Championship Golf at PGA Nationl

PGA National Golf Courses

The home of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America

PGA National Golf Club offers golfers unforgettable opportunities on five championship 18-hole courses. Our Fazio and Squire courses were designed by world renowned George and Tom Fazio. The Champion course was redesigned in 2002 by golf professional Jack Nicklaus and underwent a $4 million dollar renovation and became the home of The Honda Classic on the PGA Tour in 2007. Our Palmer course was one of the last of the courses to be built and named after it’s designer golf legend the late Arnold Palmer.

These wonderful creations, by some of golf’s most respected and recognized architects, are a perfect balance between man and nature and provide players of every skill level an endless variety of challenges and continued enjoyment.  As a member of the PGA National Golf Club, you have the opportunity to put your skills to use on ninety of the best golf holes in the country.

  • The Champion
    • Originally designed by Tom and George Fazio for major tournament play, The Champion course at PGA National Resort & Spa was redesigned by Jack Nicklaus in 2014 and hosts the Honda Classic each spring on the PGA TOUR. Although The Champion has generous landing areas and spacious and accepting TifEagle greens, golfers are presented with course management challenges throughout the round. This South Florida golf resort course has five sets of tees to make the course more playable for golfers of all levels. A must-play on any avid golfer's list, The Champion features the Bear Trap, which spans three demanding holes designed by Jack Nicklaus – listen to the designer describe it in his own words. Considered one of Florida's most notable golf challenges, on what is unquestionably one of the best golf courses in Florida, USA Today calls the Bear Trap “one of the toughest stretches in golf.”

      PGA Tour's Toughest Course

      PGA National Resort's Champion course, with it's demanding Bear Trap provided the toughest tournament test of golf during the 2013 PGA TOUR season according to Golf Digest. Read the full article here, or book a trip to find out if you have what it takes to conquer "The Champ".

      "The Champions layout at PGA National is 7,140 yards of venom, a king cobra of a course that rises without warning to strike down the world's best golfers. Snake charmers may have a better chance of taming it than the players at the Honda Classic." - Karen Crouse of the The New York Times, February 2014.

      Last renovated: Fall 2014

      • Celebration Bermuda grass

      • Redesign of the par-4 14th hole leading up to the infamous Bear Trap with the addition of more water and bunkers

      • The expansion of No. 1, No. 9, No. 15 and No. 17 to their original size

  • The Fazio
    • PGA National Resort is proud to present the new Fazio course. The Fazio is a reinvention of The Haig, PGA National Resort & Spa's original 18-hole course that opened in 1980. The Haig was designed by George and Tom Fazio in tribute to five-time PGA champion Walter Hagen, and its renovation is being led by third-generation designer Tom Fazio II, who emphasized modernizing the course layout. While the original par-72 routing remains intact, the renovation improves the classic golf architecture with modern advances.

      • 70% increase in total green surface to 2.5 acres

      • Grassed with TifEagle on the greens and Celebration Bermuda grass on tees and fairways

      • Reconfigured tee boxes and bunkers

      • Player-friendly tees allowing the course to be played at 5,100 yards in accordance with the popular “Tee it Forward” initiative sponsored by the PGA and USGA

      Fazio II himself believes his renovation “[achieves] that ideal balance where single-digit golfers will be fully challenged while higher handicaps will have a layout ideal for a day of enjoyable resort golf.”
  • The Squire
    • Named after the immortal Gene Sarazen, the first golfer ever to win the professional Grand Slam, "the thinking man's course" is the ultimate test of accuracy and precision. Designed by Tom and George Fazio, The Squire is the shortest and most exacting of the courses at PGA National Resort. Accuracy with fairway woods and long irons is tested on many tees, and the new smaller "Emerald Bermuda" greens demand precise approach shots. Several doglegs provide a risk/reward opportunity for any longer hitter as well. The Squire is surrounded by natural areas teeming with vegetation and wildlife – the 5th hole even runs along part of a wilderness preserve, which borders the west side of the PGA National community.

      Last Renovated: Fall 2012

      • New Turf

      • Rebuilt bunkers

      • Expanded tee and green complexes


  • The Palmer
    • Named after its designer, Arnold Palmer, this course is one of the more forgiving at PGA National Resort from tee to fairway, known as a risk/reward game. The open fairways and larger “Champion Bermuda” greens can be quite accommodating and invite players to take a chance if they dare – as golfers are not overly penalized for missing the fairway or primary rough on most holes here. There is a considerable amount of undulation through the fairway, presenting the opportunity for uneven lies and creative shot-making. The Palmer has a great series of finishing holes, with the 18th being one of the most scenic par 5s on the property.

  • The Estates
    • Designed by Karl Litten, The Estates course presents an enjoyable mix of challenging and docile holes. The course sets up for any level of player as it is one of the shorter courses at PGA National Resort & Spa. Where golfers are tested is in the formidable placement of fairway bunkers and water hazards. Generous fairways at this course will often make stray tee shots more manageable, and the large, inviting greens help keep the course fun for the high handicapper. Forced carries to many of the greens over either hazards or bunkers create a test that makes each round more enjoyable than the last. With an open feeling created by the property-wide housing setbacks, the course seems almost like a core golf course. The Estates course is located five miles west of the main resort.

The David Leadbetter Golf Academy Palm Beach Gardens

David Leadbetter Golf Academy

Since 2008, the LGA Palm Beach Gardens has been providing professional level golf instruction in a spectacular setting. Whether you are an experienced player looking to level up your skills or a novice player looking to learn how to golf, our golf lessons are customized to your level.

The Academy features

  • Four spacious classrooms
  • The latest V1 Golf Swing Analysis computer technology 
  • The SAM PuttLab and K-Vest
  • Double-sided driving range with five target bunkers
  • The short-game practice facility  
The LGA Palm Beach Gardens covers everything to do with the full swing and will have you playing better golf and having more fun on the course than you thought possible.

Contact Leadbetter Golf Academy Palm Beach Gardens: (561) 227-2690 or Visit Their Website
The Dave Pelz Scouring Game Golf School

Dave Pelz Scoring Game Golf School

One of The Top Golf Schools in Florida is offered at The PGA National Members Club.

No where is the art of the short game taught better than at the Dave Pelz Scoring Game Golf School. Pelz Golf Institute research has proven that golfers lose almost 80 percent of their shots to par within 100 yards of the hole.

The focus is strictly on what Dave defines as "The Scoring Game." The Scoring Game is a combination of the short game (distance wedges, pitching, chipping, sand play) and putting, which comprise 60 to 65 percent of the total number of shots played per round.

From three-foot putts to full wedge and long bunker shots, at this truly unique school of golf, you'll learn to properly execute shots from any scoring position.

Contact Dave Pelz Scoring Game School: (561) 627-1946 or Visit Their Website


The Every Ball Counts (EBC) goal oriented teaching methodology

EBC - Every Ball Counts

The EBC's goal oriented improvement methodology is the first statistically driven training program of its kind. For over 30 years, this program has been used by PGA Tour players and Elite Olympic Athletes to get proven results. The program offers golfers of all skill levels the resources needed to improve their game.

The unique proprietary system features:

  • Individualize a program for each player

  • A mobile app to track offsite training

  • Performance comparison against competitors

Contact Every Ball Counts at: (561) 203-6160 or Visit Their Website 

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