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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
PGA National Receives "Best Of Weddings 2012" Honor
Legendary south Florida resort celebrated as premier nuptial locale
(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) -- PGA National Resort & Spa -- the legendary South Florida destination -- announces it has been honored as a "Best of Weddings 2012" locale by The Knot magazine.

Founded in 1996 and written for to-be-weds, The Knot offers real-life advice and sensibility to weddings through its national / regional publications and comprehensive website. It provides original editorial and access to local / regional vendors plus a large gallery of bridal fashions. Regular sections include: proposals, tips on wedding planning, wedding party fashions, beauty, newlywed advice and travel suggestions. Announced Jan. 23, its "Best of Weddings 2012" celebrates premier nuptial destinations.

"We're privileged to receive this prestigious honor recognizing PGA National Resort as one of the elite wedding destinations in the U.S.," says Joel Paige, Vice President and Managing Director. "We offer exemplary customer service, attention to the smallest detail plus world-class comfort and amenities, thus insuring that one of the most important days in a couple's life is everything it should be."

PGA National Resort & Spa features a complete array of superlative wedding facilities including luxurious accommodations, elegantly-appointed ballrooms and plush private dining rooms. Perfect for receptions of any size and theme, its beautifully manicured grounds provide multiple open-air venues highlighted by a visually inviting poolside deck area and the 5,000-square-foot PGA Pavilion with its dazzling view of the property. Its chef-driven Ironwood Steak and Seafood restaurant is ideal for rehearsal dinners. Additionally, the wedding party can take full advantage of the resort's lavish European spa, full-service beauty salon and five championship golf courses.

For the environmentally conscious, the acclaimed destination offers an eco-friendly way to wed. A "Florida Green Lodge" certified property, the resort aims to minimize the carbon footprint of the celebration by utilizing water conservation and energy efficiency measures. The reception carte du jour includes multiple green choices as PGA National's culinary staff creates customized, seasonal menus featuring locally-sourced and organic ingredients.

For more information or to make reservations, visit www.pgaresort.com, or call (800) 533.9386.

About PGA National Resort & Spa
PGA National Resort & Spa is a national, premier golf vacation and meeting destination. The legendary 379-room Florida resort recently completed a $65 million comprehensive revitalization, including a new front entrance, outdoor pool and pavilion, chef-driven Ironwood Steak and Seafood and iBAR, as well as enhanced public areas, golf courses and landscaping.

PGA National Resort & Spa offers 90 holes of championship golf on five courses, including the famed Champion course, home to the PGA TOUR's Honda Classic. The resort's storied golf history includes hosting the 1983 Ryder Cup, 1987 PGA Championship, and nearly two decades of the Senior PGA Championship. In addition to The Champion, PGA National's award-winning golf courses are: The Palmer, The Haig, The Squire and The Estates.

Other distinguishing features include a 40,000 square-foot European Spa with 32 treatment areas and the exclusive "Waters of the World" outdoor mineral pools, a world-class 33,000 square-foot health-and-racquet club with 19 Har Tru tennis courts, 40,000 square feet of self-contained conference space and nine on-site restaurants and lounges.
Contact:
Shane Sharp
Buffalo Communications
704.519.8381
ssharp@buffalocommunications.com

David Wood
Buffalo Communications
703.635.0577 (cell)
dwood@buffalocommunications.com

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