The Ryder Course ~ PGA National Golf Club Champion Course

The Ryder Course at The PGA Golf Club Fact Sheet
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 (formerly The North Course) at The PGA Golf Club has hosted the Callaway Golf Senior PGA Professional National Championship, the TaylorMade-adidas 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.

Course Designer: Tom Fazio
Year: 1996
Par: 72
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 67.2 5,681 115
Middle Ladies 72.9 5,681 123
Forward Men 63.6 5,092 110
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:

2006 Golf For Women – Top 50 Courses for Women
2005 Golf For Women – Top 50 Courses for Women
2002 Travel & Leisure Golf – America ‘s Best 100 Courses for $100 or Less
2000 Travel & Leisure Golf – Florida ‘s 50 Finest (No. 20)
2000 Fodor’s Places to Play (4½ star rating)
2000 Golf For Women – Top 100 Fairways – Women-Friendly Course Award
1998 Golf Digest – The Best of Places to Play
1997 GOLF Magazine’s Top 10 Courses You Can Play
1996 Golf Digest’s “Best New Affordable Public Course – No. 7″
1996 Audubon International’s “Signature Status” Environmental Award; recertified in 2003

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