Piper’s Grille And Championsgate Lounge
Piper’s Grille is open for breakfast and lunch and features a selection of healthy and hearty sandwiches, salads and entrees. ChampionsGate Lounge is open throughout the afternoon for golfers to enjoy a refreshing break.*
Reminiscent of the British Isles, we celebrate the heritage of the championship International Course with a sunset tradition, offered seasonally fall through spring. Half an hour before sunset, we invite you to join us at ChampionsGate Clubhouse to listen to the sounds of bagpipes and watch the last rays of sun set over the 10th tee.
The heroic bravery of individual pipers playing in the heat of battle has been documented by the regiments from as far back as the 17th century. At the battle of the Haughs of Cromdale on 30th April 1689, ending the Scottish Civil War, one Piper Hamish, a Jacobite, was badly wounded but managed to scramble onto the top of a large boulder and continued to play tune after tune, spurring on his men in their battle on Cromdale Hill against the Royalist forces until he collapsed and died. In memory, the stone was christened Clach A Phiobair – "The Piper’s Stone". Our own Piper’s Stones can be found at each tee of the International course.
Much like the historic pipers of Scottish tradition, the ChampionsGate Piper signifies the perseverance needed for the challenges associated with a completing a round of golf on the International and National courses.
Enjoy the ChampionsGate Bag Piper Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings 30 to 45 minutes before sunset at Piper’s Bar and Grille and raise a glass to the Jacobite’s and this Scottish tradition.
* Guests can request the complimentary golf cart shuttle at the resort main entrance beginning at 6:30 a.m. to the clubhouse.