Golfing in the Ancient City
For most vacationers the history of the nation's oldest city is the reason they visit, but for others it's the thrill of the competition and the sun on your face as you hit the links! St. Augustine has become a destination for golfers offering courses for every skill level and taste.
St. Augustine boasts numerous award winning golf courses like World Golf Village, TPC Sawgrass, St. Johns County course and many local golf clubs that offer great deals and an amazing green.
World Golf Village combines history with the sport of golfing. This golfing destination is a golf lover's dream come true. With their championship golf courses, the World Golf Hall of Fame is where famed golfers are honored and is home to the PGA Tour Golf Academy.
Play where the pros do at WGV, challenge your skills as a golfer and become a better player. Their two courses, designed by famous golfers, the "King and Bear" and "Slammer and Squire" offer different but equally challenging courses.
"King and Bear" was designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, combining the wide fairways of Nicklaus and the fast greens of Palmer. "Slammer and Squire" was designed by Bobby Weed with design consultants Sam "The Slammer" Snead and Gene "The Squire" Sarazen. This course offers plenty of water hazards and generous greens, creating a good environment for both the expert and the novice.
TPC Sawgrass, home of the Players Championship is a golf course that no golfer can deny is an immaculate course designed to challenge and grow a player. Their stadium course is home to the notorious par 3, 17th hole featuring an island green that can so often make or break a players round.
Sawgrass is often recognized worldwide as one of the top golf courses and with good reason. The par 3, 17th hole with the island green not only captures the attention of avid golfers but also the strategic layout of the course. Golfers at Sawgrass will find a selection of short, medium and long holes within the categories of par-3s, par-4s and par-5s. For a true test of your skill visit this course and experience what the pros do.
For a different style of course, test out the 18 holes and manicured greens of the St. Johns County course. Their course is designed for players of all ages and is an excellent course to try out while in St. Augustine. There are also expansive practice facilities like a grass tee driving range over 325 yards long. There's also a private backside tee area, a two-tiered chipping green, and a putting green.
Nearly year round the weather is sunny and ideal for any vacation, especially a golf getaway. There's no limit to the type of things to do for a golfer in St. Augustine. The wide variety of courses offers every player something unique. Come to the nation's oldest city and experience all that the area's rolling greens have to offer!
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