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PGA National Resort & Spa announces festive 2019 holiday celebrations

Thanksgiving feast and annual '12 Days of PGA' highlight schedule

(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) – PGA National Resort & Spa – South Florida’s world-class golf, vacation, meetings and spa destination – announces its annual holiday festivities highlighted by its annual “12 Days of PGA” celebrations (Dec. 21 – Jan. 1) and a lavish Thanksgiving feast (Nov. 28).

For Thanksgiving, PGA National is offering a bountiful buffet feast of tantalizing main courses, fresh seafood and traditional fixings including Pan-Roasted Bone-In Chicken Breast, Mahi Mahi, Brined and Slow Roasted Turkey, New York Strip Horseradish Cream Sauce and Pineapple Clove & Maple Glazed Ham. The unlimited buffet goes from 1 – 7 p.m. and is $89 per adult and $32 per child (ages 6 – 12).

The “12 Days of PGA” features a dozen continuous days of delicious dining, lively entertainment and family-friendly programs starting on Saturday, Dec. 21 and culminating on New Year’s Day. The joyous events include breakfast with Santa, holiday preview collections, beauty demonstrations, holiday-inspired spa treatments, children’s activities, tennis round robins, golf clinics and much more.

To celebrate Christmas Day, an extravagant buffet is offered at Ironwood Steak & Seafood from 1 – 8:30 p.m. featuring delicious entrees including New Zealand Mussels, Alaskan King Crab Legs, Hickory Smoked Leg of Lamb, Virginia Bone-in Ham, Herb Roasted Prime Rib and Cider Brine Vermont Roasted Turkey. An array of seasonal appetizers and sides complement the meal with a decadent dessert station to finish.


PGA National Resort & Spa

The legendary resort’s will host a “not to be missed” New Year’s Eve Gala in its grand ballroom featuring entertainment from Wonderama (South Florida’s premier top-40 band), unlimited gourmet buffet with open bar, dancing, and a midnight ball drop (8 p.m. – 1 a.m.). The best way to enjoy the gala is through the resort’s three-, two- and one-night package offers starting at $300 per person, per night.

Ironwood Steak & Seafood will also be offering an indulgent four-course dining experience on New Year’s Eve with seasonal garden-fresh libations and sensational ambiance. Highlights include a choice of Maine Lobster & Cajun NY Strip Steak, Smoked Pepper Crusted Filet of Beef and Florida Mangrove Snapper. Reservations from 5 – 7:30 p.m. are $115 per person. Reservations after 7:30 p.m. are $135 per person.

Special holiday room rates are available. The full roster of activities is listed in PGA National’s Holiday Calendar. The public is welcome for all holiday dining and spa events.

Holiday guests can also take full advantage of playing the resort’s famed Champion Course, home to the PGA TOUR’s Honda Classic. To experience The Champion, check out the value-packed Fall Escape & Play Package starting at $279 per person (per night, double occupancy).

PGA National also features a Gift Card program for its many amenities including golf, tennis, dining and retail outlets. A spa gift card purchase of $365 or more receives a complimentary 25-minute spa treatment and a purchase of $600 or more receives a complimentary 50-minute spa treatment.

For more information, please visit or call 800.863.2819.

About PGA National Resort & Spa
Located in South Florida’s Palm Beach Gardens, PGA National Resort & Spa is a world-class golf, vacation, meetings and spa destination. Few golf courses have a pedigree as storied as does The Champion. Its vaunted resume includes hosting the 1983 Ryder Cup, 1987 PGA Championship, and two decades of the Senior PGA Championship. Currently, it hosts The Honda Classic – a wildly popular stop on the PGA TOUR’s “Florida Swing.” The layout is best known for its renowned “Bear Trap” – a series of three demanding holes many considered the toughest stretch in the game.

The renowned destination also features four added premier championship layouts: The Palmer, The Fazio, The Squire and The Estates. The transformed Palmer Course, originally designed by legendary Arnold Palmer, reopened in 2017 after undergoing a comprehensive renovation. Additionally, PGA National offers the David Leadbetter Golf Academy and David Pelz Scoring Game School for individual instruction and group clinics; Every Ball Counts – the world’s first science-based, statistics-driven training system for golf improvement; and state-of-the-art Cool Clubs club fitting.

A distinguishing highlight is the new 33,000-square-foot Sports & Racquet Club. The Spa, a 40,000-square-foot oasis of tranquility, features 32 treatment rooms and 100 treatments. The AAA Four Diamond resort features nine on-site dining options including its acclaimed Ironwood Steak & Seafood. The property is 15 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and one hour from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

David Wood
Buffalo Agency

Dan Wooters
Buffalo Agency