Jim Furyk has signed on to design a golf course at the recently announced Glynlea Country Club at Wylder, a new community planned for Port St. Lucie on the southeast coast of Florida.
Furyk, the 2003 U.S. Open champion and a 17-time PGA Tour winner, was hired by GreenPointe Developers, LLC to build his first signature course. Furyk has served as a consultant on several course designs in the past and has been interested in course design since he was a boy. Hampton Golf will manage the course.
The 53-year-old Furyk, who lives up the Atlantic coast in Jacksonville, said he is focused on designing a course that can be enjoyed by any level of golfer. Plans are for the course to open in late 2024.
“People may see a Tour player as the designer and immediately think it’s going to be hard, but we’re designing a golf course that’s fun and very playable at all skill levels,” Furyk, who has won three PGA Tour Champions titles, said in a media release announcing the news of Glynlea.
“I’ve played all over the world and have seen a variety of golf course styles. I’ve played a lot of golf with my mom and dad and in pro-ams on the PGA Tour, so I also understand how the amateur plays and gets around a golf course. Beginners, average players and pros alike will enjoy the great challenges of this course.”
Wylder is a master-planned community of more than 4,000 homes that was launched in 1975. As part of that community, the gated Glynlea will encompass some 560 acres and include a variety of lot and home sizes with prices starting in the $800,000 range.