Spacious Villas near Three PGA Golf Club Courses
The links-style Dye course at PGA Village contains many flourishes characteristic of its designer, World Golf Hall of Famer Pete Dye. He throws in a scare right at the start, planting the tee box on hole 1 so it overlooks an intimidating sea of coquina waste bunkers and pine-straw roughs. But the rest of course is less threatening, with spacious landing areas and picturesque natural scenery from the surrounding Big Mamu Wetlands. And it's just one of three championship courses in the backyard of Florida's Perfect Drive Golf Villas, a resort designed to accommodate golfers’ needs.
Like a home away from home, spacious one- and two-bedroom villas include full kitchens, private screened porches, and laundry rooms. Stay in a Pine Valley villa to wake up within walking distance of the PGA Golf Club and to relax in whirlpool bathtubs after a round. Alternatively, Castle Pines villas are located within a gated community with picnic areas and three heated, lagoon-style swimming pools.
Perfect Drive also has its own short golf course with six holes for warming up for the PGA Golf Club's courses or settling ties afterwards without the perils of a 9-iron duel.
Port St. Lucie, Florida: Oceanfront Nature Preserves and World-Class Golf
Located near the Atlantic coast about 100 miles north of Miami, Port St. Lucie’s white-sand beaches offer a more laid-back alternative to nearby Palm Beach. Explore the area’s thousands of acres of parks and nature preserves, including Indian River Lagoon’s marshes and mangroves. About 20 minutes away in Fort Pierce, the Savannas Recreation Area evokes the Florida Everglades with five distinct biological communities, from wet prairies to pine flat woods.
Aside from ecotourism, Port St. Lucie’s main draw is golfing at PGA Village. Hailed as one of the 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America by Golf Digest , the resort features courses mapped out by legends Tom Fazio and Pete Dye. Its onsite practice facility with bunkers simulates famous golf courses from around the world, including Pebble Beach and Doral's Blue Monster.