Omni PGA Frisco Resort
After PGA of America’s 56 years in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, the move to Frisco, Texas signals an exciting change. Frisco, one of the fastest-growing cities in America, is the ideal place for this golf lover’s paradise. Named the “2018 Best Place to Live in America,” Frisco will be transformed with this development, bringing new vitality and economic growth to the local community. The inspiring architecture of the Omni PGA Frisco Resort complements the vision for this bold, state-of-the-art development, set to bring in a new chapter for the future of golf in America.
Omni Hotels & Resorts, PGA
Mixed-Use and Retail
Inspired by Texas Modernism, the architecture is timeless, contemporary but signature to the area, to reflect the future-thinking approach of the development. Arranged in a campus-style format, SB Architects has developed an amenity-driven site-plan, that focuses on maximizing views and capturing the ‘look and feel’ of a destination golf resort.
The entry drive is elevated, and a specialty restaurant and 20-treatment room spa are accessible from the arrival. Guests are welcomed into the lobby lounge, which features the front desk/concierge, a grand stone fireplace, and specialty golf retail, before moving through to the lobby lounge bar, which is bookended by a library bar at one end, and a small coffee bar at the other.
To help create a human scale for the architecture, SB Architects created a direct connection to the outdoors, drew natural light and ventilation into each space, and used grading, trees, and the landscape to break down the scale and reflect an intimate ambience with all the perks of a larger, resort hotel. The landscape and use of local materials are indispensable within the design. The built environment is broken down into a series of courtyards, and an infrastructure of trails and networks respectfully lead guests through the development. A promenade connects the entire development; linking Omni’s resort lobby, all-day dining restaurant, and spa and fitness facility; creating a pedestrian-orientated, walkable environment.
Elegant architectural forms and natural materials are utilized to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The use of stone, both horizontally and vertically, large overhangs, wood detailing, and ironwork all work together to create a modern contemporary feel that is layered, textured, and accessible. Every location feels cohesive with a distinct, iconic architectural element to distinguish. With golf as the focus of the design, the rooms at the Omni PGA Frisco Resort are positioned to prioritize views of the championship courses. In addition to the 501 guest rooms, golf foursomes, families and groups who are looking for a more personal, residential feel can stay in one of the resort’s private four-bedroom golf villas located along the promenade, with private putting facilities.