They love Arnold and it shows. As for the course, it is one of our favorites. It is as tough as you want to make it, is in excellent condition and has great history. Don't pass up the chance to play it at least once. Check on the stay and play packages.

Reviewed January 25, 2008

It was awesome to play this course. I got the hook up from a friend who happens to be a member and got me a tee time there. I haven't played many of the courses the Professionals play on, but this was an experiance of a lifetime for me. Wish I could have posted a better score but I was too busy trying to get myself under control from being so amped that I was actually playing on Bay Hill. Overall the best course I have played on. I hope I can get a chance to play there again to avenge the scorecard.

Reviewed January 24, 2008

i posted a 62!

Reviewed August 19, 2007

Physically the course was nice but not out of this world. Philosophically, this is one of those great courses with stories and history. A splendid time if you survive the Orlando humidity.

Reviewed December 31, 2006

Reviewed December 19, 2006


What a thrill to play a course that the pros play every year. One of the nicest courses I've played.

Reviewed June 06, 2006

Bruce Engel

one of my favorites


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 philip G. N/A 62 62 08/01/07
2 Mark J. 4 71 67 08/16/07
3 Jason B. 1 76 75 11/26/07
4 Carlos M. 35 110 75 01/02/09
5 Doug S. 18 93 75 05/09/11
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
6 Christopher W. 29 105 76 05/17/17
10 James M. 5 82 77 01/21/17

Golf Course Information

About Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Challenger/Champion

Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge

Resort facility

25 tees driving range

27 regulation holes

Tournaments of Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Challenger/Champion

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Course Staff

Don Emery, General Manager
Kevin Crawford, Golf Professional
Chris Flynn, Director of Grounds

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