Golf News for Friday, August 19, 2011 | Resorts

PGA National Resort & Spa in Florida announces Labor Day weekend golf-a-thon

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- PGA National Resort & Spa -- home of the PGA TOUR Honda Classic - announces its "Labor Day Weekend Golf-A-Thon" and festivities at the legendary destination, Sept. 2 - 5.

To honor our military service personnel, a portion of all weekend proceeds will be donated to Patriot Golf Day - flagship fundraiser for the Folds of Honor Foundation that provides postsecondary education for the children and spouses of military men and women disabled or killed while serving.

Labor Day Weekend Golf-A-Thon includes 99 total holes played including the famed Champion Course (27, Sunday), The Palmer (18, Friday, Monday) and 18 holes each on The Haig and Squire Courses (Saturday). All rounds will commence with daily shotgun starts. Three Golf-A-Thon packages are available and all include a Saturday night poolside BBQ (6:30 - 9 p.m.):

• All-inclusive three-night stay with three days of golf, daily breakfast ($630 per person)

• Three days of golf, daily breakfast, no accommodations ($180 per person)

• Three days of golf, daily breakfast, no accommodations ($140 per person for PGA National members)

"Our Golf-A-Thon and full roster of fun family activities allows our guests to fully savor our wide array of golf and resort amenities at PGA National," says Joel Paige, Vice President and Managing Director. "In addition to the holiday weekend celebration, through a portion of proceeds benefitting Patriot Golf Day, we get to say 'thank you' to service personnel for all they do for our communities and country on a daily basis."

Additionally, a la carte Labor Day festivities include a dinner seating at the Ironwood Grille sponsored by Cola-Cola (Friday, 5 - 7 p.m.); poolside concert featuring Street Talk in conjunction with 98.7 The Gator (Friday, 7 - 9 p.m., $10 per person); concert after party "Happy Hours" at the lively iBAR (Friday, 9 - 11 p.m.); poolside BBQ on Sunday afternoon (11 - 3 p.m., $15.95 for adults, $9.95 for children), Corvette Club Car exhibit (Sunday, 12 - 4 p.m.); and Labor Day poolside BBQ (Monday, 11 - 3 p.m., $15 per person).

For more information or to make reservations, visit www.pgaresort.com, or call (800) 533.9386.

About PGA National Resort & Spa
PGA National Resort & Spa is a national, premier golf vacation and meeting destination. The legendary 379-room Florida resort recently completed a $65 million comprehensive revitalization, including a new front entrance, outdoor pool and pavilion, new Ironwood Grille and iBAR, as well as enhanced public areas, golf courses and landscaping.

PGA National Resort & Spa offers 90 holes of championship golf on five courses, including the famed Champion course, home to the PGA Tour's Honda Classic. The resort's storied golf history includes hosting the 1983 Ryder Cup, 1987 PGA Championship, and nearly two decades of the Senior PGA Championship. In addition to The Champion, PGA National's award-winning golf courses are: The Palmer, The Haig, The Squire and The Estates.

Other distinguishing features include a 40,000 square-foot European Spa with 32 treatment areas and the exclusive "Waters of the World" outdoor mineral pools, a world-class 33,000 square-foot health-and-racquet club with 19 Har Tru tennis courts, 40,000 square feet of self-contained conference space and nine on-site restaurants and lounges.

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

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Shane Sharp
Buffalo Communications
704.519.8381 (cell)
sharp@buffalocommunications.com

David Wood
Buffalo Communications
703.635.0577 (cell)
dwood@buffalocommunications.com