The Fazio Course at PGA National


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   The Fazio Course at PGA National Est. 1980

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The Fazio Course at PGA National: Originally designed by George and Tom Fazio, the course that now bears the designers' name was formerly called The Haig, in honour of Walter Hagen. It was the first of the five PGA National courses to open, and has recently been revamped by Tom Fazio II.

Weighing in at just over 7,000 yards from the tips, The Fazio, in keeping with its PGA National peers, lays down an attractive golfing challenge that will thoroughly test all aspects of your game. With the course arranged in two nine-hole loops, the front-nine starts and finishes alongside PGA National's Fazio driving range. The opening par-5 snakes its way dangerously between water left and right. Thereafter the presence of fairway-lining ponds should come as no surprise, though they are not as ever-present as on other members of the excellently maintained PGA National quintet.

The Fazio's generally good-width, flattish fairways are well bunkered, with the threat from sand-traps increasing as you approach the excellent quality greens. Whereas the front-nine expansively loops its way around the housing, the back-nine is characterised by pairs of holes that cut a wide swath through the residential areas. Especially on the back-nine, aiming a touch right towards lightish rough and hole-separating pines, oaks and banyan trees, is a better strategy than straying too far to the left, where the housing is often in range.

Among many attractive and memorable holes, the par-5 12th plays to a green defended by water and three leftside lateral bunkers, while the green on the long par-4 18th presents a testing target, pleasantly framed by palms and PGA National's largest lake.

Stay & Play: luxury onsite accommodation is available at PGA National (see Where2Stay section below).

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Making Contact

PGA National Resort & Spa
400 Ave of Champions,
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida FL 33418
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 863 2819
Pro Shop   +1 (561) 627 2000
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Email  
Website   www.pgaresort.com
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Golf Pro
 
Jane Broderick (Director of Golf Operations)
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Academy
 
The PGA National Golf Academy, combining a Dave Pelz Scoring Game School and David Leadbetter Golf Academy.
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Residential setting.
 
Designer: Original design by uncle/nephew team of George & Tom Fazio. 2012 redesign by Tom Fazio II (Tom Fazio's nephew).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7050 5560 5100
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.5 67.6 70.1
 
At the Same Location:
The five 18-hole par-72 golf courses at PGA National are: CHAMPION course (7,045 yds from back tees); FAZIO course (7,050 yds; originally The Haig); PALMER course (7,079 yds; originally The General); SQUIRE course (6,447 yds). Located 8 miles west of the main PGA National clubhouse is the ESTATES course (6,694 yds).
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How2Get There?

8 miles NW of West Palm Beach

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (Jan thru' April): $255 (all days), golf cart included. [Contact resort for full details, discounts and Stay&Play rates and packages]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking with caddies permitted; otherwise golf carts compulsory for visitors. Caddies available at all times.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Now called the Fazio, this course was originally named after Walter Hagen. The Haig as he was often known, was the king of the recovery shot and one of professional golf’s greatest players. His haul of 11 Majors is the third highest among golfers (behind Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods).

Hagen won the US Open twice and in 1922 became the first native-born American to win the British Open, which he went on to win four times in total. He also won the US PGA Championship five times (1921 and 1924-27), chalking up 45 PGA wins in his career. He was a six time Ryder Cup captain.

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Location

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Latitude: (26.826428)
Longitude: (-80.134737)
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PGA National Resort & Spa AAA 4-Diamond
400 Ave of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418.
+1 (800) 863 2819
www.pgaresort.com

The PGA Resort & Spa offers 90-holes of championship golf, top-level golf instruction and fabulous practice facilities. In addition there are 379 very comfortable guest rooms, a full-service European spa, 19 tennis courts and a range of seven restaurants and bars. Juno Beach is 16 minutes' drive from PGA National, while The Gardens Mall is just 12 minutes away.

Golf at this hotel PGA National (Champion, Fazio, Palmer and Squire courses).
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Golf within 5 miles PGA National (Estates course)
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Golf within 20 miles North Palm Beach; Breakers (Rees Jones and Ocean courses); Abacoa; Okeeheele; Seminole (private).
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