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Golfing in the north of Florida

Golf in the North of Florida

Fancy taking a swing at Sawgrass? Or how about feeling the sea breeze rustle the rushes to the right of the fairway on Amelia Island? We take you through the essential courses in the north of Florida.
 

Hammock beach

Only 90 minutes away from Orlando or Jacksonville International Airport, and just up the road from the famous Daytona Beach; you’ll find yourself on a smooth drive to Hammock Beach.

The golf courses here are very well maintained, and you’ve got a good selection to choose from. We teed off at the ‘Ocean Course’, which is simply stunning. After your round, you can go grab a delicious lunch or dinner at the famous ‘Atlantic Grille at the Club Oceanfront’. Most of the courses around here are a short drive or taxi ride from Hammock Beach Resort. Although golf is the star of the show here, the resort is suitable for families and couples alike. The nightlife is very different compared to Orlando, and you can best compare it to Miami with bars eateries full of open spaces and decked areas facing the ocean. It’s a perfect place for you to enjoy the locally caught fish and refreshing drinks after that miraculous eagle putt on the 16th.

Slightly to the north of Hammock Beach, you can find yourself at St Augustine. Take advantage of the excursions and nightlife on offer, or just relax on the beaches. If you’d rather just stick to the fairway, then you need to check out the must-see World Golf Village. Take a swing at famous courses like “King and Bear” or “Slammer & Squire”, and why not spend a few nights at the fantastic Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village too?

 

Sawgrass

Just one hour away from Jacksonville International, you can find yourself at Sawgrass. TPC Sawgrass is the cream of the crop here, but all the courses are stunning. Everything in the area is so peaceful, and it’s such an easy place to navigate around.

If you’re here for a while, the Marriot Sawgrass is a great spot to stay. It’s right next to the courses, and has a few good places to eat. I’d recommend the ‘American Gator Club’ which overlooks the 13th green at TPC Sawgrass. Fantastic food and a great view!

 

Jacksonville

Let’s leave the driving for that Par 5, and stay local around Jacksonville for a moment. There’s a great vibe here, with fantastic beaches and places to eat with a difference. Stick around here before heading off to your chosen golfing venue, soak up the atmosphere, and grab a bite to eat. ‘The Fish Company’ is a great place – they cook the freshest catches.

 

Amelia Island

Amelia Island is another quiet and chilled place to take your clubs to. Before you get started on the courses, take advantage of all the superb places to eat and drink. All the food here is local, fresh, and all within a short drive or taxi ride from wherever you’re based.

The courses here are fantastic. Have a leisurely round on the ‘Ocean Course’ at the Omni Amelia Island hotel, and take in the sights and sounds as you play right next to the beach.

As for the Omni Hotel itself – it’s got a lot to offer! Plenty of local shops and restaurants on site, such as Marche Burette Deli, or Bob’s Steak & Chop House. Take advantage of the Segway tours, the Pitch n’ Putt, swimming pools and fitness facilities; perhaps even go for one of their amazing 2 or 3-bed Villas. You literally don’t have to leave the resort if you don’t want to, but then you’d be missing out on so much!


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11 Aug 2016 | Jason Goodman

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