1916 Perfect Dr., Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34986, US
(800) 800-4653
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About PGA Village - Perfect Drive Villas

PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie is a winter haven of club professionals and aspiring touring pros from around the country, giving the facility a great avid-golf energy. If you stay on site in its villas, you'll be just a couple minutes' walk from the first tee at its three courses: the fun Tom Fazio-designed Wanamaker and Ryder, plus the phenomenal (Pete) Dye Course.

Facts

Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★
Acres3000
Year Opened1990
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsCasual
Short CourseYes
Practice FacilityYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at PGA Village - Perfect Drive Villas

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4.4
37 Reviews (37)

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Reviews 141
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Texas Advisor
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Fazio course I've played on

This course is super nice and in immaculate condition from tee to green. I've played at more than a handful Tom Fazio courses, and this is by far his best design. Out of the three courses at PGA village, I rank the Dye and Wanamaker top 1 and the Ryder course a more distant second. Ryder is just meh, but Wanamaker and Dye are South Florida's best courses. I would say that Wanamaker is a little more forgiving off the tee than the Dye is, as well as the approach shots to the green. Both layouts are uniquely designed and beautiful. The only negative is that the course had an 88 player shotgun outing on our course, so when we reached the group it was slow as molasses, so poor planning on the PGA village golf staff. However, the course was so nice, I'll let it pass.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 141
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Texas Advisor
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Deceivingly challenging

This course just like the Dye course was in absolutely superb condition. Although, I would give Dye a higher ranking when it comes to the conditions and the design, this course ranks really high among Fazio courses. I haven't played Wanamaker yet, but I would rank Dye first, then Ryder second. Some players like this course over Dye as Dye seems a little more punishing with its strategically placed bunkers and difficult green complexes. Ryder has more receptive greens, but Ryder on the other hand has more water and it really punished me, as I lost quite a few balls in the water. Next, I'll try Wanamaker and see how it ranks compared to Dye and Ryder.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 141
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Texas Advisor
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

6 out of 5 stars!

First of all, I can't believe golfadvisor is giving this course 2.4 stars. Either the previous reviewers went to a totally different course from what I experienced or the golfadvisor website is buggy. All to say that don't trust the 2.4 rating, this course is easily 5 out of 5 stars, and if I could I would give it 6 stars. Absolutely everything about this course was perfect. This has been the best golf course I've played at in South Florida, ranking up there with Trump Doral's facilities. The tee boxes were so flat, plush, green and spacious, they looked almost fake. I actually made it a point not to take divots off the tee box, because they were so nice, I didn't want to ruin them. The course is a beautiful classic Pete Dye creation, with bunkering, mounds and hazards laid out perfectly all throughout to make sure you stay concentrated all throughout the entire round. Even the holes which seem to play easy will punish you if you let your foot off the gas. Distance and accuracy are a must all throughout the 18 holes. I found the how to play the hole by hole tips on the course website to be extremely helpful, without them I would have probably had a much worse score. The fairways are absolutely perfect, nice and flush, with zero blemishes. The greens are world class, rolled very true, with tons of undulations, multi tiers, table tops, and shaped in a way that force you to play strategically and demand you to have accuracy. The practice facilities from the driving range to the putting greens to the chipping areas are a golfer's dream. Balls are complementary at the driving range and chipping area, and they're premium chromesoft balls. Lastly, take time to enjoy the atrium by the pro shop, where you'll find the trophies from all the major championships, among other cool trophies and famous golf displays, it's pretty breath taking.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 20
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Great Golf Course

The Ryder Course provides a great challenge without the gimmicks of the Dye Course.

The conditions were firm and fast.

Definitely I would play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

If you can, play this course twice

This course requires the experience of playing it a second time to get the best strategy down to make approaches work for you.

The contours of the green complexes are challenging.

Great conditions and great place.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 20
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Gimmicky golf course

Of the three courses at PGA Village this was the worst one head and shoulders.

I can overlook the gimmicky bunkering in the fairways and approaches. Most of the diabolical traps can easily be avoided.

The greens are just not designed for the firm and fast conditions we had while we were there along with the significant wind that hit the Treasure Coast during our stay.

The Dye course does not give you the option of running the ball up to the green. They are elevated and many have bunkers in front. The undulations when they are firm will propel your ball into awful collection areas surrounding the green.

It was a long day when I hit 15 greens but could only get the ball to stay on 4.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Grand experience

Everything was great!

Need an invite to play the Dye course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 46
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Turf Conditions!

Actually played the Dye Course at PGA Village. Probably the only dry course within three counties! Great turf conditions. No limitations for riding carts! Awesome 19th hole at Taplow Pub..NFL Sunday ticket to see your favorite team after golf!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A beauty...

Unfortunately we had to do cart path only due to heavy rains. Course was very wet but more playable than others this week.

Look forward to returning on a better weather day

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Outstanding Conditions!

Played the Dye course today as a single with several members. Outstanding experience. Great turf conditions. Wonderful 19th hole. Worth the expense.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 189
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

WOW!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I've played over 30 courses since moving down to Florida 20 months ago and this was by far the BEST COURSE!!!! Played from the grays , just a tad over 6,200 yards and wasn't that difficult. Just have to keep it straight!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Awesome Track

Was visiting the area and we booked a tee time on Dye course and it was superb. Teed off at 12pm and never saw anyone in front or behind us. Conditions were spotless and the layout is great. I thought it was a tough course but not overly punishing.

Staff are all helpful and range and practice areas are also great. I'd definitely play it again next time I'm in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 61
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 61
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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