PGA National Resort & Spa - Estates Course

3.8824000000 3.9 stars from 5 (17)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6694 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 73.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6694 yards 73.1 134
B/W Combo 72 6401 yards 71.7 129
White 72 6102 yards 70.1 125
White (W) 72 6102 yards 76.1 141
Green 72 5457 yards 67.0 116
Green (W) 72 5457 yards 72.6 128
Red (W) 72 4975 yards 69.5 117

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 17 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
9
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

15 out of 17 reviews


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"Outstanding"


ScottDov123's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

From the moment we pulled in to the bag drop to the time we left the parking lot nothing was short of first class. The entire staff was beyond courteous, we felt as though they went out of their way to make the day excellent, and they succeeded. The course proved fun, exciting, and quite challenging. If ever the opportunity arises we all plan to play here again. Great value for the money. Only wish we had started here rather than finished, would have avoided the other two courses we played in West Palm Beach.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Disappointing"


TSColeman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were ok but fairways were so dry and there was no rough, just dirt.

Was looking forward to playing, but won’t do it again this year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course



Kevin6220376's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course great layout will play anytime I can get on this course with golf now .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not too be missed"


stclem4321's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very pleased with the PGA Estates course. Staff and practice facilities were great balanced by a fair price. There was confusion about pricing and payment that needs to be addressed but overall very pleased and will book again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



kgallacher's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



DanSauve's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Water and Sand"


u091062115's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Challenging with water on every hole several the entire length the hole. The day we played the winds were very strong making staying in the fairway a challenge. Speed of play was surprisingly fast and completed it in just over 3 hours. Staff were great and course conditions were also good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good opportunity"


Ann1744138's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice to have one of the PGA resort courses on Golfnow. This is a busy course on Saturday, but I finished in four hours despite being a single between 4s.

Course continues to be in good shape and the practice facilities are good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



ThomasGram's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Played with senior members and had a great time"


TrekSense's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

On a lark, I decided to come and see Tiger Woods to see if he would make the cut on Friday. Got lucky and got last minute room at PGA National Resort. Played with 2 brothers (88 & 92). All I can say is that when I get to be 90, I want to be able to play like the two gentlemen I met. It was a fun day and the course was easy to navigate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Over Promise"


u078683685's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just a decent course with slow greens, decent layout. The staff not very friendly and the range was closing when we arrive. No cafetiria and to get sonething to eat is a struggle.

But golfwise even the greens were in great shape they were too long and way too slow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/09/2018

Thank you for your time and comments. Yes during Honda the greens at the Estates weren't being rolled. I'm sure you will find them much tougher the next time you play. Again appreciate your sharing your observations. Hit'm straight!



lavoieroberto's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"OK but not the PGA"


neil0251's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I thought that this was one of the on-site PGA courses. It’s located about 5 miles away in a gated housing community. Great practice facilities but minimal amenities otherwise. The greens were well kept but very slow. We played later in the day. Interesting wildlife. 3 gators of various sizes. The greens were well defended by bunkers. Shot placement was key and going for the green sometimes intimidating. Plenty of water with some decent carries from the white tees. Blue tees were considerably more challenging. GPS system barely working and was not helpful. Most times didn’t agree with sprinkler heads.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/09/2018

Thank you for your time and comments. The GPS is based on the flag stick position in real time. The sprinkler heads are only to the center of the green. Hope that addresses your comment. Thanks for playing our course.


"GoodValue"


Ann1744138's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
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Reviewed on

First time playing this course in 5 years. It was a full course with members plus practice rounds for the Honda pre-qualifier rounds. We played 4.25 hours.

Course conditions were good, the layout included hidden water, but the gps is among the best and showed problem areas.

Caught this round on Golfnow—first time in years that the PGA resort courses were offered.

Recommend this if you want an interesting round in a fair length of time. Price keeps some away.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Windsord8's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Couple weird little holes. Thankful for the gps on the carts. The greens were extremely slow rolling about an 8 but the were pure for being so slow. Guessing the were saving them for the Honda pre qual. Practice facilities were good. Will definitely play again


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/09/2018

The greens during Honda wern't being rolled. I'm sure you will find them much more aggressive next time you play. Thanks for playing our course.


"Public for a day"


Jeff2399654's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Every once in a while PGA National will open up a course for public play, and this past weekend it was the Estates course, which is off the main resort property in a different, gated community. I was lucky to get a twosome and my buddy and I had a great day. The range has unlimited balls waiting for you, the best short game area I’ve ever experienced (it’s better than at the main resort property), and the putting greens are in amazing shape, just like those on the course. I have played four of the five PGA National courses and the greens are never fast, but they are always in excellent shape, and roll so good. The Estates is an easy golf course, with any drive in the fairway giving a plum look at the green, and those fairways are plenty wide for Florida golf. Those kinda slow greens mean they are easy to hold, and they are relatively flat, with only a couple false fronts throughout the whole 18. Putting is hard enough, I don’t need a lot of break in my greens. As a 12 hdcp, I played better than my index with the exception of a 9 (two balls in the water, the green is protected by 20 feet of canal/pond and I had a tough lie after hitting a poor shot out of the right fairway bunker) on the par 5 ninth hole. The mixed blue/white tees at 6400 yds was perfect for me, with only one long par 3 (about 195yds) and one reachable par 5. As someone who has to hit a driver dead center of the face to get it to go 250, I appreciate an occasional par 5 that’s less than 500 yds. There is plenty of water hazards but little in the way of tree, bush, and other vegetation obstacles, so being able to play your wayward shot toward the green is very likely, punching out not often needed.

The estates is the least demanding of the five at PGA national but that makes it a great complement. The other four are plenty tough, with the Squire being the next most playable for most players.

If you enjoy and appreciate a GREAT place to practice, and like a golf course that is super fun to play and is in great shape, Estates at PGA National is awesome, and was a GREAT deal at $70 during high season. Just an awesome round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/09/2018

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We hope to see you back soon.


"Pga light"


ThomasGram's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Can’t complain not up to the standard of the other pga national courses but still great shape. Greens had been top dressed so can’t comment on its speed and breaks. One major complaint was no ranger and in spite of the “4” hours mantra the round took 4 1/2 hours with a 4 ball that created a giant gap


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/09/2018

Thanks for your comments. Yes we are working hard on that "4 hour" pace of play. Hope to see you back soon.



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