PGA National Golf Club

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PGA National Golf Club
Club information
Location Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, U.S.
Established 1980
Type Public
Owned by PGA of America
Operated by Century Golf Partners
Total holes 90
Tournaments hosted Honda Classic
(2007-present)
Senior PGA Championship
(1982-2000)
1987 PGA Championship
1983 Ryder Cup
Website PGA Resort.com
The Champion
Designed by George & Tom Fazio
redesign: Jack Nicklaus
Par 72
Length 7,048 yards (6,445 m)
Course rating 75.2
The Haig
Designed by George & Tom Fazio
Par 72
Length 6,806 yards (6,223 m)
Course rating 73.4
The Squire
Designed by George & Tom Fazio
Par 72
Length 6,465 yards (5,912 m)
Course rating 72.1
The Palmer
Designed by Arnold Palmer
Par 72
Length 7,079 yards (6,473 m)
Course rating 74.6

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.[1] The Golf Club facilities include four championship, 18-hole golf courses within PGA National:[2]

Courses[edit]

  • 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.[3] 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.

Original club[edit]

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.[4][5]

Scorecard[edit]

PGA National Golf Club - The Champion
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black 75.2 / 148 365 437 538 376 171 488 226 427 404 3432 545 450 427 388 465 179 434 172 556 3616 7048
Gold 73.4 / 145 360 419 516 356 152 479 206 401 386 3275 525 425 408 370 442 163 412 161 546 3452 6727
Blue 71.8 / 138 345 393 495 336 138 468 186 381 360 3102 508 395 387 335 420 153 391 155 527 3271 6373
White 69.9 / 129 339 361 480 318 121 453 169 334 342 2917 476 346 377 323 411 143 353 131 507 3067 5984
Handicap Men's 9 11 3 13 17 1 15 7 5 8 4 14 10 12 16 2 18 6
Par 4 4 5 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 36 72
Red 71.7 / 136 308 302 424 285 88 378 141 289 311 2526 411 260 293 286 367 110 325 111 456 2619 5145
Handicap Women's 7 5 3 11 17 1 15 13 9 6 14 10 2 4 16 12 18 8

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Coordinates: 26°49′44″N 80°08′28″W / 26.829°N 80.141°W / 26.829; -80.141