PGA National Resort set to unveil $100 million update

PGA National Resort, a complex that includes a half-dozen golf courses and 360-room hotel, is preparing to debut a $100 million property-wide revamp in early 2022. 

The updates include new food and beverage options, new golf courses, refreshed programming and renovated guestrooms and common spaces.

Located in South Florida’s Palm Beach Gardens, the guestrooms and private villas have been redesigned by KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group in a stye that invokes 1960s Palm Beach, with wing-back headboards, custom vintage black-and-white palm-leaf wallpaper and plush area rugs.

The relaunch of the property includes two new signature restaurants, both led by previous contestants on Bravo’s “Top Chef.” Season 13 winner Jeremy Ford designed the concept for The Butcher’s Club with a menu that includes a raw bar section in addition to select dry aged cuts of meat paired with an innovative cocktail menu and an extensive wine collection. 

Honeybelle, from Season 9 alum Lindsay Autry, will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner in both indoor and outdoor seating areas with a menu that pays homage to South Florida beach cafes.

Other culinary additions include Birdie’s Diner, serving mid-20th-century American classics with some South Florida influence, such as pina colada pancakes and a Cuban panini; Sugarplume, a specialty chocolate shop; and Big Drip, a retro ice cream shop. 

The lobby has been redone with two chandeliers resembling upside-down palm leaves and 1960s period pieces including a light-cream semi-circle sofa, frayed ottomans and retro chairs in varying colors and patterns and designs from gold and pink to cheetah and burnt orange. 

The lobby bar with dark burgundy and black marbled counter is illuminated at its center by a faux banyan tree lined with more than 1,500 LED lights.

The spa has been reimagined by Venus Williams-founded design group V Starr, and the 40,000 square-foot facility includes mineral pools, two Himalayan salt rooms, a hair and nail, a 1950s-style barbershop, wet and dry treatment rooms, outdoor pool deck and bar and a retail shop. 

The resort’s previous 90 holes of golf over five courses have also been enhanced with two new courses designed by Andy Staples that use area from and replace the old “Squire” course. “The Staple” offers nine holes ranging from 60 to 130 yards with a variety of layouts that can be played by seasoned golfers as well as novices. “The Match” is a new course designed for match rather than stroke play with turfgrass cut to fairway height across the entire playing area to emphasize the ground game and minimal hazards.

The new Banyan Buddies Kids Club offers programming throughout the day in a jungle-styled play space. 

PGA National Resort also offers a Sports and Racquet Club with 19 tennis courts and 40,000 square feet of indoor meetings and event spaces and more than 20,000 square feet of outdoor space.

There are plans for additional guest amenities coming in 2022, including a new member’s club and a pool complex with multiple water features.

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