Renowned as a 17-time PGA Tour champion with an iconic swing, Jim Furyk is now joining forces with GreenPointe Developers and Hampton Golf to introduce a new golf course in Port St. Lucie, Florida. In a region where new golf opportunities are rare, this visionary team is excited to unveil Glynlea Country Club. Their collective aspiration extends beyond crafting a mere golf course – they aim to establish a laidback lifestyle that’s inclusive and fun for all ages and skill levels. Let’s meet the visionaries bringing this new community to life.
One of the PGA Tour’s most recognizable and talented golfers, Jim Furyk seems like he was born to play golf. He began to play at a very young age under the guidance of his father, who was the head or assistant head professional of several golf courses in Pennsylvania. He took his homegrown talent to the University of Arizona, where he was twice named an All-American and led his school to its first NCAA golf championship. After joining the PGA Tour in 1994, he won at least one tournament each year between 1998 and 2003. Most recently, he was named the Vice Captain for the 2023 Ryder Cup and U.S. Team Captain for the 2024 Presidents Cup.
Drawing inspiration from his time on the PGA Tour and participation in amateur charity events, Furyk’s goal was to create a friendly layout for all skill levels. “I think too many people see a tour player as the designer and they immediately think ‘Oh my goodness this course is going to be hard,'” said Furyk. “That’s not the case at Glynlea. Our goal was to create a fun golf course, a fun atmosphere, and a place where all levels of golfers could come together to enjoy the game of golf.”
Helping Furyk bring his signature course to life is Michael Beebe, a 40-year veteran in golf course architecture. A graduate of Ball State University in 1982, he started his career with Charles Ankrom in Stuart, Florida. Beebe fulfilled his dream by establishing his own firm, Beebe & Associates, Inc, in 1998. Known for his collaborative approach, Beebe combines creative design skills with expertise in project management, landscape architecture, and course operations. Beebe has been an active member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) since 1989 and has been a registered landscape architect in Florida since 1983.
Ed Burr, President and CEO of GreenPointe Holdings, LLC, is renowned for his expertise in developing sustainable, high-value communities across the Southeast. Actively involved in business, civic, and charitable organizations, Burr has contributed significantly, serving on the Board of the Florida Council of 100, chairing the Florida State University Board of Trustees, and establishing the Monique Burr Foundation to prevent child victimization. His impactful work has earned him various accolades, including the Ultimate CEO Award, the Hearthstone Humanitarian Award, and the ULI North Florida Visionary Leader.
As a Regional President for GreenPointe Developers, Austin Burr oversees all developments in the South Florida region, including Wylder, the master-planned community that encompasses Glynlea. He also serves as the Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee on the Board of Directors for the Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to child advocacy. In this role, Burr actively contributes to MBF’s mission of empowering children with knowledge and strategies to prevent bullying, cyberbullying, digital dangers, child abuse, and exploitation.
Austin Burr is looking forward to bringing a new golf community to the Treasure Coast. “Port St. Lucie is an area we feel has been starved for golf for quite some time,” said Austin Burr. “This will be Furyk’s signature course, but we also are going to offer a driving range, pickleball, tennis, a pool, fitness amenities, and much more. Our goal is to make this a fun community that everyone can enjoy.”
After beginning his golf career in 1974 at Diamond Hill Golf Club in Tampa, Florida, M.G. Orender helped build and manage several Florida golf clubs. Orender is a past President of the PGA of America and was honored as its “Legend” of 2017. In 1998, he founded Hampton Golf with Ed Burr. Hampton Golf manages the development and operation of 20 golf courses and lifestyle amenities for leading master-planned communities. With every community, Orender focuses on creating a superior lifestyle experience for residents.
Orender is looking forward to collaborating with both GreenPointe Developers and Jim Furyk. “Ed and I have built seven or eight courses together, and it’s a beautiful thing to come together again for Glynlea,” said Orender. “He asked how I felt about Jim being the designer, and I said that would be incredible. Jim has a great eye for design. He knows how to make a golf course where you can stand on the tee, look down the fairway, and know exactly where to hit it.”
