In December, the Tom Fazio designed Ryder golf course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida opened for play after an extensive renovation to enhance the year-round playability and appeal. This completes the Perfect Trifecta on the phenomenal and challenging championship courses at PGA Golf Club, known as the “Ultimate Golf Destination.”
All new drainage was installed. Bunkers underwent a complete overhaul with new G/Angle sand replacing the old bunker sand. Fairways were regrassed with Celebration Bermuda, a hybrid strain widely favored for its durability and quick recovery. In addition to its impressive drought and shade tolerance, the hearty Celebration grass presents a striking blue-green hue for great color contrast against the new white sand, and is aesthetically pleasing to the golfing public.
Each hole was reframed with native and ornamental grasses like what was done in 2015 on the Tom Fazio designed Wanamaker course, providing a new look and ease of care to the fairways. All the tees are Sea Isle Paspalum, a very tolerant hybrid grass with the Celebration Bermuda put on the greens and tees surrounds.The greens have been regrassed with TifEagle Bermuda, similar to the other two courses that have been redone. An additonal set of tees have been installed in the fairways to provide a short but fun golf course for the novice player.
“Our dedicated staff has accomplished an impressive transformation that cements PGA Golf Club as a top golf destination in Florida,” says Jimmie Terry, PGA Senior General Manager. “The stunning renovations are shining examples of our dedication to providing great course conditions day in and day out to our Club and PGA members as well as guests.”
The renovation is the final piece of a $10 million multi-year property wide investment. The fantastic Wanamaker course was renovated similarly in 2015, and the impressive Dye course re-opened last year after undergoing a complete regrassing project. The Wanamaker Golf Course jumped to Number 20 in Golfweek’s 2017 “Best State by State Courses You Can Play,” and the Dye Course moved to #23, making the PGA Golf Club one of only a handful of properties with two layouts on the respective lists. The Ryder Course will surely follow suit after this complete renovation. They are nothing short of spectacular, you can take it from me.
So, if you are looking for the Ultimate Golf Destination where the temperature will probably be in the 70’s this winter, just get in a plane, train or automobile, and visit Florida’s Treasure Coast and play this trio of outstanding golf courses at PGA Golf Club.
For more information or tee times visit PGAVillage.com or call 772-467-1300.