The Tesoro Club Opens for Play

Arnold Palmer and his team at Ponte Vedra Beach-based Palmer Course Design recently celebrated the official grand opening of the private 7,209-yard golf course at The Tesoro Club, a Ginn Co. development in Port St. Lucie on Florida's Treasure Coast.

"Creating this championship golf course at Tesoro was a joy for the Palmer team and we are thrilled to see the vision not only come to fruition, but exceed expectations," said Palmer Course Designís Erik Larsen. "The course appears mature and established because of the natural landscaping, which is a hallmark of The Ginn Co. This will truly be a course that golfers will enjoy time and time again."

The par-72 design winds around natural wetlands and showcases native grasses, plants and trees. Extensive landscaping was added to enhance the experience. The Tesoro Club is challenging but playable for golfers of every ability level, with five sets of tees per hole. Its large greens allow for a variety of pin placements. The course boasts some elevation changes and is set back from the homes in the community to create an open feel.

Besides the Palmer course, plans for The Tesoro Club include another 18 holes designed by Tom Watson. Also in the works is an 80,000-square-foot clubhouse and various recreational amenities for the 1,400-acre community, which ultimately will contain upwards of 800 single-family homes.

For more information about The Tesoro Club, call 888/297-3339. For more information about Palmer Course Design, visit