The New Home of Golf
Frisco continues to expand its golf resume and assert itself as a world-class destination for golfers and fans of the sport. In August 2022, the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) opened its new headquarters in Frisco. The PGA, in partnership with Omni Hotel & Resorts, plans to open an exceptional golf resort adjacent to its new home office in spring 2023. The new PGA campus, which I am thrilled to visit, will attract new professional events to the area and bolster nearby golf courses. The new PGA facilities and prospective tournaments bump Frisco to the top of my “best golf vacations” rankings!
Frisco, already known as Sports City USA, will experience a golf industry boom in the coming years. When I first heard about the PGA coming to Frisco, I immediately knew this relocation would transform the city. The PGA’s new local partnerships will have an indescribable impact on the golf community in Frisco. The golf behemoth has already partnered with the City of Frisco and Frisco ISD, so I expect the number of local golfers to exponentially grow!
Expanding the Game
Omni PGA Frisco Resort will greatly enrich a golf community that has been flourishing for decades. When The Westin Stonebriar Golf Resort and Spa and The Trails of Frisco Golf Club opened in 2000, the city instantly became one of the prominent golf destinations in Texas. The Westin Stonebriar Golf Resort and Spa, an award-winning oasis in south Frisco, is widely regarded as one of the top places to golf in the state. The Westin Stonebriar golf course, created by a renowned course designer Tom Fazio, is praised for its subtly crafted greens and pristine bunkers. This course also shelters neighboring fairways and greens to increase playability for golfers of all levels. The resort reopened in 2020 after $30 million of renovations, and I was awestruck by how much had changed. The revitalized attraction includes a golf pro shop, a Topgolf Swing Suite, modern Texas cowboy dining, and a fitness studio. The Westin Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa is also located in a vibrant part of the city. Neighboring the resort is The Star Entertainment District and Ford Center, the 91-acre world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys. Another tourist attraction nearby is the Stonebriar Centre, one of the most exquisite malls I have ever been to!
Something for Players and Fans Alike
Frisco’s developing golf mecca will also appeal to golf spectators. Frisco will host 26 prestigious tournaments over the next 12 years, including several major championships. The PGA Championship, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship will be played at Omni PGA Frisco Resort’s two championship courses. I cannot wait to see Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Michelle Wie, Ernie Els, and other golf superstars compete in Frisco! The first major event to be held at the new campus is the 2023 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. From May 24-28, a star-studded group of major champions will attract fans from around the globe. The PGA Championship, which makes its Frisco debut in 2027, will likely bring around 50,000 spectators to Frisco. This will be the first PGA Tour major in Texas since 1969.
I used to describe Frisco as a well-regarded golf destination. That was before I added the PGA headquarters, Omni PGA Frisco Resort, and 26 top-level tournaments into the equation. I now describe Frisco as the new home of modern golf.