To some Florida visitors, there is nothing quite like the sound of a club striking the ball and watching it soar across the fairway. If you are one of these vacationers, you’re in luck! St. Augustine is home to many beautiful golf courses, each boasting its own features and amenities. Not only will golfers enjoy a fantastic game of golf with their family and friends, but they’ll also have the chance to soak in Florida’s famous year-round sunshine. While it’s nearly impossible to decide which one is best, we’ve narrowed it down to a brief list of our personal favorite St. Augustine golf courses that you won’t want to skip.
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5 of the Best St. Augustine Golf Courses
1. World Golf Hall of Fame
The World Golf Hall of Fame is the ultimate destination for golf lovers all over the world, and for more reasons than the outstanding museum exhibits. Visitors to the Hall of Fame will enjoy a free round on the 18-hole putting course with their admission! This world-class course will challenge you to perfect your steady hand and aim for a better par. Plus, you’ll be practicing your skills in a place worthy of the golf champions. It doesn’t get much better than that!
2. World Golf Village
The World Golf Village is an extension of the World Golf Hall of Fame and home to two championship courses designed by the legends themselves. The King & Bear Course was created by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus and offers both a links-style layout and more traditional Florida golf course design. The course is beautifully decorated with 200-year-old oak trees, indigenous coquina rock, and numerous water features. The Slammer & Squire Course is located right under the tower of the Hall of Fame and beautifully showcases our region’s unspoiled wooded areas, wetlands, and natural beauty. Designed by Bobby Weed and other Hall of Fame members, the course features contoured greens, a few water hazards, and a rewarding experience for golfers of all skill levels.
3. St. Augustine Shores Golf Club
Located just a few miles from our historic city, St. Augustine Shores Golf Club incorporates an interesting and fun layout with an array of challenges that will test even the most avid golfers. It measures approximately 5,956 yards from the back tees and includes drivable par-4’s, lengthy doglegs, and par-5’s. Since the golf club’s goal is to be fun and non-intimidating to all golfers, there are also plenty of opportunities for those who have hardly touched a golf club in their lives. This means that everyone in the family can enjoy swinging the club at this fun course.
3. Royal St. Augustine Golf and Country Club
The Royal St. Augustine Golf and Country Club is another local favorite with moguled fairways, sandy waste areas, well-placed bunkers, and much more. There are also four different tee positions to accommodate players of all skill levels. The 18-hole course winds through lush foliage and exotic wetlands, allowing players with the opportunity to take in Florida’s incredible natural beauty while playing a memorable game of golf. After your round, you’ll be invited to relax and rest your feet in the inviting clubhouse that features a full bar with beer, liquor, and wine. Grab an ice cold drink and a delicious plate of food to share before watching the big game or simply unwinding in the comfortable, casual atmosphere.
4. Cimarrone Golf Club
Cimarrone Golf Club is a semi-private club with a mission to provide an unbelievable private club experience for both members and guests. The David Poselthwait designed course meanders through stunning pine forests and North Florida’s thick marshlands, creating a relaxing and beautiful setting to hit the ball across the fairway. You’ll also have access to the club’s wide variety of amenities including practice facilities, a delightful restaurant, the clubhouse, and more. No wonder Cimarrone was rated as one of the “Top 100 Places to Play Golf in Florida” by Golf Digest!
5. St. Johns Golf and Country Club
Known as one of the top St. Augustine public golf courses, the St. Johns Golf and Country Club is a great place for golf, dining, and events! The golf course itself was designed by Clyde Johnson and features 18-holes of fun for golfers of all skill levels. In fact, this course was the host for the PGA TOUR Qualifying School for several years. When you’ve completed your game, satisfy your appetite at The Grille Room! This on-site restaurant overlooks the 9th and 18th greens and serves breakfast (Saturdays and Sundays), lunch (daily), and exquisite dinners on Thursday and Friday nights.
Book Your Next Golf Getaway With Victorian House
If you’re planning a golf getaway to the nation’s oldest city, we invite you to stay and unwind with us at the Victorian House. Our elegant bed & breakfast is located right in the heart of St. Augustine’s historic district, making it ideal for travelers seeking comfort and convenience to their favorite local attractions and St. Augustine golf courses. The highly-appointed guest rooms are also equipped with everything you need for a memorable getaway including private porches, fireplaces, JACUZZI® tubs, and more. Guests will even enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast served each morning during their stay. What more could you ask for in a St. Augustine, Florida vacation?
Book your next Florida getaway with us today! We look forward to welcoming you to St. Augustine soon.