Exclusive, family-friendly membership celebrates active Palm Beach lifestyle
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida – PGA National Resort, South Florida’s luxurious, world-class golf, vacation, culinary, events and spa destination, is now showcasing the dazzling results of its new, reimagined clubhouse for its exclusive, family-friendly Members Club taking the private membership experience to a fresh and exciting new level.
Located in the center of the celebrated resort and thriving Palm Beach Gardens residential community, the PGA National Resort Members Club exemplifies the fun, active and youthful lifestyle of the coveted South Florida area.
Members enjoy access to 99 holes of exceptional golf including the mighty Champion Course with its famous Bear Trap to a duo of bold and innovative new Andy Staples-designed layouts, The Match and The Staple courses. The Champion Course has been the host venue of the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic since 2007.
As part of PGA National Resort’s comprehensive and fully realized $100 million renovation, the new clubhouse features stylish, sleek spaces and modern touches throughout, including a bit of mystique with a unique “speakeasy” style poker room hidden behind a bookcase. An open and airy “Activity Room” is ideal for card players and camaraderie along with multiple private meeting areas ideal for members to host celebrations and professional meetings. Splendid new dining and bar areas under the direction of executive chef Wilson Wiegge are receiving rave reviews.
The Members Club clubhouse fits seamlessly into the overall property transformation inspired by the sophisticated “Palm Beach lifestyle” for an exciting vibrancy. In addition to the nostalgic vibe brought to the 339 resort guest rooms, 21 private Serena & Lily-designed luxury cottages and common areas, the exceptional changes also focus heavily on superb dining where guests are guided by their palate throughout the day. Among the six new culinary concepts are two signature restaurants spearheaded by “Top Chef” winner Jeremy Ford and multiple James Beard Award nominee Lindsay Autry, The Butcher’s Club and Honeybelle.
Memberships are available for families and individuals as well as residents and non-residents of the community.
“The wonderfully stylish design of our new Members Club clubhouse creates a thrilling, fresh atmosphere and propels our ‘private club’ lifestyle experience to an exciting new level,” says Jane Broderick, Members Club manager. “With our incredible golf courses, wide array of resort amenities, focus on wellness activities as well as showcasing everything from pickleball to private jet service, this certainly isn’t the old fashioned notion of private clubs from the past.”
Since opening for play in 2021 to wide acclaim, few course debuts in recent years were as highly anticipated as The Match Course with its exciting goal of encouraging “match” versus “stroke” play. Built on the land of the legendary resort’s former Squire Course, the 18-hole layout is inspired by classic golf course design principles while specifically using the famed “template holes” concept for the inspired ideas from the “Golden Era” of course architecture.
The Match Course joined PGA National Resort’s splendid new nine-hole Staple Course which also opened in 2021 to rave reviews. With holes ranging from 60 – 130 yards, The Staple Course requires just a few clubs and places an emphasis on fast, joyous rounds with its par-three design, numerous “hole-in-one” pin locations and a figure-eight configuration complete with Adirondack chairs for after-hours socializing.
The resort highlights topnotch instruction at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, Dave Pelz Scoring Game School, and the world’s first science-based and statistical data-driven golf training center, Full Process Golf. PGA National Resort also offers state-of-the-art club fitting.
The newly-imagined Spa at the legendary South Florida destination offers 40,000 square feet of tranquility and wellness. The serene oasis provides the perfect escape to breathe, heal and rejuvenate with individualized holistic care. The Spa’s comprehensive menu of restorative treatments are designed to evoke lightness, openness and a deep sense of well-being. For gentlemen to look their best on and off the course, the Spa’s cool new Groom Guy offers fresh haircuts, clean shaves, beard trimming and personalized styling from classically-trained barbers.
Additional amenities include its superlative 33,000 square-foot health and racquet club with 19 Har Tru tennis courts (12 lit for night play); six brand new pickleball courts for members and guests to enjoy the game’s burgeoning popularity in South Florida and across the U.S.; 60,000 square feet of indoor / outdoor event space. Guests can now enjoy a new high-end chocolatier, the Big Drip frozen yogurt shop and the fun, family-friendly “Banyan Buddies” experience for kids.
For ease of travel, PGA National Resort has partnered with Blade to become the exclusive luxury hotel and resort partner in the Palm Beaches. With Blade’s modern fleet of helicopters, seaplanes, aircraft and jets, guests and members can travel between the resort’s private helipad and Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), Fort Lauderdale, Miami or any other South Florida location. From New York, BLADEone, a by-the-seat commercial sized jet, features a private jet-interior, caviar service and Blade’s renowned SkyFX staff.
The resort also features a wide array of exceptional vacation packages that members can take advantage of for unforgettable South Florida getaways. For more information about PGA National Resort: visit www.pgaresort.com