A retail paradise
Holidays to Florida are renowned for their retail therapy opportunities, while the biggest shops in the world have come together to help make ChampionsGate a vibrant destination for those looking to shop. You’re going to have access to banks and healthcare stores too, together with spas, salons and manicure hotspots, allowing you to eventually head back home with a whole new look if you wish.
Supermarkets keep you topped up with the essentials, whether you’re staying at a resort hotel or instead taking it easy at your own villa as the master of your domain. Of course, those of you looking for a cheeky tipple or two can browse the shelves of the liquor stores as well.
Dining on delicious dishes
As would be expected of a first class resort town, especially one in Florida, ChampionsGate combines the best of both international flavours and wholesome all-American dining. You can eat in a different restaurant every night and never feel bored, especially with such a wealth of opportunities available to you, from quick and easy fast food through to luxurious elegance at a sophisticated locale.
Asian cuisine hits its stride in style at Zen, for example, where sake and sushi are joined by dishes from across the Far East. At Trevi’s, you can expect the signature dishes of Italy to grace your table with both style and succulence, while over at Miller’s Ale House, rustic tavern style meets sleek sports bar technology, complete with the kind of filling bites you’d expect. And if you’re hungry for the taste of home, no problem, ChampionsGate even comes with its own fish and chip shop.
Head to the green for golf with grandeur
Golfers from across the globe insist on visiting ChampionsGate not just for the world-class courses that form such a big part of the resort complex, but also due to the amenities, apparel stores, training institutions and development centres that characterise this destination.
ChampionsGate Golf Club offers a satisfying and challenging game for the golfing savant, and both of the 18-hole courses were meticulously designed by Greg Norman, a gifted architect and passionate advocate of the sport.
As a result, each of the two courses provides a tailored experience. The International course taking its cues from Mr Norman’s native Australia in its rugged slopes, while the National course weaves Florida’s natural beauty into wide open fairways to fantastic effect.
Even if you’ve never so much as lifted a golf club in your life, help is on hand to get you on the right course. The internationally acclaimed David Leadbetter Golf Academy’s worldwide headquarters are right here at ChampionsGate, together with broad ranges that give you acres of room to practice your swing, work on your game or pick up a driver for the very first time.
Lessons, facilities and nearby restaurants further reinforce the professional yet welcoming surroundings, which gives you plenty of opportunity to engage with some expertise, whatever level you’re entering the fairways at. Even if golf isn’t your scene, a visit to the David Leadbetter Golf Academy is a worthwhile trip. It’s near the ChampionsGate Golf Resort itself, where plush accommodation and a great range of restaurants and shops completes a sublime experience that ought not be missed.