PGCC Plays the Nation's Best Courses
Practice makes perfect, nowhere is the truth of this adage more evident than in the game of golf. Nowhere in the world does a student have as many opportunities, and places, to practice their game, than at the Professional Golfers Career College. PGCC students have been playing five days a week on some of the nation’s premier golf courses since it was founded in 1990 because, after all, the pursuit of the perfect game is never ending.
At our beautiful Southern California campus, located in Temecula, California, students play the SCGA Golf Course. Designed by renowned architect and course designer, Robert Trent Jones, the SCGA course does not disappoint. Featuring Jones’ signature bunkers, beautifully sculpted to complement the greens, the course is both challenging and stunning. When students want to play a different kind of grass, they head to Diamond Valley Golf Club, a popular choice. Outfitted with Bermuda grass, an uncommon grass in Southern California, Diamond Valley provides students an opportunity to craft a well-rounded game.
Temecula students also have the unique luxury of playing at The Legends Golf Club at Temeku Hills. Acquired in 2011, The Legends Golf Club is more than a premier course, featuring a fully loaded Pro Shop and Grill Room, it is also a hands on learning facility. According to PGCC President and Founder, Dr. Tim Somerville, “It has always been a clear goal to have a school where students can participate fully in their education and learning process, and now they’re absolutely going to be able to do that.”
The 6,600 yard course is a classic, designed by Ted Robinson, it features five lakes and numerous doglegs that challenge every golfer, and every PGCC student. "Doc" as he is affectionately referred to, continues, “We’ll be the only 2 year college that owns and operates their own golf course.” At The Legends Golf Club students get “hands-on work in every capacity” so when they graduate with their 2-year degree in Professional Golf Management, in addition to learning the basics in class, they’ll all be equipped with invaluable practical experience.
In Orlando, Florida, PGCC is located on the grounds of Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge, so it goes without saying that students don’t just learn here, they play here as well. OCN, home of the 2005 PGA Tour Q-School Finals, features Panther Lake, a course awarded 4 ½ Stars by Golf Digest and rated by Golf Magazine as a Top Ten Course. Panther Lake has also been home to the 2001 PGA Tour Qualifier. Another member of the OCN family is Crooked Cat, has been awarded 4 1/2 Stars by Golf Digest, and was home to the 2002 PGA Tour Qualifier.
Hilton Head students play on some of the finest championship courses in the Hilton Head area, including the Palmetto Hall Plantation. The two 18-hole courses, built by Arthur Hills and Robert Cupp respectively were instantly dubbed a classic by Golf Magazine, rating it one of America's Top 10 new courses. Cupp, Golf World's former Architect of the Year, has garnered high praise for the course's flexibility, sound shot values and impeccable year-round conditioning.
Year-round, and across the country, the Professional Golfers Career College is committed to ensuring that students play the best courses every single day. After all, if you ask any great golfer how they got so good, they will all tell you the same thing; practice makes perfect.