An Endless Summer on Florida’s First Coast

Technically, Florida’s First Coast is not in the tropics. But for the thousands of visitors who flock to the five-county area and its dozens of world-class golf courses in Amelia Island, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Clay County or Palm Coast  — especially those from Canada and the Northeast or Midwest United States — it’s close enough.

Your perfect golf getaway is so close. Just a road trip away, you could be out on the beautiful fairways of Florida’s First Coast. This five-county area is home to dozens of world-class golf courses in Amelia Island, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Clay County, or Palm Coast. As the leaves begin to fall in your backyard, doesn’t a 75-degree golf day with an ocean breeze sound amazing? Put your cold-weather gear away for a little while longer and enjoy a bit of endless summer with us on the links. 

Summer and fall are the perfect seasons to play on Northeast Florida courses such as the TPC Sawgrass (home of the PGA TOUR’s THE PLAYERS Championship), the two courses at World Golf Village (Slammer & Squire and King & Bear), and the Hammock Beach Resort Ocean Course & Conservatory Course in Palm Coast. Spend a day, a weekend, a week, or longer playing in a beautiful coastal setting. Take advantage of the season’s longer days and get more time in on the course with extended twilight hours.

After you face the wetland-filled hazards of the 17th hole at Omni Amelia Island’s Oak Marsh Course, you may need to take a break and relax on the pristine beaches nearby. Players can enjoy easy beach access while staying at The Omni Amelia Island Resort, Seaside Amelia Inn, or Residence Inn Amelia Island. The 19th hole calls your name and glass of vintage wine taste all that much better in the luxurious dining areas at resort facilities such as the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra or One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach. 

As a premier golf destination, the First Coast offers many excellent opportunities to improve your game and upgrade what’s in your bag.

Honours invites you to Train Like A Legend at the World Golf Village.  This all-inclusive getaway package includes once-in-a-lifetime training at the PGA TOUR Golf Academy. Stay & Play in one of America’s most historic cities, St. Augustine, Florida and discover 36 holes of championship golf at the World Golf Village’s Slammer & Squire and King & Bear. World Golf Hall of Fame tickets are included, so you can walk the hallowed halls, relive golf’s greatest moments, and pay homage to your favorite players.

Designed to provide you with an experience like no other, the PGA TOUR Golf Academy enjoys spectacular views of the World Golf Hall of Fame and features a 2,700-square-foot state-of-the-art building, complete with all-weather hitting bays and multiple covered tee areas. Instruction is backed by digital video to work out the hidden kinks that may be hindering your backswing or chipping stroke. You will receive guidance from some of the most nationally-recognized teaching professionals in the game of golf. 

The PGA TOUR Superstore, located in the Jacksonville, is another must-see for golfers. This 25,000-square-foot facility offers the area’s only Fitting Van Experience, a private session that helps you level-up your game with customized equipment selections. The Superstore offers indoor practice bays, fitting bays, a 1,134-square-foot putting green, and an instructor to help you perfect your swing. Take advantage of the full-service repair shop and stock up on everything you need from brand name balls, gloves, tees, bags, apparel and shoes for men, ladies, and kids. 

Florida’s First Coast delivers an unforgettable experience on and off the course. Our world-class courses, resorts, dining, training facilities, and shopping are waiting for you. www.florida-golf.org