PGA Golf Club, St. Lucie County Offer Great Rates on Golf, Lodging
We all know about the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, but I know for a fact that many golfers are unaware that there’s also a PGA Golf Club with amazing golf courses laid out by the likes of Tom Fazio and Pete Dye, and yes they’re open for public play. The 54-hole layout is located in Port St. Lucie just a two-hour drive south of Orlando. Owned and operated by the PGA of America, PGA Golf Club is teaming with the St. Lucie County Tourism Department to offer golfers a plethora of value-packed rates on golf and lodging good from June through October. Take a peek below at what’s on offer. I think you’ll agree with me there’s some real value for money, especially when you consider the amazing golf courses you’ll be able to play.
Golf rates start at $34 and room rates at $79 across a wide variety of lodging partners that include the Residence Inn by Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn PGA, Homewood Suites by Hilton and the Perfect Drive Villas. If you’re interested, you can book tee times and hotels online at the Golf St. Lucie website. Upon check-in, you’ll receive a $25 gift card (per room) to the Taplow Pub at PGA Golf Club.
“With a collection of courses designed by golf’s most influential architects, fabulous dining and first-class lodging minutes away, PGA Golf Club is the complete package,” says General Manager Jimmy Terry. “We’re thrilled to extend preferred rates to golfers; there’s never been a better time to tee it up at PGA Golf Club.” There no doubt about that:
Case in point, the critically-acclaimed Wanamaker Course climbed five spots to rank No. 16 in Golfweek’s 2016 “Best Courses You Can Play: State-by-State” list. This follows an extensive re-grassing project that added new turf on fairways and bunker surrounds and the reframing of holes with several ornamental species. This, as you can imagine, has heightened the overall playing experience. Golfers have nothing but good things to say about its immaculate playing surfaces and stunning visuals.
You’ll also be able to enjoy rounds on the magnificent Tom Fazio designed Ryder Course – featuring rolling hills and tree-lined fairways – and the nearby St. Lucie Trail Golf Club which is also owned by the PGA of America. Unfortunately, the Dye Course is currently closed for a complete renovation of the fairways and greens, but is expected to reopen for play sometime in mid-November.
Finally, we need to talk about the PGA Golf Club’s recently renovated 20,000 square-foot clubhouse which includes a modern, full-service golf shop, the American-British fusion Taplow Pub (I love that place) and the NINETEEN-SIXTEEN Bar & Grille.
Getting There: PGA Golf Club is less than a two-hour drive from Orlando, Miami and under three hours from Tampa, Fort Myers, and other Florida population centers. Ranked among the “75 Best Golf Resorts” by Golf Digest, PGA Golf Club is conveniently located 50 minutes north of Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) off Interstate 95 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. PBI offers nearly 100 non-stop flights to more than 25 cities in the U.S. and Canada.
For more information about the PGA of America, you can visit the PGA website, follow @PGAofAmerica on Twitter and find them on Facebook.
If you’re planning an extended stay in Orlando, you really should try to spend at least a couple of days in Port St. Lucie and play the PGA Golf Club. In Orlando however, the following info should help with your planning:
Golf in and around Orlando
There are more golf courses and resorts in and around Orlando than anywhere else in Florida. During the past 40 years, or so, the area and the sport has exploded. Today, there are more than 50 fine golf courses within 20 miles of the city center. To support these golf courses, there are a dozen or more grand resorts, some of them world class in every sense of the words; Grand resorts, such as the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes and the home of the Mouse himself where you'll four amazing, championship golf courses to play: Walt Disney World Resort. All-in-all, we really do find ourselves spoiled for choice when considering a golf outing to Orlando. Here are more than 25 listings and in-depth reviews of some of the best Golf Courses and Resorts in Orlando.