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GOLFER’S GUIDE Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia Edition

Hampton Golf As Great as the Game Itself

Also Inside: Best Area Courses Places to Stay Places to Learn Dining and more!

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n my 15 years leading this trusted publication there has never been such upheaval in the world of professional and recreational golf. Here in the Northeast Florida, the season started with an apologetic Tiger Woods trying to save face in our own backyard. A lingering economic dark cloud has forced public and private clubs to come up with new solutions, and many of these solutions have benefitted you. After an extremely hot summer, the weather is wonderful and we’re looking forward to a tremendous season leading up to the Florida Swing. Our respected and well-conditioned courses are offering great values. As the only comprehensive golf magazine in the region, we’ve become an indispensible source for visitors and residents looking for the “must play” layouts. In this edition you’ll find every course worth your hard earned dollars. Our cover features Hampton Golf, one of the leading entities in the golf industry today. Hampton has five great courses in our area, and a dozen more scattered throughout the Southeast. Personally, I can’t wait for Players Championship week. In a welcome change, the World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has moved to May and will serve as the kickoff to the PGA Tour’s richest tournament. I urge you to visit the World Golf Village and the Hall of Fame before and after the ceremony. This place is really a once in a lifetime experience for fans of the game’s history. Golfers of the past are brought to life here. For the latest news and information on everything golf in Northeast Florida please visit Jacksonville.golfersguide.com. And as always good luck and play well. This season promises to be one of the most rewarding in recent memory. Darren Doerr Regional Publisher 4

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Contents

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Hampton Golf Hampton Golf has been providing golfers an experience as great as the game itself for over a decade. Award-winning courses from Northeast Florida to the Carolinas promise top-notch service and rich tradition. Play a Hampton course today!

12 Private Course Features Discover the finest private golf courses in Northeast Florida. Members wanted.

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Discover the finest golf courses open to the public in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

47 Golf Instruction Improve your game with the best golf instructors on the First Coast.

50 Stay & Play Discover the finest resorts, hotels and places to stay in Northeast Florida.

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52 World Golf Village Home of the World Golf Hall of Fame, the World Golf Village is a true celebration of the game of golf.

64 Directory & Maps Comprehensive listing of featured courses, restaurants, accommodations, and services and how to get there.

67 Dining This area is home to great restaurants and some of the best are featured here. FALL/WINTER 2010-11 jacksonville.golfersguide.com

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Hampton Golf As Great as the Game Itself… South Hampton ampton Golf has been diligently working to give its members and guests a golf experience that’s “As Great as the Game Itself” for over a decade. The all-around golf course marketing and management outfit has expanded its stable of courses from one in 1999 to 22 currently on the strength of focus and attention to detail. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Hampton Golf courses can be found throughout Florida. Recent additions make the first-rate Hampton Golf Experience available in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. For golfers who visit a Hampton facility, this translates into customer service and conditioning that is second to none. The group’s mission statement reads, “We pride ourselves on maintaining the tradition of golf by bringing you the highest standards of excellence in design, service and course conditions at each of our facilities.” The Golf Club at South Hampton became the first course to join the Hampton Golf family in 1999. The Club is semi-private and features a layout designed by North Florida native and former PLAYERS champion Mark McCumber. Located just northwest of historic Saint Augustine, this open user-friendly track provides excellent playing conditions, plenty of risk-reward opportuni-

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ties and features 16 large lakes and more than 60 well-contoured bunkers. The course has always enjoyed a tremendous reputation in the First Coast of Golf. South Hampton’s trademark is the use of naturally occurring slopes and contours in the routing – a quality that’s become synonymous with McCumberdesigned courses. In Fernandina Beach you’ll find a course fit for and built by a King. The Golf Club at North Hampton is an Arnold Palmer Signature Design and has been ranked as a top 10 course in the state of Florida by Golfweek and the readers of Golflink.com. This links-style course opened for business in 2001 and is known as a challenging test of shot-making ability and short game skill. Masterful routing and unbelievable conditioning have made this Northeast Florida stalwart an unquestionable “must play” and one of the most esteemed tracks in the Hampton Golf collection. Venerable Selva Marina Country Club has a rich tradition and a bright future. The private, member-owned club was once home to the Greater Jacksonville Open – a precursor to the Players Championship. In 1966, Jack Nicklaus recorded his first-ever double eagle during the event on the 18th hole. Located in beautiful Atlantic Beach, Selva Marina is just blocks from the water. Ocean breezes can be

