Honda Classic Golf Course

9 Mar 2002: Mike Weir of Canada waits to hit a shot during the third round of the Honda Classic at TPC at Heron Bay in Coral Springs, Florida. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Honda Classic golf courses have varied in their locations over the years but the event has always been played in the state of Florida. It was first played at the Inverrary Golf Club in Lauderhill, Florida, which now boasts three excellent courses designed by Robert Trench Jones Senior. The complex recently underwent a $1 million upgrade, making this former Honda Classic venue an even more impeccably presented and pleasurable one.

The event moved to the TPC at Eagle Trace in Coral Springs, California, in 1984 where it was played until 1991. This former Honda Classic golf course rewards strategic shot-making rather than long drives and legend has it that if you play close attention at the 18th hole, you can hear the distant drone of bagpipes through the early morning mist.

From 1992 until 1995, the tournament was contested at the Weston Hills Golf & Country Club in Weston, Florida. The tournament then moved back to Coral Springs, initially at Eagle Trace in 1996 before moving to TPC at Heron Bay from 1997 up until 2002.

PGA National Resort & Spa’s Champion Course

In 2003 the tournament found its new home at Palm Beach Gardens – initially at the Country Club at Mirasol until 2006 and subsequently at the PGA National Resort & Spa’s Champion course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, where it is presently contested.

The lush and winding Honda Classic golf course, the PGA National Resort & Spa’s Champion course, is comprised of just the right balance of grass, sand and water and measures 7241 yards with a par value of 70. It played host to the 1983 Ryder Cup Matches, the 1987 US PGA Championship and the PGA Seniors’ Championship from 1982 all the way through to 2000, before becoming home to the Honda Classic golf tournament in 2003.