PGA Golf Club, the flagship property of the PGA of America, was recently named among the top five “Most Improved Courses of the Year” by Golf Inc. magazine.
The south Florida semi-private club nearly topped the list of award-winning properties whose exciting renovations sparked remarkable financial gains in the past year.
The inaugural competition garnered entries from private and public clubs around the world.
Golf Inc. praised PGA Golf Club for capital investments that helped increase membership by 10.5%, impressive given its location in a region rich with private clubs. As part of that investment, the acclaimed Dye Course recently underwent an extensive re-grassing project, greens expansion and bunkers restoration. The enhanced conditions have met with rave reviews from members and guests as the Pete Dye-designed layout is in the best shape ever.
Additionally, a multi-million dollar renovation to the clubhouse and similar re-grassing project to the Wanamaker Course has participation in social and golf events up 150% and member satisfaction at an all-time high.
“This honor is testament to our amazing team and the work they do here every day,” says PGA senior general manager Jimmy Terry. “The course renovations and clubhouse expansion are shining examples of the investment being made at PGA Golf Club to produce one of Florida’s top golf and social experiences.”
PGA Golf Club’s Wanamaker and Dye courses have been named among the best courses in Florida on several national lists. Golfweek ranked the courses Nos. 16 and 27, respectively, on its annual “Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play” list, while GOLF Magazine placed them Nos. 23 and 30 on its 2016 edition of the “Best Courses Near You.”
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PGA Golf Club is less than a two-hour drive from Orlando and Miami, and under three hours from Tampa, Fort Myers and other Florida population centers. Having been 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. PBI offers nearly 100 nonstop flights to more than 25 cities in the U.S. and Canada.
Known as the “Ultimate Golf Resort Destination,” PGA Golf Club is home to four distinct golf courses. The entertaining layouts were designed by renowned architects Pete Dye, Tom Fazio and Jim Fazio.
– Text courtesy PGA Golf Club; photos by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America