PGA National Showcases $100 Million Renovation

The Third at PGA National's Champion Course.
The Third at PGA National’s Champion Course.

PGA National Showcases $100 Million Renovation

I’m a sucker for good golf photos, and right now the weather here in Michigan is such that I need a pick-me-up.

The courses of PGA National are pretty good eye candy.

The resort recently finished a $100 million renovation, which press materials describe as “1960s Palm Beach chic.”

PGA National Lobby
PGA National Lobby

I’m not sure how I feel about this. I’d have to see more. And there’s plenty more: 360 guestrooms, plus private villas and common areas.

The golf courses, on the other hand leave no doubt.

The Match Course.

PGA National now has 99 holes of golf, including The Match and The Staple, both designed by Andy Staples.

The Match, which opened last fall, is built on the former Squire Course. It was specifically designed to encourage match play. That sounds really neat to me and I’d love to give it a try.

The Staple is a nine-hole short course with holes ranging from 60 – 130 yards. Courses like that are the hottest thing in golf these days, with entries like The Bootlegger at Forest Dunes, The Cradle at Pinehurst and more. (Read GolfBlogger’s Bootlegger Review and The Cradle Review.)

The first on the Champion Course.
The first on the Champion Course.

Of course, eighteen of those 99 holes are The Champion Course, with its “Bear Trap” that hosts the Honda Classic.

The Champion Course has hosted — among other events — the 1983 Ryder Cup, 1987 PGA Championship and twenty years of the Senior PGA.

Weirdly, in the nearly three hundred courses I’ve played and reviewed, just one is from Florida. I’ve got to figure out a way to get to PGA National. It looks great.

(Read all of GolfBlogger’s Golf Course Reviews)

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