Spanning approximately 560 acres, Glynlea Country Club plans to create an exceptional private club lifestyle. The heart of the neighborhood will be Furyk’s signature course, a par 72 layout spanning from 4,249 to 6,755 yards. Four sets of tees and breathtaking surrounding natural features enhance the golf experience for all who step onto the course. Beyond the greens, the Club Campus will also include a driving range with Top Tracer hitting bays, a golf pro shop, a state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, and more.
Glynlea will offer a diverse range of residential offerings from the $400s to over $1 million. Its variety includes single-family homes, townhomes, and villas, all graced with stunning views of the golf course, lakefront, and surrounding wetlands. An HOA takes care of maintenance, landscaping, and community amenities, providing residents with peace of mind whether they’re near or far from home.
After a “tee off” groundbreaking celebration in late October, anticipation is building for the grand reveal of Glynlea Country Club. To be among the first to be included in the initial release for sale, join the VIP interest list at GlynleaGolf.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to receive the latest updates on construction progress.
With new golf options scarce in South Florida, a new option has just emerged for Port St. Lucie residents. Situated within the master-planned community of Wylder, Glynlea Country Club has captivated homebuyers with its attainable and energetic golf lifestyle. Now, Jim Furyk, a 17-time PGA Tour Champion, is leaving his mark on the community’s distinctive layout. While Furyk boasts years of experience in course design, Glynlea will be the first signature course designed by the PGA player. Collaboratively developed by GreenPointe Developers and managed by Hampton Golf, Furyk’s design ensures a timeless layout that withstands the test of time.
“My career has given me the incredible opportunity to play golf all around the world, exposing me to a lot of different architectural styles for golf courses,” said Furyk. “I like to say I spent 30 years on the PGA Tour criticizing all the courses we played and now the keys are mine for me to design my own. It’s an honor for me to have my name associated with this course, and I’m genuinely excited about this endeavor.”
After collaborating on charitable golf events for the Monique Burr Foundation, Ed Burr, CEO of GreenPointe Holdings LLC, tapped Furyk to design Glynlea’s course. Furyk’s aspiration for his golf course was to seamlessly integrate it into the friendly nature of the other amenities, delivering a tour-level experience that remains accessible for beginners. The result was a par 72 course spanning 4,249 to 6,755 yards with four sets of tees. Departing from the standard, the course boasts five par fives and par threes, each framed by stunning landscapes.
Furyk also emphasized bunkers as integral elements of the course’s character. Rather than viewing them as annoying obstacles, he sees bunkers as tools to help guide a player’s strategy, directing towards preferred angles of approach to the greens. The greens vary in size, thoughtfully designed to match the challenges of each hole. Smaller, more guarded greens are strategically placed for shorter holes, where precision is essential, while longer and more demanding holes feature larger, more accessible greens with ample opportunities for chipping and putting.
Drawing inspiration from his time on the PGA Tour and participation in amateur events, Furyk’s goal was to create a course where all levels could come together to enjoy the game. “Over the years, I’ve played a lot of golf with my mom and in amateur tournaments,” shared Furyk. “Too often I see the forward tees are put in poor angles that places golfers in a bad position from the very beginning. We made sure that as the average golfer plays this course, there’s a better angle to the fairways. It gives every golfer, whether they’re a 30 handicapper, a kid, or a beginner, a chance to get the ball in the fairway, advance it, and put themselves in a position for the next shot.”
No golf course is complete, however, without ways players can practice their swing. Along with the Jim Furyk signature course, Glynlea Members will have access to a Trackman Aquatic Driving Range, with golf professionals providing training sessions. Additionally, a fully stocked golf pro shop provides all the equipment, apparel, and accessories needed to elevate a player’s game. To manage the day-to-day golf operations at Glynlea, GreenPointe Developers partnered with Hampton Golf. The company has decades of affiliation with GreenPointe, and a 20-year track record of managing country clubs and golf courses across Florida, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, and Tennessee. Hampton Golf understands that Glynlea represents more than just golf; it’s about fostering a vibrant lifestyle centered on camaraderie.
