Golf News for Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | Resorts

Florida's PGA National celebrates PGA Championship with specials

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- PGA National Resort & Spa is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of its Champion Course hosting the PGA Championship with special room rates, apparel discounts and resort credits for Florida residents.

Home of the PGA TOUR Honda Classic, PGA National is offering a "AAA-Four Diamond" experience at 20% off room rates through September 30. Stays of two nights or more receive an additional $25 resort credit.

Through Aug. 17, guests will receive 25% off retail apparel at the tennis and golf pro shops and iSTYLE, the boutique retail store located in the resort's stylish lobby. For more information or to book online, visit: www.pgaresort.com or call 880.863.2819.

"Our courses are in excellent condition, and August and September are great months for Florida golfers to take advantage of our specials and promotions," says Joel Paige, vice president and managing director.

The 1987 edition of "Glory's Last Shot" was a dramatic rendition of the PGA Championship, won by Larry Nelson in a sudden-death victory over Lanny Wadkins. The Champion Course also hosted the 1983 Ryder Cup and nearly two decades of the Senior PGA Championship.

This past March was PGA National's sixth-straight year of hosting the Honda Classic. The wildly popular tournament, with Tiger Woods debuting professionally, attracted a record crowd of 161,700.

Its new "Fazio Course," set to open Nov. 1, will be the finishing touch of an $85 million complete resort renovation. This includes a substantial investment in the latest technology in golf course maintenance insuring members and guests enjoy superb playing conditions year round on all 90 holes.

PGA National also has the unique distinction of being home to both the David Leadbetter Golf Academy and Dave Pelz Scoring Game School, along with offering a tour level fitting experience at the PGA National Club Fitting Lab.

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 premier golf, vacation and meeting destination. Celebrating 30 years of championship golf excellence, it offers 90 holes of golf on five courses. The famed Champion Course is home to the PGA TOUR Honda Classic, and hosted the 1983 Ryder Cup, 1987 PGA Championship and a litany of other prized professional golf tournaments.

World-class amenities include a 33,000 square-foot health-and-racquet club with 19 Har Tru tennis courts, 40,000 square feet of conference space and nine on-site restaurants and lounges.

PGA National Resort & Spa's accolades include:
• AAA--Four Diamond Resort (2011)
• Golfweek -- Best You Can Play State by State (No. 5, 2012)
• Golfweek -- Best Tour Courses You Can Play (No. 28, 2011)
• Golfing Magazine - "World's Top 5 Multi-Course Venues" (2011)
• About.com -- "No. 1 Golf Resort in Florida" (2011)
• GOLF Magazine -- Top 100 Premier Resorts -- Silver Award Winner (2011)
• GOLF Magazine -- Premier Resorts Green Award Winner (2011)
• Golf World -- Top 50 Resorts (2010)
• Successful Meetings -- Pinnacle Award Winner (2011)
• The Knot -- Best of Weddings (2012)

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
ssharp@buffalocommunications.com

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