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Where to Golf near St. Augustine

Welcome to the golfing haven of Northeast Florida, where the greens beckon and the fairways unfold in a picturesque landscape surrounding St. Augustine. This region is a golfer’s dream come true, offering a wealth of courses and opportunities to indulge in your passion for the sport.

Picture this: a gentle breeze caresses your face as you step onto the emerald green course, the warmth of the sun soothing your senses. In Florida, golfing is a way of life, a daily adventure that awaits as long as the weather is on your side. With its favorable climate, you’ll find yourself teeing off under clear skies, surrounded by the lush landscapes that have made Florida a renowned golfing destination.

In St. Augustine and its surrounding areas, golf enthusiasts can enjoy a diverse array of courses, each with its own unique charm and challenge. From well-manicured championship courses to hidden gems nestled amidst nature’s beauty, there’s something for every golfer’s preference and skill level.

Marsh Creek Country Club

Marsh Creek Country Club is a haven for those seeking a vibrant and invigorating country club lifestyle in the picturesque St. Augustine. Nestled amid the charm of community homes and the captivating beauty of marshlands, our 18-hole championship golf course is a true gem. Designed by the esteemed golf course architect Mark McCumber, this splendid course stretches across lush green fairways, caressed by majestic oak trees and bordered by pristine water features. Measuring an impressive 6,888 yards, our par-72 course offers a thrilling challenge for golfers of all levels. Strategically placed bunkers, undulating greens, and cunning water hazards demand both precision and strategic thinking, ensuring that every swing is as thrilling as it is rewarding. With six tee placements available, all players can find their perfect match and revel in an unforgettable golfing experience. When it’s time to indulge in culinary delights, join us at Marsh Creek Country Club’s dining room or the La Mesa Bar. With breathtaking views of the salt marshes, wildlife, and the Intracoastal Waterway, our dining venues offer the ideal backdrop for unforgettable meals.

King & Bear Golf Course at World Golf Village

The King & Bear golf course is a renowned and prestigious golfing destination located near St. Augustine, Florida. This exceptional course is a collaboration between two golfing legends, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, making it a truly unique and sought-after experience for golf enthusiasts. Situated within the World Golf Village, the King & Bear course is nestled amidst the natural beauty of Northeast Florida, offering picturesque views and a serene ambiance that enhances the overall golfing experience. The name “King & Bear” pays homage to the two golfing icons, with “King” representing Arnold Palmer’s nickname and “Bear” representing Jack Nicklaus’ moniker. What sets the King & Bear golf course apart is its distinct design, which showcases the best of both players’ styles and philosophies. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus carefully integrated their signature features into the course, resulting in a layout that is both challenging and rewarding for golfers of all skill levels. The course spans across 7,279 yards and features a par-72 layout, offering a variety of tee placements to accommodate players of different abilities. This allows golfers to tailor their rounds to suit their preferences and challenge themselves accordingly. Throughout the course, players are treated to lush fairways, strategically placed bunkers, and undulating greens that demand precision and strategic thinking. The thoughtful design ensures a seamless integration with the natural surroundings, allowing golfers to immerse themselves in the beauty of Northeast Florida as they navigate the course. The King & Bear golf course is renowned for its immaculate conditions and world-class facilities. The clubhouse provides a welcoming and luxurious setting where golfers can relax, enjoy post-round dining, and share stories of their golfing triumphs.

Slammer & Squire Golf Course at World Golf Village

The Slammer & Squire is the other exceptional golf course located at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida. The course pays tribute to two golfing legends: Sam Snead, nicknamed “The Slammer,” and Gene Sarazen, known as “The Squire.” Designed by renowned golf course architect Bobby Weed, the course is a testament to the storied careers of these golfing icons. Spanning across 6,939 yards with a par-72 layout, the Slammer & Squire offers a challenging and rewarding golfing experience. The course’s design seamlessly blends pristine fairways with carefully crafted bunkers and strategically placed water features. Golfers will find themselves navigating through native wetlands and lush landscapes, creating a harmonious union between the course and its natural surroundings. One of the key highlights of the Slammer & Squire course is its variety of tee placements, catering to golfers of all levels of expertise. This versatility ensures that players can tailor their rounds to match their skill and comfort, making it an enjoyable experience for everyone. As you make your way through the course, you’ll encounter several memorable holes, each bearing its own unique character and challenge. The Slammer & Squire offers a balance of shot-making opportunities, rewarding both accuracy and smart decision-making. Aside from the exceptional golfing experience, the World Golf Village provides top-notch facilities and amenities to enhance your visit. The clubhouse exudes elegance and offers a welcoming atmosphere for post-round gatherings, where golfers can relax, socialize, and savor delicious dining options.

Royal St. Augustine Golf and Country Club

Welcome to a challenging 6529 yard, 18 hole public layout that meanders through lush foliage and exotic wetlands. Moguled fairways, sandy waste areas, well-placed bunkers, numerous lakes and large greens are characteristic of this course. The course is located only minutes from America’s oldest city, historic St. Augustine, Florida with easy access from I-95 and US Rt. 1. The club is only a short drive from World Golf Village. Royal St. Augustine provides four different tee positions to accommodate players of all skill levels and abilities. After your round, relax in the inviting clubhouse and enjoy a full liquor bar, beer and wine, and a menu sure to please; watch the big game; or just simply enjoy a comfortable, casual atmosphere.

St. Augustine Shores Golf Club

Named one of the most fun courses to play in the nation’s oldest city and located only miles from the historic district, St. Augustine Shores Golf Club(opens in a new tab) features 18 holes of golf, a full-service driving range and practice area, full-service food and beverage, and a level of customer service found nowhere else. At 5,956 yards from the back tees, this par 70 course is ideal for beginners and intermediate golfers. Multiple tees limit the number of forced carries for beginners but bring water hazards into play on 9 of the 18 holes for more accomplished players. St. Augustine Shores Golf Club incorporates an interesting fun-filled layout that will test the skill of all golfers. The course layout includes drivable par 4’s (the ultimate risk/reward shot), as well as lengthy doglegs and par 5’s that require accurate long irons. Their goal is to provide a warm, friendly, non-intimidating atmosphere for all players, with a pace of play and experience that everyone will enjoy. St. Augustine Shores has truly become a place “where golf is still fun!”

St. Johns Golf & Country Club

Built in 2001, the St. Johns Golf & Country Club(opens in a new tab) offers a first-class golf experience centered around Florida wetlands, lagoons and towering pine trees. The 18-hole Clyde Johnston-designed course is the community’s centerpiece with just the right amount of challenge for novice and avid golfers alike. A great place to hone your skills, St. Johns is known for its consistent quality of service and conditions, being nationally ranked for customer satisfaction and loyalty by the National Golf Foundation and host to the PGA TOUR Qualifying School in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Delicately carved out of a pine forest, the course at St. Johns offers five sets of tees, plus a family tee that varies the length of the course from 7,250 yards down to 2,400 yards. Depending on wind conditions, the 18 hole course can be gentle or a real bear, so take your time to enjoy the game while natural wildlife surrounds you during your round. Before you hit the links, you may want to touch up on your game at the practice facility, which includes instruction from PGA Certified Professionals, a 10,000 square foot putting green, a double-sided driving range and practice bunkers.

After a morning on the course, indulge in a truly rewarding experience by joining St. Augustine Experiences on one of our award-winning historic and culinary walking tours. As the sun sets on your golfing adventure, embark on a journey through the city’s storied past and delectable delights.


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