PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – PGA Golf Club – the 54-hole, flagship facility of the PGA of America in Port St. Lucie, Fla. – will host a “20th Anniversary Weekend” Sept. 16-19, to celebrate two decades of unforgettable golf experiences.
Opened in 1996, PGA Golf Club is entering a new era of entertainment as recent enhancements have met with rave reviews from members and guests alike. Case in point, the Wanamaker Course – which underwent extensive renovations to its fairways and bunker surrounds – has earned high praise from several national publications including Golfweek and GOLF Magazine. The acclaimed Dye Course is scheduled to re-open in early November following a complete re-grassing project which will undoubtedly heighten the overall experience.
Festivities kick off Friday, Sept. 16, with a members-exclusive cocktail party and Happy Hour from 4 to 9 p.m., followed by a “Step Aside Scramble” on Saturday, Sept. 17. On Sunday, Sept. 18 and Monday, Sept. 19, all guests can tee it up on the Wanamaker & Ryder Course for $39 before noon and $29 after. To honor the founding of PGA Golf Club 20 years ago, greens fees include a bounceback coupon to play the Wanamaker or Ryder courses after 10 a.m. before Oct. 31 (with a 48-hour booking window) for a special anniversary rate of $19.96. Additional specials include discounts in the golf shop, $1 hot dogs, 50-cent cans of soda, and a bucket of beer and nachos for $19.96.
“There’s an undeniable buzz surrounding PGA Golf Club,” says Jimmy Terry, PGA Senior General Manager of PGA Golf Club. “The weekend-long celebration will be an amazing opportunity to highlight the Club’s past and showcase its exciting future. Here’s to the next 20 years of great golf.”
Adding to the energized atmosphere is the modernized, 20,000 square-foot clubhouse, which includes the touted Taplow Pub and PGA History Gallery, featuring the original Wanamaker Trophy presented to the winner of the PGA Championship.
The anniversary weekend occurs as the PGA of America continues its Centennial celebration. Sparked by a meeting of prominent golf professionals and amateurs who comprised the “Taplow Club” in New York City’s famed Wanamaker Store, the PGA was formed on Jan. 17, 1916.
For more information visit pgavillage.com or call (772) 467-1300.
Getting There: 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 at the facility and the nearby St. Lucie Trail Golf Club. The entertaining layouts were designed by renowned architects Tom Fazio, Jim Fazio and Pete Dye.
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