PGA National Resort & Spa (Champion)

Originally designed by Tom and George Fazio for major tournament play, The Champion course at PGA National Resort & Spa was redesigned by Jack Nicklaus in 2014 and hosts the Honda Classic each spring on the PGA TOUR. Although The Champion has generous landing areas and spacious and accepting TifEagle greens, golfers are presented with course management challenges throughout the round. This South Florida golf resort course has five sets of tees to make the course more playable for golfers of all levels. A must-play on any avid golfer’s list, The Champion features the Bear Trap, which spans three demanding holes designed by Jack Nicklaus – listen to the designer describe it in his own words. Considered one of Florida’s most notable golf challenges, on what is unquestionably one of the best golf courses in Florida, USA Today calls the Bear Trap “one of the toughest stretches in golf.”

Last renovated: Fall 2014 (Celebration Bermuda grass, redesign of the par-4 14th hole leading up to the infamous Bear Trap with the addition of more water and bunkers, and the expansion of No. 1, No. 9, No. 15 and No. 17 to their original size)

Course Address

400 Ave of the Champions • Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Hole 1 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Black 365
Gold 360
Blue 345
White 339
Green 339

Hole 2 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Black 437
Gold 419
Blue 393
White 361
Green 349

Hole 3 - Par 5

TeeDistance
Black 538
Gold 516
Blue 495
White 480
Green 424

Hole 4 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Black 376
Gold 356
Blue 336
White 318
Green 318

Hole 5 - Par 3

TeeDistance
Black 171
Gold 152
Blue 138
White 121
Green 121

Hole 6 - Par 5

TeeDistance
Black 488
Gold 479
Blue 468
White 453
Green 453

Hole 7 - Par 3

TeeDistance
Black 226
Gold 206
Blue 186
White 169
Green 141

Hole 8 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Black 427
Gold 401
Blue 381
White 334
Green 320

Hole 9 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Black 404
Gold 386
Blue 360
White 342
Green 342

Hole 10 - Par 5

TeeDistance
Black 545
Gold 525
Blue 508
White 476
Green 476

Hole 11 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Black 450
Gold 425
Blue 395
White 346
Green 260

Hole 12 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Black 427
Gold 408
Blue 387
White 377
Green 293

Hole 13 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Black 388
Gold 370
Blue 335
White 323
Green 323

Hole 14 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Black 465
Gold 442
Blue 420
White 411
Green 367

Hole 15 - Par 3

TeeDistance
Black 176
Gold 163
Blue 153
White 143
Green 143

Hole 16 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Black 434
Gold 412
Blue 391
White 353
Green 325

Hole 17 - Par 3

TeeDistance
Black 172
Gold 161
Blue 155
White 131
Green 131

Hole 18 - Par 5

TeeDistance
Black 556
Gold 546
Blue 527
White 507
Green 456