PGA Announces Ryder Course Reopening
18 Dec, 2017
PGA Golf Club‘s acclaimed Ryder Course ihas re-opened to the public following a complete renovation to enhance year-round playability and overall appeal.
All new drainage was installed, bunkers underwent a complete overhaul and Celebration Bermuda, a hybrid strain widely favored for its durability and quick recovery, was installed on all fairways. In addition to its impressive drought resistance and shade tolerance, the hearty grass presents a striking blue-green hue for great color contrasts.
“Our dedicated staff has accomplished an impressive transformation that cements PGA Golf Club as a top golf destination in Florida,” says Jimmy Terry, PGA Senior General Manager. “The stunning renovations are shining examples of our dedication to providing great course conditions day in and day out to our club and PGA members, as well as guests.”
Each hole is reframed with native and ornamental grasses, providing a new look and feel. Tees are Sea Isle Paspalum, a hybrid, while greens are TifEagle Bermuda, consistent with all the other putting surfaces on the property. Bunkers are newly renovated and refaced with Celebration, found on fairways and tee and green surrounds. New tees installed in the fairways now provide a short but fun golf course for the novice player.
The renovation is the final piece of a $10 million multi-year property-wide investment. Adding to the energized atmosphere at PGA Golf Club is the modernized, 20,000 square-foot clubhouse. Furthermore, the impressive Dye course re-opened last year following a re-grassing project, and the touted Wanamaker Course underwent similar enhancements in 2015.
The Wanamaker’s jump to No. 20 in Golfweek’s 2017 “Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play” rankings – joining the No. 23 Dye Course -- makes PGA Golf Club one of only a handful of properties with two layouts on the respected list. Updates to the Ryder Course should allow it to follow suit.
PGA Golf Club members can tee it up on the iconic Ryder Course beginning Friday, Dec. 1. A media day is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 13; media members interested in playing should contact Adriana Vizcaya at AVizcaya@pgahq.com or 772.467.1300 ext. 125.
For more information about PGA Golf Club or to book starting times, 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. 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 Destination,” PGA Golf Club is home to three distinct golf courses at the facility. The entertaining layouts were designed by renowned architects Tom Fazio, Jim Fazio and Pete Dye.