Florida's Historic Coast - A Golfer's Paradise
A destination on every golfer’s bucket list, Florida’s Historic Coast has more than a dozen championship golf courses.
Play Where the Pros Play
The most famous course, THE PLAYERS Stadium Course with its world-renowned 17th island hole at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, is where THE PLAYERS Championship takes place in May. On the Stadium Course, players find a selection of short, medium and long holes within categories of par-3s, par-4s and par5s; both right and left doglegs; and a course routing laid out so no two consecutive holes ever play the same direction.
Seasoned and casual golfers can benefit from the design of Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass with wider fairways and larger greens. The Web.com TOUR Championship is played at Dye’s Valley Course each fall.
Hall of Fame Play
Just a few minutes away in St. Augustine you can walk the halls of fame – the World Golf Hall of Fame that is. See the personal memorabilia and artifacts and unique items from such great players as Jack Nicklaus, Armond Palmer, Nancy Lopez and more from all the Hall’s members. Exhibits trace the evolution of the game, showcase the sports iconic trophies, and much more. Before you leave, take a swing on two great courses – the Slammer & Squire inspired by Gene Sarazen and Sam Snead, and the King & Bear, jointly designed by golfing greats Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. The Slammer & Squire is a 6,939 yard resort course with views of the World Golf Hall of Fame and is distinguished by memorable par-3s, preserved woodlands, wetland and natural beauty. The King & Bear is a 7,279 yard course that is eminently playable and picturesque with par-5s amid lakes and live oaks. The King & Bear is rated among Golf Week’s Top Resort Courses.
If you love the feel of the ocean breeze as you play, head over to the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club. The par-72, 6,811 yard Ocean Course – with its stunning seaside views - has served as the site for the U.S. Open qualifying round five times.
The Lagoon Course is a 6,022 yard, par 70 masterpiece. The course places a premium on accurate drives and thoughtful approaches. Water is definitely a dominant feature with a mosaic of lakes and lagoons taunting golfers on 11 holes.
In additional to these very well-known courses there are nearly a dozen other must-play championship courses available for visitors to play.
Golf Travel Deals
The St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra &The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau is the best source for special offers and deals featuring the ultimate golf experiences. You can even find ticket and lodging packages to the PLAYERS Championship!
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Located midway between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Florida's Historic Coast includes historic St. Augustine, the outstanding golf and seaside elegance of Ponte Vedra, and 42 miles of pristine Atlantic beaches. For more information visit www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com, become a fan on Facebook (Facebook.com/OfficialStAugustine) or call 1.800.653.2489.