World Golf Village is a destination resort and residential community in St. Augustine, Florida, just 30 minutes south of Jacksonville and 100 miles northeast of Orlando on Florida’s First Coast.
Location: St. Augustine
Courses: Slammer & Squire, King & Bear
World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum
The Village is home to the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum, the international institution that preserves and honors the history of golf and the legacies of those who have made it great. World Golf Village offers a range of amenities that appeal to not only golfers but to anyone with an appreciation for the game’s time-honored traditions. Also included as part of the Hall of Fame admission is a round on the 18-hole natural grass putting course, providing all ages the opportunity to sharpen their putting skills. And, reminiscent of the 17th hole of the Stadium Course at TPC in Ponte Vedra Beach, the Hall of Fame’s Challenge Hole allows visitors the chance to take their shot at a 132-yard hole surrounded by an island green.
|As part of the World Golf Hall of Fame experience, guests can enjoy a film at the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX® Theater. The Theater is an IMAX 3D Digital, making it the largest IMAX Digital 3D screen in the Southeastern United States. It offers a wide variety of films that feature compelling, educational and entertaining stories suitable to all ages. Films range from Walt Disney Pictures’ animated classics and current Hollywood films to real-life adventures led by some of the world’s leading explorers who discover coral reefs, mountains, caves, space exploration and more.
The World Golf Village Renaissance Resort is the “Official Resort of the World Golf Hall of Fame,” offering 300 luxurious renovated guest rooms and suites. Located next to the Hall of Fame, the resort offers spectacular views overlooking the Village’s lake and golf courses. Guests are able to enjoy the pool, hot tub, 24-hour health club, restaurant, lounge and full-service concierge.
World Golf Village features two 18-hole championship golf courses with special ties to the World Golf Hall of Fame. The King & Bear, named respectively for its Hall of Famer co-designers Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, opened in 2000. It is the first and only course design collaboration between the two golf legends. The second course, The Slammer & Squire, opened in 1998 and was designed by Bobby Weed with consultants Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen, both Hall of Famers. Owned and operated by Honours Golf, the courses have been named two of America’s Top Golf Courses by Zagat and are consistently rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by Golf Digest.
World-Class Golf Instruction
The PGA TOUR Golf Academy World Golf Village is a premier golf instruction facility. Featuring a one-of-a-kind, full-service game improvement facility, the Academy is home to a staff of nationally ranked golf instructors (PGA Professionals, Golf Magazine Top 100, and Golf Digest’s Best Young Teachers). The philosophy of the PGA TOUR Golf Academy is built upon the concept of a total game experience. Whether you select a private lesson series, club fitting experience, or lite to full training golf schools, your game is guaranteed to improve.
There are a variety of dining options around World Golf Village, including Murray Bros. Caddyshack, a restaurant owned by actor-comedian Bill Murray and his five brothers. Other options include the clubhouses at The King & Bear and The Slammer & Squire, as well as Villagio Italian Grille, located at the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort.
For more information on World Golf Village or to book a trip, visit WorldGolfVillage.com.