I’m a bit late on this post, but a couple weekends ago, I traveled down to southern Indiana, and while there, I got a chance to play Champions Pointe Golf Club in Henryville, Indiana. Champions Pointe, located approximately 20 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky, is one of two courses designed by Fuzzy Zoeller, the other course being Covered Bridge Golf Course, which I played back in May of 2009. The course is very new, opening in 2007, and the neighborhood around the course is slowly being built up. As a result, many areas of the course look like a “prairie style” design. I think over time, the area around the course will build up, and some areas feel much more like a standard course that wraps around a neighborhood. Much like Covered Bridge, Champions Pointe is a beautiful course that has a lot of potential.

The course features four par-3 and four par-5 holes for a total par of 72 at a length of 7,174 yards from the back tees. The fairways are mostly open, straight, and wide, which give you a lot of options on where to place your tee shot. Water hazards and rolling hills shape many of the fairways, which gives the course it’s challenge. Water hazards touch ten of the holes, including the 16th hole (a 597 yard par-5) and the 18th hole (a 451 yard par-4) where you must carry water hazards twice on your way to the green. Bunkers are found on all holes, usually both near the fairways and the greens. The greens are a decent size with consistent slopes and challenging breaks. Overall, the course is pretty challenging, yet still very fun. You have many options to get creative with your shots.

I played this round with David, Heather, and Stephen. I actually played this course in the middle of June with David also, but I didn’t want a write a post on it because I wasn’t putting all my effort into playing a good round, and I knew I would be coming back to play this second round.

I felt like I played a decent round. My drives were a bit random on the front nine, and a little more straighter on the back nine. My iron shots were good, although some of them were inaccurate, but at least I was making solid contact. My approach and chip shots where still pretty good, usually setting me up for a 1-putt or a 2-putt. I almost played the round without 3-putting, but on the 2nd hole (a 181 yard par-3), I ended up 3-putting after hitting a solid tee shot with my 7 iron (it was 152 yards from the white tees). I 1-putted four times and 3-putted just once.

I ended up shooting a 107 (35 over par), which was a 52 on the front nine and a 55 on the back nine. This consisted of 2 pars and a bunch of double and triple bogeys. Stephen shot a 118, which he said was one of his worst rounds of the season, and David and Heather didn’t keep score. To compare with my first round, I shot a 108 (54 on both front and back nine), and David shot a 112. I was hoping to play a better round the second time around, but I’m still happy I didn’t shoot more than 110. It really is a challenging course, and I should be happy walking away with a 107.

Champions Pointe Golf Club – Scores & Stats
Course length: 6,484 yards (white tee boxes)
Course par: 72
Course rating/slope: 71.3/130 (white tee boxes)
My score: 107 (35 over par)

Champions Pointe Golf Club
1820 Champions Club Lane
Henryville, IN 47126