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Insider’s Guide to PGA National Resort & Spa
PGA Lifestyle editor shares her personal recommendations from this legendary resort, that continues to inspire, delight, surprise and make memories for its guests throughout the years.
bed with television and dining table, and just enough room to have friends and family stay over. The perfect room for kids.
Best in Show:
Teebox on Hole 17. Great place to watch golf ’s greatest athletes tee off up close and personal. Kids can sit on the grass and be mesmerized for hours. And of course, trophy ceremony on 18 to catch some unexpected special moments.
PGA National’s children’s year round tennis and golf camps for local and international children of all ages. The future of golf and tennis are the kids. Most staff instructors have been with the kids for several years and are instrumental in their youth programs.
Favorite thing to do at The Spa at PGA National: The Neuromuscular Massage. It is an incredible muscle and stress pain reliever. The expert therapists quickly hone in on your trouble area, and release the toxins and loosen your muscles. Drink plenty of water afterward, and this will be a substitute for a week of physical therapy. Perfect for an exercise or golf game strain, or just too much computer work.
Who is the most inspiring person you have met at PGA National: Jack Nicklaus. Inspirational by just being in his presence. I had the honor to work with him when he redesigned hole #14 of the Champ, and his personal involvement and focus on excellence and the golfer’s experience was overwhelming and awe-inspiring, as well as his dedication and support of children’s charities.
Something about PGA National that guests may not know: PGA National is very furry friendly….small and medium size dogs are welcome and even have their own wing, with easy access to the outdoors.
What is a feature at the resort that you would like to share: The 75+ exercise classes a week at the new Sports & Racquet Club. Free to resort guests and Club members.
Do you have a recommended room type: I personally love the Jr. Suites. You have an oversize sofa/pull out
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Secret spot to watch the Honda Classic:
What is your special gift to give from The Spa Boutique: Seasonally the Voluspa Home Fragrance line…turn your home into a spa sanctuary. And for the tween girls, the Cupcake Bath Bomb is the best.
Best Gift for Him: A Robert Graham shirt from iSTYLE on the high end, or a PGA Logoed baseball cap from the Pro Shop.
Travel item not to leave home without: The Clarisonic Mia 2 facial cleansing system from The Spa Boutique and a black cashmere topper from iSTYLE, for that unexpectedly cool plane ride.
Favorite Cause at PGA National Resort & Spa: The Loggerhead Marinelife Center…take a trip to the center. Fifteen minutes from the resort. And take home a Wishpet, sold in our stores. This local organization is committed to saving Florida’s sea turtles and marinelife.
Must Try: Cold pressed organic juices by Jucera, sold at Pronto. Perfect start to your day!
Did you Know: PGA National uses green cleaning and laundry products, enhancing the well-being of hotel guests. And sustainability practices on the golf courses reduces water and electricity usage by 35%.