PGA of America releases championship dates, talks headquarters in Frisco

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Updated 10:10 a.m. April 23

The first championship tournaments at the Professional Golfers’ Association of America’s headquarters in Frisco will take place in 2023.

The PGA Jr. League Championship and the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship will both be held in 2023.

The KitchenAid Senior PGA Chamionship is taking place in Rochester, New York this year, and the Greater Rochester Enterprise projects the tournament will have a $44.5 million economic impact on the region, according to a news release.

Other championship tournaments, including the PGA Championship, were announced through 2034, PGA executives said during an April 22 event.

PGA executives and architects on the project discussed more details of the 600-acre development in northwest Frisco during the event.

The PGA of America’s development, which was announced in December, is expected to begin construction later this year, said Gil Hanse, Hanse Golf Course Design founder and one of the architects on the PGA project.

Besides the headquarters, the project also includes a 500-room Omni resort hotel and conference center, three golf courses, a clubhouse and retail space.

The development was coined as the “Silicon Valley of Golf” at the April 22 event.

“This is so much bigger than our headquarters, so much bigger than a couple of golf courses …,” PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh said. “It’s really trying to create a community of golfers. I refer to it as a laboratory, a university, a destination not only to play but to learn everything associated with the game.”

Construction is expected to be complete by 2022.

Championship tournaments in Frisco:

  • KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship: 2023 and 2029
  • PGA Jr. League Championship: 2023-2034
  • PGA Professional Championship: 2024, 2030 and 2033
  • KPMG Women’s PGA Championship: 2025 and 2031
  • Boys & Girls Junior PGA Championships: 2026
  • PGA Championship: 2027 and 2034
  • PGA Cup: 2027
  • Senior PGA Professional Championship: 2028
  • National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship: 2032

A new site plan shows the planned layout of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America’s development in Frisco. (via Courtesy PGA of America)

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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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