Champion Hills Country Club Golf Course
Champion Hills Golf Course
Victor, New York
A Nine-hole “Cottage-Style Course”
Emerging from a rolling 200 acre site in the growing affluent Town of Victor, New York the Champion Hills Golf Course is coming to reality after all most 10 years of planning.
The course will be the area’s first “cottage style” course. “Cottage style” is a term coined by renowned Golf Architect Barry Jordan. According to Jordan, “the ‘Cottage Style” refers to a nine-hole course that is less than 3,000 yards and has a non-traditional total par – but most importantly, the course is designed to reflect a quality and craftsmanship in its detailing of features, equal or exceeding the top-level courses in the country.
It is a style of course directly contrasting the increasingly absurd modern architecture of 7,500 yards plus “McMonster” courses. These long, in eloquently designed courses are excruciatingly boring and offer little interest to most golfers. By contrast, a cottage style course is infused with holes that require strategies: careful thought and superior shot making abilities and offer multiple alternative routes to the holes.
They are also designed to address the modern lifestyle of today’s golfers. One of the beauties of the cottage style is the playability of the course for all age groups and skill levels. The length alone insures that the holes are playable – and ultimately will be “parable” – for most golfers. However, the holes do provide challenges that will assist in the development of a wide repertoire of shots if the course is to be truly mastered. One can also expect to find many of the hazards found on premium 18 hole courses: water and sand bunkers will require tactical decisions by players if they are to successfully negotiate the course. At the same time, Champion Hills eliminates forced carries of any length and offers multiple tee boxes for varying skill levels.
The Champion Hills cottage style is also deliberately designed to be extremely family friendly, where grandfathers can play with his son and granddaughter and all enjoy the match. In addition, more sophisticated golfers will find the Champion Hills course as a quick and useful tune-up for their games on challenging regulation courses when they are short on time. The typical length of time to play The Champion Hills will be 90 minutes or less but players will find that despite the reduced length of the course, they will be required to hit every club in their bag.
In addition Champion Hills will provide a broad array of non-golf recreational activities including a outdoor pool with cabana and snack stand, a fully equipped fitness club, hiking trails, a gourmet bistro style restaurant and bar, a filly equipped pro shop, off season cross country skiing and snow shoeing trails, birding areas, and beautiful club house for relaxation, and member functions including weddings.