Wanamaker Course

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

History

Formerly The South Course, it is the first golf course named in honor of Rodman Wanamaker, the New York City department store magnate who in 1916 inspired the birth of The PGA of America.

Opened in 1996, The Wanamaker Course (formerly The South Course) at The PGA Golf Club has hosted the 2003 PGA Cup, the Callaway Golf Senior PGA National Professional Championship, the TaylorMade-adidas Golf PGA Assistant Professional Championship, the Special Olympics National Invitational Championship and the National Minority Collegiate Championship.

A classic Florida layout, The Wanamaker Course is set against a backdrop of wetlands, palm trees and palmettos, and is considered one of Florida ‘s most beautiful courses. There is a premium on the tee shot to set up a good approach shot to the well-guarded greens.

Yardage:

Tees
Rating
Yardage
Slope
Medal

74.7

7,102

140

Tournament

72.2

6,634

137

Standard

70.1

6,186

131

Middle Men
67.45,625

122

Middle Ladies

73.2

5,625

126

Forward Men

64.2

4,960108
Forward Ladies

69.4

4,960

122

Grass:

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

Water Hazards: 10
Bunkers: 51
Wetlands: 6

Awards / Designations:

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. 19)
2000
Fodor’s Places to Play (4½ star rating
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. 1″
1996
Audubon International’s “Signature Status” Environmental Award; recertified in 2003

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