Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

PGA of America moving to Texas, bringing PGA Championship with it

PGA of America moving to Texas, bringing PGA Championship with it

The PGA of America is leaving Florida for a $520 million development in the Dallas area with two golf courses that will bring major championship golf back to Texas. It was announced Tuesday after several government entities in Texas approved the deal.

Now located in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., the PGA of America plans to employ at least 100 people at its new headquarters.

The golf courses are expected to open in summer 2022.

The PGA Championship will be held on one of the two new courses in 2027 and 2034. "Any Ryder Cup opportunities will be based upon the performance of the PGA Championships".

The upscale development, which will be open to the public as well as golfers, will be at Rockhill Parkway and Legacy Drive, roughly a third of a mile south of USA 380.

Earlier this year, North Texas revealed plans to build a new campus in Frisco, which will be close to the new PGA headquarters in Frisco.

It's official: the PGA of America is moving to Frisco, Texas, and bringing some big time tournaments with it.

Texas has only hosted six men's major golf tournaments in the state's history, including the 1941 U.S. Open at Colonial Country Club.

In all, the numbers that will comprise PGA's new home amounts to: Two championship golf courses, a short course, and practice areas totaling 45 holes; a clubhouse; Class AA office space; a 500-room Omni resort and 127,000-square-foot conference center; a technologically advanced retail village; parks and open space, as well as miles of trails, .

"Partnering with the PGA of America and City of Frisco to build a brand new, luxurious golf resort in north Texas is an unprecedented move in the strategic growth of our company", said Blake Rowling, president of TRT Holdings, Inc., parent company of Omni Hotels & Resorts.

The Dallas Morning News reported that Gil Hanse, who designed the Olympic golf course in Rio, has been chosen to do one of the courses.

Frisco and its development arms, along with the school district, are to contribute no more than $35 million toward building public facilities.

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