Sunny beaches and fresh seafood are in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, and Vilano Beach are definitely a popular attraction for Florida visitors. If one had to choose another reason to spend a long vacation along this Atlantic beach, the prospect of a great golf course might just be a ticket. It's no secret that professionals and unofficial golfers enjoy the lush greenery of golf courses in North Florida, and if you're the type to plan your 18-hole crater, the St. Augustine is the place for you.
Where are the best courses to play? Here are some suggestions to "tie you" to a great golf vacation.
A world of golf awaits
Imagine if the Disney world had been specifically designed to showcase golf … which describes the global golf village of St. Augustine. This is perhaps the state's largest and most luxurious golf resort, with two par-72 championship golf courses and a PGA recognized golf academy in the building. When you're not out of the green, you can stroll around the global golf hall of fame or watch a show at the IMAX Theater on site. There is also a full service spa, swimming pools and easy access to non-golf in the family. To the historic St. Augustine for a one-day trip.
Play as the tiger floats
Located on the beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach, just north of the old town, you will find one of the most popular courses in the south: TPC Sawgrass. These greens are home to the annual Player Championship, and when Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson don't fight to win the first prize, fans are invited to try their hands and clubs in the tough tournament. In order to play either of two Sawgrass tournaments, you must be a guest at the Sawgrass Golf Resort and Spa or you can also book the departure time two weeks before your visit.
Fill your clubs and your best golf shoes (no nails for Sawgrass, please), and watch the cool Florida breezes as you get ready. It is a golf vacation in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach are ideal any time of the year.