PGA NATIONAL PALM BEACH GOLF RESORT
Five legendary courses — certain to create the most memorable of golf vacations. Perhaps you’ll start by playing the Jack Nicklaus-redesigned Champion Course, host of the PGA TOUR’s Honda Classic. Faced with the challenge of The Bear Trap, that famous three-hole stretch, some golfers think it’s best saved for last.
Named after its designer, Arnold Palmer, this course is one of the more forgiving at PGA National Resort from tee to fairway. The open fairways and larger “Champion Bermuda” greens can be quite accommodating and invite players to take a chance if they dare. The Palmer has a great series of finishing holes, with the 18th being one of the most scenic par 5s on the property.
The Fazio is a reinvention of The Haig, PGA National Resort & Spa’s original 18-hole course that opened in 1980. Originally designed by George and Tom Fazio in tribute to five-time PGA champion Walter Hagen, and renovated by third-generation designer Tom Fazio II, who emphasized modernizing the course layout. While the original par-72 routing remains intact, the renovation improves the classic golf architecture with modern advances.
Named after the immortal Gene Sarazen, the first golfer ever to win the professional Grand Slam, “the thinking man’s course” is the ultimate test of accuracy and precision. Designed by Tom and George Fazio, The Squire is the shortest and most exacting of the courses at PGA National Resort. Accuracy with fairway woods and long irons is tested on many tees.
The Estates course presents an enjoyable mix of challenging and docile holes. The course sets up for any level of player as it is one of the shorter courses at PGA National Resort & Spa. Generous fairways at this course will often make stray tee shots more manageable, and the large, inviting greens help keep the course fun for the high handicapper.