Who is Jerry Pate?
Southwest Florida is a golfer’s paradise. But if you’re an avid golfer then you know that not all golf courses are created equal. The very best courses pay attention to the subtleties of the game, while also incorporating the natural beauty of the landscape. If you have ever had the pleasure of playing on a golf course designed by Jerry Pate, then you know that these courses do just that.
Since the age of six, Jerry Pate has loved the game of golf. He turned pro in 1975 after winning the U.S. Amateur Championship and playing on the U.S. Walker Cup Team. During his rookie season, he took the PGA Tour by storm, winning the U.S. Open title with a legendary shot – 190-yard five-iron over water to within two feet of the hole. Pate won eight times on the PGA Tour from 1976 to 1982, bringing a color and humor to the game that many fans grew to love.
Though shoulder injuries cut Pate’s PGA Tour career short, he is still very active in the game, continuing to compete on the Champions tour and doing wonderful work as a designer and developer. Pate uses his skill and passion to help others discover a love for the game by designing breathtaking Championship golf courses.
Golf Courses Designed by Jerry Pate
Jerry Pate uses his eye for design and his love and experience with the game to create truly spectacular golf courses. On his website, Pate discusses the things he holds most important when designing courses:
What does it take to be a great golf course designer? Start with a responsibility to the environment, working to embrace its natural beauty. Then, follow with the strategic knowledge of the game to provide golfers of any skill level an enjoyable experience. Finally, possess the experience to properly construct the course, allowing for the highest quality agronomic playing conditions with responsibility to the owners.
Beyond the breathtaking natural views, Pate’s courses are creative, providing every golfer with the opportunity to enjoy the game.
Ready to Hit the Fairway in Bonita Springs?
If the idea of having regular access to a Championship golf course designed by Jerry Pate sounds like a dream, it doesn’t have to. By finding your new or next home at The Colony Golf & Bay Club, you can have this and much more! The Colony also offers other luxury amenities, such as six Har-Tru tennis courts, 34 acres of private beach park, and a well-equipped spa and fitness center, all in a fabulous location – Bonita Springs, FL.
If you are interested in taking a tour of the community and seeing things for yourself, contact Jill Kushner to see what living at The Colony is all about!