Golfing Gurus

St. Lucie, A Golfer’s Paradise

If your idea of a great time is to hit the links and play a few rounds of golf during your stay here in St. Lucie, then you are in luck. Go out and play a different course every day…and not only that, if your family member or friends need an easier course than you do, you’re covered because there are courses for all budgets and skill levels.

PGA Village Golf Resort

With about 240 days of sun each year and over a dozen public and semi-private courses, St. Lucie is a golfer’s dream come true. Start out at the famed PGA Village Golf Resort with the PGA’s three public Tom Fazio and Pete Dye designed courses — the Wanamaker, Ryder, and the Dye. Together they offer 54 holes of championship golf along with another 18 holes at the St. Lucie Trail Golf Club just down the road. https://www.pgavillage.com/

PGA Learning Center

The PGA Learning Center allows you to practice all kinds of shots on 35 acres and there’s a state-of-the-art practice and training facility. http://pgalearningcenter.com/

Fairwinds Golf Course

Don’t miss the Fairwinds Golf Course operated by St. Lucie County and open to the public. It winds through undisturbed natural lands where you might see a bald eagle, alligator, or sandhill crane. The challenging golf course, designed by Jim Fazio, was rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest’s Recommended Places to Play. You’ll find a restaurant and practice facility there, too. www.fairwindsgolf.com

Saints Golf Course

In Port St. Lucie, The Saints Golf Course is popular with locals and visitors. Home of the city’s championship challenge, it includes an 18-hole course, a driving range, and practice area. It also features a pro shop, restaurant, pub — and lots of friendly people. http://www.cityofpsl.com/golf/