The bustling city of Jacksonville is not only the largest in the state, but also in the whole of the Southeast of the country. As a major cultural area, be ready for Jazz, art, museums – as well as of course a variety of different sports available, including golf. The PGA holds The Players Championship here at the TPC at Sawgrass, and there are a huge range of great courses for all types of golfers on offer in this region.
Firstly, one the most celebrated course in the area is The Golf Club at Northampton in Fernandina Beach. This tricky course was designed by none other than Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay in 2001, and is the perfect choice for advanced golfers who really want to challenge themselves. Difficulties include bunkers, forced carries and water hazards, and it plays quite quick. Excellent conditions and greens that roll fast and true, this is a five star experience that will test even the most skilled golfers. In short, if you are a real lover of golf and you’re in Jacksonville, this is a must.
Next another relatively new course, St. Johns Golf and Country Club, located in St. Augustine to the south of Jacksonville. This par 72 course is definitely worth the drive however. Great value, a testing course designed with bunkers, water hazards and undulating greens as well as well-maintained; it ticks all the boxes for any golfer. It is a course that from your first visit, begs to be repeated and is a real asset to the area.
Onto our third course, and we couldn’t possibly talk about golfing in Jacksonville without mentioning TPC Sawgrass, The Players Stadium Course. This course is a great one to tick off the bucket list, and was designed with balance in mind so as not to favor any player type. The home of The Players Championship, there is a great deal of variety running throughout the famous course, and it has been consistently ranked as a great course in the country as a whole. If you’re a diehard fan of golf and watched the championship in the past, this is a real opportunity to live out your dreams (if only for an afternoon) by playing a round here.