Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
PGA National Resort
What it is
A staggeringly expansive resort with six championship golf courses, a 40,000 square foot spa, seven restaurants and bars, and 19 tennis courts.
What it isn't
Just about sports. Experiences here range from beekeeping sessions to delightfully swampy airboat rides through the Florida Everglades.
What we think
You can go ahead and consider PGA National Resort a hole in one. Recently revamped to the tune of $100 million, the property contains everything needed to satisfy every member of the family, including summer day camp for kids 6 to 12 and BLADE helicopter rides. Guest rooms are just as well-thought-out: the “starter” option is a 392 square foot Resort View Room with a private terrace and interior design that looks like a set from a particularly luxurious episode of Golden Girls (palm frond wallpaper; curvaceous rattan headboards; and plenty of soft pinks.) To live like Rory McIlroy, go for The Champion Suite—it’s 450 square feet with three balconies that peer out on the Fazio driving range…an ideal overlook for backseat swing drivers. We recommend spending plenty of time in the spa, where treatments include 24K gold facials and cryotherapy body wraps.
You're here because
Literally everything you dream about for a Florida vacay is here, including croquet lawns, pickleball, a saltwater pool, kid’s center, and Fazio driving range.
The moment you step foot in Honeybelle, James Beard nominated Chef Lindsay Autry’s nod to throwback Florida, you feel Southern comfort. Or is that your shrimp cocktail talking?
Restaurants & Bars
The Butcher's Club - Stylish and modern Palm Beach shared-style steakhouse
Honeybelle - Classic Florida style and southern charm meet seasonal American cuisine by Chef Lindsay Autry.
Birdie's Diner - Classic diner favorites served right at the first hole.
Directly on the grounds of the PGA National Members Club, an eight mile drive from the nonprofit Loggerhead Marinelife Center—where you can visit sea turtles in their on-site “hospital.”