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The Champion Course

The most storied of all the courses at PGA National, The Champion was the site of the the 1983 Ryder Cup, the 1987 PGA Championship, as well as the permanent home for the PGA Seniors' Championship from 1982-2000. The course underwent a $4 million redesign by Jack Nicklaus and the Nicklaus Design Team in 1990 followed by a renovation in 2002. From those changes the infamous "Bear Trap" was born with one of the toughest three hole stretches in golf. The Honda Classic, one of the premier stops on the PGA TOUR, is currently played here each spring. The Champion provides players with the finest playing surfaces available anywhere, and it leads PGA National’s line-up of award-winning courses.

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PGA NATIONAL RESORT & SPA

By the Numbers Designer: Tom & George Fazio Redesign: Jack Nicklaus Course Opened: November 17, 1981 Redesign: 1990 and 2002 Most Challenging Hole: No. 16 Most Scenic Hole: No. 18 Total Number of Sand Bunkers: 107 Number of Water Hazards: 16 out of 18 holes Acreage of Course: 150 Average Size of Greens: 6,400 sq. ft.

PAR: 72 Tee

Yardage

Course Rating

Slope Rating

Black . . . . . . 7048 . . . . . 75.2 . . . . 148 Gold . . . . . . 6727 . . . . . 73.4 . . . . 145 Blue . . . . . . . 6373 . . . . . 71.8 . . . . 138 White . . . . . . 5984 . . . . . 69.9 . . . . 129 Red . . . . . . . 5145 . . . . . 71.7 . . . . 136

PGA National Resort & Spa magazine 2016/2017  
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