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PGA National to host footgolf event

(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) PGA National Resort & Spa – home of the PGA TOUR’s Honda Classic and former Ryder Cup venue – announces it will host the National FootGolf Classic 2017 on its Fazio Course, Sept. 8 – 9. 

Organized by the American FootGolf League (AFGL), the FootGolf Classic at PGA National will commence with shotgun starts the mornings of both Sept. 8 and 9. The event offers a cash purse of $12,500 with categories for men, women and seniors (46 and older). The tournament is also a stop on the sport’s World Tour and will offer 250 Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG) ranking points up for grabs to those participating. 

Registration for the event may be found by visiting: www.footgolf.us/pga-national-classic-2017. For more information on FootGolf, AFGL and the AFGL Tour 2017, please visit www.footgolf.us or call 760.501.0100 ext. 106.

Played on a traditional golf course, FootGolf involves kicking a soccer ball down the fairway of the course with the intention, like golf, of reaching the hole in as few “strokes” (kicks) as possible. In FootGolf, the hole is increased to 21-inches in diameter to accommodate a regulation soccer ball. 

In addition to the Fazio Couse, the acclaimed Champion Course at PGA National is regarded as one of the top layouts in the U.S. The Bear Trap (Nos. 15 – 17) is hailed by USA Today as “one of the toughest stretches in golf,” and known to strike fear into the hearts of golfers, professional and amateur alike. PGA National showcases three additional championship layouts: The Palmer, Squire and Estates courses. 

The resort’s expansive 40,000-square-foot European-style spa is renowned as the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation. The spa recently underwent a revitalization to its pool deck complete with new furnishings as well as renovation of the sleek ladies’ lounge and wet room including all new sauna, steam rooms, indoor Jacuzzi and locker rooms.

Resort guests can also enjoy the new high-tech 33,000-square-foot Sports & Racquet Club featuring a wide array of fitness activities and classes including pickle ball and tennis on the 18 Har Tru tennis courts (11 lit for night play). Not to be missed is the striking zero-entry pool, chef-driven Ironwood Steak & Seafood restaurant, and chic iBAR in its glamorous lobby. 

For more on PGA National Resort & Spa: www.pgaresort.com, 800.863.2819. 

About PGA National Resort & Spa

Fresh off its comprehensive multimillion-dollar revitalization, PGA National Resort & Spa is a world-class golf, spa, vacation and meetings destination. The South Florida locale offers 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.”

A distinguishing highlight at PGA National is its new 33,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Sports & Racquet Club (SRC). The impressive new facility features the latest exercise equipment, indoor racquet ball court, three aerobics studios with new sound systems, five-lane saltwater lap pool, spin room with video road mapping, indoor volleyball court, two Pickleball / POP tennis courts, and19 Har Tru tennis courts (11 lit for night play). PGA National is also home to the new Johan Kriek Tennis Academy, a world-class training facility run by two-time Australian Open champion Johan Kriek. Elite junior- and high-performance programs focus on stroke production, point construction, match play, video analyses, fitness, gym and mental training.

PGA National offers customized suites ideal for weddings, golf “buddy trips” and spa aficionados. Its numerous multi-use settings include a permanent, lakeside wedding venue with stunning vistas; scenic Lakeside Lawn perfect for receptions; iDeck – a new 3,000-square-foot terrace ideal for indoor / outdoor dining and entertaining; “Bar 91” 19th hole bar and grill; 40,000 square feet of self-contained conference and event space; and eight on-site restaurants and lounges including its acclaimed chef-driven Ironwood Steak & Seafood. 

The Spa at PGA National is a 40,000-square-foot oasis of tranquility featuring 32 treatment rooms and areas with 100 diverse treatments, the exclusive “Waters of the World” outdoor mineral pools, full-service salon and relaxing lounge areas. 

Conveniently located within easy driving distance of major Florida population centers, the AAA Four Diamond resort is 15 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), one hour from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and 90 minutes from Miami International Airport (MIA).

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