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felt on the club’s open fairways. The country club is also home to a world-class tennis program, excellent restaurants and a junior Olympic pool. Hampton Golf’s trusted reputation earned the group the right to reenergize and reintroduce the wellrespected club. The group took over Sept. 1, 2010. “We will begin making improvements at Selva Marina immediately to ensure it is a modern club with the finest amenities and facilities while maintaining its tradition and upstanding reputation as one of the city’s premier country clubs,” said MG Orender, president and CEO of Hampton Golf and former president of the PGA of America. Located in Palm Coast, Florida, The Grand Club features some of the finest golfing opportunities available in Northeast Florida. The 54 holes of championship golf (open to the public) on property have been created by two of the game’s greatest designers and players - Arnold Palmer and Gary Player. The Grand Club earns its name with its three unforgettable courses, Pine Course, Cypress Course, and Matanzas Course, each one providing a unique and challenging golf experience. Designed by award-winning architect Clyde Johnston, Eagle Harbor has been considered one of Jacksonville’s finest layouts since opening in 1993. The semi-private course was skillfully carved from a forest of 60-foot pines and provides an exciting and challenging round of golf. Always in excellent condition, the layout features multi-tiered greens, rolling fairways, and a variety of sand and grass bunkers. The complete roster of Hampton Golf facilities can be accessed online at www.HamptonGolfClubs. com and includes some of the top-rated private and public courses in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida. Golfers can gain access to Hampton’s tremendous collection of courses by enrolling in the ExecGolf program. Enrollment in Hampton Golf’s ExecGolf Membership gives golfers the opportunity to save money on the premier daily-fee courses in the area, and gain access to exclusive private clubs. An ExecGolf membership is also tied in to an exciting Tournament Series with monthly events. The season culminates with a final championship tournament at the TPC Sawgrass Players Stadium Course. For more information on the ExecGolf membership, please visit www.ExecGolf.com .

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ince its opening in 2006 2006, Amelia National Golf & Country Club has enjoyed a meteoric rise in reputation among the best private clubs in North Florida. Set in beautiful Fernandina Beach near Amelia Island, Amelia National is the work of Tom Fazio, a man with more Golf Digest Top 100 courses than any other architect. Amelia National is classic Fazio; a challenge for avid players that features fine-textured TifEagle Bermuda greens and a healthy amount of water hazards to navigate. While more accomplished players will be tested by his design philosophy, the course is playable for all skill levels. “It’s special to me that we’ve received acceptance by all levels of players,” said Fazio, who prepared 19 different routings at Amelia National before settling on the finished product. “I’m con-

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cerned about the middle to high high-handicapper, handicapper but it’s equally important that a player like Fred Funk told me that he’d been out and loved it too.” “I’m a big fan of Fazio courses,” said former PLAYERS champion and First Coast resident Fred Funk. “Amelia National has a nice mix of picturesque holes and strategic holes that flows very well.” The immaculately groomed golf course was carved through natural forests of tall pines, live oaks and sweet bays, all adding different visually dynamic elements to the course. It’s Fazio’s signature big bunkers, expansive landing areas and gargantuan greens that give each round a variety that will present members and their guests with new and different challenges every time out. Even if you’re not a member of Amelia

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National, the club’s doors are open to outside tournaments. If you’re looking for an upscale golf experience on one of the premier layouts in the area, spectacular amenities and a dedicated tournament staff, contact Amelia National. The club can provide a full-service tournament experience from pairings, scoring and tee times to cart service. There is also a full-service bar and restaurant on the premises to enhance your experience. Amelia National’s 17,000-square-foot oldstyle clubhouse, originally opened in October 2007, creates a wonderful gathering place for members and their guests to relax and enjoy the incredible amenities offered by the club. There are a number of paths to membership, including a social membership with property FALL/WINTER 2010-11

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ownership that can easily be upgraded to a full golf membership. There are also a number of memberships available to area residents who don’t live at Amelia National. The secluded community of Amelia National is right at the gateway to the enviable leisure attitude and amenities of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach, the only private, gated community between Jacksonville and Sea Island, Ga. Far from the sprawl south of Jacksonville, Amelia National is only 20 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from downtown, and on average five to eight degrees cooler. For more information, please visit www.amelianationalgolf.com or call toll free (866) 389-6451 or the golf shop at (904) 652-0660.

