One of the best things about the game of golf is how we continuously pay homage to the legends of the game.
Maybe that’s because all of us who continue to chase a round white golf ball down the fairway know how humbling this incredible game can be, and it makes us watch with awe when we see the greats of the game like Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods excel at a sport that seems impossible to dominate.
Luckily for us, there is a destination where we can go to celebrate the icons who came before us called the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla. This incredible golf complex is home to the King & Bear and the Slammer & Squire, two 18-hole designs that were built by their namesakes that are equally challenging and beautiful for golfers to enjoy.
The resort is also the home of the World Golf Hall of Fame, a facility dedicated to celebrating the game of golf and preserving the legacies of the generations of legends who have contributed to making the game great. If you’re reading this story, you obviously love the game of golf so it’s a place that any fan of the game needs to visit.
When you combine great golf, world-class instruction at the PGA TOUR Academy, the home of the history of the game, and comfortable accommodations all at one destination you know that you’re in for a treat when you book your golf stay and play here.
The Golf at World Golf Village: King & Bear
As you’d expect from a resort that is built upon paying respects to the legends of the game, World Golf Village offers two world-class golf experiences to golfers visiting this north Florida sanctuary that you’re sure to enjoy.
The King & Bear is named after the co-designers of this course Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. As the only golf course in the world that was created by this iconic duo, this course is a tale of two nines that gives you two ways of creating an impeccable golf course much like how Nicklaus and Palmer each brought their own distinctive flair for playing the game. The course is big, bold, and plays long as the winds from the nearby Atlantic Ocean are close enough to make quite an impact on your round. To give you an in-depth look into this course, our team has taken the liberty of filming this entire course for you.
The Golf at World Golf Village: Slammer & Squire
The King & Bear get a lot of the notoriety here and rightfully so, but we want to make sure that when you go here you absolutely include at least one round on the Slammer & Squire during your visit. Designed by world-renowned architect Bobby Weed alongside the course’s namesakes of Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen, this course provides you with a beautiful test of golf that fits perfectly into the natural surroundings. Where many resorts often have a marquee course with one or more additional courses that don’t quite make the grade of the trademark golf experience, we found that isn’t the case here as the Slammer & Squire is every bit as enjoyable as the King & Bear. For a complete look at this course, please see our full video here:
Additional Activities at World Golf Village
One of the best things about the game of golf is how much homage we play to the players of yesteryear. The mission of the World Golf Hall of Fame is to celebrate golf and preserve the legacies of those who have made the game great. This exceptional location brings the history of the game to life with interactive exhibits and classic artifacts that commemorate the biggest moments from the game. Tickets range from free for children 4 and under to only as high as $20.95 — so for less than a round at the turn you can see the most important artifacts from our wonderful game.
In addition to incredible golf, the World Golf Village also features the PGA Tour Academy, a state-of-the-art teaching facility where you can enjoy the best in everything from custom club fitting, private lessons, group lessons, and golf schools giving you a myriad choices to improve your game. It’s a great addition to any golf trip, and you can not only bring back great memories but also a better game after a visit to the World Golf Village.
Accommodations at World Golf Village
World Golf Village provides golfers with several accommodation choices in order to serve any group size and price point. The main location where guests love to stay is the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort. With more than 300 Colonial Asian designed guest rooms and conveniently located in the main village, you’ll have easy access to the amenities that the World Golf Village has to offer during your stay.
For golfers looking for a hotel at a slightly lower price point, the resort offers the Holiday Inn St. Augustine, World Golf Village. Rooms are well-appointed and offer all of the amenities you will need for a great golf trip.
For those who like a larger footprint during their stay, there are two villa options to choose from. The Residences at World Golf Village offer golfers 78 different resort style condo units with 3 to 4 bedrooms each serving as the perfect hub for golfers who want the comforts of home during their getaway. You could also stay at the Grande Villas at World Golf Village, which feature villas with 1 to 2 bedrooms each.
There’s a whole lot to love about your visit to World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla. The golf here is fantastic and each layout is one that you’d like to play multiple times, so make sure to put multiple rounds onto your itinerary here. A unique feature to the destination is that it is also the World Golf Hall of Fame, which is something that every serious golfer needs to experience at least once in their life.
One thing we love about this property is how it can accommodate every price point as there are plenty of summertime deals available, and we were pleasantly surprised to see how well they keep this course conditioned in the months where many other Florida courses tend to look a bit burnt out.
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