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PGA National Welcomes Modern Golf Course


The FazioThe Fazio golf course was officially opened last November 2 but the PGA National had its opening celebration the day before, November 1. The course was designed by the notable golf course designer, Tom Fazio II, the third generation of the Fazio family. The celebration was filled with activities like a welcome breakfast, messages from distinguished people and a golf day for the guests.

The new golf course’s 18 holes are a total transformation of The Haig which is a golf course constructed in 1980, designed by George and Tom Fazio. The Haig is also PGA National’s first golf course constructed in honor of the PGA Tour champion Walter Hagen.

Fazio II used modern technology in designing the par-72 course putting much attention into agronomics. The course also features the Celebration Bermuda grass in the 2.5-acre green surface and a total yardage of 7,000. The world-famous designer wanted to come out with a course well-suited and balanced for both high- and low-scoring players.

The renovation was the result of a six-year project and has attracted attention from all over the nation. Almost everything was renovated including the signature spa, the numerous guest rooms, as well as the bar and restaurant. PGA National’s Greens Director Lukus Harvey said that such design combines the traditional and modern golf course. He also tagged the project as “seminal”.

The vice president and managing director of the property Joel Paige said that the golf course’s rehabilitation made PGA National as of the grandest golf resort in the country.

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