The Estates



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 EstatesDesigned 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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PAR: 72

Tee Gender Yardage Par Rating Slope
Blue Mens 6694 72 72.8 141
White Mens 6122 72 69.7 129
Green Mens 5433 72 66.5 116
White Ladies 6122 72 76.1 145
Green Ladies 5433 72 71.8 134
Red Ladies 4943 72 68.6 121


  • 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.


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