Did you know Florida is the top golf destination in the US with more golf courses than any other state? There are reasons the sport is so prevalent here, with the weather being a prime factor. But, Florida is also popular for golf courses because it's also home to the PGA of America and the PGA Tour. The presence of these organizations means Florida takes the sport seriously. And nobody's more serious about golf than Florida's Treasure Coast. If you like a laid-back vibe with plenty of golf opportunities, this is your Florida golf spot! Read on to learn about how the Treasure Coast should be on your list of vacation destinations.
Top Port St. Lucie Golf Courses
Port St. Lucie is a Treasure Coast golf haven. It's off the beaten track from the busy theme park areas and close to the ocean. Here is our list of top Port St. Lucie golf courses all within 10 miles of Del Webb’s Tradition community.
PGA Golf Club at PGA Village
The most famous Port St Lucie golf course is the PGA Golf Club at PGA Village. It's 54-holes on three award-winning courses. Stay and play packages are available for people who do not live in Port St. Lucie, but all will enjoy this premier Port St. Lucie golf course.
The Saints of Port St. Lucie Golf Course
The Saints is owned and operated by the city of Port St. Lucie, making it a wonderful public course option. Situated in a tranquil residential neighborhood, the Saints Golf Course offers an exceptional 18-hole championship course and is home to the popular City Golf Championships.
Geared to the less serious golfer, Pop Stroke is an exciting golf concept that combines play with excellent eat and drink opportunities -- think of it as putt-putt for adults. The Port St. Lucie location features 2 18-hole courses that you can try, and the Pop Stroke app allows you to keep score and compete with your friends. While it is not a traditional golf course per se, Pop Stroke is an excellent place to perfect your putting skills.
St. Lucie Trail Golf Club
Another popular public course option is the St. Lucie Trail Golf Club. Located off of Country Club Drive, this course offers a classic Old Florida-style 18-hole golf course, with most holes averaging Par 3 to Par 5. Hole 12 is a sure game favorite for those who are looking for a laid-back game. As the easiest and shortest of the Par 3’s it’s a nice hole to take it easy.
The Legacy Golf Club
This private club option is in northern Port St. Lucie is perfect for more serious senior golfers. This Championship Course has hosted both U.S Open and U.S Senior Open qualifying rounds since 2010 and features tees from 4,989 to 7,023 yards meaning there is plenty of versatility for all types of golfers. Join any one of the courses 44 golf groups and enjoy premier Port St. Lucie golf.
Top Palm Beach Golf Courses
Just south of Port St. Lucie you will find more premier Treasure Coast golf courses in the Palm Beach Region.
World PGA Golf Club - Resort & Spa
A Treasure Coast must-do is the World PGA Golf Club Resort and Spa, a premier golf resort in Palm Beach Gardens. It's home of the Honda Classic and only 25 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean.
Book your stay in a room or suite with a view of the green. You can even get a suite with a pool table in the living room! Privacy lovers tuck yourself away in a private two-bedroom, two-bath cottage with all the amenities of home.
Besides the phenomenal golf, you can take advantage of the spa or salon. Work out in the sports club and browse the pro shop. There are numerous restaurants and lounges at the resort, so you can have a poolside breakfast or elegant dinner all on the same property.
Other Famous Treasure Coast Courses & Clubs
If you're looking for awe-inspiring landscapes, impeccable grounds, world-class dining, and luxury amenities, you can find it all at elite Florida country clubs. There are so many elite country clubs in Florida to choose from that even if you aren’t in Port St. Lucie or the Palm Beach area, there are lots of options. Here is just a shortlist.
- The Club at Admirals Cove, Jupiter
- Jonathan's Landing Golf Club, Jupiter
- Jupiter Hills Club, Tequesta
- Jupiter Island Club, Hobe Sound
- The Loxahatchee Club, Jupiter
- The Moorings Yacht & Country Club, Vero Beach
- Quail Valley Golf Club & River Club, Vero Beach
Bottom line, Florida has a lot of great places for active adults to golf. So, if you love golf, you're going to want to come to Florida and experience for yourself why the Sunshine State is one of the best golf destinations in the world. And while you’re here, explore Del Webb featured golf courses and their active 55+ communities in Florida.
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