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
- Five golf courses by top designers
- 40,000-square-foot spa with a not-to-be-missed “Waters of the World” mineral bath circuit
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
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Recently revamped South Florida resort with five golf courses, a pool and splurge-worthy spa
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 guest rooms 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
Overall....not worth the money. The check-in process is long and tedious!! None of the desk clerks spoke good English!! Took forever to get checked-in to my room.
Was there for 17 nights. The rooms are average. Need some updating. The lighting in the rooms are horrible. The lighting in the bathrooms were very dim!!
The food choices there are ridiculous. Food prices were very high and the food wasn’t good at all. $7.00 for bacon (3strips).
The parking is a joke. Valet parking was $39 a day. The self parking was a mile or so away.
For a 17 night stay, I could’ve come out better with a Airbnb or a VRBO!!
The courses were okay. I thought they were very overrated for the advertising!!! The staff at the courses wasn’t very friendly of helpful.
My suggestion, if you have to stay there, then it’s okay. Otherwise I would look at staying off property!!!
For work we had a couple days of meetings here, and stayed in the hotel. It is very nice. Rooms are a decent size and things worked well in them. Check in and check out were easy. There is a large beautiful pool outside, and surprisingly to me it was not very crowded, which made swimming in it and lounging in it very nice. There are nice areas to walk around by the golf courses and though there are signs for alligators, I did not see any (probably for the best!) I did see a lot of very pretty birds around the resort, as well as an iguana and a bunch of smaller lizards. We got good bar service at our company events. For meals the catered food was pretty good, nothing extraordinary. There are a bunch of restaurants and bars around the property.
The hotel was great. A10 for sure. I played the champions course.It is a must play for all golfers. To play the bear trap is a special thing. The time you are looking forward to seeing that bear. If IN FLORDIA A MUST PLAY.