Golf News for Thursday, February 6, 2014 | Travel

Florida's PGA Golf Club unveils Spring Training 'Stay-and-Play' packages

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- With pitchers and catchers reporting back to Florida over the next few weeks, PGA Golf Club - which features 54 holes of championship golf by Tom Fazio and Pete Dye in Port St. Lucie, Fla. - is offering baseball fans and golfers alike a unique Spring Training "Stay-and-Play" package through Mar. 31, 2014.

The offer includes two rounds of golf at PGA Golf Club and three nights of accommodations at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn. Guests also receive a complimentary daily golf clinic ($35 value) at the onsite PGA Center for Golf Learning & Performance - an instruction, practice, technology and fitness golf park that provides the ultimate learning environment for players of all levels. With 100 swing stations and nine bunker types simulating play from around the world, the highly acclaimed facility is an ideal destination to tune up for the 2014 season. In addition, guests can tour the adjacent PGA Museum of Golf with complimentary admission year round to see the four major Championship trophies of golf.

PGA Golf Club is located just three miles from Tradition Field, the Spring Training home of the New York Mets and the summer home of the Class "A" Affiliate St. Lucie Mets. With a short distance between first base and the first tee, this pure golf destination features three diverse, challenging layouts along Florida's Treasure Coast. With average high temperatures in the mid-to-high 70s during February and March, PGA Golf Club serves as an ideal setting for fans to escape frigid temperatures, as they tee it up in South Florida and cheer on their favorite team.

"PGA Golf Club is one of America's premier destinations for golfers around the world, with ideal temperatures and course conditions this time of year," said PGA Golf Club General Manager Jimmy Terry. "Our Spring Training Stay-and-Play package offers an escape from the weather up north, as well as a great opportunity for you to take a buddy trip, a weekend getaway or even a family vacation to combine your passions for golf and baseball into one."

The Wanamaker Course by Fazio provides a stunning backdrop against breathtaking palm trees and palmettos. His distinct Carolina touch is also evident on the Ryder Course with rolling hills, majestic pines and challenging water hazards. Weaving through 100 acres of wetlands, the Dye Course is a links-style layout with pine straw rough, vast coquina waste bunkers and grass-based bunkers.

The PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance is provides the ultimate learning environment for players of all levels. With 100 swing stations and nine bunker types simulating play worldwide, the acclaimed facility is an ideal destination to tune up for the 2014 season.

In addition to golf's most storied trophies, the PGA Museum of Golf features Donald Ross' workbench from circa 1900; vast Ryder Cup and PGA Championship memorabilia; a tribute to 2013 PGA Champion Jason Dufner; and the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame.

PGA Golf Club Spring Training Stay and Play Packages start at $629 per person, with double occupancy at the Hilton Garden Inn. For reservations, call (866) 580-0884 and reference "Mets Spring Training" or visit pgavillage.com/springtraining.com.

For more information on PGA Golf Club and the PGA of America, visit www.pgamediacenter.com.

Contact:
Michael Abramowitz
PGA of America
561/624-8458
mabramowitz@pgahq.com

Glenn Gray
Buffalo Communications
540/718-1731
ggray@buffalocommuncations.com