Champions Retreat is a magnificent tribute to Player, Nicklaus and Palmer. The beautifully designed three nines are fun to play for both high and low handicapped golfers and are always in immaculate shape. The accommodations are superb with the touch of customer service you expect from a one-of-a-kind private golf retreat.
Powerful and loose, charismatic and charming, gracious, yet passionately competitive; Palmer’s playing style and personality revolutionized the game. Those elements which made him a legendary athlete also make him a visionary designer. The Island Nine at Champions Retreat shares the personality of its architect, at once challenging and auspicious.
The Golden Bear’s acumen for creating iconic courses almost rivals his uncanny ability to win. Nicklaus’ 23 years between his first and last of six green jackets demonstrates an ability to adapt and compete that no golfer may ever duplicate. Evident in his approach to course design, he uses the natural tendencies of the land to amplify both its risks and rewards.
The Black Knight, the longstanding nom de guerre of one of golf’s greatest competitors, speaks to both Player’s gentlemanly demeanor and his intense approach to the game. Built to challenge and to charm, the Player Creek Nine is the vision of a man who understands the worth of both power and form.