Opulent Tropical Resort with World-Class Golf Courses and Spa
A colony of five championship golf courses, garnished with rows of private homes, blankets the PGA National Resort & Spa in an undulating emerald expanse, unfurling past cerulean lakes and groves of verdant palms. Renowned architects, including Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, designed each 18-hole course with distinguishing characteristics, such as the bermuda fairways of The Palmer track and the accepting eagle greens of The Squire. This lush, natural setting, enhanced by artistic landscaping, complements the luxurious amenities that comprise the PGA National Resort & Spa.
Illuminated by a ribbon of red lanterns, the trussed stone entrance to the resort ushers guests into a crimson-splashed lobby, outfitted with caramel marble floors and soaring windows that reveal the exotic, zero-entry pool. From here, travelers ascend to their homey accommodations where warm, neutral hues and sophisticated furnishings inspire a leisurely stay. A pillow-top bed anchors the Deluxe king bedrooms, where a mounted flat-screen TV hovers above a molded, artisan dresser. A seating area upholstered in stripes of green and blue proffers views of a white marble bathroom, and a pair of beds in a Deluxe double room crouches beneath a trio of framed prints. For private scenic views or Shakespearean reenactments, visitors flock to the balcony of the Executive king suite, a spacious chamber that harbors a Victorian two-post bed.
Guests can then surrender minds, bodies, and souls to the slate of spa services at the 40,000-square-foot European Spa at PGA National Resort. Heated outdoor mineral pools, filled with healing waters from the Pyrenees Mountains and the Dead Sea, invigorates plunging patrons, and inside, nourishing seaweed wraps flush out toxins. The newly-soothed can retire to the pool, where a parade of palm trees stands vigil over the white tile sundeck, or savor gourmet fare beneath a canopy of white candles at the Ironwood Grill.
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida: Small Tropical Community Rich with Natural Beauty
The 3,000-acre Palm Beach Gardens, in its original iteration, was rich with cattle ranches, pine forests, and swamplands. The John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, a barrier island beach located about 8 miles from PGA National Resort & Spa, honors this natural beauty with pristine stretches of white sand, mangrove forests, and nature boardwalks. Visitors can join a guided kayak tour to finesse floating conga line skills or explore the nearby Munyon Island, where rookeries of wading birds and exotic plants brandish tropical colors.
The Gardens Mall, an upscale retail venue stationed less than 5 miles from the hotel, dazzles shoppers with more than 160 designer-apparel, international-leather, and eclectic gift shops ensconced in a white marble emporium. The arena occupies 1.4 million square feet, and trumpets its Floridian location with a fleet of indoor palm trees, waterfalls, and tropical gardens.