Champion Lakes has earned a reputation as a country club open to the public. Its well-groomed greens and fairways reflect the pride and dedication of original owners Dick Groat and Pittsburgh Pirates teammate, Jerry Lynch. Groat and Lynch converted the course from an apple orchard and handbuilt Champion Lakes into the masterpiece it is today. Champion Lakes is a wooded 6,608 layout with tightly tree-lined fairways and challenging, but always-meticulous greens. The strategically placed lakes and pins present a challenge for even the most competitive golfer, a true testament tot he course record of only 5-under par, held by PGA Tour Professional Rocco Mediate, and golf legend Arnold Palmer’s low round of 68.