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This Day in Golf History: World Golf Hall of Fame

Today marks the sweet sixteenth for the inception of current-day World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum in sunny Saint Augustine, Fla., the hallowed ground where the legends and legacy of golf’s greats live on for fans to pay homage.

The idea for a golf hall of fame began much earlier, however, when in April of 1940 sportswriter Grantland Rice suggested that there be a PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame. Thirty-four years later, The World Golf Hall of Fame opened in Pinehurst, N.C., and by 1998, it had moved to its current location and opened a brand new state-of-the-art facility coupled with a unique golf vacation experience.

The World Golf Village is a great place to go for all different types of golfers. Vacationers can play on championship golf courses and see the Hall of Fame exhibits, all while staying in a beautiful locale. At the World Golf Village there are two amazing courses, the King & Bear and the Slammer & Squire, that were designed by four World Golf Hall of Famers, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen. Both courses have been acclaimed for their memorable designs and natural beauty.


Home to the World Golf Hall of Fame, World Golf Village offers championship golf play and instruction, first-class accommodations and more. Photo by World Golf Village

The World Golf Hall of Fame may have had various homes and names through the years, but one thing has stayed consistent: its mission of preserving and honoring the history of the game of golf and the legacies of those who have made it great.

We encourage novice and pro golfers, and fans of the game alike to come together and honor amazing golfers in one place and it’s lasting legacy. It’s truly a unique and touching experience for every golf enthusiast.


Featured image of Slammer & Squire course courtesy of World Golf Village

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