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PGA National offers VIP guest package

January 15, 2018

PGA National Resort & Spa Offers Exceptional Honda Classic VIP Experience

Includes Full Daily Access to 18th Hole Chalet and No. 17 ‘Bear Trap Party’

(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.)PGA National Resort & Spa – South Florida’s world-class golf, vacation, meetings and spa destination – announces its exceptional “Honda Classic VIP Experience Room Package” for the upcoming PGA TOUR event to be played the celebrated Champion Course (Feb. 25 – March 3).


PGA TOUR players and fans will discover significant changes to The Champion Course following a comprehensive renovation by Nicklaus Design. Most notable are the removal of Palmetto palms on the right side of No. 1 and left side of No. 9. Additionally, one-third of an acre (14,400 sq. ft.) was recaptured on the putting surfaces, returning them to the native design Jack Nicklaus and his team implemented 16 years ago. The layout reopened last November to rave reviews.

Starting at $814 (per night, single occupancy) and $1,199 per night for double occupancy, the Honda Classic VIP Experience Room Package allows unrivaled access to the legendary resort’s myriad of amenities. Highlights include nightly deluxe room accommodations, daily VIP access to the 18th Hole Chalet, access to the “Bear Trap Party” on No. 17, and daily rounds of golf on The Palmer, Fazio or Squire courses with unlimited range balls and use of the driving range.

Additionally, daily VIP valet parking and use of the resort’s Sports & Racquet Club and “Waters of The World” therapeutic pools at The Spa are included. Taxes and resort fees are extra. Golf play is based on availability.

“Over the past few years, the popularity of the Honda Classic has reached an incredible level of excitement for the players, fans and our resort guests,” says Greg “Coach” Saunders, vice-president and managing director. “The VIP Experience Room Package is ideal to watch the best players in the world compete on an incredible course and discover first-hand why we are a world-class golf destination.”

With the return of local legend Tiger Woods and drama of the world’s best players taking on The Champion Course’s famous Bear Trap (Nos. 15 – 17), the 2018 Honda Classic shattered its attendance record by attracting 224,642 spectators during a week of perfect South Florida weather. Additionally, CBS posted the highest viewership and ratings for the tournament in five years as Justin Thomas won the event in a dramatic playoff.

PGA National features four added first-class layouts: The Palmer, The Fazio, The Squire and The Estate. Additionally, “on campus” are 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 is offered at its off-site Estate Course; and state-of-the-art TOUR level club fitting at the PGA National Club Fitting Lab.

The resort’s 33,000-square-foot Sports & Racquet Club featuring a wide array of fitness activities and classes, including pickleball and tennis on the 18 Har-Tru tennis courts (11 lit for night play). Not to be missed is a visit to The Spa, which recently renovated its ladies lounge with sleek new furnishings, contemporary décor, steam rooms, saunas and indoor whirlpools. PGA National features exceptional dining options for all tastes including its chef-driven Ironwood Steak & Seafood restaurant.

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 vacation and meetings destination. It presents 90 holes of championship golf on five courses, including the famed Champion Course, home to the popular PGA TOUR Honda Classic and legendary “Bear Trap” three-hole stretch.

Convenient to major Florida population centers, the AAA Four Diamond resort is 15 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport, one hour from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and 90 minutes from Miami International Airport.

David Wood

Dan Wooters