PGA National Resort & Spa Welcomes Huge Crowds for PGA TOUR Honda Classic
Enjoy ‘Golf Buddy’ Getaways Just Like the Pros in Glorious South Florida Weather
(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) – PGA National Resort & Spa -- South Florida’s world-class golf, getaway and meetings destination and host of last week’s PGA TOUR Honda Classic – welcomed 204,487 spectators over seven days of glorious weather for the second-highest total in the tournament’s history.
As the start of the “Florida Swing,” the Honda Classic has become one of the prestigious stops on the PGA TOUR schedule with its celebrated Champion Course, challenge of The Bear Trap and plethora of world-class resort amenities offered at the legendary South Florida destination. With a dramatic birdie on the par-5 18th at the end of Sunday’s final round, Keith Mitchell captured his first win as he held off two of the biggest names in golf, Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler.
The mighty Champion Course has long been feared and revered as one of the most challenging in the game. Ideal for “golf buddy” trips, resort guests can try and tackle the Jack Nicklaus-designed layout just like PGA TOUR professionals when taking advantage of several exceptional stay-and-play offers including the popular Gold Golf Package with rates starting at $339 (per person, per night, double occupancy) through April 30, 2019. Taxes and resort fees on all packages are extra.
PGA National is one of the premier “golf buddy” destinations in the U.S. with everything needed for a getaway to long remember. Every golf group of eight or more players is assigned a dedicated coordinator overseeing everything from tee times, custom logo gifts to post-game refreshments. The full list of extensive group golf services may be found here.
“This was our thirteenth year hosting the Honda Classic and the event gets more spectacular every year,” says Greg “Coach” Saunders, vice-president and managing director. “Our Gold Golf package is ideal for golf groups to ‘stay-and-play’ like the pros and enjoy our championship courses, world-class amenities, superb dining and incredible South Florida weather.”
In addition to The Champion, the renowned destination also features four added first-class championship layouts: The Palmer, The Fazio, The Squire and The Estates. The transformed Palmer Course, originally designed by legendary Arnold Palmer, reopened in late 2017 after undergoing a comprehensive renovation to rave reviews.
Additionally, PGA National offers the David Leadbetter Golf Academy and David Pelz Scoring Game School for individual instruction and group clinics; Every Ball Counts – the world’s first science-based, statistics-driven training system for golf improvement offered at its off-site Estates Course; and state-of-the-art club fitting at the resort’s Cool Club.
For more information, please visit www.pgaresort.com or call 800.863.2819.
About PGA National Resort & Spa
Located in South Florida’s Palm Beach Gardens, PGA National Resort & Spa is a world-class golf, vacation, meetings and spa destination. Few golf courses have a pedigree as storied as does The Champion. Its vaunted resume includes hosting the 1983 Ryder Cup, 1987 PGA Championship, and two decades of the Senior PGA Championship. Currently, it hosts The Honda Classic – a wildly popular stop on the PGA TOUR’s “Florida Swing.” The layout is best known for its renowned “Bear Trap” – a series of three demanding holes many considered the toughest stretch in the game.
The renowned destination also features four added premier championship layouts: The Palmer, The Fazio, The Squire and The Estates. The transformed Palmer Course, originally designed by legendary Arnold Palmer, reopened in 2017 after undergoing a comprehensive renovation. Additionally, PGA National offers the David Leadbetter Golf Academy and David Pelz Scoring Game School for individual instruction and group clinics; Every Ball Counts – the world’s first science-based, statistics-driven training system for golf improvement; and state-of-the-art Cool Clubs club fitting.
A distinguishing highlight is the new 33,000-square-foot Sports & Racquet Club. The Spa, a 40,000-square-foot oasis of tranquility, features 32 treatment rooms and 100 treatments. The AAA Four Diamond resort features nine on-site dining options including its acclaimed Ironwood Steak & Seafood. The property is 15 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and one hour from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).