The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort was recently awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating for 2011, marking the first time the St. Augustine resort has received the honor.
If you've been to the Renaissance, you probably noticed all the improvements. The 301-room property completed a $10 million, resort-wide renovation in 2008, and has since upgraded other areas and service as well.
The rating is only given by the AAA to less than four percent of its "approved properties," and the Renaissance is the only resort and convention center in Northeast Florida to earn the distinction. In order to earn it, properties must "consistently reflect upscale and extraordinary characteristics in both physical attributes and level of guest services."
Golfers love all that, of course, but they're more interested in the golf. The Renaissance sits inside the World Golf Village and the Slammer and Squire is a short walk from the resort, while the King and Bear, the only true architectural collaboration between Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, is also nearby.
Both these courses are a blast to play and are almost always impeccably groomed.
That isn't all: Resort guests also have access to four additional courses within 15 minutes. You can also stroll over to the World Golf Hall of Fame, if you're interested in the history of the game. There is also an 18-hole putting course and a 132-yard island challenge hole, not to mention the IMAX 3D theater and the PGA Tour Golf Academy.
Click here to see video of World Golf Village.
Also, see the slide show below of the resort and the golf courses: