PGA National Resort and Spa is the South Florida home of five award-winning tournament-ready golf courses, designed by Nicklaus, Palmer, Fazio, and Karl Litten. The famed Champion Course is host... Read More
PGA National Resort and Spa is the South Florida home of five award-winning tournament-ready golf courses, designed by Nicklaus, Palmer, Fazio, and Karl Litten. The famed Champion Course is host to the PGA Tour Honda Classic, and past site of the Ryder Cup, PGA Championship and other professional golf tournaments. The Champion course also hosted the 23rd season of Golf Channel's "Big Break". This world-famous course features the notorious "Bear Trap" – a series of three demanding holes often considered the toughest stretch in golf. Guests can also play the updated (November 2017) Palmer Course. All 62 bunkers have been modernized and reshaped to improve sight lines off the tee as well as on approach shots to the greens. All 18 fairways were re-turfed with scientifically-advanced Celebration grass which provides prime playing conditions year-round. The Palmer is best known for its series of finishing holes, especially No. 18 - one of the most scenic par 5s in Florida. The Par 72, 7,079-yard course has a USGA Rating of 74.6 with a slope of 141. The Fazio course is a complete renovation of "The Haig" – PGA National's original 18-hole course dating from 1980. The Haig, designed by George and Tom Fazio is a tribute to five-time PGA champion Walter Hagen. Tom Fazio II led the efforts to modernize this 6806-yard shot maker's par 72 layout with a USGA Rating of 73.4 and a slope of 139. The lesser known courses at PGA National include The Squire and The Estates. The 7050-yard Squire course is named after Gene Sarazen, the first golfer to win the professional Grand Slam. This ultimate test of accuracy and precision is referred to as "the thinking man's course." and was designed by George and Tom Fazio. Thanks to its location next to a natural environmental area, the course known for its numerous doglegs, features abundant wildlife. USGA Rating: 73.4; Slope: 139. The Estates course - a recently renovated Karl Litten design - sits a short drive from the resort grounds and winds through open meadows dotted with Florida Pines and subtropical foliage. The course is a good mixture of sand, water and lush fairways and greens. At 6694 yards, it's the shortest of the five, par 72 courses with a USGA Rating of 72.8 and a slope of 141. PGA National Resort & Spa's multi-million revitalization offers visiting golfers 40,000 square-feet of European Spa including the "Waters of the World" outdoor mineral pools, a 33,000 square-foot health and racquet club with 18 Har Tru tennis courts (11 lit for night play) and eight on-site restaurants and lounges including the popular Ironwood Steak & Seafood, iBAR and Bar 91.