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the estates course

Designed by Karl Litten, The Estates course has an enjoyable mix of challenging and docile holes. The course sets up for any level of player as it is one of the shorter courses at PGA National Resort & Spa. Where golfers are tested is in the formidable placement of fairway bunkers and water hazards. Generous fairways at this course will often make stray tee shots more manageable and the large, inviting greens help keep the course fun for the high handicapper. Forced carries to many of the greens over either hazards or bunkers create a test that makes each round more enjoyable than the last and with a very open feeling created by the property-wide housing set backs, the course seems almost like a core golf course. The Estates course is located 5 miles west of the main resort.

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PGA NATIONAL RESORT & SPA

By the Numbers Designer: Karl Litten Course Opened: November 1984 Purchased by PGA National: August 28, 1988 Most Challenging Hole: No. 8 Most Scenic Hole: No. 5 Total Number of Sand Bunkers: 86 Number of Water Hazards: 17 out of 18 holes Acreage of Course: 120 Average Size of Greens: 6,800 sq. ft.

PAR: 72 Tee

Yardage

Course Rating

Slope Rating

Blue . . . . . . 6694 . . . . . 72.8 . . . . . 141 White . . . . 6122 . . . . . 69.7 . . . . . 129 Green . . . . . 5433 . . . . . . 67.0. . . . . . 122 Red . . . . . . 4943 . . . . . 68.6 . . . . . 121

PGA National Resort & Spa magazine 2016/2017  
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