Community Spotlight: Pasadena Yacht and Country Club

We live in a beautiful part of the country. And as landscapers, Mulhern has the privilege and duty to keep it beautiful daily. There’s nothing like spending each day out in nature taking care of your landscapes.

We strive to make each home look like a country club. But at least one of our clients is a country club. Pasadena Yacht and Country Club is one of the many clients we are proud to serve and one with which you may be familiar.

For those who aren’t and would like to learn a little more, today’s Mulhern Community Spotlight features the country club and discusses what makes it unique.

Pasadena Yacht and Country Club History

While the club is full of modern luxury and amenities, it’s also steeped in the history and traditions of nearly a century. So how’d it all get started?


Even for people who don’t watch golf, two out of three of the best professional golfers of all time, as rated by several major tournaments, are household names. They are Tiger Woods (who won fifteen) and Jack Nicklaus (who won eighteen.). But the original, now-surpassed record was held by Walter Charles Hagen, “the father of professional golf.”

Likewise, a household name in his time, Hagen did much to raise the profile of professional golf and increase players’ earnings. His charming, assertive personality also broke class barriers between pro golfers and club members. Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine ranked him the 8th greatest player of all time.

Hagan won the PGA Championship a record five times. In 1922, he was the first native-born American to win the British open. In 1924, Hagen and cofounder Jack Taylor founded the Pasadena Yacht and Country Club, calling it Pasadena on the Gulf.

Rise and Renovation

Over the years, the club has gained fame for its course and beautiful ground. It’s hosted many major PGA and LPGA events, including the “match of the century” between Hagen and BobbyJones. It also attracted many athletes from other fields during the off time, including Babe Ruth, Arnold Palmer, Babe Zacharias, and Michael Jordon.

In the 1980s, the famous pro and the namesake of a tasty nonalcoholic cocktail, Arnold Palmer, designed renovations to improve the course. When the club changed ownership in 2016, a new and ongoing round of renovations began, for which current members continue to express enjoyment and gratitude.

GroundsPasadena Yacht and Country Club

The subtropical climate makes the environment of Gulfport perfect for creating a luxurious course full of beauty, various plant species, and wildlife. The Pasadena Yacht and Country Club covers nearly 300 acres, including water views of the 82-boat marina, tennis courts, three restaurants, a heated swimming pool, and more.

All that acreage certainly keeps Mulhern busy!


While known for the beautiful golf course that has hosted numerous professional tournaments, the PYCC has something to love for everyone, golfer or non-golfer alike.


The golf course is a par 72, an 18-hole course covering 6,339 yards from the furthest tees. The slope is rated at 130 on Bermuda Grass. The PYCC also houses a 20-tee driving range and golf instruction.


It’s not only golfers who enjoy Pasadena Yacht and Country Club cuisine. Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director Ron Debnois has crafted delicious menus for PYCC’s three dining establishments.

The Main Dining Room serves upscale club fare like delicious steaks and seafood Tuesday through Sunday and has takeout available for excellent food when you’re in a rush. For something casual, check out the Hagen Grille or the Bayside Grille for drinks and food poolside.

Other Sports & GamesPasadena Yacht and Country Club

The heated Olympic swimming pool offers lap swimming and small group or private lessons. There is a lifeguard on duty, and it’s open from dawn to dusk.

Tennis enthusiasts will enjoy tennis courts where with tennis professionals on staff. Pickleball courts are another fun way to spend your time.


And finally, to get to the Yacht part of the Pasadena Yacht and Country Club. The PYCC 82 slip boat marina s one of the most protected marinas on Florida’s West Coast and is a member of the Yachting Club of America.

Membership and Conclusion

Membership to the gorgeous Pasadena Yacht and Country Club is by invitation only. Members can enjoy all the privileges discussed above and see some of the best landscaping in Florida.

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