PGA National Resort Announces ‘Stars & Stripes Weekend in Paradise’

Celebrate Fourth of July Weekend with Loads of Family Fun Activities Including ‘Pickleball in the Sun,’ BBQ, Fireworks Extravaganza and More
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(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) – PGA National Resort – South Florida’s world-class golf, pickleball, vacation, culinary, family, weddings, corporate and group events, and spa destination now showcasing the stunning results of its recent $100 million transformation – announces a spectacular “Stars and Stripes Weekend in Paradise” celebration over the July 4th weekend with an array of family fun experiences open to its resort guests and members as well as the public.
In addition to being one of the premier golf resorts in the U.S., PGA National Resort has quickly become known as one of the top South Florida destinations showcasing the incredible popularity of pickleball with 12 new courts at its state-of-the-art sports and racquet club. Whether you’re a fanatic or a newcomer to the rapidly-growing sport, the “Stars and Stripes Weekend in Paradise” kicks off in grand style in partnership with “Pickleball in the Sun” for a morning of pickleball fun from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 6.
All participants receive a “swag bag” tote with complimentary gifts from the event sponsors; a professional clinic to learn tips and tricks of the game from PGA National Resort’s on-site pro, Alex Pop-Moldovan; a chance to test your pickleball skills in friendly “social ladder play” with with various partners and the opportunity to move around the courts; “open play” to enjoy the sport at your own pace; and refreshments to stay energized with light sandwiches, wraps, and drinks.
Tickets for Pickleball in the Sun are $100 per person and open to resort guests and the public. The experience is open to players 16 years of age and older.
Also on Saturday (July 6) beginning at 6 p.m., resort guests and the public alike can enjoy a “Fireworks & BBQ” extravaganza featuring the most spectacular annual fireworks show in Palm Beach Gardens. The festivities include a delicious BBQ feast with live grills and carving stations offering succulent burgers, smoked brisket, rotisserie chicken and more; classic cocktails to sip and savor; live music from Rhythm Me Up, a top 40 Orlando-based high energy five-piece band; kids activities including bounce houses, axe throwing, lawn games and concessions ideal for little ones. The evening concludes with a thrilling fireworks display starting at 9 p.m. sure to generate “oohs and aahs.”
Tickets for the “Fireworks and BBQ” are $100 per person for adults (inclusive of gratuity and tax). Children ages six – 12 for $30 each with kids five and under complimentary.
Additionally, perfect to enjoy the upcoming Independence Day weekend and festivities mentioned above, PGA National Resort is offering a “Complimentary 3rd Night” through the end of September. Stay three nights in a beautifully-transformed guestroom, suite, or two-bedroom cottage designed by Serena & Lily and the third night is free. This is the perfect vehicle to enjoy the stunning results of the destination’s recent $100 million transformation touching every aspect of the property including its world-class golf amenities as well as a focus on superb dining where guests are guided by their palate throughout the day.
“We are thrilled to host the Stars & Stripes Weekend, an event that epitomizes the spirit of our community and celebrates all we offer here at PGA National Resort,” says Joseph Fisher, Managing Director. “We invite everyone to join us for an unforgettable and joyous celebration filled with pickleball, exciting family-friendly activities, delicious food, and spectacular fireworks.”
With 99 holes on six courses of championship golf, the Summer Gold Golf Experience + Course Replay remains the preferred choice for avid golfers, families, and groups alike. The offer includes one round of golf daily on either of The Fazio, The Match, The Estate, The Champion (with surcharge) or The Palmer (with surcharge) layouts along with complimentary grab-and-go breakfast, golf storage with unlimited range balls.
During the summer, the Gold Golf experience above offers guests reduced rates and the opportunity for replay rounds in the afternoon after a morning round. Guests have access to luxurious amenities including the new world-class spa, fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, pools and world-class dining. Tailor the daily itinerary to the group’s desires for a family vacation to recreate time and again. Packages start at $543 per person (per day, based on double occupancy).
