The thundering galleries of grand tournaments past, some of the most memorable moments in golf - PGA National Resort & Spa’s story only begins with great history.
Since acquiring the property in 2006, new owners have launched a stunning rebirth of the legendary resort with a $65 million transformation. Guests will immediately notice extensive renovations to the resort’s public spaces, a new contemporary lobby and restaurant, sparkling new zero-entry resort pool, and a complete renovation of The Palmer course by the Palmer Design Group as well as an update of the famed Champion course. Two stunning new ballrooms, a gorgeous outdoor pavilion, an all new members’ clubhouse, and updates to both the Health & Racquet Club and The Spa at PGA National link together this exceptionally rejuvenated resort.
PGA National is now the only facility in the world to house both the Dave Pelz Scoring Game School and the David Leadbetter Golf Academy as part of the new PGA National Golf Academy. Dave Pelz, the world’s foremost authority on the short game and putting, has been relied upon by top playing professionals including Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh and Mike Weir. Known as the “Father of the Modern Golf Swing,” David Leadbetter has taught some of the greatest players in the world including Ernie Els (2008 Honda Classic champion), Nick Price, Trevor Immelman and Greg Norman. Both top teachers employ an elite team of instructors who have completed the teaching legends’ rigorous training and certification programs.
A new, on-site Hot Stix Golf Performance Center offers its’ technologically advanced custom club fitting and swing analysis systems to resort guests and visitors alike. An extensive golf shop, complete with a world-class simulator, add to the comprehensive golf experience.
PGA National’s history is unrivaled, playing host to more professional golf tournaments than any other resort in the country and serving as current home to the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic. The Champion course, home to The Honda Classic, is the most renowned and challenging of the resort’s five courses. The 15th, 16th and 17th holes on the Champ, known as "The Bear Trap," were recently named “one of the toughest stretches” in golf by USA TODAY
Resort staff, trained to meet the needs of guests both on and off the course, is ready to assist patrons in discovering the total PGA National experience. More than 100 body and skin-care treatments are available at the 40,000 square foot Spa at PGA National. Serene surroundings, impeccable personal service and the ancient restorative powers of the “Waters of the World" - a collection of healing mineral pools with salts imported from around the globe – offer a tranquil retreat.
Getting fit has never been so appealing at the expansive 33,000 square foot PGA National Health & Racquet Club. All new state-of-the-art Cybex equipment and upgraded training rooms are part of the resort’s vast renovations. With a focus on individualized wellness or sport-specific programs, the Club’s personal trainers and team of certified experts offer PGA Sports Performance Programs, “Fit for Golf” and custom programs that can be followed and monitored after guests return home. A wide array of group fitness classes and numerous amenities including a lap pool, four tournament-certified croquet lawns, 19 Har-Tru tennis courts, handball courts, and racquetball courts are all available for guest and member enjoyment.
At the end of the day, PGA National Resort & Spa offers 379 spacious sleeping rooms including guestrooms, suites and cottages perfect for rest, relaxation or even entertaining. Guestrooms are detailed with hard wood furnishings and luxurious linens and feature private baths with modern appointments and signature spa amenities. Every airy room includes a seating area, work space and private terrace or balcony complete with chairs for lounging.
Before retiring to their room, guests can likely be found enjoying the relaxing yet contemporary ambiance; inviting iBar and innovative dining at Ironwood Grille which are all now part of the resort’s rich history.
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