If you read this blog with any regularity, you know that I live in Northeast Florida (St. Augustine to be exact) and have some hometown golf biases.
From TPC Sawgrass’ famous Stadium Course to the two terrific layouts at the World Golf Hall of Fame, there is bucket-list golf just minutes from my door. But that’s far from the only games in town.
Here’s a few Northeast Florida courses that are worthy of your time, and better yet can be played in the summer for under $50:
(Note: Click the course name for information compliments of Florida’s First Coast of Golf, the experts in Northeast Florida golf vacation planning.)
Eagle Landing: One of four Clyde Johnston-designed layouts in the area, this layout on Jacksonville’s southwest side is a fairly wide-open layout but plenty challenging from 7,037-yard back tees.
Fleming Island: South of Jacksonville is this Bobby Weed design, winding through woods and wetlands and featuring elevated tee boxes on many holes.
North Hampton: Ask some locals and they’ll you that this Fernandina Beach course – an Arnold Palmer signature design – is one of the toughest around. Admire the coquina boulder walls but keep your ball far from them.
South Hampton: One of St. Augustine’s best values is this Mark McCumber design playable for all skill levels but still featuring plenty of water and bunkers to avoid.
Queens Harbour: The Yacht and Country Club (yes, that’s the full name) is east of Jacksonville near the Waterway, on 1,000 acres of beautiful native woodland featuring huge live oaks draped with Spanish moss.