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Dining By Steve Mirsky

Rivals

Golf

as the Main Attraction at PGA National Resort and Spa

With a name like PGA National Resort & Spa, home of the annual Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens Florida, you’d be right to assume that golf is big here with five on site championship golf courses. 58

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But even for travelers who haven't swung a club and never plan on it, PGA National's wide array of dining and foodie events make it a premier go-to Florida escape. “I can’t think of a better place to start my day than at the Palm Terrace, says Executive Chef Sean McKee. Fresh baked daily pastries, Florida sun ripened fruits, and an array of hot dishes make your choices healthy and strategically set up to get you on the links pronto. After challenging The Champ, McKee's favorite 18 holes of scratch golfing, lunch is a hard choice between the artisan sandwiches at Bar 91 (the name comes from totaling all the holes on all 5 on site golf courses) and iBar featuring sharable plates like Blackened Mahi Tacos with Mango Pico de Gallo as well as light bites like their Watermelon and Feta Salad. When night falls, the iClub Piano bar serves as the resort lobby's centerpiece hosting world class vocalists backed by classic jazz, contemporary, and Caribbean keyboarding. Open seasonally October - April

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