Reduced summer pricing makes it a
bargain and an incentive to hit the
more than 20 golf courses that dot
the landscape in Port St. Lucie.
One of the reasons Port St. Lucie is one of the fastest
growing communities in the country is its fabulous
year-round weather. Another reason why the population
tops 200,000 is the availability of many leisure
activities and a focus on fun.
And one of the biggest draws for tourists and residents is
the access to quality golf courses during the summer months.
While many find a day at the beach relaxing and rejuvenating,
legions of others would rather slip on a pair of golf shoes
and hit the course — even during the humidity that is characteristic
of a Florida summer.
With more than 20 golf courses ranging from the novice
skill level to high-end pro, the region has a golfing experience
for everyone. And there are some pretty sweet benefits to
golfing in the high humidity and temperatures.
“Summer is a great time for golf in St. Lucie County,” says
Charlotte Bireley, county tourism and marketing director.
“Because our seasonal residents are gone, the availability of
tee times grows. And the summer is the perfect time for a golf
vacation in St. Lucie County because hotel rates are down, too.
“The City of Port St. Lucie is home to the famous PGA Village
which is open to the public that boasts two Tom Fazio
designed courses and a third course designed by Pete Dye,”
she continues. “PGA Village also offers a 35-acre practice facility
and the Center for Golf Learning & Performance where
you can learn what you are doing right … or wrong.”
Bireley acknowledges that the mercury may spike a bit,
saying, “Yes, it does get hot in Florida in the summer, but between
the flexibility of early tee times and the delightful sea
breezes that so many of our courses enjoy, almost any time is
good for a round of golf in St. Lucie.”
The savings available to those willing to brave the warmer
temperatures may well be worth applying a slightly more generous
dose of antiperspirant and experiencing the humidity. >>
12 Port St. Lucie Magazine
BY WENDY DWYER
Saving money is par for the
course during the summer
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