PALM SPRINGS BEACH – Propelled by the return of local resident Tiger Woods, and the drama of the world’s best players taking on The Champion Course’s famous three-hole Bear Trap (Nos. 15 – 17), the 2018 Honda Classic shattered its attendance record by attracting 224,642 spectators during a week of perfect South Florida weather. Additionally, CBS posted the highest viewership and ratings for the tournament in five years as Justin Thomas won the event in a dramatic playoff.
For guests interested in tackling the famed Champion Course and mighty Bear Trap just like the world’s best players, the Champion Package is the quintessential option. Beginning at $399 through April 30 (per person, per night, double occupancy), the offer is highlighted by one round of golf daily on The Champion as well as luxury accommodations with private balcony or terrace and full breakfast each day in the Palm Terrace.
Resort guests can also take full advantage of the newly transformed Palmer Course during the same timeframe with the Gold Golf stay-and-play offer. Starting at $319 (per person, per night, double occupancy), it includes nightly luxury accommodations with private balcony or terrace, full breakfast daily in the Palm Terrace, one round per day as well as unlimited range balls and complimentary bag storage.
“This year’s Honda Classic showcased PGA National’s outstanding golf amenities in spectacular fashion,” says Greg Saunders, Vice President, Managing Director. “Not only can our guests enjoy taking on the Champion and Bear Trap just like the pros on television, they can also savor our premier golf instruction, luxurious accommodations and amenities, and the glorious South Florida weather and active lifestyle for which our area is famous.”
The legendary destination also features three additional first-class layouts: The Fazio, The Squire and The Estate. Additionally “on campus” are 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 is offered at its off-site Estate Course; and state-of-the-art TOUR level club fitting at the PGA National Club Fitting Lab.
Guests can also enjoy the high-tech 33,000-square-foot Sports & Racquet Club featuring a wide array of fitness activities and classes, including pickleball and tennis on the 18 Har-Tru tennis courts (11 lit for night play). Not to be missed is a visit to The Spa, which recently renovated its ladies lounge with sleek new furnishings, contemporary décor, steam rooms, saunas and indoor whirlpools. PGA National features exceptional dining options for all tastes including its chef-driven Ironwood Steak & Seafood restaurant.
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 and fresh off a comprehensive multimillion-dollar revitalization, PGA National Resort & Spa is a world-class vacation and meetings destination. It presents 90 holes of championship golf on five courses, including the famed Champion Course, home to the popular PGA TOUR Honda Classic and legendary “Bear Trap” three-hole stretch.
PGA National recently opened its new 33,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Sports & Racquet Club. It features the latest exercise equipment, indoor racquetball court, three aerobics studios with new sound systems, five-lane saltwater lap pool, spin room with video road mapping, indoor volleyball court, two Pickleball / POP and 19 Har-Tru tennis courts (11 lit for night play). The new Johan Kriek Tennis Academy is managed by the two-time Australian Open champion and caters to elite juniors with focus on stroke production, point construction, match play, video analyses, fitness, gym and mental training.
Luxury overnight suites are ideal for weddings, leisure and business golf, as well as frequent spa treatments. The resort’s versatility includes: a lakeside wedding and event setting with stunning vistas; the 3,000 square-foot iDeck terrace for indoor / outdoor dining and entertaining; “Bar 91” 19th hole grill; 40,000 square feet of self-contained conference and event space; and eight on-site restaurants and lounges, including the acclaimed Ironwood Steak & Seafood.
The Spa at PGA National is a 40,000-square-foot oasis of tranquility with 32 treatment rooms and relaxation lounges, 100 diverse pampering options, the exclusive “Waters of the World” outdoor mineral pools and full-service salon.
Convenient to major Florida population centers, the AAA Four Diamond resort is 15 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport, one hour from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and 90 minutes from Miami International Airport.