Golf course opens at $520M Frisco resort

Omni PGA Resort and PGA HQ kicked off multi-billion-dollar investments

Omni's Kurt Alexander with Omni PGA Frisco Resort
Omni's Kurt Alexander with Omni PGA Frisco Resort (LinkedIn, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Getty)

Developers have poured billions into Frisco projects in recents years, largely because of the highly anticipated Omni PGA Resort, pegged as one of the largest resorts in the nation.

One of the resort’s two golf courses opened today, as part of a $520 million development spanning 660 acres. At full build-out, the development will have 500 guest rooms, 49 suites, 10 luxury homes, eight retail spaces, four pools, a Topgolf lounge and 13 restaurant and bar options, the Dallas Morning News reported. The top-tier golf courses are a stone’s throw from the new PGA of America headquarters.

Gov. Greg Abbott, Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney and Omni officials will partake in the opening ceremony. 

Between the resort, golf courses, future PGA tournaments and other events, the development is projected to have a $2.5 billion economic impact on the area over 20 years, said Kurt Alexander, president of Omni Hotels and Resorts.

“The impact on the world that this place will have is mind-boggling to think about it,” Alexander told the outlet.

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In 2018, plans were revealed for the Fields — a massive development with a mix of multimillion dollar homes, retailers, office buildings and a slew of amenities. Other super high-end development plans followed.

Hall Group is at the helm of a $7 billion venture called Hall Park, featuring a $500-million hotel, a 19-story luxury apartment building and a 16-story office building. Across the street is the Star in Frisco, a $1.5 billion mixed-use project home to the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters. Earlier this year, Universal Parks and Resorts announced plans for a 97-acre kids theme park in Frisco. 

“This project has also been the impetus for others to manifest because of our commitment to making this happen, being one of the first in this area,” Jeff Smith, Omni PGA Frisco Resort vice president, told the outlet. “The whole growth of Frisco really is this northern corridor.”

Omni also plans to frequently host weddings and corporate events at the resort. Rates start at $305 a night but will vary based on seasonality.

—Quinn Donoghue

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