MG Orender, President of Hampton Golf, is looking forward to collaborating with both GreenPointe Developers and Jim Furyk. “Ed and I have built seven or eight courses together, and it’s a beautiful thing to come together again for Glynlea,” said Orender. “He asked how I felt about Jim being the designer, and I said that would be incredible. Jim has a great eye for design. He knows how to make a golf course where you can stand on the tee, look down the fairway, and know exactly where to hit it. It’s not confusing or silly. It’s great golf. That, along with his personal attributes, was why he was selected for Glynlea.”
The excitement at Glynlea extends far beyond the golf course. A resident-exclusive Club Campus fosters an inviting and relaxed atmosphere for all ages. From a top-notch fitness center to friendly games of pickleball or tennis on the racquet courts, there are ample ways to stay active. As the day winds down, the resort-style pool invites residents to relax and soak up the Florida sunshine. Additionally, residents will have access to Wylder’s community-wide amenities, including lakeside recreational areas, charming pocket parks, and an expansive 113-acre Wylder Park.
Austin Burr emphasizes the thoughtful design behind the Club Campus. “We don’t ever want to overload our residents with costs that are unbearable,” shared Burr. “That’s why there’s not going to be one giant clubhouse. Rather, it’s going to be spread out more in a campus style. We’ll still offer everything you’ve come to know in club communities but at an affordable price.”
Spanning approximately 560 acres, Glynlea will offer a diverse range of residential offerings from the $400s to over $1 million. Its variety includes single-family homes, townhomes, and villas, all graced with stunning views of the golf course, lakefront, and surrounding wetlands. Crafted by the nation’s premier builders, these homes prioritize energy efficiency and offer extensive personalization options, enabling buyers to tailor their space to suit their family and lifestyle. An HOA takes care of maintenance, landscaping, and community amenities, providing residents with peace of mind whether they’re near or far from home.
Located midway between Orlando and Miami, Florida’s Treasure Coast captivates with its natural wonders, while remaining close to Florida’s finest attractions. Miles of pristine beaches provide endless beachcombing and surfing fun, while nearly 40 parks and recreational facilities are perfect for hiking, bike riding, and exploring. Downtown Fort Pierce is filled with boutique shops and art galleries to peruse, while the Sunrise Theatre is home to over 100 years of world-class performances. Port St. Lucie is also a haven for waterfront restaurants, well-known for their laidback atmosphere and seafood staples. Award-winning private and public schools and a rapidly expanding medical industry ensure residents are never too far away from life’s conveniences. For frequent travelers, Palm Beach International Airport is less than an hour to the south.
After a “tee off” groundbreaking celebration in late October, anticipation is building for the grand reveal of Glynlea Country Club. To be among the first to be included in the initial release for sale, join the VIP interest list at GlynleaGolf.com.
‘What really drew me to the project is building something special here in Port St. Lucie,’ Jim Furyk says.
As Featured on WPTV, written by Kate Hussey.
PORT ST LUCIE, Fla. — Construction is underway on a more than 800-home community in Port St. Lucie, which includes a golf course designed by a famous golfer.
Tuesday, WPTV watched as crews continued installing an irrigation system to Glynlea, a country club community going up in between Midway and Glades Cut Off roads, west of Interstate 95.
Construction began this summer on the 560-acre plot of land.
The 862 homes included in the plan are comprised of 40 feet, 50 feet and 60 feet single-family lots and 35-foot lots for twin homes. The community also includes a country club with a fitness center, resort-style pool and golf pro shop.
Perhaps its biggest draw, however, is the community’s 18-hole golf course designed by 17-time PGA Tour champion Jim Furyk, who also holds the record for the lowest score in PGA tour history.
“It’s an honor to be the designer of this golf course and be a part of it, but really, we’re a part of a special community,” Furyk said. “What really drew me to the project is building something special here in Port St. Lucie.”
PGA Tour champion Jim Furyk explains why he supported the project in Port St. Lucie.
Austin Burr, Greenepointe developer’s regional president for southeast Florida, said the course also includes an aqua golf driving range. Burr hopes the community will add more housing to Port St. Lucie.
Glynlea is part of a much larger planned community called Wylder, which includes 4,000 homes over 2,000 acres.
“Of that, we’re going to have an age-restricted community,” Burr said, “we’re going to have conventional single family homes right up the road.”
