We worked alongside Foster + Partners as the Architect of Record for the newly built PGA TOUR Global Home located in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. This 187,000-square-foot building, surrounded by water on three sides and panoramic views of foliage, is now home to the PGA TOUR global headquarters and will house its 750 employees. The facility features more than 100 meeting spaces, a fitness center and group workout room, a dining area and café, a coffee bar, an indoor golf simulator, a technology bar, and more.
Before the plans for this global headquarters, the PGA TOUR staff was spread out across 17 different buildings in Northeast Florida. PGA TOUR executives hoped for a global headquarters that could house all staff under one roof in a more elevated space.
The PGA TOUR Global Home is positioned south of TPC Sawgrass, home of THE PLAYERS Championship golf tournament. The iconic 17th hole at Sawgrass serves as the external focal point for the building and is framed by substantial three-story pillars on the exterior of the building.
Some of the most iconic architectural features of the space are the building’s five massive skylights which are about 30 by 60 feet large. The skylights allow natural light to pour into the building at every viewpoint. More unique features include a collaborative atrium that connects the two wings of the buildings, floor-to-ceiling windows, four-inch wood planks on the walls and ceilings, and a grand staircase leading up to both the second and third levels. An expansive outdoor terrace is also available as a third space for working, eating, or relaxing.
For the first time, PGA TOUR employees can collaborate and work together under one roof while taking advantage of the beautiful and lush landscape surrounding the global headquarters.