PGA National - The Champion Course
PGA National Resort is Home to Five of the Top Florida Golf Courses
We’ve been waiting for you, champ. The challenges, the history, the legends – they’re all still here. (Witness them come together during the PGA TOUR’s Honda Classic each spring.) But we’ve refined our game for you – updating all of our championship golf courses with new turf, rebuilt bunkers, expanded tee and green complexes; and reinventing The Haig as The Fazio with a modernized layout and so much more. When it’s time to refine your game, the PGA National Golf Academy ranks as one of the top golf schools in Florida. More than a resort golf experience, PGA National Resort is a championship golf experience.
Originally designed by Tom and George Fazio for major tournament play, The Champion course at PGA National Resort & Spa was redesigned by Jack Nicklaus in 2014 and hosts the Honda Classic each spring on the PGA TOUR. Although The Champion has generous landing areas and spacious and accepting TifEagle greens, golfers are presented with course management challenges throughout the round. This South Florida golf resort course has five sets of tees to make the course more playable for golfers of all levels. A must-play on any avid golfer's list, The Champion features the Bear Trap, which spans three demanding holes designed by Jack Nicklaus – listen to the designer describe it in his own words. Considered one of Florida's most notable golf challenges, on what is unquestionably one of the best golf courses in Florida, USA Today calls the Bear Trap “one of the toughest stretches in golf.”
Last renovated: Fall 2014 (Celebration Bermuda grass, redesign of the par-4 14th hole leading up to the infamous Bear Trap with the addition of more water and bunkers, and the expansion of No. 1, No. 9, No. 15 and No. 17 to their original size)