Burr said in addition to the 55+ community, called Four Seasons, and the single family home development, called Brystol, Wylder will eventually include townhomes and condos for purchase, as well as build-to-rent style homes and apartments for leasing.
Florida Custom Golf owner Phil Prisby explains why he’s excited about the new community.
“Homes are starting in the 300 [thousand]s, the townhomes will be in the affordable range,” Burr said. “The apartments and single-family product will offer something for everyone.”
At Florida Custom Golf, which offers both club repairs and complete set builds, owner Phil Prisby said he’s thrilled to have the new community coming up 20 minutes from his shop.
“The more people coming here to play golf, the more people are going to come see me,” Prisby said. “I love it, the more golfers the better.”
Yet, Port St. Lucie resident Sally Daniel feared more development will only price her out of her home.
“Because I see a lot of growth down here,” Daniel said, “and it’s causing the cost of living to go up and people are being run out of town.”
Daniel also feared the additional impacts that often come along with growth and development.
“More crime, more traffic, more pollution,” Daniel said.
Burr addressed those concerns with WPTV, and told reporter Kate Hussey that Greenpointe developers plans to widen Midway and Glades Cutoff roads from I-95 to the community’s entrance to help accommodate for the increase in traffic.
He also said 400 of Wylder’s 4,000 acres will stay protected wetlands and green space, with 100 of those acres staying within Glynlea.
“They’re beautiful pieces of natural Florida that we don’t want to lose,” Burr said.
Burr also said he hopes to open up the community in part, which includes the golf course, in October of 2024, but said he expects the entire project to take about five years to complete.
New Move-In Homes by GreenPointe Developers will be completed by late 2024
Port St. Lucie, FL, October 26, 2023 – The Treasure Coast will welcome a new golf and country club community, Glynlea Country Club at Wylder, featuring an 18-hole signature golf course designed by 17-time PGA Tour champion Jim Furyk. Glynlea Country Club is being developed by GreenPointe Developers, LLC with move-in ready homes to be completed by late 2024.
The new community was announced on October 26 with a groundbreaking ceremony and presentations by Austin Burr, Regional President of South Florida for GreenPointe Developers; Ed Burr, President and CEO of GreenPointe Developers; Jim Furyk, PGA Tour Champion and Glynlea Country Club’s Course Designer; and MG Orender, President of Hampton Golf.
Glynlea is positioned to be the pinnacle of the greater Wylder community. Encompassing approximately 560 acres, Glynlea will include a residential offering from Builders that will be comprised of 40’, 50’ and 60′ single family lots, and 35′ lots for twin homes.
The golf course is Jim Furyk’s inaugural signature course. “Having consulted on courses in the past, it’s an honor to make Glynlea my first signature course,” said Mr. Furyk. “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 brings a fresh perspective to the design process. “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 ProAms on the PGA tour, so I also understand how the amateur plays and gets around a golf course,” says Furyk. “Beginners, average players, and pros alike will enjoy the great challenges of this course.”
Furyk elaborated on the design collaboration. “When we started designing the golf course and putting it on paper, GreenPointe’s goal was to create a place where all levels of golfers could compete, play, and enjoy the game of golf. This is what golfers can expect when they come to Glynlea.”
Austin Burr, GreenPointe Developers Regional President noted “The demand for property on the Treasure Coast is unprecedented, and we are building a community that will attract retirees, families, and young professionals. There is a real appreciation for the amenities and the value we’re creating, in addition to its close proximity to medical facilities, recreation, and nearby metropolitan areas.”
Glynlea Country Club at Wylder will be a gated community with a robust amenities program. The community will offer club memberships which includes, swim, fitness, and golf training amenities in addition to the 18-hole golf course. A wide range of new home designed will be offered by area builders. Features will include:
For more information on Glynlea Country Club at Wylder, please visit glynleagolf.com to stay updated on all the latest developments on the community.
Wylder is a 1975-acre master planned community of 4,000 residential units in the City of Port St. Lucie located west of I-95 between Midway Road and Glades Cutoff. In addition to the residential development component, the Property is planned to include 80-acres of commercial space.
