Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Located an hour north of West Palm Beach, PGA Village is home to 54 holes of championship golf – 36 from Fazio and 18 from Dye. Owned and operated by the PGA of America, PGA Village is one of the premier public-access resort facilities and the “home course” for the 27,000 men and women PGA Professionals.
Due to its focus on the environment and sustainability, PGA Village was honored as the first-ever golf facility to obtain certification in the Audubon Lifestyles Sustainable Golf Facility Program, while also receiving a 3-star rating from the International Sustainability Council.
Through the years, PGA Village has conserved more than 190 million gallons of Florida’s water supply by collecting runoff in 80 acres of ponds, created for water storage and wildlife habitat. Recycled water is used to clean machinery.
The world-renown property is also very sensitive to its natural habitat. PGA Village has been studied by botanists, ornithologists and other natural resource experts, who say the area can support 258 species of birds, 29 species of snakes, 38 types of mammals and scores of frogs, turtles, lizards and salamanders.