Course Facts

Classification:
Resort / Private

Designer:
Jack Nicklaus

Status:
Open For Play (1990)

Location:
1000 Avenue of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 USA

Telephone:
800-633-9950

PGA National - Champion Course Online:
http://www.pgaresort.com/

 

Affiliations

  • Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course Design
  • Jack Nicklaus International Golf Club
  • PGA National - Champion Course
  • PGA National - Champion Course
  • PGA National - Champion Course
  • PGA National - Champion Course
  • PGA National - Champion Course
  • PGA National - Champion Course
  • PGA National - Champion Course
  • 2011 Honda Classic
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Course Overview

We didn't just change the golf course, we basically designed a new one. For the most part, we kept the previous routing in tact because most of the original land usage including the changes in direction were fine and it also made good economic sense. The basic objective of the redesign was to try to make the Champion course a more playable golf course, or feel like it was a more playable golf course for all golfers concerned. To do this, wherever feasible, we liminated the convex fairways. The original fairways were drained from the center out. This type of fairway has the tendency to make you feel uncomfortable. Balls hit and bounce of the fairways - giving you the feeling that the golf balls are collected into the fairway. We used the same basic philosophy with the green areas. The original greens were designed more as repelling greens. For strategic reasons, there are certain times when you design repelling situations, however for the most part, the fairways and greens now accept shots rather than repelling them.

 

Bear Facts

PGA National - Champion Course is the site of the Honda Classic, a PGA Tour event.

 

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