PGA Golf Challenge in the Sunshine State
By Larry Larsen
Located in Port St. Lucie, just two hours from Lakeland, this is the first golf club owned and operated by the PGA of America that is open to the public. This model
golf facility offers sweeping innovations for the future of the golf industry.
Players of all levels can enjoy 72 Championship golf holes from the world's finest architects, Tom Fazio, Jim Fazio and Pete Dye, a 6-hole Short Course, plus the
new state of the art 35-acre PGA Learning Center.
The North Course, a Tom Fazio design, opened January 1, 1996 and offers rolling
hills, pine groves and wicked water hazards for a distinctive Carolina feel. The South Course, by Tom Fazio, is a pure Florida course with sharply sloped greens
and tricky doglegs set against a backdrop of wetlands and palm trees.
The challenging Dye Course features fairways generously dotted with bunkers and moguls, and large expanses of crushed limestone shells as waste areas.
But the biggest surprise is the PGA learning center. This extraordinary prototype facility provides the ultimate
learning experience for golfers of every level. With putting greens and courses, chipping areas and a variety of
bunker styles and over 100 practice stations, this 35-acre golf park provides the opportunity to learn how to
execute every conceivable golf shot. Catering to individual golfers as well as groups, the PGA Learning Center
features a unique lighting system that enables golfers to practice in the evening hours. True to The PGA of
America's mission to grow the game of golf, the PGA Learning Center is affordably priced and easily accessible.
For more information visit their website at www.pgavillage.com or call 877-519-6766.