The Palmer Course at PGA National


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   The Palmer Course at PGA National Est. 1984

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The Palmer Course at PGA National: Designed by and dedicated to the legend whose name it bears, the Palmer course is one of five 18-hole layouts here at PGA National. Originally known as the General course, this out-and-back layout is often cited as the favourite of many PGA National members.

The holes follow the design of many classic links courses; nine holes take you on a sweeping journey out and away from the clubhouse; running alongside them, nine inward holes bring you steadily back to where your round started. The outward-inward pairs of holes are routed through residential developments, with the holes and housing often separated by attractive ponds; rarely is the housing in-range. A wonderful line of large banyan trees separate the 1st and 18th fairways, elsewhere palms and oaks also feature.

Pristinely presented (in keeping with PGA National's high presentation standards), the layout effortlessly blends rippling tree-lined fairways with rock-fronted and reed-lined water features, attractive wetland areas and plenty of stylish bunkering. The immaculate, though often not overly large greens are wonderfully testing.

Although laid out on flattish terrain, the course is nonetheless full of variety and golfing challenges. The layout finishes in real style with a long 601-yard par-5, which eventually reaches a green precariously located alongside PGA National's largest lake, and across from the impressive clubhouse. As a resort-style course, The Palmer at PGA National is one of the most attractive you'll find.

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
Fax

 

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: Arnold Palmer Signature Course
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7079 6115 4810
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.6 70.0 68.2
 
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?

In his early days, Arnold Palmer was often referred to as The General, the charismatic leader of Arnie's Army of loyal and devoted fans. As time progressed all involved in the game came to recognise him as The King, an iconic force who created a tidal wave of passion and interest in the modern game. More than any other individual in the game's history, Arnold Palmer galvanised people into picking-up a golf club and trying golf for the first time.

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Location

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Latitude: (26.823442)
Longitude: (-80.137006)
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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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