The Palmer



PGA National Resort & Spa offers the highest quality golf experience and is a mecca for players and fans alike. Host of the Honda Classic an official PGA TOUR event, PGA National has a distinguished history of tournament play - including the 1983 Ryder Cup, the 1987 PGA Championship, and nearly two decades of PGA Seniors' Championships. As our guest, you are invited to walk in the shadow of legends. Test your skills on five spectacular, tournament-ready courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Fazio and George Fazio, and Karl Litten. A diverse array of layouts awaits, from the "emerald" greens at The Squire to the forgiving fairways of The Haig, to The Palmer's undulation and eye catching ground cochina hazards. And of course a golf vacation at PGA National is not complete without a trip through The "Bear Trap" - the legendary 15th, 16th, and 17th holes at The Champion - considered by many as the toughest three hole stretch in golf.

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The Champion

The Estates

The Haig

The Palmer

The Squire


The PalmerNamed after its designer, Arnold Palmer, this course is one of the more forgiving at PGA National from tee to fairway and known as a risk reward course. The open fairways and larger "Champion Bermuda" greens can be quite accommodating and invite players to take a chance if they dare as golfers are not overly penalized for missing the fairway or primary rough on most holes. There is a considerable amount of undulation through the fairway presenting the opportunity for uneven lies and creative shot making. The Palmer has a great series of finishing holes, with the 18th being one of the most scenic and picturesque par 5's on the property.

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PAR: 72

Tee Gender Yardage Par Rating Slope
Black Mens 7079 72 74.6 141
Blue Mens 6684 72 73.1 136
White Mens 6115 72 70.0 128
Green Mens 5530 72 66.9 118
White Ladies 6115 72 75.9 135
Green Ladies 5530 72 72.8 127
Red Ladies 4810 72 68.2 116


  • Designer: Arnold Palmer
  • Course Opened: February 28, 1984
  • Most Challenging Hole: No. 17
  • Most Scenic Hole: No. 18
  • Total Number of Sand Bunkers: 49
  • Number of Water Hazards: 16 out of 18 holes
  • Acreage of Course: 120
  • Average Size of Greens: 6,600 sq. ft.


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