December 18, 2014

Golfing in Northeast Florida

Eagle Landing

 

If you’re a golfer, you won’t have a difficult time finding a nice place to play in Northeast Florida. The courses around Jacksonville and neighboring St. Augustine are both beautiful and well maintained. Not to mention the superb Florida weather makes for perfect playing conditions.

 

Some featured courses in and around the Jacksonville area include Eagle Landing, Bent Creek, Amelia River, Cimarrone and the World Golf Village.

 

- Course information provided by Golfnow.

 

Eagle Landing

The 7,037-yard, Clyde Johnston design weaves through the Florida landscape and takes on a vintage feel as he incorporates several of the classic design holes from around the world into the par-72 layout. The Eagle Landing course offers six sets of tees, from championship to youth tees, allowing the course to play as easy or as difficult as desired.

 

Eagle Landing also offers a magnificent golf clubhouse with sports bar, fully-stocked pro shop, his and her locker rooms, and an elegant restaurant overlooking sparkling water and lush fairways.

 

Bent Creek

Golfers have long enjoyed playing Bent Creek Golf Course, the City of Jacksonville’s premier public golf course. Since Bent Creek’s opening in 1989, the 6,620-yard, par-71 course has provided a fun and challenging golf experience for residents of Northeast Florida and visitors alike.

 

Crafted by renowned architect Bobby Weed with consulting services by Mark McCumber, Bent Creek’s meandering terrain takes golfers through a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, towering pines, and alongside creeks and swales. The championship layout boasts Bermuda grass greens, plush fairways and a state-of-the-art lighted practice facility – home of the Bent Creek Golf Academy.

 

Professionally managed by Billy Casper Golf, Bent Creek offers you an outstanding golf experience for a great price.

 

Amelia River

Amelia River Golf Club is renowned as one of the best-conditioned courses in the area with incredibly smooth Tif-Eagle greens, sculpted around a forest of majestic live oaks, sabal palms, pines and wax myrtles. This par 72 track, designed by Tom Jackson, which plays to a yardage of 6,823 from the back tees, is always in pristine shape with well-manicured rolling fairways, smooth bunkers and greens that challenge all skill levels. This course is unique in character and is a treat to play.

 

Cimarrone

Players of all abilities will enjoy Cimarrone`s par 72, 6891 yard championship layout. Designed by renowned architect, David Postlethwait, Cimarrone`s manicured course conditions and challenging design provides a fun, player-friendly experience for players of all abilities.

 

Beginners will enjoy Cimarrone`s well-defined fairways and magnificent greens. Advanced players will appreciate numerous risk-reward opportunities provided by strategically placed bunkers and a water or marsh feature on every hole.

 

World Golf Village

The World Golf Village (WGV) is a golf resort located midway between Jacksonville and St. Augustine and showcases the World Golf Hall of Fame.  Intended to be the ultimate golf destination for players and fans of the game, the resort features two championship golf courses: the King & Bear, designed jointly by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus , and the Slammer & Squire, a collaboration of Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen.

 

One of the most popular attractions is the IMAX Theater, which plays the latest movies and documentaries in a 300-seat theater with an 80-foot wide by six-story-high screen.

 

The Murray Brothers Caddy Shack restaurant is located along the Walk of Champions and is owned by actor Bill Murray and his five brothers. Their slogan is, “Eat, Drink and Be Murray!”

 

 

 

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