Florida is well recognized for its great golfing. Everyone from Golf Digest to Arnold Palmer have said so themselves. It stands to reason that the Treasure Coast would have some of the best golf courses in the area. The next time you’re in town, make sure to knock out a few rounds on these courses.
In Port St. Lucie, there are few that measure up to the level of play that the Santa Lucia River Club golf course at Ballantrae offers. Here is where a par-72 course within a 402-acre sanctuary lies along the St. Lucie River and the surrounding wetlands. The unique Florida style of the golf course is utilized to create enough space that players have to think through their play. After a great round of golf with friends, players can enjoy a luxurious evening at The Nicklaus Grille.
The Saints at Port St. Lucie
Known as the locals’ preferred course, The Saints is owned by the city of Port St. Lucie, and has hosted many great games. The Popular City Golf Championships is held every November, as are frequent junior golf programs. The course offers a certain level of challenge that players from the area can enjoy, thanks to the plentiful traps and barriers throughout the course that players must navigate; along with a great golf club and a stocked golf shop. Grab a few friends, your favorite golf club, and try a few holes here.
PGA Golf Club
Offering an unparalleled golf experience, PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie grants players the challenge that they crave in a contemporary golf setting. Golfers have their pick of three courses: the Ryder, the Wannamaker, and the Dye. Named after legendary figures in golf, these courses stand on their own with varied landscapes and unique course designs worth hours of challenging play. Cool off after the game with friends at the PGA Village Golf Club Clubhouse. On-site PGA Village – St. Lucie offers golf aficionados a chance to get even closer to the game that they love through the clinics and personal training offered by the staff at the PGA Learning Center. Make sure to check out showcasing of historic golf events and artifacts at the PGA Museum of Golf.
Old Marsh Golf Club
Since its start, Old Marsh Golf Club has been raising the bar on quality golfing. The 18-hole course designed by Pete Dye encourages both experienced players who are looking for a challenge and newer players to test their skills. The integrity of the game and the course is preserved through select, yet meticulous measures conducted by the golf staff; ranging from the course’s drainage system that protects the nearby wetlands, to the restriction of cell phone usage on the course, allowing players to enjoy the serenity as they play.
Sandpiper Point at Club Med
Club Med is known for offering guests a chance to kick back and relax, but did you know that you could also learn how to play a great round of golf here? The par-70 course at Sandpiper Point is known for being a great beginner course, perfect to show off your new skills that you learned at the Club Med Golf Academy, where certified PGA professionals teach students how to swing and putt their way to victory.
If Florida is known for being the king of golf, then South Florida and the Treasure Coast are the ultimate rulers. From PGA Golf Club to Sandpiper Point, the courses are better than best and worth bragging about. Stay close to them with a home right nearby.
One hidden gem you may want to check out is Rivella, coming soon to the Treasure Coast. This gated community by GroundStone Homes rests on the edge of the St. Lucie River where it comes together with the North Fork, offering residents easy access to all of the activities that come along with waterfront living – not to mention some stunning views. Community amenities include a pool and clubhouse, tennis, and walking trails meandering throughout the neighborhood, so residents can connect with nature. Your new home will be ideally located just a short drive to some of the area’s best golf, beaches and entertainment as well as dozens of historic sites, parks and museums where you’ll learn about the area’s rich history.
Homes at Rivella will range in size from 2 to 6 bedrooms, and all homes will have either a preserve or estuary view. Select homesites are available directly on the river, some with an option for a private dock. Signature series homes start in the mid $300s, and Estate homes are priced from the mid $500s to over $1 million, with custom floorplan options.
Visit RivellaFL.com to register for community updates and events in the coming months, including our model grand opening in spring 2019. We’ll send you a copy of our digital brochure highlighting our unique Florida waterfront lifestyle.