New PGA Of America Frisco Campus On Track For '22 Opening
The "sprawling future site of the PGA of America headquarters spanning 660 acres in Frisco is starting to show signs of life as developers hurtle toward" the opening of the $520M campus in '22, according to Dom DiFurio of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The campus will include "two championship golf courses and a short course totaling 45 holes." It will also "feature a 500-room resort hotel, a 127,000-square-foot conference center, miles of trails, a retail district and even a dedicated space" for Frisco Independent School District's student athletes to train. Crews have been "developing the land at breakneck pace -- moving as much as 150,000 cubic yards of earth each week." Every amenity on the property is "expected to be open and operating" by June '22. PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh "refers to it as the Silicon Valley of Golf, functioning as an epicenter for the sport." Aside from hosting 23 championships over the next 12 years, PGA of America "hopes the new campus will foster a plugged-in, forward-looking golf community that will drive the sport into the future." Twenty-five PGA employees have "relocated to North Texas and are working out of temporary office space." The company has "invited 100 more employees to relocate for a second phase and 86 have agreed." PGA of America has brought on Page as the architects for the HQ facility and Cushman & Wakefield to manage the project. The organization is "still finalizing a construction partner" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 10/19).