Championsgate was a great track. The resort is also home to the David Leadbetter Academy, so I saw lots of students, including Suzann Petterson!
Played the International Course on Day 1. It's the links side that hosts the Father-Son Challenge, so it was fun to see and play holes I've seen on TV. It was crazy windy that day. I am not a links fan, but I rarely complain when the golf is free! Some interesting holes that made you think hard about club selection.
Day 2 was much more fun for me because The National Course has trees and much more visual interest. It's still linksy in that it doesn't come back to the clubhouse, but the narrower fairways helped me focus more on my swing. About a million bunkers total on both courses. Hey, sand is cheap! And couldn't forget the obligatory gator shot: -- a ChampionsGator? Gives new meaning to the term "hazard."
Was not able to figure out Bermuda greens in my two days there. Breaks are apparently an apparition.
By the way, the rental clubs worked out well. A full bag of ladies' Callaways -- Big Bertha driver and fairway woods, and irons with a wide sole, cavity back and full offset. Much different than my current (read OLD) irons, and I swung them well. May have to look seriously at new irons this year. I actually hit a 4 iron, something I haven't done in years. Only thing weird was that there were no hybrids in the bag.