PGA National Resort and Spa
What We Love
- The resort fee includes two welcome drinks at the I Bar, WiFi, access to the Health and Racquet Club (including classes and tennis court time) self-parking and more
- The resort just unveiled the final flourishes of a $100 million renovation that added a shot of sleek South Florida style to all guestrooms
- Five golf courses by top designers
- 40,000-square-foot spa with a not-to-be-missed “Waters of the World” mineral bath circuit
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What To Know
- Greens fees are among the highest in Florida, especially for the desirable Champion Course
- PGA National also hosts private homeowners who compete for tee times and use of all leisure facilities
- This is an extremely popular convention and meeting resort
- A $25 resort fee per room, per night, will be collected upon checkout on Jetsetter
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
As its name implies, the main selling point of PGA National Resort & Spa is its golf courses and excellent spa. Every duffer dreams of teeing off at the Jack Nicklaus–designed Champion, which has hosted far more of the biggest names and tournaments in golf than any other Florida course. But there’s a lot more to do here than hit the links, especially after the recent completion of a $100 million makeover that transformed the resort’s guestrooms into sybaritic escapes, rejuvenated nearly every facility in the resort and added new goodies like a sparkling zero-entry pool, the poolside Palm Terrace cafe and Bar 91 overlooking gorgeous greens. And the resort is a fitness fanatic’s dream, with a 33,000-square-foot fitness center (classes are available), 19 tennis courts and formal traditional croquet (don’t forget to wear white). Check out the delish Ironwood Grille for fresh Florida fish, and its sister iBar is set up like an urban cocktail lounge where you can choose from a lengthy mixologist’s menu and snack on gourmet comfort food like fish tacos and five-cheese grilled cheese sandwiches.
In the Area
Not many visitors realize that more than a century ago a large Japanese population lived in South Florida. The result is the Morikami Museum & Gardens, a vast expanse of elaborate gardens, a huge bonsai tree collection and an extensive Japanese art collection in nearby Delray Beach. Rather flex your plastic? The open air CityPlace complex is the region’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment district, in the heart of West Palm Beach and close to the rest of the city’s best shops and restaurants in the Clematis Street historical district, within a 20-minute drive from the resort. For some culture, head to West Palm’s Norton Museum of Art, which is easily Florida’s best, and in addition to its famed self-portrait of the one-eared artist, it has tons of 19th- and 20th-century masterpieces by Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Gauguin and many others. And for some indulgence, the unique Waters of the World circuit at the huge resort’s spa includes waters from natural springs in the Pyrenees and the Dead Sea. Access to the circuit is $25 on weekdays, but you’re required to book a spa treatment for access on weekends.
How to Get There
My wife and I stayed here the weekend of the Fifth Annual Craft Beer Bash. Spent Saturday afternoon and Sunday at the pool. Large pool and pool deck area with plenty of lounge chairs. Great poolside bar with good food.
Booked an overnight stay at the resort to play golf day of arrival and day of departure. We were staying at a time share over at West Palm and decided to get away from the kids and leave them with the parents!! Upon arrival we pulled up to the valet and recieved a warm welcome and instructions for check in, valet and bag drop. They took our clubs over to the starter area and directed us inside to registration. We were greeted very warmly by "DJ", who did a great job of laying out the property and checking us in right away. From there we went to the pro shop for our 1st 18. Upon getting to the pro shop we were informed that the tee boxes would be temporary for the 2 courses I had selected, the Champion and Fazio course. This was the only let down of the trip. I'm a 5 handicap and really wanted to play the back tee's from where they should have been. That was not brought up by the gentleman who took my reservation on the phone originally and I was also not made aware of courses that did not have temporary tee's which I later learned, as we most likely would have played those if possible. I do understand summer time is rebuilding time and therefore we made the best of it. Just would have liked a heads up. The service and the personal attention was second to none. We had a great time and will be back. We will just have to ask about the tee box situation!! Mr. #32
These two young men at the front desk left an impression ????made a slightly early check in first week of August and really enjoyed the afternoon .
Great room service next morning also
Thanks again DJ !