Florida's First Coast golf destinations
Thousands of people vacation on Florida’s First Coast every year, not just for the beautiful weather or the miles of sandy white beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, but golfers around the world know when they need a spot to tee it up on vacation, there is no better destination than Northeast Florida.
Every year, golfers flock to Florida's Historic Coast to play the course the pros play. THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass is a bucket-list destination for many golfers, and rightfully so. The Pete Dye-designed course boasts an experience golfers won’t find anywhere else, including the world-renowned 17th hole’s island green. The 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass was ranked the #2 hole in the world by The Cherwell.
When it comes to options, Northeast Florida has it all. With 68 courses stretching from Amelia Island to Palm Coast, including 39 courses along the Atlantic Coast and Intracoastal Waterway, the most difficult part of your trip will be deciding which courses to play.
Home to three of the first Northeast Florida courses to offer the revolutionary GolfBoard experience, a four-wheel drive electric surfboard-inspired vehicle, St. Johns County is sure to highlight any golfers vacation along Florida's Historic Coast.
The first two of those three courses is located at the World Golf Village, which offers two award-winning championship golf courses, the King & Bear and the Slammer & Squire. The courses are a collaboration between two of golf's greatest legends, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Featuring the fast greens of Palmer and the generous fairways of Nicklaus, a round of golf at either course is sure to highlight any golfers vacation to Florida's Historic Coast. World Golf Village is also the premiere choice if you're looking to improve your game while on vacation. The World Golf Village offers a state-of-the-art improvement facility at the PGA TOUR Golf Academy, as well as private lessons.
St. Johns Golf and Country Club was carved out of a pine forest to deliver a unique course unlike any other in the Northeast Florida region. The Clyde Johnston-designed course has been nationally ranked for customer satisfaction and loyalty by the National Golf Foundation.
Home to over 50 golf courses, Jacksonville is a golfer's paradise offering an experience to suit any golfer's needs. Whether looking for the tight fairways and challenging layout, look no further than Windsor Parke Golf Club. The Arthur Hills designed course has hosted more USGA qualifying tournaments than any other course in Jacksonville and is certainly worth your time during a visit to the First Coast.
It's all down hill after the first tee shot at Hidden Hills Country Club, which has golfers standing at the highest point in the greater Jacksonville area. With the lush setting of undulating greens and fairways Hidden Hills Country Club may be just the challenge you're looking for. The Arnold Palmer Signature layout features intriguing contours and rolling hills that offer one of the most unique courses to play along the First Coast.
Omni Amelia Island Plantation is a resort that strives to deliver a first-class experience both on and off the golf course. The resort is home to three championship courses as well as luxurious oceanfront accommodations, world-class resort pools, full-service spa, endless dining options and family-friendly activities.
The Oak Marsh Course is a classic Pete Dye design nestled along serpentine salt marsh creeks and the moss-draped heritage oaks for which Amelia Island is famous. The course features 14 holes with water hazards and numerous bulk-headed greens reminiscent of Harbour Town Golf Links at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
The Long Point Course is an award-winning Tom Fazio design that challenges golfers with natural hazards, tight fairways and elevated greens. Rolling fairways wind through spectacular settings that combine the best of the other two courses at the resort. Magnificent marshes, thick oak and pine forests and the scenic oceanfront dunes highlight the course's design. It also features back-to-back oceanfront par-3 holes. The course offers golfers with breathtaking views of the Amelia River and expansive salt marshes.
Located just a short drive south of St. Augustine, Palm Coast is home of the Hammock Beach Resort. This AAA Four-diamond-rated resort will have you falling in the love with Florida’s Atlantic Coast. Hammock Beach encompasses two exceptional courses; the Ocean Course, which features six holes lining the Atlantic Coast, and the Conservatory Course, which offers 140 acres of dramatic elevations and undulating terrain not commonly found in a Florida golf course, Hammock Beach Resort is sure to be a golfer's paradise on any vacation.