South Florida’s iconic PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens is set to launch an extensive $100 million transformation in early 2022. The revitalization reimagines the family resort experience with fully updated guest rooms and meeting spaces, new dining concepts, wellness offerings, and new programming.
In addition to the 90 holes of championship golf across five courses, the resort now features two new Andy Staples-designed courses: “The Match” and “The Staple.”
The resort’s 360 guest rooms and private villas were designed by KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group with custom furnishings that echo 1960s Palm Beach chic, a theme that runs throughout the property.
The traditional and the modern meet inside the lobby with two grand chandeliers resembling upside-down palm leaves, ’60s-inspired pocket seating and period furniture pieces. The reception area takes on a more understated design with a neutral color palette.
The focal point of the redesigned lobby is the bar, illuminated at its center by a massive replica of a banyan tree featuring more than 1,500 LED lights.
The resort will feature six culinary concepts, including two signature restaurants, all designed by ROHE Creative.
- Birdie’s Diner is a classic mid-century Americana offering retro diner favorites served at the first hole.
- The Butcher’s Club, set for an early 2022 opening, will offer a high-end dining experience with an air of 1950s cool.
- Honeybelle, an all-day dining restaurant opening in early 2022, recalls the timeless beach cafes of South Florida.
- The MKT will offer a fast casual option, with light bites and beverages when it opens later this month.
- Sugarplume is the PGA’s new specialty chocolate shop, with chocolate confections and imported delicacies, slated to open later this month.
- The Big Drip will be the place to enjoy frozen treats with family or friends at the resort when it opens in early 2022.
Also scheduled to open in early 2022, The Spa at PGA National is a 40,000-square-foot oasis featuring mineral pools and flowing fountains. The Banyan Buddies Kids Club provides children’s activities with programming throughout the day.
PGA National Resort offers 40,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event spaces and more than 20,000 square feet of outdoor options.
The resort has plans to unveil new spaces for guests throughout 2022, including a new member’s club and a pool complex with multiple water features.
“With this transformation, nothing was out of bounds. Our goal was to disrupt the misconception of a one-dimensional golf resort with a 360-degree luxury travel experience,” said Patrick Brophy, managing director of PGA National Resort.
“Every aspect of our redesign was thoughtfully planned for a modern and current take on Palm Beach Gardens from its inception. The key to this revitalization was finding a balance between world-class golf and imaginative dining, wellness and resort lifestyle.”