KTGY’s interior designers sought to understand the current state of golf clubs in order to reposition and redesign the PGA National Resort. Through a deep dive into current challenges – memberships and competition, how to appeal to the tried-and-true golfer, the non-golfer and what new generations are looking for – the team set out to break the mold. Palm Beach Gardens was a city planned and fashioned to harmonize with nature. Pulling inspiration from this locale and its history, the interiors team at KTGY rooted the design in three major pillars: the era of the 1960s, the “Garden City,” and the resort life of Southern Florida. In 2022, the team got to see their vision come to life.


Drab to Fab 


Guests are greeted by a flawless entry sequence that sets the stage for the grand lobby. Designers raised the main lobby area up two steps, truly elevating the space and making way for two sunken semi-circular, decidedly 60s conversation pits in two corners of the swanky space. A central floating bar, the lobby’s focal point, sits against the windowed backdrop of silhouetted palm trees.

Underfoot, terrazzo flooring adds dimension and flows into the exotic marble bar. Shades of purple, pink and green create movement and establish the bar as a truly monolithic centerpiece. The back bar, made of glass and twisted metal, is a soaring interpretation of a banyan tree, the symbol of the city.

Elevator corridors take a decidedly tropical turn as overscale hibiscus flowers and lush fern leaves adorn walls while beachypastel corals and pinks stipple the hallway’s custom runner. In guestroom corridors, an amalgam of sunset creams, hot corals and persimmon set against lime and lush greenery lead to guestrooms of respite and repose.

Keeping with the 60s modern-tropical concept, guestrooms are relaxed-yet-posh escapes. Custom, vintage-inspired wallcoverings, plush area rugs, thickly upholstered headboards with moody bedside lighting, mid-century-style soft seating, and lacquered and caned case goods come together to create a collected look.