PGA National Golf Club
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (May 2012)|
|Location||Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, U.S.|
|Established||1980, 35 years ago|
|Owned by||PGA of America|
|Operated by||Century Golf Partners|
|Tournaments hosted||Honda Classic
Senior PGA Championship
1987 PGA Championship
1983 Ryder Cup
|Designed by||George & Tom Fazio
redesign: Jack Nicklaus
|Length||7,048 yards (6,445 m)|
|Slope rating||148 |
|Designed by||George & Tom Fazio|
|Length||6,806 yards (6,223 m)|
|Designed by||George & Tom Fazio|
|Length||6,465 yards (5,912 m)|
|Designed by||Arnold Palmer|
|Length||7,079 yards (6,473 m)|
PGA National Golf Club, the home of the Professional Golfers' Association of America, is located at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. In August 2006, Century Golf Partners in conjunction with Walton Street Capital, LLC and SCS Advisors, Inc. acquired the resort. The Golf Club facilities include four championship, 18-hole golf courses within PGA National:
- The Champion
- The Champion course was opened on November 17, 1981. It was the site of the 1983 Ryder Cup, the 1987 PGA Championship (won by Larry Nelson), and the Senior PGA Championship for 19 years, from 1982-2000. The course underwent a $4 million renovation in December 2002, and in 2007 became the home of The Honda Classic. The tough three hole stretch of the par-3 15th, par-4 16th, and par-3 17th holes is known as the Bear Trap, named after Jack Nicklaus, who is nicknamed the Golden Bear and redesigned the course.
- The Haig
- The Haig is named for golfing great Walter Hagen. It opened on March 4, 1980, and was the first course opened for play at PGA National Resort.
- The Squire
- The Squire is named after Gene Sarazen, the first golfer ever to win the professional Grand Slam. It opened on October 30, 1981.
- The Palmer
- The Palmer, named for golf legend and course designer Arnold Palmer, was the last of the original four courses built at PGA National, opening on February 28, 1984.
A fifth 18-hole golf course is located five miles west of PGA National:
- The Estate
- The Estate originally opened in November 1984 as Stonewall Golf Club, and has been part of PGA National since August 28, 1988.
The original PGA National Golf Club (1964–1973) was adjacent to the east, presently known as BallenIsles Country Club. The Champions Course (now the East Course at BallenIsles) hosted the 1971 PGA Championship, Senior PGA Championship (1966–1973), and the original qualifying school tournaments for the PGA Tour.
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- "Course Rating and Slope Database™: PGA National - The Champion". USGA. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
- PGA Resort and Spa - golf courses
- PGA Resort and Spa - Champion course
- "Tournament Info for: 1971 PGA Championship". PGA of America. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
- "Club history". BallenIsles Country Club. Retrieved July 20, 2012.