FRISCO, Texas – The cranes a few miles north of Toyota Stadium mean golf for future waves of North Dakota state fans, if the Bison have the chance to advance to further national championship games.

This is not entirely true. In fact, the cranes mean a luxury resort and the headquarters of the PGA of America is under construction just west of the Dallas North Tollway which passes the site of Saturday’s football championship subdivision between the Bison and the State of Montana.

The resort and headquarters will be part of a 2,500 acre development called the Omni PGA Frisco Resort which will feature two 18-hole championship golf courses, a 10-hole short course, a 30-acre practice area and a Lighted putting course that covers a breathtaking 75,000 square feet.

Next to the golf / resort complex grow two huge developments called Fields and The Link that will fill the vast open spaces of northern Frisco with more housing, restaurants and retail stores.

An artist rendering of the aerial view of the Omni PGA Frisco Resort, scheduled to open in Spring 2023.

Contribution photo

For those NDSU fans who have migrated to North Texas for the FCS title game and who are used to seeing the boom in one of America’s fastest growing cities, the construction of the PGA HQ of America and the Omni Complex will offer this year’s “holy cow” moment.

It seems like an annual thing as this is the Bison’s ninth trip to the Championship game in the past 11 seasons. NDSU fans who do the trek saw Frisco grow up.

“It’s quite a project,” said Marla Roe, Executive Director of Visit Frisco. “We invite fans to come and take a look. When this is over, it will be another destination like The Star.”

Roe was referring to the Dallas Cowboys headquarters and training center, a 91-acre development about four miles south of Toyota Stadium along the Dallas North toll freeway that has become a must-see for visitors to. Frisco.

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Artist’s rendering of the Omni PGA Frisco Resort, currently under construction in Frisco, Texas. Its opening is scheduled for spring 2023.

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The development of the golf course is still over a year after being completed. The golf courses are built and appear ready to play, but are not expected to open until May 2023 in conjunction with the resort. The PGA of America, the organizing body of approximately 29,000 club professionals, is moving its headquarters from Florida to Frisco and its building will open in April.

As with so many other projects that Bison fans have seen sprouting from Texas soil since the first NDSU title game in January 2012, Frisco made this one big.

It is an estimated $ 520 million public-private partnership between the developers, the PGA of America, the City of Frisco and the Frisco Independent School District.

“It’s set up in a similar fashion to other sports projects here,” Roe said. “The Ford Center where the Cowboys train, Toyota Stadium. It’s public-private partnerships like this.”

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A 2020 aerial view of the PGA of America headquarters and golf course project in North Frisco, Texas.

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The golf courses and practice areas will be owned by the city of Frisco, managed by the PGA and open to the public. Frisco student golfers will be able to practice on the courses every week.

A feasibility study of the PGA of America’s move to Frisco, along with the adjacent mixed-use development, estimated the economic impact to be $ 2.5 billion over the next 20 years.

Five major championships are already scheduled on the courses: the PGA Championship in 2027 and 2034, the PGA Women’s Championship in 2025 and 2031 and the PGA Senior Championship in 2023.

The PGA of America has also raised the possibility of a Ryder Cup in Frisco.

The 18-hole courses were designed by famous architects Beau Welling (West Course) and Gil Hanse (East Course). The short 10-hole course is called The Swing and the huge putting course is called Dance Floor.

The Omni project will include 500 bedrooms and seven four-bedroom golf villas. The hotel will feature approximately a dozen restaurants and grocery stores, three swimming pools, 127,000 square feet of meeting / event space, and a destination spa.

“It’s a destination that people will want to see,” said Roe.

While the resort and golf courses won’t be open for more than a year, Roe and her tourism colleague Millerann Moya from neighboring Plano have sent in a list of new restaurants and businesses for Bison and Montana fans to check out. State.

FRISCO

To eat

– Café & Bakery La Finca
Small family bakery and roaster in the Rail District

-Chuy’s
Iconic Tex-Mex Restaurant in Texas

-J. Restaurant & Bar Théodore
American restaurant and bar with amazing food, drinks, and atmosphere

-Rare books bar
Hidden underground bar located inside J. Theodore.

-Cookies company
Addicting gourmet cookies; Makes Oprah’s Favorite Things List of 2020

– American coffee and tea
Veteran-owned coffee and tea

-Tacos de Torchy
Iconic Texas fast / casual taco chain; two sites in Frisco

-The inheritance transport
Trendy, contemporary tea room serving sandwiches, salads, coffees, and wine

-The living room
Artisanal cocktails in a clandestine bar atmosphere; adjacent and expansion of Bottled in Bond

-Hoff’s Steaks & Steins
Outdoor restaurant and cafe featuring steak and craft beer with familiar German touches (located where the British Lion Pub was located)

-Chido Taco Lounge
Make tacos and cocktails in a fun and intimate atmosphere

-How are you
Quick and relaxed Mediterranean restaurant

-Wow donuts and drops
Specialty donuts and artisanal coffees and teas

-Hawaiian Bros Island Grill
Casual Hawaiian-influenced fast food restaurant

-Wulf Burger
Quick and casual restaurant at the counter with creative burgers with red buns, fries, and beer

-Karmic lands
Artisanal roaster

-Lemma Cafe
Specialty coffee and roaster

Purchases

-Tumbleweed TexStyles
Texas clothing, shirts, hats, home decor, gifts, etc.

– Flea style
Organized market for handmade, vintage and unique fashion and home items

-Painted tree market
Over 200 vendors offering home decor, fashion and more

-Legendary roots
Unique collection of handmade furniture and interior design

-Toys and gifts treasure box
neighborhood toy and gift shop

-Zt Records
Modern and classic vinyl record store

-Apple Boulevard store
Women’s fashion boutique

Attractions

-Monster Mini Golf
Monster-themed mini-golf chain with a phosphorescent indoor course, arcade games and a DJ.

– Topgolf Swing Suite
Simulated Topgolf Experience located at the Westin Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa; reservations required

-Stumpy’s Hatchet House
Recreational ax throwing place

PLANO

New at Legacy West

Restaurants

-Fogo de Chao (flagship place)

Purchases

-Tecovas

-Free people

-Nike by Legacy West

Luxury shopping

-Tiffany and company.

-Tory Burch

-Chanel Perfume & Beauty

-Gucci

-Luis Vuitton

New inside Legacy Hall:

-Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream Co.

-Love the chest

-Ranunculus chicken tenders

-Chilangos Tacos

-Local dock

-Leila Bakery

Purple Box

-Velvet taco

-Vinotopia

-Yan Pan Asian

New at The Boardwalk at Granite Park

-Suburban Yacht Club

-Golden Boy Coffee Co.

-Waterfront entertainment and live music scene

New in Legacy Stores

-Plano House of Comedy

– Bottled rockets

-Italian village

-Ebb and flow

-Brasão Brazilian Steakhouse

-Shakertins

New in Willow Bend stores

-For a limited time – The AMIS experience (until January 17)

New in downtown Plano arts district

– Urban seafood

-Twisted Root Burger Co.

New to Plano

-Summit Climbing, Yoga & Fitness – indoor climbing