Local Celebrities Embrace Florida’s Historic Coast Golf Destination

The much beloved movie Caddy Shack is the classic golf comedy. 

The film stars Bill Murry and was written by his brother Brian Doyle Murray. So when golf lovers Bill Murray and his five brothers were looking for a place to open their restaurant concept, Florida’s Historic Coast® was the obvious choice.

With more than a dozen of championship golf courses in the area, the Murray Brothers found the perfect place for their CaddyShack restaurant at World Golf Village, home to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

The Spaulding’s Hack salad and Chicago-Blues Burger are favorites. Try one of the signature cocktails such as the Mulligan ‘On the Rocks,’ Caddy-Rita and the Murricane.

CaddyShack restaurant is a short walk to The World Golf Hall of Fame, the only place in the world where golf’s greatest players are enshrined along with exhibits tracing the evolution of the game and personal memorabilia and artifacts from its 146 members. Cross over the Swilcan Burn Bridge replica, play the 18-hole natural grass putting course or try your hand on the Challenge Hole. With unique items from golf’s biggest names including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Nancy Lopez, Phil Mickelson, Gary Player and Annika Sorenstam (just to name a few), the Hall of Fame is truly one of the game’s most revered places.

CaddyShack restaurant is also surrounded by world-class courses - the Slammer & Squire and King & Bear courses. The Slammer & Squire is inspired by Gene Sarazen and Sam Snead - and the King & Bear, is jointly designed by golfing greats Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. The Slammer & Squire is a 6,939 yard resort course 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.

Embracing Florida’s Historic Coast® as their home, the Murrays and their celebrity friends decided to give back with an annual event. The Murray Brothers Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament is held each year in April and played at the King & Bear and Slammer & Squire courses. The event combines golf, concerts and fun and benefits various charities that provide medical services, educational programs and lifesaving equipment. The Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament has raised over $4 million.