The Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida, provides an exceptional golfing experience paying homage to the finest traditions of the game. This respect for golf’s heritage and, above all, for the experience of pure golf, was the driving force behind the design of the course itself.
The devotion to pure golf is rooted in the commitment of both Greg Norman and Pete Dye, who collaborated for the first time in their careers in the design of Medalist Golf Club. The result of their combined expertise is a course that both reflects and enhances its natural surroundings. Medalist Golf Club presents an exceptional variety of shots, especially around the greens, and its personality can change dramatically with varying wind conditions. ”
The Medalist hired Bobby Weed for a massive renovation. Weed’s biggest changes were the addition of the “Tiger Tees”, lowering the greens and adding sod-faced bunkering. “The Tiger Tees” make Medalist one of the toughest courses in America, stretching 7,571 yards with a slope of 155 and a course rating of 77.9. Weed’s sod-faced bunkering actually uses astroturf to layer. This unique design cuts down on maintenance costs while still looking like the real thing!
The course is in absolutely perfect conditioning and plays incredibly firm and fast, making holding greens on downwind shots difficult. Medalist is an absolute treat and and invitation no golfer should turn down.
Note that the Medalist Golf Club is an elite golf community.