Earlier this season, I was privileged to get the opportunity to visit and play PGA Village in St. Lucie Florida, and what an experience it was. Prior to my arrival, I was already somewhat familiar with the three world-renown golf courses (Wanamaker, Ryder & Dye), but I had no idea the depth and magnitude of all the additional amenities found within 'The Village'. What they've created at PGA Village is an experience unlike I've seen at any other golf resort.
Someone recently asked me "Does it get increasingly difficult for you to come up with unique content when reviewing golf courses?" Good question... It's true, some golf courses have a lack of distinguishing features; thankfully, there are facilities like PGA Village, where I could easily write weekly articles for a year, and never struggle to find something uniquely fascinating to discuss. In addition to their 54 holes of golf on the three world-class golf courses, PGA Village is a true golfer's paradise which also offers:
- PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance - This 35 acre facility is where golfers of all skill levels can take advantage of some of the most advanced golf training and instruction the sport has to offer. Included in this area is series of sand bunkers, each containing a different type of sand mimicking the conditions from golf courses around the world.
- PGA Museum of Golf - Including the Professional Hall of Fame, if you love golf history, you will be mesmerized by the experience of visiting the PGA Museum of Golf and taking a journey through some of golf's most memorable moments.
- 6 Hole Family Short Course - The perfect place to introduce youngsters and beginners along with being a great way to warm up or wind down.
Here's a short into to the three courses at PGA Village:
The Dye Course
If you haven't been, PGA Village is definitely one to add to your 'bucket list', which I plan on crossing off over and over and over again! If you're visiting from out of town, I would highly recommend checking out the 'Stay and Play' packages available at the Hilton Garden Inn. For more information about current 'Stay and Play' packages, visit: http://www.pgavillage.com/index.cfm?page=hilton_garden_inn