Over the years the PGA Village has been the choice for
thousands of people that take an annual golf trip to Florida. A pleasant
surprise is in store for those that are planning on returning. This past summer
the PGA Village embarked on an extensive enhancement program designed to bring
its turf conditions to high-quality levels that will honorably represent the
27,000 men and women of the PGA of America that call this club their home.
The turf transformation on the golf courses is receiving
These are the new things you should look for next time
you’re playing golf at the PGA Village.
Conditions of the golf courses- The Dye, Wanamaker and Ryder
are all in fantastic condition. Dick Gray, the new superintendent is a 25 year
veteran with a vision. "As
the PGA, golfers expect us to produce at a high-level and we want these courses
to meet and exceed expectations," says Gray. His team is returning
these golf courses to the immaculate condition they were in when the Village
first opened. Smooth greens, well groomed fairways, and fluffy sand traps make
all golfers happy, even if they’re playing bogey golf.
New golf carts
with state of the art GPS- The new golf carts at the PGA Village are
spectacular and extremely helpful. They’re fast, clean, and will run all day
long, which is a must for golfers playing 36. For those of you that need an
exact yardage from tee to green so you can “stick it”, don’t worry about spotty
yardages at the PGA Village, these GPS systems have touch screens that give you
complete control of your distances.
New signage that comes with a history lesson- How well do
you know your PGA of America golf history? Golfers can now read signage
throughout the golf courses that pay tribute to each PGA Champion by year, list
the final score of every Ryder Cup, and tell the story of Rodman Wanamaker,
Samuel Ryder and the trophies they’re named after.
The PGA Center for Learning and Performance- Are you having
trouble turning those bogeys into birdies? Perhaps you should use the
unbelievable facilities available at the PGA Center for Learning andPerformance, which encompass 35 acres with more than 100 full swing practice
stations and 9 bunkers that simulate play from around the world. Guests can sign up to participate in two, three and four day golf schools that operate at a low student-to-teacher ratio ensuring that all students receive personalized instruction. The instructors combine for over 150 years experience with many belonging to the country's top 100 teachers list.
PGA Museum of Golf- An onsite museum brimming with golf
history exhibits, vintage photographs, posters, golf clubs and other
Recent enhancements at the Golf Villas on property- The golf
villas on property have always been a great option for groups of guys or
families that want privacy and convenience on their golf vacation. With flat
screen televisions, comfy couches, and a full kitchen, these golf villas will
enhance your experience at the PGA Village.
The Excellence of the Hilton Garden Inn at PGA Village- This
small hotel has a very friendly staff and exceptionally appointed hotel rooms
that will exceed your expectations. The on-site Sam Snead’s restaurant in the
lobby of the hotel is a perfect place to grab a post round drink or enjoy a
delicious steak dinner.