IMG Academy Golf Club
About The Course
The natural beauty of IMG Academy Golf Club is both rivaled and complimented by a great golf experience. Members, as well as current and future PGA and LPGA stars, can all improve their skills on the Club’s 18-hole championship layout. It is a true test for low handicap players, and also eminently playable for higher handicappers who consider it extremely fair, spacious and interesting.
Opened in 1972 and chartered in 1980 as a private country club, the original course was a 6,673-yard, par 72 layout. Slender pines, majestic oaks and native foliage along with scenic lakes, provide the setting for a fun, enjoyable course set amidst natural Florida Habitat.
Following a $2.5 million renovation by renowned golf architect Gene Bates of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, the “new” IMG Academy Golf Club reopened in 2003 as the region’s most playable, scenic and technically advanced golf course. The course has been lengthened to 6,855 yards from the back tees, and the routing of Nos. 10 and 18 was reversed, resulting in a spectacular “island” green for No. 10 and an all-around “new course feel” for our Members. The grass is a state-of-the-art hybrid developed specifically for southern courses. TifEagle was planted on greens and TifSport on the fairways, tees and rough. These thicker, denser grasses can be cut shorter and allow the golf ball to “sit up” better. The renovation project also included replacement of the irrigation-drainage system with additional lush landscaping, rebuilt sand traps and a larger practice facility.
We offer regularly scheduled men’s and ladies’ play, and thanks to our enthusiastic membership, the IMG Academy Golf Club enjoys one of the most active groups of golf associations in the area.
The course provides a rewarding golf experience at every level. Impeccably maintained year-round, IMG Academy Golf Club continuously attracts those who demand the finest playing conditions. We are proud to be the home-course of IMG Academy Golf Program.
Black: yards 6842
Blue: yards 6506
White: yards 6117
Gold: yards 5670
Red: yards 5231