There is a South Carolina atmosphere to this sunny Southern Florida golf vacation destination. The rolling hills, wetland layout of many, many water hazards and the overgrowth of tall, majestic pine trees makes it so. But the challenge and layout supremacy is distinct, making the PGA Golf Club – Ryder Course in Port St. Lucie a favorite host among some of the nation’s awaited tournaments.
Not surprising, though. The PGA Golf Club – Ryder Course has as much prestige in competitions as it is named after the founder of one of the biggest international golfing events, Samuel Ryder of the Ryder Cup fame. It took a legendary golf course architect to achieve a layout excellence such as this; and by no means should this “legendary” architect not be in the person of The Tom Fazio. The holes on this golf trip haven are well placed – a variety of par 5s and par 3s, that make the course so dynamic.
It is this dynamic quality and challenging placement of the holes and hazards that make it attractive to tournament organizers. The PGA Golf Club – Ryder Course has played host to a good number of competitions, the likes of the Callaway Golf Senior PGA Professional National Championship, the Taylor-made Adidas Golf PGA Assistant Professional Championship; the Special Olympics National Invitational Championship; and the National Minority Collegiate Championship. Quite a tournament favorite, its many world class amenities – with the elegant clubhouse and impeccable service on the front lines – make it a golf vacation favorite as well.