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Ryder Course Re-Opens After Extensive Renovations

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The PGA Golf Club of the PGA of America in Port St. Lucie, Florida, has recently re-opened the Ryder Course after an extensive renovation to both their golf course and clubhouse.

Five years and $15 million later, the renovations have finally been completed. All new drainage was installed, bunkers were completely renovated and a hybrid strain was installed on all fairways. They have also installed GPS systems with yardage available for each hole.

In addition, a newly enlarged and refurbished 20,000 square foot clubhouse is now open. The new design features large dining halls, locker rooms and lounge areas for the members and guests to enjoy.

The comprehensive revamping has earned them the #20 spot in the 2017 “Best State-by-State Courses You Can Play” by Golfweek.

“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.”

The PGA has put some significant trophies on display at the new on-site museum, the “PGA Gallery.” The displays show replicas of the four Major Championship trophies, including the original Wanamaker Trophy. You will also find on each tee on the Ryder course various plaques that represent dramatic moments in Ryder Cup history. Each Wanamaker tee presents a story about a PGA Championship.

What do you think of the new renovations to the Ryder course? Let us know by stopping by at Cape and Islands Golf Shop.