PGA National Resort & Spa - Fazio Course

4.1764705882 4.2 stars from 5 (5)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7050 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

  • 400 Ave Of Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418, Palm Beach County
  • (800) 863-2819, (561) 627-1804, (561) 273-2920
  • (561) 627-0155
  • pgaresort.com/golf/pga-national-golf

Year built: 1980
Architect(s): Tom Fazio (1980), George Fazio (1980), Tommy Fazio (2012)
Type: Private
Greens: Tifeagle Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "David Leadbetter Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7050 yards 74.5 139
Blue 72 6600 yards 72.3 136
White 72 6200 yards 70.4 133
White (W) 72 6200 yards 76.5 141
Green 72 5560 yards 67.6 121
Green (W) 72 5560 yards 72.4 131
G/R Combo 72 5340 yards 71.3 125
Red (W) 72 5100 yards 70.1 122

Previously known as Haig at PGA National Resort & Spa

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 5 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

4 out of 5 reviews


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"Fairly typical Florida resort/residential golf"


TimGavrichGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The Fazio is a solid if unspectacular resort option for PGA National guests. Part of the four-course main complex, it proceeds in two loops from the main non-Champion practice facility. Corridors are fairly narrow, meaning you'll often be better off hitting less than driver off the tee.

If you can keep it in play, you should enjoy the medium-sized, medium-contoured greens, which tend to be well-bunkered. Water comes into play several times as well. It won't change your life, but it's a nice enough spot for a round if you're staying at the resort.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Fun Course Layout in Great Condition"


RettJ's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing the Fazio course at PGA National.

The Fazio Course is a typical resort course. The course was in excellent condition (other than a few bunkers with very little sand in the bottom). The weather was very hot and beautiful and the pace of play was excellent. The tee boxes, fairways and greens were all in great condition.

The course is not overly difficult. The holes are pretty straight forward and you can see where you are going (except a few dog legs where you can not see the green from the tee box). There is water on a a lot of the holes, but it's not overwhelming.

The front nine twists and turns and has more dogleg holes than does the back nine. I really liked the course. The customer service and facilities are great. The only drawback is in order to play any of the PGA National courses you have to be a member or you have to stay at the resort.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great conditions"


tjw1029's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

course is nicely kept. tee to green conditions were excellent. greens rolled ~10+. we played a practice round for a tournament in 2 weeks and were excited to come back. to play youll need to be a member, guest, stay at the resort with appropriate package, or sign up for a tournament there. a+ on the superintendent and crew.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fazio - Not Worth the Money"


alreardon's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Florida golf is super cheap in the summer and goes through the roof as soon as the snow birds return.  I played the Fazio Course at PGA National, in Palm Beach in August with a nice group from Meet Up and paid $40+ and returned in October 29, 2016, only to get a group corporate rate at $175.  Yikes! </span>

The Fazio course was in good shape and pace of play was terrific, but it wasn’t worth $175.  I figure I could have played 3-5 rounds at other comparable courses for the price of that round at PGA.

The weather was hot and rained a bit in August, and in October it was overcast, low 80s with a pleasant breeze. 

The course is remarkably straight forward and not overly difficult. Water comes into play on a number of holes, I found the water on several.  I was in the bunkers more than the water, thankfully. 

Florida golf is super cheap in the summer and goes through the roof as soon as the snow birds return.  I played the Fazio Course at PGA National, in Palm Beach in August with a nice group from Meet Up and paid $40+ and returned in October 29, 2016, only to get a group corporate rate at $175.  Yikes! 

Finishing 18, we headed for the club house to be greeted by an over-priced menu and served with plastic cups and tableware.  Really, a resort can’t afford to use silverware and glasses.  But adding insult to injury ($$$), the Nachos are made with Velveeta Cheese - unbelievable!

The PGA Fazio Course at Palm Beach, FL gets a triple bogey rating!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



"Classic Resort Fare"


johnkmhenry's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The Fazio Course at PGA National is classic resort fare. It was in good shape, the weather was beautiful and the pace of play was good.

The course is not overly difficult. There is water on a number of holes, but it's not overwhelming. The front nine twists and turns a lot so it could be easy to get in trouble with the many doglegs. The back nine is more gentle with the bends.

Be very careful with the drive on 18, there's water all the way up the left and basically no buffer between the fairway and the hazard.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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