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Holiday Classic 2017
For the sixth year, U.S. Kids Golf will end the Regional Championship season in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida at the 2017 Holiday Classic. Home of the "Bear Trap" and the PGA TOUR's Honda Classic, PGA National Resort & Spa has championship courses and resort amenities the entire family can enjoy.
Named after its designer, Arnold Palmer, this course is one of the more forgiving at PGA National from tee to fairway and known as a risk reward course. The open fairways and larger "Champion Bermuda" greens can be quite accommodating and invite players to take a chance if they dare as golfers are not overly penalized for missing the fairway or primary rough on most holes. There is a considerable amount of undulation through the fairway presenting the opportunity for uneven lies and creative shot making. The Palmer has a great series of finishing holes, with the 18th being one of the most scenic and picturesque par 5's on the property.
Designed by Tom and George Fazio, the Fazio Course was the first to open for play at PGA National Resort & Spa. Fazio's goal in designing this spectacular choice among Palm Beach golf clubs was to create an outstanding quality course that would be playable for all types of golfers. The major design factor relates to the location of water hazards. There are no crossing water hazards meaning no forced carries eliminating a major obstacle for the high handicap golfer and creating a more relaxing experience. At 6,806 yards, the Fazio is the third-longest course at PGA National and has the highest difficulty rating from the standard men’s’ (white) and ladies' (red) tees. Both the 9th and 18th holes return to the clubhouse area, allowing play to start from the 1st and 10th tees making the Fazio Course a convenient choice for 9-hole play in the afternoon.
Named after the immortal Gene Sarazen, the first golfer ever to win the professional Grand Slam, "the thinking man's course" is the ultimate test of accuracy and precision. Designed by Tom and George Fazio, The Squire is the shortest and most exacting of the courses at PGA National Resort. Accuracy with fairway woods and long irons is tested on many tees, and the new smaller "Emerald Bermuda" greens demand precise approach shots. Several doglegs provide a risk/reward opportunity for any longer hitter as well. The Squire is surrounded by natural areas teeming with vegetation and wildlife – the 5th hole even runs along part of a wilderness preserve, which borders the west side of the PGA National community.
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