If you love golf, here‟s one more reason why you will love living in Texas. The PGA of America is set to move to the city of Frisco in The Lone Star State from Palm Beach Gardens in Florida, most likely by the summer of 2022.
The golf organization, which counts around 29,000 PGA (Professional Golfers Association) professionals as members, made the announcement on December 4, 2018. According to the association‟s website, “The PGA of America is moving its headquarters from Palm Beach County, Florida to Frisco, Texas, the „2018 Best Place to Live in America,‟ where it will anchor a 600-acre, mixed-use development with an initial investment worth more than half a billion dollars.”
The new headquarters
The PGA of America‟s new headquarters will be located in a mixed-use complex to be constructed in collaboration with developer Omni Stillwater Woods and the City of Frisco.
The complex will include two championship golf courses, a short course, and practice areas, as well as a clubhouse, an OMNI resort with 500 rooms, and a hitech retail village. The development will also feature Class AA office space, a 127,000-square-foot conference center, open space, and miles of trails.
The upscale complex will rise at Rockhill Parkway and Legacy Drive, about a third of a mile from US380. Most of it will be situated within the 2,500 acres currently being master planned by Hunt Realty Investments. The complex will be open to the public, with the golf courses, practice areas, clubhouse, and other public facilities to be owned by the city.
The agreement calls for two PGA Championships, two KPMG Women‟s PGA Championships, and possibly a Ryder Cup to be held in the city.
About Frisco, TX
Frisco was named the number one Best Place to Live in the United States for 2018 by Money Magazine. Located just 30 miles to the north of Dallas, it grew from a small bedroom community of only around 6,500 in the 1990s to a bustling economic center with around 180,000 residents today.
Several large corporations have moved to Frisco in recent years, providing great employment opportunities to the locals and attracting new skilled and highly educated residents.
Frisco offers a high quality of life. The city has an excellent public school system, with a career training center for high school students. School sports teams get to use topnotch facilities, including the Ford Center at The Star, which has been used by the Dallas Cowboys for practice since 2016. And high school golfers will get access to the practice facilities of the upcoming PGA of America complex.
Along with the rise of the economy and the population, there has been an influx of retail, dining, and nightlife destinations in the city. There are concerts, events, and festivals all year round. The local government maintains more than 1,300 acres of parks and open spaces, as well as over 90 miles of paved and natural trails.
As in most of Texas, golf is a favorite pastime in Frisco. The city currently has four top-rated golf courses, two of which are open to the public. The PGA of America courses will be a much welcome addition for golf lovers in the community.
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