PGA National Resort & Spa - Fazio Course

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3.8
Friendliness
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4.9
Amenities
4.3
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7050
Slope 139
Rating 74.5
Type Private
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
Scorecard for Fazio
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.4/138 520 390 400 570 160 405 215 440 395 3495 395 430 520 185 420 346 235 540 465 3536 7031
Blue M: 71.4/132 500 360 370 515 155 350 183 395 380 3208 365 365 495 160 375 329 190 515 400 3194 6402
White M: 70.0/128 W: 76.1/136 480 330 345 515 140 335 175 385 365 3070 345 355 485 140 365 309 180 500 380 3059 6129
Green M: 67.5/117 W: 72.3/127 435 300 320 460 125 305 135 315 350 2745 325 325 455 120 345 267 145 455 355 2792 5537
Green/Red W: 71.5/124 435 300 320 460 125 285 135 315 310 2685 325 305 415 120 305 267 135 415 345 2632 5317
Red W: 70.3/121 400 280 300 430 110 285 125 270 310 2510 280 305 415 105 305 263 135 415 345 2568 5078
Handicap 9 15 7 3 17 11 13 1 5 12 8 2 18 6 16 14 10 4
Par 5 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 13 5 1 17 11 15 7 3 12 10 8 18 2 14 16 4 6

Course Details

Year Built 1980
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifeagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1980) George Fazio (1980) Tommy Fazio (2012)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "David Leadbetter Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

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Fun Course Layout in Great Condition

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

great conditions

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Fair weather

Fazio - Not Worth the Money

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!

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Classic Resort Fare

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.

Conditions Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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