Golf News for Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | Travel

Florida's PGA National Resort & Spa offers Champion Golf Package

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- PGA National Resort & Spa - host venue of the PGA TOUR Honda Classic - announces its "Champion Golf Package" that enables golfers the special opportunity to play the Jack Nicklaus-designed Champion Course with its famous "Bear Trap."

The stay-and-play offer is the quintessential golf experience at the legendary South Florida destination. Starting at $379 through April 30 (per person, double occupancy), it features:

• Luxury accommodations with private balcony or terrace
• Full daily breakfast at the Palm Terrace
• One daily round on The Champion Course (with mandatory forecaddie from Dec. - April)
• Unlimited range balls
• Complimentary golf bag storage

PGA National's Champion Course - the toughest layout on the 2013 PGA TOUR schedule (non-major venues) with an average per round score of 1.318 over par - features 62 new bunkers just added by Nicklaus.

The lauded track is most notably known as home to the legendary "Bear Trap" (Nos. 15-17). The daunting trifecta continues to live up to its reputation as one of the most testing in the sport. USA Today called The Bear Trap "one of the toughest stretches in golf."

"Our Champion Golf Package is the ideal way to enjoy our world-class resort and play one of the special courses in the game," says Joel Paige, Vice President and Managing Director. "Golfers can test their skills against The Champion and mighty Bear Trap just like the best players in the world do during the Honda Classic.'"

PGA National also features The Palmer Course, The Squire Course, The Fazio Course and The Estates Course. The renowned destination 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 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 six 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

David Wood (703.635.0577)
Buffalo Communications