Among the six new culinary concepts are three signature restaurants: The Butcher’s Club spearheaded by “Top Chef” winner Jeremy Ford and Honeybelle with its seasonal American cuisine helmed by multiple James Beard Award nominee Chef Lindsay Autry. Sushi by Bou, a modern speakeasy-inspired culinary concept known for reimagining the omakase experience, is the latest restaurant to open at PGA National Resort. For a retro-Americana dining experience, Birdie’s Diner serves nostalgic diner favorites with an upscale twist right on the first hole for diners to watch players out on the fairway.
The Spa at PGA National Resort – newly imagined and redesigned by V Starr, the award-winning South Florida design firm of tennis legend Venus Williams – offers 40,000 square feet of tranquility and wellness. The serene oasis provides the perfect escape to breathe, heal and rejuvenate with individualized holistic care. The Spa’s extensive menu now includes therapeutic recovery and restorative treatments such as acupuncture, acupressure and cupping.
Additionally, the Himalayan Salt Rooms and Waters of the World, the therapeutic outdoor mineral pools using salts imported from the healing waters of the world: the Dead Sea in Israel and France’s Salies-de-Béarn, provide a calm escape to recharge before and after services. All Spa treatments are designed to evoke balance, relaxation and a deep sense of well-being. For gentlemen to look their best on and off the course, Groom Guy offers fresh haircuts, clean shaves, beard trimming and personalized styling from classically-trained barbers.
Additional amenities include its superlative 33,000-square-foot health and racquet club with 16 Har Tru tennis courts (12 lit for night play); twelve new pickleball courts for members and guests to enjoy the game’s burgeoning popularity in South Florida and across the U.S. The state-of-the-art facility houses a five-lane saltwater lap pool, expansive cardio and weight training rooms, two aerobic studios, two functional training studios, and a spin room with video monitors.
For ease of travel, PGA National Resort has partnered with BLADE to become the exclusive luxury hotel and resort partner in the Palm Beaches. With Blade’s modern fleet of helicopters, seaplanes, aircraft and jets, guests and members can travel between the resort’s private helipad and Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), and Miami (MIA). From New York, BLADEone, a by-the-seat commercial-sized jet, features a private jet interior, caviar service and Blade’s renowned SkyFX staff.
For more information about PGA National Resort: visit or call 800.863.2819.

About PGA National Resort
Located in South Florida’s Palm Beach Gardens, PGA National Resort is a legendary golf, vacation, culinary, events and spa destination. The resort is now showcasing its stunning $100 million capital investment revitalization resulting in a dramatic transformation touching every aspect of the celebrated property.
Few golf courses have a pedigree as storied as the resort’s famed Champion Course. Its lauded resume includes hosting the 1983 Ryder Cup, 1987 PGA Championship, and two decades of the Senior PGA Championship. Currently, it hosts The Classic – a wildly popular stop on the PGA TOUR’s “Florida Swing.” The layout is best known for its renowned “Bear Trap” – a series of three demanding holes many consider the toughest stretch in the game.
An industry leader in golf instruction, PGA National has partnered with leading U.S. golf schools including the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, Dave Pelz Scoring Game School, and the world’s first science-based and statistical data-driven golf training center, Full Process Golf. PGA National also offers state-of-the-art club fitting.
The property not only boasts an exceptional golf experience but proudly houses the newly reimagined Sports & Racquet Club and The Spa at PGA National Resort. Featuring a state-of-the-art facility with 12 newly constructed pickleball courts, along with 18 Har Tru tennis courts, there is a renewed focus on health and wellness. The Spa comprehensive menu of restorative treatments further enhances the commitment to providing a holistic and rejuvenating oasis.
The property is 15 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and one-hour from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).
About Pickleball in the Sun
Pickleball in the Sun is the premier lifestyle brand and experiential marketing agency dedicated to growing the sport of pickleball and cultivating a passionate community of players. It offers unforgettable pickleball events, trips, and partnerships that blend the excitement of the sport with the thrill of travel and adventure.
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