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PGA National Resort and Spa Golf Courses

Play Five Championship Golf Courses at the Home of the Honda Classic


PGA National Resort and Spa Golf Courses

PGA National - The Champion Course

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I first discovered the PGA National Resort in West Palm Beach, Florida, way back in 1984. I was there with a corporate group of more than 500. Even back then, just two years after in opened, the PGA National was all about golf and, even though the resort has been extensively refurbished, up-graded, and generally beautified, that hasn't changed a bit. Five championship golf courses, lush, rolling fairways, immaculately manicured greens and… water, water everywhere. PGA National Resort and Spa is also the current home of the Honda Classic, but has also hosted more than a dozen PGA Senior Championships, the 1983 Ryder Cup, and the 1987 PGA Championship, But that's not all there is to PGA National. In addition to its five tournament-level courses, the resort boasts a 40,000-square-foot European spa, a vast , and a top level golf academy. PGA National is a perfect destination, not just for golf, but for romantic getaways, weddings, family vacations and unique corporate outings.

The PGA National Resort and Spa is centrally located in the active, upscale community of Palm Beach Gardens:

  • Just minutes from high-end shopping, attractions and the beach
  • Only 20 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport
  • Less than 45 minutes from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport
  • Shuttle service to nearby beaches

Golf Courses:

  • The Champion - A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course
  • The "Bear Trap"
  • The Palmer - An Arnold Palmer Signature Course
  • The Haig - Tom Fazio - 18 holes of championship golf
  • The Squire - Tom Fazio - 18 holes: shorter, but just as sweet
  • The Estate - 18 holes: 6,694 yards

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Whether you want to tee off, tune up your game, tone up your abs, enjoy a relaxing spa treatment, play tennis, or just chill out and refresh, you'll find it all at the PGA National Resort and Spa. The resort boasts 90 championship holes of golf, a world-class spa offering over 120 rejuvenating treatments and three pools representing the Waters of the World, and seven restaurants (including Ironwood Grille) and lounges (including the I-Bar). If it's solitude you're after, you can take an early morning stroll and wander the paths that meander throughout the PGA community. And if you're planning a meeting or conference, the 39,000-square-foot conference wing features 23 modern, WiFi-ready meeting rooms. And there's more, much more, including:

My latest visit was in October 2010. The resort has moved onward and upward. The courses were in spectacular condition and, yes, I did survive The Bear Trap (back in 2008) on the Champion Course.

As I mentioned earlier, my memories of PGA National Resort & Spa span more than 24 years. It's more than just a golfer's destination It's a stunning retreat that provides leisure and business travelers with experiences both exciting and memorable. Rarely, if ever, do I rate resorts. This one, however, deserves a top rating of 5 stars.

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How to get There:

The closest regional airport to The PGA National Resort and Spa is the West Palm Beach Airport located just 15 minutes from the resort and Downtown West Palm Beach. The airport is served by almost all domestic US Airlines along with Air Canada and Bahamasair.

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PGA National Resort & Spa
400 Avenue of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Phone: 800-633-9150
PGA Resort Website

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