Construction began last week on the 501-room Omni PGA Frisco Resort, which will open in spring 2023. Developed in partnership with the PGA of America and the city of Frisco, Texas, the new property will feature two championship golf courses designed by Beau Welling and Gil Hanse, and seven four-bedroom golf villas with views of the layouts. For meetings, there will be 127,000 square feet of event space.
“Today marks an exciting new chapter for Omni Hotels & Resorts as we break ground on our first resort to be built from the ground up,” said Peter Strebel, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “We’re honored to be able to celebrate this momentous occasion in our home state of Texas, and to build the Omni brand’s flagship resort in the city of Frisco. Omni Hotels & Resorts exists to provide guests authentically local experiences and this stunning resort will certainly create a lasting legacy for golf enthusiasts, families and groups for generations to come.”
Aiming to construct a culinary, recreation, relaxation, meetings and entertainment destination, the resort will offer 12 dining outlets; three pools, including an adults-only rooftop infinity pool; and a destination spa. PGA Frisco also will be the new home of the PGA Headquarters for its 28,000 PGA Golf Professionals and players of all abilities. A retail and entertainment district will feature dining and shopping options, as well as an outdoor stage for concerts and other programming.
The $500 million investment is the largest resort currently in development in the country, according to Omni. The property's aesthetic will sport clean architectural lines using a mix of stone, wood and metals, drawn from the modern ranch-style homes found throughout the Lone Star State.
The culinary options will range from casual to fine dining in the form of a lobby bar, an all-day dining outlet with to-go offerings, a signature restaurant, coffee and ice cream shops, and more. The destination spa will offer wellness experiences and salon services, a retail shop, and multiple pools.
Aside from the two 18-hole courses, there will be a lighted 10-hole short course and a two-acre putting green, a Lounge by Topgolf, the PGA Frisco Coaching Center, and a practice facility that will be anchored by a clubhouse and entertainment district. The resort aims to open in time to host the 2023 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, to be followed by 26 championships scheduled in Frisco through 2034, including the PGA Championship and the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Also on site will be tennis, pickleball and bocce ball courts.
Making up the 127,000 square feet of meeting space will be a ballroom, a junior ballroom and dedicated meeting rooms, each with event lawns and prefunction spaces overlooking the golf courses. The Panther Creek Pavilion will be a standalone facility for indoor-outdoor events.