Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National

PGA National Resort & Spa

Stonewall Dr, off Northlake Blvd,

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida FL 33418

  • Office

    +1 (800) 863 2819
  • Pro shop

    +1 (561) 627 2000
  • Golf pro

    Jane Broderick (Director of Golf Operations)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Relatively flat terrain.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Karl Litten
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6694
6122
4943
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
71.8
69.1
68.9

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).

Location

Latitude:

26.792567

Longitude:

-80.220923

How to get there:

12 miles NW of West Palm Beach

The Estates Course at PGA National

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1984

The Estates Course at PGA National: Located 8 miles west of the main PGA National resort centre (and clubhouse of its four peers), the Estates course is one of the shorter and easier-going of PGA National's five 18-hole layouts. Designed by Karl Litten, the holes weave their way through a quiet residential development, with any housing generally set well back from the course.

At just under 6,700 yards from the tips, the Estates course doesn't play too long. Generous fairways will not overly punish stray tee shots, while the large inviting greens, guarded by relatively shallow bunkering, help to maintain the fun element for high handicappers. But you'll need to be mindful of the layout's small ponds, lakes and canal, which flank many of the holes. These threatening water hazards impose the need for some forced carries onto the greens. In this relatively flat and open environment a few holes could benefit from slightly better definition.

Like its PGA National companion layouts, the Estates course is excellently presented and maintained. The pick of the holes comes on the final watery stretch, with the 16th and 17th played alongside a canal, which provides the course's western perimeter. Between these two par-4s you'll enjoy a pleasant canalside cart drive. A nicely doglegging par-5 brings you back to the clubhouse.
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  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National
  • Photo of The Estates Course at PGA National

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (Jan thru' April): $255 (all days). Golf cart included.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

PGA National's Estates Golf Course is part of Bay Hill Estates, a gated community of 240 single-family homes. Bay Hill Estates provides a quiet and pleasant environment with walking paths along flowing canals and lakes.

Where2Stay

  • PGA National Resort & SpaAAA 4-Diamond

    400 Ave of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418.

    +1 (800) 863 2819

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    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).

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      PGA National (Estates course)

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      North Palm Beach; Breakers (Rees Jones and Ocean courses); Abacoa; Okeeheele; Seminole (private).

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