Ben Hogan called the pitching wedge the equalizer for its ability to rescue players from difficult lies and because he used it to enforce democracy. Add character to your clubs with this Groupon.
$225 for an all-day golf mini-school package (a $525 value)
- 3-hour golf lesson (a $325 value)
- 18-hole round of golf at any of the Resort's five courses (a $150 value)
- $50 worth of pro-shop merchandise
PGA National Resort & Spa
The Bear Trap. That's the nickname assigned to the 15th, 16th, and 17th holes on PGA National Resort & Spa's Champion Course, a lighthearted nod to designer Jack "The Golden Bear" Nicklaus—or so you might think. Rather, the formidable stretch of holes has more than earned its fearsome moniker, as PGA Tour pros discover every spring in the Honda Classic. When the pin is back on the 17th hole, Robert Allenby believes it's the hardest course on the Tour, and Mark Wilson—who won the Classic in 2007—conceded he would still be nervous with a colossal six-stroke lead going into 15. When golfers play the Champion Course, they're walking among the divots of golf history; in addition to the annual Honda Classic, the course has hosted the 1983 Ryder Cup and the 1987 PGA Championship.
Along with the Champion Course and The Palmer Course—named after its legendary designer, Arnold Palmer—the resort features three more 18-hole courses, each of which offers its own devilish challenges. To help golfers take on the sprawling, historic courses, renowned instructor David Leadbetter shapes the teaching strategies at the resort's onsite academy.