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A destination on every golfer’s bucket list, Florida’s Historic Coast has more than a dozen championship golf courses.
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 March. 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 Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach was ranked as one of the Top 10 Public Golf Courses in the world.Golf Magazine (June 2019)
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, Arnold 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.
The Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Resort was cut out of the Atlantic Coast coastline. This Jack Nicklaus design will give you a golf experience like no other. This 7,201 yard par 72 is truly a Florida oceanfront golf course with six holes which overlook the Atlantic Ocean. One of its signature holes, the 18th, is a par four that stretches 468 yards along the Atlantic coast.
The Yards is an innovative reimagining of the traditional country club. Originally designed by Arnold Palmer, this course was completely renovated and redesigned to include the classic nine Front Yard with amazing par-threes from the new Backyard to create the first and only 12-hole course. The Yards also boasts ten lighted Har-Tru® clay courts for tennis and their Pickle Garden is complete with 12 pickleball courts with LED lighting.
The PGA TOUR Golf Academy at World Golf Village is a full-service game improvement facility. This Academy enjoys spectacular views of the World Golf Hall of Fame and features a 2,700-square-foot state-of-the-art building, complete with all-weather hitting bays and multiple covered tee areas. The instruction programs feature highly personalized attention to your unique needs and skill level, and include video swing analysis, comprehensive instruction manuals, and a written game plan for improvement.
The PGA Tour’s Performance Center at TPC Sawgrass offers a variety of individual programs integrating instruction, fitness, club fitting, golf psychology, and playing strategy to improve performance and lower scores. Led by world-renowned golf instructor Todd Anderson, the PGA TOUR’s Performance Center team will assess all aspects of a player’s game with the latest technology and develop a specific plan to help reach their goals. Players of all levels will benefit from this world-class experience.
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! Florida’s First Coast of Golf is a portal to all things golf and travel in Northeast Florida. Find travel packages, book accommodations, schedule tee times and more all from Florida’s First Coast of Golf.
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 or call 800-653-2489.
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