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Jim Furyk to design first course at Glynlea Country Club in Florida

Glynlea Jim Furyk

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.”

Jim Furyk, third from left, with MG Orender of Hampton Golf, Ashley Larsen of Hampton Golf, Justin Kuehn of Hampton Golf, Travis Norman of Hampton Golf and Ed Burr of GreenPointe Developers (Courtesy of Glynlea Country Club)

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.


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