UPDATED: PGA of America could move headquarters to Fields property in Frisco

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Updated 9:20 a.m., Dec. 3

Frisco will vote to bring the Professional Golfers’ Association of America headquarters to North Texas, according to meeting agendas for Dec. 4.

“The PGA of America is pursuing an agreement for a transformational headquarters in Frisco,” a PGA spokesperson said in an email. “Until the process is complete, we will have no further comment.”

The Karahan Companies President Fehmi Karahan confirmed in an email that the PGA is considering moving to the Fields property, a 2,544-acre land parcel in North Frisco. Karahan said the location is not a done deal until the agreement is approved by city government entities and the PGA board of directors.

The agendas list separate votes from the Frisco City Council, the Frisco Community Development Corp., the Frisco Economic Development and the Frisco ISD board of trustees for a master development agreement that includes an entity called Omni Stillwater Woods Golf Resort LLC and the PGA.

If the deal is approved, PGA would join the Dallas Cowboys, FC Dallas and other sports headquarters in Frisco, which bills itself as Sports City U.S.A.

“Partnerships like these will continue to make the city of Frisco a destination, and I’m a proud of the city and its partners for sticking with this and to have it considered in next week’s agenda,” former Frisco Mayor Maher Maso said. “A partnership like this will bring long-term success for the city of Frisco. Projects like these are the fruition of years of hard work from many individuals.”

The agendas do not have details, and city officials declined to comment. FISD board President John Classe referred questions about the agreement to the city. The FEDC declined to comment.

In March, Golf.com reported that PGA was considering moving its headquarters from Florida to a new development in the Panther Creek Parkway area in Frisco.

According to the news article, the move could include two new 18-hole semi-public courses—one of which would be a championship course—a nine-hole course and a PGA Teaching Academy. The championship course would potentially host major PGA events including the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup, according to the report.

The PGA of America was established in 1916. The organization, which has about 29,000 PGA professionals who work to promote the game of golf, has been headquartered in Florida for more than 60 years, according to Golf Digest.

Nicole Luna contributed to this story.

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Lindsey has been involved in newspapers in some form since high school. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014 with a degree in Journalism. While attending UTA, she worked for The Shorthorn, the university's award-winning student newspaper. She was hired as Community Impact Newspaper's first Frisco reporter in 2014. Less than a year later, she took over as the editor of the Frisco edition. Since then, she has covered a variety of topics and issues important to the community, including the city's affordable housing shortage, the state's controversial A-F school accountability system and the city's "Bury the Lines" efforts.
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