Best Golf Courses in Jacksonville
From the TPC Sawgrass (home of THE PLAYERS Championship and PGA Tour HQ) to swanky country clubs and top quality public golf courses, the best golf courses in Jacksonville area offer a variety of golf for any level of player and every budget.
Of course, any talk of the best golf courses in Jacksonville has to start with the Ponte Vedra Beach and the home course of the PGA Tour. More specifically, there’s Pete Dye’s most famous work, The Players Course at the TPC Sawgrass with its iconic par-3 17th and its island green. And there’s another tournament-caliber venue next door, Dye’s Valley. Combine that with a stay at the Sawgrass Marriott, and you’ve got a bucket-list weekend.
But Sawgrass is hardly the area’s only resort. Just down the road on I-95, outside of historic St. Augustine, there’s World Golf Village Resort, which not only offers enjoyable layouts like the Slammer & Squire (which pays tribute to Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen) and the King & Bear (designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus), but an attraction every avid golfer should check out in their lifetime, the World Golf Hall of Fame. There, visitors can see where the game’s greatest are enshrined, artifacts and exhibits than span the development of the game as well as equipment and memorabilia from the great tournaments players.
More resort golf includes the five-diamond oceanfront Ponte Vedra Inn & Club (near TPC Sawgrass), which has been around since 1928, and boasts the original Ocean Course and Lagoon Course. To the east of Jacksonville, there’s Amelia Island, which offers plenty of resort options, including the 1,350-acre Omni Amelia Island resort and its Dye-designed Oak Marsh Course and the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island and the Mark McCumber-designed Golf Club of Amelia Island, which is private and open to guests of the resort.
And if you’re looking for the best golf courses in Jacksonville in terms of value, the conversation stars with the Champions Club at Julington Creek, designed and owned by PGA Professional Steve Melnyk, Or, check out the Arthur Hills-designed Windsor Parke Golf Club, located between the Jacksonville Beaches and downtown Jacksonville, only minutes from the Jacksonville International Airport. Another great value is Jacksonville Beach Golf Club, built in 1959 and originally designed by Sam Snead. And finally, golfers looking for flexibility should check out Blue Sky Golf Club in Jacksonville. With a relaxed dress code, the option for a souped-up golf cart and the freedom to play as few or as many holes as you want, its golf any way you want it.
With more than 70 courses to choose from, the best golf courses in Jacksonville are a worthy stop for any golfer looking to play a round in Northern Florida.