The Glynlea Country Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. will have 862 homes and a golf course designed by 17-time PGA Tour winner Jim Furyk. Deveopers expect the club to open by the end of 2024. “Glynlea, as a golf course community, will put it a step above anything we’ve done in many years,” says Ed Burr, president and CEO of GreenPointe, the developer of Glynlea.
A new country club community in Port St. Lucie, Fla. will feature 862 homes and a golf course designed by a PGA Tour champion, all as a component of the planned 4,000-unit Wylder development, TC Palm reported.
Developers expect the Glynlea Country Club to be open by the end of next year with the golf course, other recreational facilities and a number of homes complete, TC Palm reported.
“We love St. Lucie County,” said Ed Burr, president and CEO of GreenPointe, the developer of Glynlea and Wylder. “Being able to put so many components together in Wylder makes it very special. Glynlea, as a golf course community, will put it a step above anything we’ve done in many years.”
Jim Furyk, a 17-time PGA Tour winner, was on-hand to ceremonially tee off construction last month, TC Palm reported. Furyk is designing the course, a first for the longtime fixture of professional golf who once ranked second in the world.
The decision to build his first course on the Treasure Coast came more from existing relationships with the developers of Glynlea and Wylder, Furyk said to TC Palm. He plays every year in a charity tournament put on by Burr.
“I know the folks that are developing the land and I know the folks that are managing the golf side of things,” Furyk said. “I wanted to design a golf course, and my friends were building a golf course community.”
Furyk is excited by the fact that people will live around the club and want to spend time there, a trait of many of his favorite clubs, TC Palm reported. He continues to play on the PGA Tour and PGA Tour of Champions and was in Port St. Lucie fresh off a trip to Italy as vice captain of the USA Ryder Cup team. He’s taken a hands-on role in this development.
“We started out by walking the property, crawling through the bushes and the weeds and seeing what kind of trees we had and what the property looked like,” Furyk said.
From there came plans for the clubhouse and holes which, Furyk said, include incorporating existing wetlands and protected areas, TC Palm reported.
Furyk said he wants the course to be challenging, but still playable for average golfers.
It will be the first golf course Jacksonville-based GreenePoint has built since 2007, Burr said to TC Palm.
There will be a number of developments within Wylder beyond Glynlea, Burr said. There are already homes in Brystol, the community directly adjacent to the Glynlea site, which was launched earlier this year, TC Palm reported.
Burr walled Wylder, a composition of about seven different communities.
Glynlea is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2024, Furyk and Burr said to TC Palm. Homes will be priced from the $500s, according to a news release.