About PGA National
A renowned 2,340-acre golfing community, PGA National boasts five championship courses complete with lakes, jogging trails, a natural preserve, and a resort spa. PGA National is first class all the way. Residents of PGA National are not required to be members at the club, but only members, guests of members, and resort guests have access to the amenities. But whether you choose to apply for membership or not, if you are or want to be an active South Florida resident, you are sure to love PGA National!
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Amenities at PGA National
PGA National’s amenities include a luxurious spa, racquet club, and nineteen tennis courts with professional instruction available. PGA National homes are conveniently close to many of Palm Beach County’s A-rated schools, the Gardens Mall, Legacy Place plaza, Downtown Gardens, and PGA Commons.
PGA National Community History
First opening in 1981, PGA National hosted the Ryder Cup, its first major tournament, in 1983. Today PGA National has over 5,000 homes divided into 46 distinct communities. Buyers can choose from custom built estate homes, luxury single family homes, town homes, club cottages, golf villas, or high-end condominiums.
Things to Do in PGA National
There is a lot to do in and around PGA National. Here are a few activities that you are sure to enjoy.
PGA National has five championship golf courses. Whether you want an easy day on the green or to really challenge yourself, PGA National has something for golfers of all kinds.
The Champion Golf Course at PGA National
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.
The Palmer Golf Course at PGA National
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 Squire Golf Course at PGA National
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.
The Fazio Golf Course at PGA National
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, including:
- A 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
The Estates Golf Course at PGA National
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.
When you’re not hitting the fairways on one of the five legendary courses, you can always swing by the PGA greens for croquet. Reserve a private lesson on one of our five USCA tournament-certified lawns (brief instruction is included with your court fee). Crisp whites are required of all players, and resort guests are welcome to observe weekly club games and the Peyton Ballenger Invitational each spring.
Long before shopping malls, places like Palm Beach were famous for sophisticated shopping style with European flair. Worth Avenue is among the best of America’s charming, historic and romantic streets lined by palm trees and charming boutiques. You can start your shopping experience at The Shops at PGA for a great selection of resort activewear, then work your way to some of Palm Beach’s favorite shopping destinations.
Have you been to a 19th-century lighthouse lately? Within 15 miles of the PGA National Resort, Jupiter and the central east coast of Florida are home to wildlife sanctuaries, nature preserves, botanical gardens, river walks, canoeing adventures and more. Whether you're a bird watcher or nature lover, there are a great many eco tours for you and your family to enjoy right nearby PGA National.
Restaurants Near PGA National
There are a variety of great restaurants surrounding PGA National. Here are a few of the most popular.
Ironwood Steak & Seafood
Ironwood Steak and Seafood is a sleek steakhouse at the PGA National Resort with a big wine list, including many by the glass.
Christopher’s Kitchen features an inventive menu of organic, plant-based and mostly raw food served in a modern cafe with a wine bar.
The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille in Palm Beach Gardens is an upscale steakhouse chain that offers classic American fare and a refined, clubish, setting.
J. Alexander’s features wood-fired American fare in a contemporary space with a bar.
Texas de Brazil
Texas de Brazil is an upscale Brazilian eatery featuring a salad bar and, namely, an all-you-can-eat grilled meat carved tableside.
Schools Near PGA National
If you live in PGA National your children will have the option to attend highly-ranked Palm Beach County Public Schools including Timbertrace Elementary School, Watson B. Duncan Middle School, and Palm Beach Gardens High School. Private school options include The King’s Academy and The Benjamin School.
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