PGA Golf Club - Dye golf course - hole 12
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PGA Golf Club - Dye golf course - hole 12
The Dye Course at PGA Golf Club is the latest course at PGA Village to be renovated and restored. Courtesy of PGA Golf Club
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PGA Golf Club - Dye golf course - hole 1
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PGA Golf Club - Dye golf course - hole 1
On the par-4 first hole you get a good feel for the extensive bunkering on the Dye Course at PGA Golf Club. Courtesy of PGA Golf Club
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PGA Golf Club - Dye golf course - hole 3
In addition to plenty of bunkers, the Dye Course at PGA Golf Club has plenty of coquina waste areas, too, like here on the par-3 third. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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PGA Golf Club - Dye golf course - hole 5
You'll want to avoid this classic fairway pot bunker on the par-5 fifth hole on the Dye Course at PGA Golf Club. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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PGA Golf Club - Dye golf course - hole 6
There's a lot going on with the bunkering and water on the 165-yard par-3 sixth hole on the Dye Course at PGA Golf Club. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
PGA Golf Club - Dye golf course - hole 7
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PGA Golf Club - Dye golf course - hole 7
The longest hole on the Dye Course at PGA Golf Club is the 575-yard par-5 seventh, and it ends with green protected by a maze of bunkers. Courtesy of PGA Golf Club
PGA Golf Club - Dye golf course - hole 12
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PGA Golf Club - Dye golf course - hole 12
Here's a series of fairway bunkers you want to avoid if you're playing the par-4 12th on the Dye Course at PGA Golf Club. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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PGA Golf Club - Dye golf course - hole 14
The tee shot on the par-4 14th hole on the Dye Course at PGA Golf Club plays over wetlands. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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PGA Golf Club - Dye golf course - hole 15
The 15th hole on the Dye Course at PGA Golf Club is a dogleg-left par 4. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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PGA Golf Club - Dye golf course - hole 17
More troublesome bunkers can be found on the par-5 17th hole on the Dye Course at PGA Golf Club. Courtesy of PGA Golf Club
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PGA Golf Club - Dye golf course - hole 18
The movement of the Dye Course, both on the greens and surrounds, is evident here on the par-4 finishing hole. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor

17 years after opening, Dye Course restored magnificently at PGA Golf Club in South Florida

PORT SAINT LUCIE, Fla. -- The third golf course built at PGA Golf Club, the Dye Course, recently underwent a renovation and restoration under the watchful eye of architect Pete Dye.

Often cited as the best of the four courses at PGA Golf Club at PGA Village, the course was restored to its original greens dimensions and got new grasses for the fairways and greens as well as pure white sand for its restored bunkers.

The greens have been re-grassed with Tifeagle, while TifGrand was chosen for the collars, and the fairways were done in Celebration Bermuda, a variety that provides drought resistance and shade tolerance as well as a striking blue-green hue for great color contrasts. Some of the bunker faces have also been resodded with Empire Zoysia, a denser grass requiring less mowing.

Read Mike Bailey's review of the Dye Course at PGA Golf Club.

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.
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