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PGA Village:  Golf Heaven and Haven

Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer

We were at the great Grand Del Mar Hotel and Golf Resort in San Diego some months ago and being treated to some golf play and also some superb coaching by the pro there Erik Wilson who admitted to picking up his first club when he was seven years old.

Golfing and being on a golf course gives one a real opportunity to engage in lots of talk. And part of Erik’s commentary was about Port St. Lucie’s PGA Village.

Some months later we wound up at PGA Village. Harvey was scheduled for a talk on his new book - -REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK: AN ORAL AND NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THE HOME OF THE BOSTON RED SOX.

In the process of being there we were able to see firsthand the wonders of this state of the art facility that has something for everyone - -the Erik Wilsons of the world who come to refine their games and the Frommers of the world who want to just learn a thing or two and soak up the atmosphere, historical, aesthetic, sporting.

And we saw firsthand why the large facility owned and operated by the PGA of America is ranked among the “75 Best Golf Resorts” by Golf Digest.

Beautifully maintained, aesthetically over the top, enhanced by the latest in technology of all kinds, PGA World is truly a universe onto itself of all things golf. There are Golf Schools Stay and Play Packages, Golf Clinics, Fitness Programs, Performance Packages. The Golf Learning and Performance facility is 35 acres – and it has it all.

And most important to most people who come down to this Florida paradise are the 54 holes of Championship Golf designed by Tom Fazio and Pete Dye. The three championship courses were created give golfers the ultimate sporting experience and to envelop golfers in a protected species peaceful and serene environment of a 430-acre wildlife sanctuary.

And for those who want just a little bit of the golf experience -- the PGA Golf Club® has a 6-hole short-game training course.

And for a break from all the physical activity – there is also the PGA Museum of Golf with displays and videos and memorabilia to savoir and treasure and learn from.  

If you are a skilled player or a beginner, if you want to soak up the sun and the quality of life – PGA Village is truly a golf heaven and haven.

Photographs by Harvey Frommer

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About the Authors:  Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a wife and husband team who successfully bridge the worlds of popular culture and traditional scholarship. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed interactive oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in Miami. They teach what they practice as professors at Dartmouth College.

They are also travel writers who specialize in luxury properties and fine dining as well as cultural history and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. More about these authors.

You can contact the Frommers at: 

Email: myrna.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU
Email: harvey.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU

This Article is Copyright © 1995 - 2012 by Harvey and Myrna Frommer.  All rights reserved worldwide.

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