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About PGA National Resort & Spa

As the home of the Professional Golfers' Association of America, PGA National Golf Club offers golfers unforgettable opportunities on five championship courses. Our outstanding golf courses, collectively designed by Nicklaus, Fazio, Palmer, and Litten, have hosted over twenty major championships, as well as the prestigious Ryder Cup Matches. These wonderful creations, by some of golf's most respected and recognized architects, are a perfect balance between man and nature and provide players of every skill level an endless variety of challenges and continued enjoyment.

To improve your skills, The Academy of Golf at PGA National Golf Club offers daily clinics and private instructions from the finest staff of PGA Teaching Professionals assembled anywhere in the world. Of course, as a member of the PGA National Golf Club, you have the opportunity to put your skills to use on ninety of the best golf holes in the country. The Golf Club facilities include four championship, 18-hole golf courses within the PGA National Community:

The most storied of all the courses at PGA National, The Champ was the site of the  1983 Ryder Cup, the 1987 PGA Championship, as well as the permanent home for the PGA Seniors' Championship from 1982-2000.

The course underwent a $4 million dollar renovation in December 2002. Created in partnership with Jack Nicklaus’ and the Nicklaus Design Team, and today features THE Honda Classic.

The Champ provides players with the finest playing surfaces available anywhere, and it leads PGA National’s line-up that ranks 68th in Golf week’s America’s Best Golf Resorts.

Par: 72

The Champion Course Statistics

tee yardage course rating slope rating
Black 7048 75.3 147
Gold 6721 73.3 144
Blue 6379 71.6 137
White 5984 69.9 129
Red 5145 72.3 136

The Haig was the first course opened for play at PGA National Resort in 1980. Walter Hagen, the course’s namesake, was known for his suggestion that others should "stop and smell the roses." In tribute, rose bushes bloom at the 150 yard markers on the course.

The course was designed from the ground up to provide quality golf for all types of players. In fact, careful study reveals there are no crossing water hazards, so golfers always have the option of playing around rather than over or through - a water hazard. The 9th and 18th holes return to the Clubhouse area, facilitating 9-hole play from the 1st and 10th tees.

Par: 72

Haig Course Statistics

tee yardage course rating slope rating
Blue 6806 73.5 139
White 6335 71.3 134
Red 5645 73.1 129

The Palmer was the last of the original four courses built at PGA National, opening in early 1984.

The Palmer reminds golfers of its Scottish roots with its links routing, undulating fairways, numerous grass bunkers and the sharing of a common green by Holes 8 and 12.

Par: 72

The Palmer Golf Course Statistics 

tee yardage course rating slope rating
Blue 6684 73.1 136
White 6115 70.0 128
Red 4810 68.2 116

The Squire is named after the immortal Gene Sarazen, the first golfer ever to win the professional Grand Slam.

Tom and George Fazio refer to The Squire as "the thinking man's course," requiring golfers to test their accuracy with fairway woods and/or long irons off many tees and precise short iron shots into the greens. The links layout is the shortest yardage (it's only 6,478 yards from the back tees), but plays the narrowest of the PGA National courses.

Par: 72

The Squire Course Statistics

tee yardage course rating slope rating
Blue 6465 72.5 139
White 6000 70.1 131
Red 4975 70.2 131


For more information, visit the PGA Resort & Spa Courses page.

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