Newly opened in Frisco, Texas, Omni PGA Frisco Resort invites golf enthusiasts to settle in to one of 500 plush guestrooms or 10 four-bedroom ranch houses and enjoy a relaxing stay.
There’s plenty to do when you’re ready. Along with four glittering pools, there are soothing treatments and therapies at Mokara Spa; a variety of entertainment and high-end retail therapy; and the resort’s stars, two championship golf courses designed by architects Beau Welling and Gil Hanse.
Fields Ranch East is an 18-hole, 72-par course by Gil Hanse offering tactical variety integrated with the property’s stunning natural features. Beau Welling’s Fields Ranch West is an alternative for players who’d like to work on honing their skills. This 18-hole, 72-par course has spacious fairways that are 75 yards on average and ideal for all levels.
You don’t have to be pro level to appreciate the design at the property’s other play options. Beginners can get comfortable at The Swing, a 10-hole, par-3 short course lighted for night play; and on The Dance Floor, a two-acre natural grass putting course.
The resort is also home to the first Lounge by Topgolf in North Texas, complete with Swing Suite Technology and simulated gaming experiences. For top-level coaching, club fitting and personalized on-site experiences for all levels, there’s also the PGA Coaching Center.
In addition, the property offers more than 127,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. The 5,000-square-foot Panther Creek Pavilion connects to an event lawn and patio. Inside spaces include the 22,000-square-foot Ryder Cup Ballroom and 11,500-square-foot Wanamaker Ballroom.
“This first-of-its-kind resort marks an exciting milestone for Omni Hotels & Resorts,” said Jeff Smith, vice president and managing director, Omni PGA Frisco Resort. “It’s an ambitious concept where we get to showcase the best of Texas while casting a spotlight on Frisco as a unique destination experience for visitors and locals alike.”
Among the 13 restaurant and bar options are Trick Rider, where dry-aged steaks and seafood are in the spotlight; The Apron Kitchen + Bar; and Toast & Tee coffee shop. Just beyond the main building, guests will find the Monument Realty PGA District, home to the Ice House communal beer garden, Ryder Cup Grille, Lounge by Topgolf sports bar and Margaret’s Cones & Cups.
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