PORT ST LUCIE, FL
The PGA of America is far and away the largest organization in golf, comprised of 27,000 men and women golf professionals at golf courses across the country.
The fact that PGA Golf Village is considered the home club of those 27,000 professionals tells you all you need to know about the quality of this place among Port St. Lucie golf resorts. It's no surprise that PGA Village is one of the most popular choices among our golf travel clients.
PGA Village is in the heart of Port St. Lucie on Florida's Treasure Coast, and the three outstanding courses of PGA Golf Club form the centerpiece.
Tom Fazio's Wanamaker Course is set against a backdrop of wetlands, palm trees, and palmettos. The course is considered as one of Florida's most beautiful courses and is currently ranked #21 in the state by Golf Digest. In typical Fazio style, the premium is on the tee shot to set up a good approach to the well-guarded greens.
The recently renovated Pete Dye Course emphasizes Dye's uninhibited style for creative design. It features pine straw roughs, vast coquina waste bunkers and grass-based bunkers. A links-style course that weaves by the 100-acre 'Big Mamu' Wetlands, the Dye Course offers pure Florida surroundings, with hints of design from the older British Isles' courses for flavor.
The Ryder Course is named in honor of Samuel Ryder, the namesake and founder of the Ryder Cup, the preeminent event in golf. With its rolling hills, majestic pine trees and challenging water hazards, the Ryder Course has a distinctive Carolina-feel. With various hole locations, you could play this course every day and discover a different layout.
Recently, the club also announced that their private course, PGA Country Club, has been renamed and is now available to the public. Now known as St. Lucie Trail Golf Club, this course helps add availability during the high season and comes in at a slightly lower price point than the other three club courses. Under the watchful eye of Superintendent Dick Gray, the course has undergone a revitalization program to its tee boxes, fairways, greens, and landscaping over the past 18 months. It's a great new option for visiting golfers.
If you like to work on your game during your golf getaway, the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance is one of the best practice facilities in the country. It includes a short course to work on your wedge game.
And for history buffs, the PGA Museum of Golf is a must visit.
The Perfect Drive Golf Villas allow you to stay onsite with all the comforts of home. These spacious villas have been our most popular choice for accommodations at PGA Village for years. All one, two and three-bedroom units are fully furnished with kitchen, living room, and dining area, and each bedroom offers a private screened porch for those beautiful Florida evenings.
We work with several other courses and hotel properties outside of the PGA Village that offer a taste of this beautiful Florida coast town.
Eagle Marsh Golf Club in nearby in Jensen Beach is a Tom Fazio design that makes good of the assets provided by Mother Nature. The builders took every effort to preserve the natural beauty of the land while creating a course that tests all levels of players.
The Florida Club in Stuart, designed by Dick Gray in 1997, is an attractive layout entirely surrounded by natural wetlands. It features a blend of intricate fairways, very subtle elevation changes, and challenging hazards. The course offers good, traditional golf without any tricked-up holes.
Hammock Creek GC in Palm City was co-designed by the father and son team of Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus, Jr. It offers rolling, perfectly maintained fairways, multi-tiered greens and tees, and holes that wind through natural pine forests and wetlands.
The Legacy Golf & Tennis Club in Port St. Lucie was designed by George and Jim Fazio in the mid 1980's. Most of the trouble can be found in the natural wetlands and water hazards found throughout the course. It's a tough but fair test of golf and a true testament to the legacy of exceptional golf design left behind by George Fazio.
Arnold Palmer made his mark at Majors Golf Club in Palm Bay. The course is reminiscent of Carolina layouts with large amounts of pine forests and sand spread out over 240 acres.
We also work with a variety of accommodations besides the Perfect Drive Villas. The Hilton Garden Inn at PGA Village offers standard guestrooms and serves up great dining at Sam Snead's Tavern and Lounge. Sheraton's PGA Vacation Resort offers one and two-bedroom villas, each with a full kitchen, fully loaded entertainment center, and luxurious master bedroom with whirlpool tub (most units).
Springhill Suites standard one-bedroom suites feature a separate living area, wet bar, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and work desk. And at Residence Inn Port St. Lucie West, all rooms feature separate living and dining area with a fully equipped kitchen. Accommodations here are great for golfers with 50% more space than a traditional hotel room.
If you like to wander from the golf courses during your getaway, there is plenty to do in Port St. Lucie. You can enjoy a day lounging on the beautiful beaches, take a cruise on the Saint Lucie River, hike or canoe through the Savannas Preserve State Park, or take in a spring training game at Tradition Field where the New York Mets prepare for the major league baseball season.
All in all, golf in and around Port St. Lucie is a great option for your next Florida golf getaway!