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Check the yardage book: PGA National’s Champion Course for the 2024 Cognizant Classic on the PGA Tour

The Champion Course at PGA National – site of this week’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches on the PGA Tour – was designed by the team of Tom Fazio and George Fazio and opened in 1981. The course has been renovated by Jack Nicklaus over the past two decades.

Located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and home to a stretch of holes dubbed the Bear Trap – Nos. 15, 16 and 17 – the Champion has major history. It was host to the 1983 Ryder Cup, in which the United States beat Europe 14 ½-13 ½, and it hosted the 1987 PGA Championship won by Larry Nelson in a playoff over Lanny Wadkins. Now PGA National is the first stop on the PGA Tour’s annual Florida Swing.

The Champion ranks No. 7 in Florida on Golfweek’s Best list of public-access courses in each state, and it ties for No. 69 on the list of top resort courses in the U.S.

The course will play to 7,147 yards with a par of 71 for the Cognizant Classic. No. 6 plays as a par 5 for resort guests (and is marked as such on the following yardage map), but it counts as a par 4 for the PGA Tour pros.

PGA National Resort is home to six courses, including two nontraditional layouts that include the new Match Course by Andy Staples, which features holes that can be played from a multitude of lengths with no set par, and the new nine-hole, par-3 Staple Course.

Thanks to yardage books provided by StrackaLine – the maker of detailed yardage books for thousands of courses around the world – we can see exactly the challenges the pros face this week at PGA National.

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The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

1 fairway

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The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

1 green

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The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

2 fairway

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The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

2 green

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The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

3 fairway

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The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

3 green

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The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

4 fairway

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The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

4 green

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

5 fairway

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

5 green

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

6 fairway

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

6 green

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

7 fairway

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

7 green

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

8 fairway

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

8 green

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

9 fairway

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

9 green

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

10 fairway

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

10 green

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

11 fairway

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

11 green

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

12 fairway

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

12 green

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

13 fairway

PGA National Champion
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

13 green

PGA National Champion
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

14 fairway

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

14 green

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

15 fairway

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

15 green

PGA National
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

16 fairway

PGA National Champion
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

16 green

PGA National Champion
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

17 fairway

PGA National Champion
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

17 green

PGA National Champion
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

18 fairway

PGA National Champion
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

18 green

PGA National Champion
The StrackaLine yardage book for PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, site of the PGA Tour’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

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