The comprehensive package offers a “bucket list” experience which provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to “play where the pros play.” A limited number of golfers will tee off at the iconic Champion Course on Friday, Feb. 16, the same day that the course is turned over to the PGA TOUR for event preparation. Golfers will walk “inside the ropes,” following in the same footsteps as the game’s elite.
Starting at $1,350 (per person, double occupancy) or $1,500 (per person, single), the package also includes a PGA TOUR driving range experience, breakfast in the official Honda Classic player dining area, caddie with personalized bib, the new Callaway Rogue driver, on-course beverages and snacks, lunch, prizes, deluxe gift bag and one-night accommodations (evening of Feb. 15). Partial proceeds will support the second phase of construction for The Els Center for Excellence.
“We invite golfers to experience the thrill of a PGA TOUR-caliber course and test their skill at the legendary Bear Trap,” says Greg Saunders, Vice President, Managing Director. “Not only will participants walk The Champion days before the Honda Classic, but they will also be able to take advantage of our world-class amenities and accommodations.”
Anticipation surrounding the Honda Classic is rapidly building as Justin Thomas joins a star-studded cast competing on the Jack Nicklaus-designed layout. Since 2007, the Champion Course has been the site of many historic moments, including the first time Rory McIlroy ascended to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Last year, Rickie Fowler claimed his fourth PGA TOUR victory at the Honda Classic by edging out Morgan Hoffmann.
About PGA National Resort & Spa
Located in South Florida’s Palm Beach Gardens and fresh off a comprehensive multimillion-dollar revitalization, PGA National Resort & Spa is a world-class vacation and meetings destination. It presents 90 holes of championship golf on five courses, including the famed Champion Course, home to the popular PGA TOUR Honda Classic and legendary “Bear Trap” three-hole stretch.
PGA National recently opened its new 33,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Sports & Racquet Club. It features the latest exercise equipment, indoor racquetball court, three aerobics studios with new sound systems, five-lane saltwater lap pool, spin room with video road mapping, indoor volleyball court, two Pickleball / POP and 19 Har-Tru tennis courts (11 lit for night play). The new Johan Kriek Tennis Academy is managed by the two-time Australian Open champion and caters to elite juniors with focus on stroke production, point construction, match play, video analyses, fitness, gym and mental training.
Luxury overnight suites are ideal for weddings, leisure and business golf, as well as frequent spa treatments. The resort’s versatility includes: a lakeside wedding and event setting with stunning vistas; the 3,000 square-foot iDeck terrace for indoor / outdoor dining and entertaining; “Bar 91” 19th hole grill; 40,000 square feet of self-contained conference and event space; and eight on-site restaurants and lounges, including the acclaimed Ironwood Steak & Seafood.
The Spa at PGA National is a 40,000-square-foot oasis of tranquility with 32 treatment rooms and relaxation lounges, 100 diverse pampering options, the exclusive “Waters of the World” outdoor mineral pools and full-service salon.
Convenient to major Florida population centers, the AAA Four Diamond resort is 15 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport, one hour from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and 90 minutes from Miami International Airport.