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For decades, PGA Professional Jim Furyk has garnered acclaim for his distinctive swing and a trophy case filled with 17 different PGA Tour wins. Now, he’s embarking on a new endeavor, helping bring a new wave of championship golf to Florida’s Treasure Coast. Located within the master-planned community of Wylder, Glynlea Country Club will feature a championship golf course, the very first Jim Furyk design. As the crown jewel of the community, the course will treat players to breathtaking natural views while navigating the course. Let’s learn more about Jim Furyk’s design philosophy.
“My career has given me the incredible opportunity to play golf all around the world, exposing me to a lot of different architectural styles for golf courses,” said Furyk. “These travels have provided me with a wealth of experience to draw from for this course’s design. It’s an honor for me to have my name associated with this course, and I’m genuinely excited about this endeavor.”
Furyk’s collaboration with GreenPointe Developers stems from his connection with Ed Burr, the President and CEO of GreenPointe Holdings LLC. His commitment to nonprofits led him to participate in the Monique Burr Foundation’s Champions for Child Safety Pro Am Golf Tournament. The annual tournament raises funds for educational programs that empower students from Pre-K to 12th grade to handle unsafe situations. After playing in numerous tournaments and forming a close bond with Ed and his family, Ed approached Jim about designing the golf course Glynlea. The GreenPointe team has also added Michael Beebe, a 40-year veteran in golf course architecture, and golf course shaper of over 20 years David Johnson to the team.
“Mike, David, and I have been putting all our ideas on a piece of paper, two-dimensionally, for years,” said Furyk. “Now, the fun part begins where we get to go out there, play in the dirt, dig around, and create an amazing piece of three-dimensional artwork with our golf course.”
Furyk’s aspiration for his golf course was to seamlessly integrate it into the friendly nature of the other amenities, delivering a tour-level experience that remains accessible for beginners. The outcome was a layout spanning 4,249 to 6,755 yards with four sets of tees. Furyk shares, “The design has five par fives and five par threes. It is a par 72 layout but may be a little different. We’re used to seeing four and four.” While the par fives present alluring opportunities for skilled players to chase birdies, Furyk was keen on ensuring that the par threes emerge as unique challenges, framed by breathtaking landscapes and natural features.
“I think too many people see a tour player as the designer and they immediately think ‘Oh my goodness this course is going to be hard,’” said Furyk. “That’s not the case here. Our goal was to create a fun golf course, a fun atmosphere, and a place where all levels of golfers could come together to enjoy the game of golf.”
The layout of the course was just the first element of its design. Furyk also emphasized bunkers as integral elements of the course’s character. Rather than viewing them as annoying obstacles, he sees bunkers as tools to help guide a player’s strategy, directing towards preferred angles of approach to the greens. The greens vary in size, thoughtfully designed to match the challenges of each hole. Forced carries are kept to a minimum, especially on mid to long-length holes, allowing golfers various options for approaching the putting services. Smaller, more guarded greens are strategically placed for shorter holes, where precision is essential, while longer and more demanding holes feature larger, more accessible greens with ample opportunities for chipping and putting.
The course also blends in with nature to provide a beautiful landscape for all. “The property has a lot of scrub pine that we’re going to save for the course,” said Furyk. “We’ve layered the bunkers and organized the trees in a way that creates some land movement and gives the golfer a pleasant feel. Whether on the golf course or the homes surrounding it, we want residents to enjoy its beauty from every angle.”
The Furyk golf course, however, is just the beginning of ways Glynlea plans to create an exceptional private club lifestyle. The Club Campus is also planned to include a driving range with Top Tracer hitting bays and a golf pro shop to help all skill levels perfect their swing. A resort-style pool, pickleball and tennis courts, state-of-the-art fitness center, and more ensure the fun doesn’t end on the greens.
The Glynlea neighborhood will be comprised of single-family homes, townhomes, and villas built by some of the nation’s premier builders. Each home has been designed to feature stunning golf course, waterfront, or preserve views.
With the neighborhood in its final stages of planning, anticipation is building for the grand reveal of Glynlea Country Club. To be among the first to be included in the initial release for sale, join the VIP interest list at GlynleaGolf.com.