6 Great Reasons Why You Should Live in PGA National

PGA National is a 2,340 acre master planned community that is very well located in western Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.  The community was originally developed in the late 1970’s / early 1980’s and consists of more than 40 individual neighborhoods surrounding the award winning PGA National Resort and Spa.

There are five 18-hole championship golf courses with four directly within the community boundaries.  The courses run directly through a number of the community neighborhoods offering amazing views and exposures to those homes that have direct golf course frontage.  Additionally, PGA National has been the home of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America since it was original developed and will continue to do so until they move to their new headquarters in Texas in the summer of 2022.

The are a number of reasons of live in PGA National but here we consider the following to be the most significant.

  • Outstanding Palm Beach Gardens Location
  • Gated Community with 24/7 Security
  • World Class Resort and Spa On-Site
  • Club Membership is Not a Requirement
  • Close to Shopping, Dining & Entertainment Venues
  • Homes and Neighborhoods for All Lifestyles

Learn more about each of our top reasons to life in PGA National in the paragraphs below.

1. Outstanding Palm Beach Gardens Location

PGA National is located in the City of Palm Beach Gardens in the northern section of beautiful Palm Beach County.  The community boarders the Florida Turnpike to the east, PGA Boulevard to the north and Northlake Boulevard to the south.  On the west side of the community is the PGA National preserve.

Just outside the gates of PGA National is a numerous array of businesses including shopping center, professional offices, retailers and entertainment venues.  The PGA Boulevard “corridor” serves as one of the major professional office submarkets in Palm Beach County containing a number of very prestigious office properties.

The community enjoys easy access to all areas with Intestate 95 interchanges along both PGA Boulevard and Northlake Boulevard as well as two Florida Turnpike interchanges along PGA Boulevard and off Jog Road, just south of Northlake Boulevard.  All these routes provide excellent access to employment centers, local area amenities, the Palm Beach International Airport and area beaches & local community parks including the recently announced expansion of the 82-acre Gardens North County District Park with a large indoor community center as well as a 10,000 square foot indoor training facility.

The nearest light rail station is the Tri-Rail Magonia Park Station which is located a short distance from PGA National.  The high speed rail Brightline West Palm Beach Station is located within 25 minutes in downtown West Palm Beach.  This rail line is served by Virgin Trains USA connecting the Palm Beaches to downtown Miami with expansion to the Orlando International Airport in the near future.

PGA National is zoned for the following public schools:

  • Timber Trace Elementary School
  • Watson B. Duncan Middle School
  • Palm Beach Gardens High School

There are a number of private school options in greater Palm Beach Gardens including St. Mark’s Episcopal School, The Benjamin School and the Weiss School.

2. World Class Resort, Golf Courses and Spa On Site

PGA National Resort and Spa

The centerpiece of PGA National is the AA Four Diamond PGA National Resort and Spa which hosted the 25th Ryder Cup golf match in 1983, the Senior PGA Championship from 1982 to 2000, and currently is the home to The Honda Classic PGA golf tournament since 2007.

The resort itself is enormous and includes:

  • 339 hotel rooms and suites
  • A 34,000 square foot conference and event center
  • Nine restaurants & lounges
  • A 40,000 square foot award winning spa
  • The David Leadbetter Golf Academy
  • A 33,000 square foot state-of-the-art sports & racquet club
  • Private members club

The PGA National Members Club is part of the resort but members have their own separate clubhouse building adjacent to the pro shop.  There are a number of different categories of membership which include access to all five golf courses (one course is dedicated to the members on a daily basis) with advanced tee times, dining privileges, access to the Sports & Racquet as well as the resorts facilities, an active social calendar and a special venue for The Honda Classic PGA golf tournament.

Five Championship Golf Courses

The most significant feature of the PGA National Resort and Spa is its five 18-hole championship golf courses, four of which are located directly on site at the resort.  These courses are as follows:

  • The Champion:  Home of the Bear Trap and The Honda Classic PGA Tournament
  • The Palmer:  Arnold Palmer designed course
  • The Squire: Honoring Gene Sarazen
  • The Fazio:  Formerly “The Haig”
  • The Estates:  Off site course designed by Karl Litten

If golf is something you enjoy, now is the time to make PGA National your home?

3. Gated Community with 24/7 Security

PGA National has a wide array of security measures to help protects its residents and their guests.  Access to the residential communities in PGA National is through one of three manned security gates of PGA Boulevard, Northlake Boulevard and Tournament Boulevard.   There is a non-gated entrance off the Avenue of the Champions but that entrance provides access to the communities commercial development area as well as the PGA National Resort and Spa, not any of the residential neighborhoods.

In addition to the manned/gated entrances there is a security and information center at the entrance to the community  on Avenue of the Champions,  numerous security cameras and roving security vehicles that patrol the entire community on a 24 / 7 basis.  A number of individual neighborhoods also have gated entrances and manned security gated entrances.

4. Club Membership is Not a Requirement

PGA National is one of the very few Palm Beach Gardens area golf course communities that does not require its homeowners to have a country club memberships. Club memberships in this area are quite expensive and easily exceed $100,000 plus annual dues as well as dining minimums.  Therefore, young families as well as busy professionals that have limited available time to enjoy all the that the members club has to offer will not incur any of the costs associated with the members club but are free to join at any time that fits their lifestyle.

For those that are interested in a club lifestyle, the PGA National Members Club has a variety of different membership levels.  These members are available to both residents and non residents of the PGA National community.

  • Golf Membership
  • Junior Executive Membership
  • Sports membership
  • Tennis Membership
  • Social Membership

5. Close to Shopping, Dining & Entertainment Venues

Palm Beach Gardens is one of the finest communities in the northern Palm Beaches and has a host of amazing shopping, dining and entertainment venues.  Within a few miles of the PGA National gates there are a number of grocery anchored retail shopping centers, specialty retailers and boutiques as well as a number of the best restaurants that South Florida has to offer.

  • Gardens Mall
  • Downtown at the Gardens
  • Legacy Place
  • Mainstreet at Midtown
  • Trader Joe’s Plaza
  • PGA Commons

In addition to the above referenced developments, there are a number of “big box” retailers within 10 minutes of PGA National.  These include:

  • Costco Wholesale
  • Target
  • WalMart Super Center
  • Kohls
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Office Depot / Office Max
  • Bed Bath and Beyond
  • Staples
  • Burlington Coat Factory
  • TJ Maxx

6. Homes and Neighborhoods for All Lifestyles

PGA National has an extraordinary wide variety of home styles and types from condos, townhomes and villas to large estate homes.  There are home options for the first-time home buyer and growing family to empty nesters and retirees.

Home prices in PGA National range from around $100,000 for the entry level condominium units and exceed $1 million for the large estate homes.  The average PGA National home sale price in 2019 was $387,924, up from $374,984 in 2018.

The 2019 top five home sales in PGA National are:

  • $1,150,000 – 50 Cayman Place, The Island
  • $1,130,000 – 1142 Grand Cay Drive, Grand Cay
  • $1,112,500 – 1121 Grand Cay Drive, Grand Cay
  • $1,025,000 – 97 Sandbourne Lane, Preston
  • $1,010,000 – 4 Alnwick Road, PGA Resort Community 3

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Are you interested in learning more about the PGA National community and the homes currently available for sale?  Then now is the time to contact Amy Losquadro who is a residential & luxury home specialists and has been a PGA National resident since 2000.

Amy can be contacted directly at 561.315.5022 or via email at alosquadro@quantumcos.com.