The new Omni PGA Frisco Resort will house more than two new championship golf courses. The resort, the largest currently under construction in the country, seeks to create an entertainment district around the sport of golf.
The $520 million development is a four-part project led by a public-private partnership between Frisco, Omni Hotels & Resorts, PGA of America, and Frisco ISD. The PGA will manage the two new golf courses, and Omni will own and develop the entire property.
The first part of the project is the PGA of America’s headquarters, which opened in August on a 30-acre practice facility. The PGA of America was initially headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The new building will serve as the game’s official commercial hub and creative engine, according to Community Impact.
The Omni PGA Frisco Resort’s second component includes 500 guest rooms and 49 suites. The facility also is home to the Mokara Spa, which features 15,000 square feet of space, and hosts 20 treatment rooms, a spa pool, and a cafe.
The resort will have four pools, including an infinity edge pool on the sixth floor and a bar and grill on the roof. It will also feature a 22,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom and 11,500-square-foot Junior Ballroom. Both spaces will have outdoor patios that connect to multiple lawns that overlook the golf courses. A separate event pavilion will also exist for weddings and more intimate gatherings.
The third part of the project is the venue’s retail and entertainment district, packed with restaurants, shops, and a children’s area. This area will feature Lounge by Topgolf, with a bar, restaurant, indoor golf, and other sports simulators.
Additionally, another restaurant called the Ice House will feature picnic tables and a barbecue menu alongside a driving range. Eight retail outlets will be part of this district, including a new luxury toy store concept, Gimme Toys, Fields Ranch pro shop, and a luxury leather goods store.
While the venue’s goal is to make Frisco “the modern home of golf,” it is making it clear that it is not just for avid golfers.
“We have people that don’t play golf; they want to come and dine or have an interest, and they could have exposure, and they could participate in golf in a separate way that may grow their interests,” Jeff Smith, vice president and managing director of the Omni PGA Frisco Resort, said.
The resort’s two-story golf clubhouse will be part of the third component, featuring the Ryder Cup Grill restaurant and the resort’s private club, Club 1916. The resort’s 10 ranch houses will overlook the golf courses and will be available to rent year-round.
The fourth component of the project is golf, visible from every part of the property. The entertainment district will feature The Dance Floor, a 200-yard, 80,000 square feet putting surface that will be the largest putting green in the country. It will also feature The Swing, a 10-hole chip and putt course designed to help introduce more people to the sport.
Golf lessons and club fitting will be available at the Golf Performance Center. The flagship part of the property, the two championship 18-hole golf courses, Fields Ranch East and Fields Ranch West, are set in the center of the development and will host several major championships shortly. Fields Ranch East will host 26 committed championship tournaments until 2034, including the PGA Championship in 2027.
Smith said that the entire project is slated to open in one phase in late April or early May 2023, according to Community impact, just in time for the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship to take place on May 24-28th.
“We don’t want you to come to the resort and then leave. There’s no reason for you to have to leave if you don’t want to,” Smith said. “You can enjoy the main building and never even leave the main building. But you can also enjoy the entertainment district and walk out to some of the restaurants.”
Since it was first announced, my family has been extremely excited about the PGA Headquarters opening such a grand facility.
The only thing they are currently missing is an amazing and seasoned chef like Aaron Valimont!! He is right in their backyard practically and a PERFECT fit especially having the sort of contacts he does in the community.