The Ryder Course

Course Designer: Tom Fazio
Year Built: 1996
Par: 72

History:

Formerly The North Course, The Ryder Course at The PGA Golf Club is named in honor of Samuel Ryder, the namesake and founder of the Ryder Cup, the preeminent event in golf. The Ryder Cup began in 1927 and brings together the finest tour professionals of the United States and Europe in a biennial match-play competition that captivates the golf world.Opened in 1996, The Ryder Course at The PGA Golf Club has hosted the Senior PGA Professional National Championship, the Golf PGA Assistant Professional Championship, the Special Olympics National Invitational Championship and the National Minority Collegiate Championship.With its rolling hills, majestic pine trees and challenging water hazards, The Ryder Course has a distinctive Carolina-feel. With various hole locations, you could play this course every day and find a different layout.  A wide variety of holes, from long par-5s to sporty par-3s.

Yardage:

Tees
Rating
Yardage
Slope
Medal

74.0

7,056

132

Tournament

72.0

6,690

128

Standard

70.1

6,295

124

Middle Men
72.95,681

115

Middle Ladies

72.9

5,681

123

Forward Men

63.6

5,092110
Forward Ladies

68.8

5,092

114

Grass:

Fairways: Tifway 419 Bermuda
Tees: Tifway 419 Bermuda
Greens: Champion UltraDwarf

Pine Trees: 1,100
Water Hazards: 9
Bunkers: 59
Wetlands: 2

Awards/Designations:

2015
Golf Digest – 75 Best Florida Golf Courses (No. T34)
2009
GolfWorld – Top 50 Public Golf Courses (No. 30)
2007
Zagat– America ‘s Top Golf Courses (Rated Excellent)
2007
Golf Digest – 4 1/2 Star Rating
2006
Golf for Women –  Top Courses for Women (No. 35)
2004
Golfweek – America’s Best Residential Golf Courses (No. 83)
2002
Travel & Leisure Golf– America’s Best 100 Courses for $100 or Less
2000
Travel & Leisure Golf – Florida’s 50 Finest (No. 20)
2000
Golf for Women – Top 100 Fairways – Women-Friendly Course Award
1996
Audubon International’s “Signature Status” Environmental Award; recertified in 2003

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