PGA Village at Coyote Springs to be comparable to Port St. Lucie, Fla.

The PGA Village being developed at Coyote Springs will be a resort golf destination comparable to the one in Port St. Lucie, Fla., that gets 150,000 rounds of golf a year, said Josh Wellhams, senior vice president of PGA Golf Club at the 43,000-acre, master-planned community about 60 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

At a cost of $100 million to $130 million, the village will have two daily fee golf courses and one private course on 2,500 acres. It'll have a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse with restaurant and bar, pro shop and locker rooms. The private course has its own clubhouse.

The second phase includes a PGA Learning Center with a synthetic turf area and individual demonstration bays; a short-game practice range with manicured greens for chipping and pitching; and an exhibition amphitheater for golf school programs.

Other possible featutres include a swing analysis area, kids' camp, fitness center, bookstore and teaching room.

Michael Sizemore, director of golf at PGA Golf Club, said the PGA Village is going to become the western home for 28,000 PGA members around the United States. Coyote Springs is a "golf-centric" community and will create more reasons for die-hard golfers to make the pilgrimage to Las Vegas, he said.

Coyote Springs in its entirety is entitled for up to 15 golf courses. The Jack Nicklaus-designed Chase golf course was completed in May and a second course is in the planning and design stages.

"Our utlimate vision is to build a resort golf destination outside of Las Vegas," Whellams said.

While the real estate component of Coyote Springs has been delayed, infrastructure work continues on the sewage treatment plant and the water treatment plant is 95 percent complete, Whellams said. Pardee Homes is the residential developer of the community, which is planned for about 160,000 homes.