Golf News for Monday, July 9, 2007 | Awards

PGA Golf Club's Dye Course honored as a top course for women

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- The PGA Golf Club's Dye Course in Port St. Lucie, Fla., was just named one of the "Top 50 Courses for Women," as selected by Golf For Women magazine. Designed by legendary namesake Pete Dye, the Dye Course is ranked No. 38 nationwide in the publication's July-August 2007 issue.

Golf For Women editors and a panel of 100 women course-raters ranked the Top 50 public and resort courses in the United States. Each course was required to have at least one set of tees that played under 5,300 yards, and it was preferred that the course also have at least two additional tees that played under 6,000 yards. A minimum of two tees were required to be rated for women. The rules also stipulated that the course should be in top condition, present a women-friendly environment and have few forced carries from the forward tees.

"The PGA Golf Club is honored to have the Dye Course named to Golf For Women's list of the Top 50 Courses for Women," said Bob Baldassari, PGA General Manager, of The PGA Golf Club. "As we celebrate Family Golf Month throughout July and our facilities serve as the host club for the Executive Women's Golf Association, the Dye Course's ranking serves as special recognition of The PGA Golf Club's commitment to growing the game. Plus, our guests can eagerly anticipate exciting new programs coming in the near-future that will further enhance their golf experience."

Owned and operated by The PGA of America, The PGA Golf Club -- which encompasses three Championship courses, the 35-acre PGA Learning Center golf instruction park and PGA Historical Center -- was also recently named by Golf For Women's parent publication Golf Digest, as one of the "75 Best Golf Resorts in North America for 2007-08."

Golf course architect Pete Dye is currently making "tweaks" to the Dye Course to further beautify its allure, as well as enhance the playing experience for everyone. The improvements are targeted for completion in October 2007. Meanwhile, The PGA Golf Club's Wanamaker and Ryder Courses, which were renovated by Tom Fazio last year, remain open for public play year-round.

For a complete list of courses on the Golf For Women's "Top 50 Courses for Women list, visit www.golfforwomen.com. To learn more about The PGA Golf Club, as well as make tee times and reservations, call (800) 800-GOLF or visit www.pgavillage.com.

About The PGA Golf Club:
The Ryder, Wanamaker and Dye Courses form a trio of world-class public courses at The PGA Golf Club, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Named by Golf Digest as one of the "75 Best Golf Resorts in North America" for 2007-08, The PGA Golf Club also features the award-winning 35-acre PGA Learning Center golf park and PGA Historical Center. The PGA Golf Club, exists to be one of the premier daily fee facilities in America, and to serve as a home club for our 28,000 PGA of America Golf Professionals

About The PGA of America:
The PGA of America is the world's largest working sports organization, comprised of 28,000 men and women golf Professionals who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf, while serving millions of people throughout its 41 PGA Sections nationwide. Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has enhanced its leadership position in a $62 billion-a-year industry by growing the game of golf through its premier spectator events, world-class education and training programs, significant philanthropic outreach initiatives and award-winning golf promotions. Today's PGA Professional is the public's link to the game, serving an essential role in the operation of golf facilities throughout the country.