About PGA National

A renowned 2,340-acre golfing community, and the host of the only PGA Tour event in South Florida (The Cognizant Classic) PGA National boasts five championship golf courses complete with lakes, jogging trails, a nature preserve, and a resort. PGA National is first class all the way. Residents of PGA National are not required to be members of the club, but only members, guests of members, and resort guests have access to the amenities. 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 its first major pro tournament in 1983: the Ryder Cup. It went on to host its first Honda Classic in 2007 and has hosted it every year since (as of 2024 it has a new sponsor, and the tournament is now called the Cognizant Classic). 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, townhomes, club cottages, golf villas, or high-end condominiums.

Things to Do at the Members Club at PGA National


PGA National has five championship golf courses and an extremely unique Par-3 course. Whether you want an easy day on the green or to really challenge yourself, PGA National has something for golfers of all levels.

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 Cognizant Classic each spring on the PGA TOUR. Although The Champion has generous landing areas, and spacious, accepting TifEagle greens, golfers are presented with course management challenges throughout the round. This 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, named after 'The Golden Bear' himself, legendary golfer and designer,  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. From tee to fairway, it's known for its 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 Match Course at PGA National

A fascinating and unique idea, The Match Course at PGA National is a fresh addition to the club/resort. It's a redesign of the former Squire Course, created by architect Andy Staples with a specific focus on match play. What sets it apart from the other few courses, and really all other golf courses in the area, is that it has no traditional scoring, like par and rating, but instead, the emphasis is on creating an enjoyable and competitive golf experience. The course also offers suggestions for different competitive formats to encourage players to try out different ways of experiencing the game.
At 5,841 yards, The Match Course is relatively short, but it's designed to be fun and challenging for people of all skill levels. It's certainly a departure from the typical golf course, but for some, it's even more fun, and a good break from the same old, same old.

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 Estate Golf Course at PGA National

Designed by Karl Litten, The Estate 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, but 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 greens help keep the course fun for the high handicapper. Forced carries to many of the greens over 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.

Tennis & Pickleball

The Club at PGA National has 18 tennis courts, 11 of which are lighted for nighttime play. As pickleball has taken South Florida, and the rest of the country, by storm, PGA National has also put in six pickleball courts. As more people take up the game, more courts will likely be added or converted. There are also lessons for those who have yet to really get into the sport.

Things to do Near PGA National


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.

PGA National Park

PGA National Park is not a part of the resort/club. Its main access is from PGA Boulevard just outside the gates, but there is also a side entrance, within the gates of PGA National. PGA National Park is a public park of Palm Beach Gardens and has 2 basketball courts with 10' rims, a basketball court with 9' rims, 2 tennis courts, 2 adult softball fields, 3 multipurpose fields, 2 pavilions, a playground, and a disc golf course.

Eco Tours

Have you been to a 19th-century lighthouse lately? Within 15 miles of PGA National stands the Jupiter Lighthouse. Jupiter and the surrounding areas are home to wildlife sanctuaries, nature preserves, botanical gardens, river walks, boating 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 near PGA National.

Restaurants Near PGA National

There are a variety of great restaurants surrounding PGA National. Here are a few of the most popular.

  • SUSHI by Bou
    Sushi By Bou has brought its high-energy Omakase to PGA National! They are offering their signature timed Sushi Omakase, or chef’s choice, at a 12-seat counter. Guests can choose between the classic 12-course menu or indulge in the luxurious 17-course experience. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and stay late to enjoy craft cocktails, an imported sake selection, and a vibrant atmosphere.
  • The Butcher's Club
    The Butcher's Club at PGA National is a unique upscale steakhouse experience, brought to life by Michelin Star Chef Jeremy Ford. Their menu features 'Royal Cuts' of USDA Prime Grade Certified Angus Beef. The Butcher's Club is a phenomenal spot for a group dinner. There are private rooms available for reservation, an intimate bar & lounge, and a main dining room.
  • Honeybelle
    Open for breakfast through dinner, Honeybelle has become a destination in and of itself inside PGA National. With an outdoor dining area that overlooks the resort pool, Honeybelle's ambiance is a huge bonus. Driven by star chef Lindsay Autry, the menus are "where classic Florida fare meets Southern charm in tropical Palm Beach style". 
  • Spoto's Oyster Bar
    Spoto's isn't just a great raw bar: it is known for having one of the best brunches in the area. Endless sushi, crab legs, steak, oysters, clams, charcuterie, mimosas, and more. It's a must-try and makes for a great way to show visitors a good time. 
  • The Cooper
    A farm-to-table craft kitchen and bar with an eclectic menu inspired by classic New American fare with a twist from different cultures around the world. 
  • 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
    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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