Fortunately for our golfers, Florida is famous for its great golf courses, and Beacon Lake is a short drive away from 70-plus golf courses in the Jacksonville metro area alone. It’s no wonder that golf is a Sunshine State favorite, with the close-by headquarters of the PGA Tour.
This area boasts public, semi-private, private, and resort destination courses worthy of any champion. When you’re ready to hit the links, try these courses first.
Designed by golf legend Pete Dye and his wife Alice, the Ponte Vedra Beach Players Stadium Course is one of the most recognized golf courses in the country. This premier course serves as the home course to the annual Players Championship.
The course challenges players of all skill levels and the iconic 17th hole will try your skill. Try the Dye’s Valley Course as well. It’s equally challenging, but without the stadium-style landscaping for all your golf fans.
Location: 110 Championship Way; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Phone: (904) 273-3235
What if you could play a contemporary American golf course that has deep roots in traditional Scottish design? Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus wouldn’t steer you wrong when it comes to playing golf here. They designed the course themselves, incorporating their unique playing styles in this unique golfing experience.
As challenging as it is, the King and Bear isn’t the only course worthy of mention at World Golf Village. On another outing, check out their other 18-hole course, the Slammer & Squire.
Location: 1 King and Bear Dr, St Augustine, Florida 32092, Saint Johns County
Phone: (904) 940-6088, (904) 940-6200
For those seeking a public golf course with reasonable green fees, opt for Bent Creek Golf Course. This Billy Casper Golf course regularly offers discounted rounds, frequent scrambles, and other events to have you coming back for more.
Book your tee time online and reserve a golf board for more fun than you’ve had in a while.
Location: 10440 Tournament Ln, Jacksonville, FL 32222
Phone: (904) 779-0800
For golfers who enjoy experimenting with different clubs and challenging their skills with new courses, the St. Johns County and Jacksonville areas have loads of clubs to discover not too far away: