it was established as the 25th county in 1844, St. Lucie County has evolved into
a tourist destination that attracts visitors from all over the world and a
residential community that appeals to both young families and retirees. It�s
little wonder why organizations such as the PGA, and the New York Mets also make
this their winter home.
a reputation as a major golf center, the Professional Golfers Association has
redefined the nature of tourism on the Treasure Coast. The opened three golf
courses and is adding a fourth course. The PGA has opened a state of the art golf
learning center. To further accommodate the anticipated increase in visiting
golfers, two hotels as well as a time share resort will be built at PGA at The
Reserve. Already open, with more under construction, are golf villas that offer
yet another choice for golfers.
I-95 at St. Lucie West, you'll find hotels with conference facilities and a new lakefront apartment resort complex.
Nearby, the PGA established the PGA
Golf Club at The Reserve, calling it the PGA's Winter Home. Besides golf, outstanding beaches and beach parks on the barrier
island are a tremendous draw attracting visitors from everywhere. The opening of
the Radisson Beach Resort on North Hutchinson Island is a welcome source of
hotel rooms on the oceanfront. Its two restaurants and conference facilities
have led to bookings far into the future.
acreage is one of the county's major assets. Its three incorporated entities,
Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie and St. Lucie Village, occupy less than 17 percent
of its 581 square miles.
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