“I do a lot of these events,” Gov. Greg Abbott said. “But it seems, as [Mayor Jeff Cheney] knows, that I may be doing more of these in Frisco than any other place in the state of Texas.”
How we got here: Early discussions for the resort go back to 2018, TRT Holdings President Blake Rowling said.
- May 4, 2021: Omni PGA Frisco celebrates its groundbreaking.
- Feb. 11, 2022: The project reaches its halfway point and the topping out of the hotel building.
- August 22, 2022: The PGA Frisco Headquarters opens.
- March 28, 2023: The grand opening date is announced for May 2.
Amenities by the numbers: The $520 million development covers 60 acres of land on the overall PGA campus and has many amenities to offer its guests, Omni Hotels and Resorts President Kurt Alexander said, including:
- 127,000 square feet of meeting space;
- 500 guest rooms;
- 10 luxury four-bedroom ranch houses;
- 13 food and beverage outlets;
- five retail shops; and
- four pools.
Local impact by the numbers:
- Approximately 7 million people will visit Frisco every year.
- 30,000 rooms have been booked already.
- 508 of the more than 1,000 Omni PGA employees were hired at a January University of North Texas Frisco campus hiring event.
- 300 Frisco ISD golfers will come to the PGA campus every year to train.