Golf News for Friday, October 5, 2012 | Tournaments

PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida hosts 2012 EWGA Championship

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- PGA National Resort & Spa - the legendary South Florida destination - is hosting the Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA) Championship on its Palmer course and Squire course, Oct. 5 - 6.

The tournament attracts more than 200 EWGA participants from across the United States and Canada. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, the EWGA has impacted more than 100,000 members in its 21-year history by creating sustainable golf for women in 130 communities.

In addition to The Palmer and The Squire, PGAN National also features The Estates Course and The Champion Course - annual venue of PGA TOUR's Honda Classic and previous host of the 1987 PGA Championship, 1983 Ryder Cup and nearly two decades of the Senior PGA Championship. Its new "Fazio Course" is set to open Nov. 1.

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.

"We're honored to host the EWGA Championship and help promote women's golf," says Joel Paige, vice president and managing director. "With five outstanding courses we'll able to provide a layout perfect for every occasion from major championships to the golf vacation of a lifetime."

For more information or to make reservations, visit, 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)
• -- "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).

Shane Sharp
Buffalo Communications

David Wood
Buffalo Communications
703.635.0577 (cell)