by Sarah JF Braley | November 20, 2019

Designs have been revealed for the championship golf layouts that are being built for the PGA of America's future home in Frisco, Texas.

"These courses will be the heartbeat of PGA Frisco," said PGA president Suzy Whaley. "This is where the best players in the world will compete in men's and women's major championships, and also where newcomers will learn this great game from the best coaches -- PGA Professionals. Our vision is for PGA Frisco to become much more than our headquarters."

The PGA of America announced last December that it planned to move its headquarters from Palm Beach County, Fla., to Frisco, where it will anchor a $500 million, 660-acre mixed-use development. Two championship golf courses are being built alongside a 10-hole short course and practice areas. The new PGA of America headquarters will become home to national player development and coaching programs.

The golf courses, club house, practice areas and associated public facilities will be owned by the city. Construction of the golf courses is underway, with play expected to begin in the spring of 2022. The grand opening for the overall development is currently scheduled for June 2022. A world-class education center for the development of PGA Golf Professionals and players is part of the complex; it will feature state-of-the-art classrooms and teaching facilities.

The project includes a 500-room Omni Resort, work on which is tentatively scheduled to begin next March. The property will feature multiple pools and dining outlets, a spa, a salon, retail space and 127,000 square feet of meeting space.

"Our brand is known for its service and amenities, including golf, and Omni PGA Frisco Resort -- the new home for modern golf in America -- promises to be a first-class development that will attract visitors from around the world," said Blake Rowling, president of TRT Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Omni Hotels & Resorts. "Partnering with the PGA of America and City of Frisco to build this new, luxurious golf destination in north Texas is an unprecedented move in the strategic growth of our company."