PGA National Resort Golf Courses
The challenges, the history, the legends — they’re all still here. More than a resort golf experience,PGA National Resort is a championship golf experience. But they’ve refined their game updating all of their renowned golf courses.
World renowned as a premier and bucket list golf destination, PGA National Resort offers 6 different championship golf courses to serve the desires of every golfer. In fact, each February, the resort hosts The PGA Tour's Honda Classic, the tournament's permanent home since 2007. In addition to staggering golf options, the resort boasts an impressive Racquet Sports Club offering tennis and pickleball options across 19 courts.
Considered one of the toughest tests on the PGA TOUR, The Champion golf course at PGA National Resort is 7,045 yards of peril, with tricky South Florida winds constantly causing havoc, and seemingly tranquil water penalty areas lurking throughout — ready to strike down even the world’s best golfers. Home of The Honda Classic and The Bear Trap, The Champion is a must-play on any avid golfer’s list.
Named after its legendary designer Arnold Palmer, this championship golf course is one of the more forgiving at PGA National Resort. It’s also one of our most overall entertaining courses for players of all skill levels. There are plenty of opportunities for creative shot-making, and picturesque approach shots abound. Paired with a great series of finishing holes (including the stunning par 5 on the 18th), The Palmer golf course is all about risks/rewards and genuinely fun. Just like its namesake.
Originally designed as a tribute to five-time PGA champion Walter Hagen, The Fazio golf course pairs classic architecture with modern advances. It’s an ideal balance where single-digit golfers will be fully challenged, while those with higher handicaps are in for a great of entertaining resort golf. The par-5 4th hole — easily one of the most grueling and difficult of all of PGA National Resort’s 90 holes — is enough to make even a PGA TOUR pro blush.
Located five miles west of the main resort, The Estate may seem like a hidden gem among the courses at PGA National, but that’s just the way our golfers like it! They appreciate the great mix of challenging and docile holes, generous fairways, and inviting greens, not to mention the beautiful practice facilities. Add in an elite golf training center and a clubhouse with pro shop — plus, free shuttle service to and from the resort — and you can see our PGA National Resort Estate course is a must play.
Andy Staples’ “The Match” is a golf course is a truly distinct golf experience that is destined to generate spirited conversation among golf course design enthusiasts for years to come, while also providing a canvas for players of all abilities to enjoy all the thrills of golf — albeit in a non-traditional setting.
The Match Course combines classic golf course design principles with a radical take on format. Here you’ll get to experience a modern twist on the “Template” holes that inspired golden age golf architecture’s foremost names including Seth Raynor, C.B. MacDonald and Donald Ross. As far as competitive format, the intention is for you and your playing partners to engage in some type of match play, be it best ball, foursomes, skins, whatever. The hole’s winner (or loser — again, you decide) gets to choose the tee location for the next hole, introducing a strategic element to the competition you won’t find anywhere else. And if you’re on a bit of a time crunch, not to worry. House rules dictate that players who are “out of the hole” are expected to pick up, meaning you can count on a fast round at 3 hours or less.
The Match’s turf grass is cut to fairway height across the entire playing area to place an emphasis on the ground game. Creative approaches and strategic chipping areas present multiple options for trajectory and strategy around the green. Hazards are minimal, with fewer than 20 natural rough-hewn, irregular-edged bunkers in play to keep things fun!
Brought to life by (and named for) the visionary golf course architect, Andy Staple, The Staple is 9 holes of pure, rollicking fun - with holes ranging from 60-130 yards and featuring a variety of unique undulations, funneling shots, and in some cases, difficult-to-reach shelves. Or as Golf.com so aptly puts it, “From tees in bunkers to putting ramps, PGA National’s new par-3 course is a different kind of test.”
Made out of 2 holes from the old Squire course, the overall design of The Staple provides a casual venue ideal for plenty of after-hours play and practice options, while keeping the design fresh and always fun to play (especially when welcoming groups of 8 golfers at a time). Plus, with the course’s unique figure-8 configuration at the crossing holes of 2-3 and 7-8, you can look forward to social interactions with other players at an outdoor seating experience.
And with each hole playable by using only a putter, not only can you pack the woods away, but you can leave your long irons behind, too.