First, spoil him with a great night’s sleep. He’ll get that and more at the AAA Five-Diamond rated Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, where he’ll wake up to a spectacular view of the sunrise over pristine waters. Who wouldn’t enjoy a cup of coffee on the veranda before taking a stroll along the beach? And with two world-class golf courses and 15 tennis courts to choose from, Dad’s biggest decision will be: racquet, or club? Either way, there’s no better place to enjoy the outdoors and fresh ocean breezes.
A visit to tour the Clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass is always a treat for fans of THE PLAYERS® Championship. The magnificent Mediterranean-style clubhouse is filled with history and legendary artifacts. A casual lunch at NINETEEN seems the perfect spot to take in the view of the world-renowned golf course’s 9th and 18th holes. If Dad could use some new gear, a quick stop at the award-winning golf shop will have him decked out in no time.
Back at the inn, a dip in the oceanside pool or a pampering massage at the spa is sure to help Dad relax and prepare for a wonderful dining experience. A short ride to Valley Smoke BBQ on the Intracoastal Waterway offers sunset views as stunning as the menu, with slow-smoked BBQ, southern-inspired seafood, and steaks cooked over a wood-fired grill. But first, be sure to stop at the impressive wall of bourbons and scotches at the Bourbon Library for a pre-dinner glass as you relax in a leather club chair. After dinner, head to the Vilano Beach pier for a spectacular sunset cruise on a Red Boat Tour. The views of the St. Augustine skyline and the Matanzas Bay are a memorable way to end a special day with Dad.