By Roger Cox, Editor
PGA Resort is the centerpiece of a 2,340-acre resort/residential development in Palm Beach Gardens, roughly six miles inland from the Atlantic Coast. Although as the name suggests, the resort reserves its greatest enthusiasm for golf—it has five courses, one of them the site of the PGA's Honda Classic—it also encompasses an impressive 33,000-square-foot sports and racquet complex, a spa with 33 treatment rooms, a 339-room hotel, several swimming pools, and half a dozen restaurants and bars.
Pro Shop: 561-627-4444
With 19 courts, PGA National has one of the largest resort complexes along the Miami-Boca Raton-Palm Beach corridor. Of even greater importance, however, is between hotel guests and the 400+ local members these courts get used. Some 18 USTA league teams, ranging from 2.5 to 5.0, play out of here and the facility hosts large national junior events like the "Little Mo" tournament.
Tennis Staff. Tennis director Bob Wuhrman, who played for Wake Forest University, has been there for 20 years, long enough to have a solid sense of the needs both of his active local members and of racquet-wielding hotel guests. Those include daily clinics, weekly and monthly social round robins, and private lessons as well as custom-designed sessions for groups and teams. He also offers pickleball and POP tennis. In addition, two-time Australian Open champion and former World Top 10 Johan Kriek has installed his junior tennis academy to PGA National, adding yet another dimension to the tennis offerings.
Courts & Fees. There are 18 Har-Tru courts (11 with lights) and a single hard court. These have been arrayed on three sides of the Sports Club, which also contains the expansive pro shop.
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©2017 Roger Cox
This is your opportunity to rate and review the resorts and camps you've visited. As material comes in I'll post it here, so you can read what others think.
So far, I haven't received any written feedback on PGA National Resort & Spa. If you've taken a tennis vacation there, I'd like to hear your reactions.
©2017 Roger Cox