Golf News for Monday, November 18, 2013 | Travel

Florida's PGA National Resort & Spa offers seasonal escape packages

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- PGA National Resort & Spa -- home of the PGA TOUR Honda Classic, five resort and championship golf courses and world-class amenities - announces a collection of seasonal vacation packages perfect for warm weather escapes.

The ideal destination for golf and spa enthusiasts, PGA National is home to 90 holes of championship golf on five distinctly different courses and a 40,000 square-foot European Spa with 32 treatment areas highlighted by the exclusive "Waters of the World" outdoor mineral pools. These excellent South Florida vacation packages include:

• Fall Escape & Play - Enjoy unlimited daily golf on The Champion (surcharge), The Palmer, The Fazio, The Squire and The Estates with complimentary replay rounds booked after first round completion. Nightly accommodations at PGA National's award-winning hotel, complimentary cart fees, club storage, access to tournament-quality practice facilities with unlimited range balls and daily Palm Terrace breakfast are all included. Rates start at $249 per person, per night (based on double occupancy) through Jan. 10, 2014.

• Waters of the World Spa Package - Enter a new realm of relaxation with the "WOW PGA Spa Package" featuring luxury accommodations with private balcony or terrace; choice of a select 50-minute spa treatment per day; unlimited use of the Spa's luxurious amenities; full access to the Health and Racquet Club; and daily breakfast at the Palm Terrace. Rates start at $239 per person, per night (based on double occupancy). An upgrade to a "Spa Suite" is available starting at $334. Valid through Dec. 31, 2013.

• Bear Trap Package - Commemorating the notorious three-hole stretch (Nos. 15-17) on PGA National's famed Champion Course, the "Bear Trap Package" includes one round on the Honda Classic venue and an additional round on any of the resort's other four courses. Offer also includes resort accommodations, daily breakfast, "Bear Trap" gift on arrival, golf cart, unlimited range balls and golf bag storage. Rates start at $155 per person, per night (based on double occupancy) through Dec. 31, 2013.

• Dual Delights Golf & Spa Package - The perfect package for "his and her" getaways, this offer includes luxury accommodations with private balcony or terrace, one round of golf or one select spa treatment (per person each day) with daily breakfast at the Palm Terrace. Rates start at $230 per person, per night (based on double occupancy) through Dec. 31, 2013.

Two night minimum stay required. All packages are subject to availability, added tax and resort fees. For full terms and conditions:

Fresh off the unveiling of its $100 million revitalization, guests will discover a floor-to-ceiling makeover of its 369 guest rooms; a new 19th hole bar and grill now called "Bar 91"; the Palm Terrace with its renowned breakfast buffet; and its new "Fazio Course" - a complete Tom Fazio II remodel of "The Haig" - PGA National's original 18-hole course designed by Tom and George Fazio.

For more PGA National Resort & Spa information: or call 561.627.2000.

About PGA National Resort & Spa
Fresh off its comprehensive $100 million revitalization, PGA National Resort & Spa is a world-class golf, vacation and meeting 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 past host of the Ryder Cup, PGA Championship and a litany of other prized professional golf tournaments.

The Champion showcases the legendary "Bear Trap" - one of the most difficult three-hole stretches in the game. Holes 15, 16 and 17 are where designer Jack Nicklaus famously said, "It should be won or lost right here." On-site programs from both the David Leadbetter Golf Academy and the Dave Pelz Scoring Game School, along with tour level custom club fitting from the PGA National Club Fitting Lab, are available.

PGA National features customized suites ideal for weddings, golf "buddy trips" and spa aficionados; a permanent, lakeside wedding venue with stunning vistas; and new 19thhole bar and grill named "Bar 91." Other distinguishing highlights include 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 seven on-site restaurants and lounges.

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).

About SCS Advisors
Multi-discipline hotel advisory firm, SCS Advisors provides property management, operations oversight, transactions, and development services to lodging investors.

Formed in 1997 by executives of JMB Realty Corporation and Walton Street Capital L.L.C., SCS Advisors, Inc. has represented ownership interests in 51 lodging properties encompassing 21,000 rooms, and 13 ownership groups and currently oversees 20 luxury, upper upscale, resort and boutique properties comprising approximately 7,000 rooms on behalf of private equity, high net worth, and municipality clients.

Recognizing that hotel assets are a unique blend of real estate class due to their operating, labor, and capital-intensive nature, SCS employs an active, value-added management philosophy throughout its activities. Its management team consists of 6 seasoned industry professionals with varying skill sets. At its core, the company is a hotel asset management firm whose primary purpose is to advocate and further ownership interests. These activities consist of development and implementation of capital projects, active oversight of the hotels' sales and marketing activities, ongoing review and scrutiny of financial and operating results, maximizing hotel operator and brand involvement and contribution to subject hotels, and implementation of investment objectives.

About Century Golf Partners
Century Golf Partners, which owns Arnold Palmer Golf Management, is one of the leading and most experienced companies in the golf industry. Century's business approach is to partner with communities to create successful golf courses and private clubs. This philosophy has served the company well as the portfolio has steadily increased since inception. Century operates more than 65 courses throughout the U.S. For information call 972.490.2610 or visit or

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