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4743 Route 711
Bolivar, PA  15923-2424
United States
P: (724) 238-5440
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Champion Lakes Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

73 par | 6,805 yards | 133 slope

72.4 rating | Bent grass

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Champion Lakes Golf Course

The 18-hole "Champion Lakes" course at the Champion Lakes Golf Resort facility in Bolivar, Pennsylvania features 6,805 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 73. The course rating is 72.4 and it has a slope rating of 133 on Bent grass. Designed by Dick Groat/Jerry Lynch, the Champion Lakes golf course opened in 1966. Allison Groat DeStefano manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed September 05, 2018

Beautiful course

Reviewed September 11, 2010

Reviewed September 07, 2009

Reviewed April 25, 2009

Fairly difficult course, great layout, alot of variety. The course overall is in good shape. The staff is very friendly. Wish i lived alittle closer so i could play here more often. One of my favorite course that I have played.

Reviewed September 12, 2008

If you are in the area this place is worth playing. Greens are solid, nice variety of holes and staff was nice. Would not go out of my way to play, but would play again if in the area.

Reviewed July 11, 2008

I think this is one of the three best courses in Western Pennsylvania, along with Birdsfoot and Chestnut Ridge, the scenery, the challenge and the experience are hard to beat. Good food and beverage also.

Reviewed June 05, 2008

Great staff, nice reasonably challenging course. Go late in the season and you won't find better scenery.

Reviewed May 19, 2008

This course has more character than any other in W. Pa that I can think of. No two holes are alike and the layout demands your concentration on every shot. Lose focus and you are guaranteed to be in trouble. Maintenance has deteriorated over the years and traps are "uneven" to be kind. Shot for shot, it is my favorit in PA. For golfers, the view approaching the course from Ligonier rivals the Fort Pitt tunnel entrance to Pittsburgh.

Reviewed May 14, 2008

Played this course as part of an outing. Scramble type tournament. I just started back into golf very recently after about 5 year absence. Very nice couse. Well maintained. Some narrow fairways add difficulty along with the different slopes to the fairways add even more challenges. Basically not a just a flat level course with a dog leg or two. Great scenery but who cares, you are coming here to golf not gaze, right? And finally for the value I cannot answer cause like I said I played this course for a benefit outting so the price I paid was most likely substantially more than usual. I highly recommend this course and I will be playing this course a few times this year myself.

Reviewed April 03, 2008

I went at the beginning of the season, so the weather wasn't great, but the rain didn't stop the fun. We stayed at the house on the 16th hole! So much fun! But what makes this place great is the amazing, friendly and fun staff!!! If I wasn't getting married this year, I'd be back for another outing in April... but I'll be back.

Reviewed October 16, 2007

One of the best and most challenging courses around. This magnificent layout is cut mainly out of forest green and lush environment speckled with fabulous golf holes. It's always been in great condition when I have played it and the greens are large, rolling and true. The fairways are carpet like and defined. Be prepared to lose a few golf balls because if you don't manage your game properly here you could humbled beyond words. #4 is a real challenge with a dogleg left and fairway that slopes right. Lots of good scenery here and it's a challenge for golfers of all levels. Highly recommended.

Reviewed September 08, 2007

I had a great time playing this course. It really is an interesting layout that weaves in and out of thick forrest. Each hole has its own distinct character, and i think that adds to the fun. I really enjoy the course and would highly reccomend it over the nearby glengarry.

Reviewed February 24, 2007


You MUST play this amazingly beautiful and challenging course. If you can't get admission to the private Latrobe Country Club, then try Champion Lakes instead. Bring you A game because this tree lined narrow fairwayed course will rip you a new one if you aren't on top of your game. Conquer it and you can rightly be proud.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Jayson B. 4 41 36 09/01/18
2 Clay P. N/A 46 46 07/22/07
3 david S. 16 87 71 07/14/11
4 JAMES Z. 14 88 74 08/29/09
5 Christian S. 14 89 75 08/23/08
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Jayson B. 4 41 36 09/01/18

Golf Course Information

About Champion Lakes Golf Resort

Champion Lakes Golf Resort

Resort facility

12 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Champion Lakes Golf Resort

No recent major awards have been noted.

Tournaments of Champion Lakes Golf Resort

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Course Staff

Allison Groat DeStefano, General Manager
Randy Disi, Golf Professional