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Eagle Landing Golf Club

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rafting the perfect combination of conditioning, challenge, beauty and value, Eagle Landing Golf Club has quickly distinguished itself as one of North Florida’s most popular and sought after semi-private golf courses. Designed by renowned architect Clyde Johnston, Eagle Landing takes golfers on a visual parade through natural wetlands, conservation areas and along the border of the 24,000-acre Jennings State Forest, all the while providing a stern yet fair test 16

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of golf that features a variety of holes unlike any other in the area. The course, which sits in the heart of beautiful northern Clay County, stretches to a daunting 7,037 yards, but with the six tees put in by Johnston, is playable for players of all skill levels. Do not, however, confuse playable with easy, as this course is a fun challenge from any tee, no matter how close or far. Incorporating classic design elements, Johnston crafted an open links course that is wide open to the Coastal Florida

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E Eagle Landing Golf Club O Orange Park, FL (9 (904) 291-5600 www.eaglelandingfl.com w

STATISTICS S T Yards Rating Slope Tournament 7037 74.0 137 To Champ. 6764 72.8 129 C Regular 6359 71.2 126 Re Intermediate 5894 68.7 122 In Forward 5142 70.3 123 Fo Youth 3023 58.1 94 Yo RATES R Monday ................................. $38.00 M Tuesday-Friday ...................... $45.00 Tu Saturday-Sunday ................... $55.00 Sa Twilight (after 12:00 p.m.) Tw Monday - Friday ...................$37.00 Saturday - Sunday .............. $45.00 Senior (Monday - Friday) Se Foursome............................ $33.00 Individual ............................ $35.00 Junior (16 & under) Ju 18 holes .............................. $28.00 9 holes ................................ $20.00 9-hole 9Weekday ............................. $23.00 Weekend ............................. $28.00 ASK A S ABOUT OUR: • Golf Memberships • Saturday Stableford • Monday/Saturday Stableford • Sunday Family Day • Outings PERSONNEL P Architect ......................Clyde Johnston Ar Director of Golf .............. Tim Spangler D DIRECTIONS D I-295 to Blanding Blvd. South. Right on Argyle I-2 Forest Blvd. (Oakleaf Plantation Parkway) for Fo 8.9 miles to Eagle Landing’s entrance on right. 8. Map Key Number

breezes that have the ability to determine just how difficult or vulnerable Eagle Landing will play each time out. For those as serious about improving their game as they are playing it, Eagle Landing boasts one of the finest game improvement centers in the area, complete with a double-ended practice and instruction facility featuring a full acre of teeing area alone. The facility also includes practice bunkers at both ends, target greens facing in both directions and even a lake to help golfers tackle hazards before it really counts. FALL/WINTER 2010-11

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Got a big group or planning a charity outing? Not only will the golf course entertain your guests, Eagle Landing boasts one of the area’s finest clubhouses that is perfect for groups of any size. In addition to the meeting space, the 8,000-squarefoot clubhouse features a fully-stocked pro shop, restaurant and sports bar. For more information on Eagle Landing or to inquire about membership opportunities to this Jacksonvillearea favorite call 904 291-5600 or visit www.eaglelandingfl.com.

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Panther Creek Golf Club

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o west to track kd down the h course many are saying is the most outstanding public course in North Florida, Panther Creek. Carved into a 600-acre forest just nine miles west of downtown Jacksonville off I-10 and Chaffee Rd., this Andy Dye (Pete’s nephew) design continues to receive rave reviews. Come explore this quiet creation where you’ll discover homes on only three of the 18 holes and find that it’s you, the ball and a spectacular golf course – the way golf was meant to be played. Panther Creek Golf Club gives golfers a true Dye design experience with many deceiving looks and tie-wall borders between fairway and wetlands. Panther Creek gives you a Carolinas links-style feel after more than five million cubic yards of dirt were 18

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moved changes, undulad to create elevation l h d l tions and berms that have been planted with native natural ornamental grasses. A 4,000-square-foot gatehouse with functional dining, outing, and meeting facilities serves the golfers who try to tame the Panther. The smartest decision you can make at Panther Creek is to check your ego in the golf shop and pick tees you’re truly comfortable playing. Recommendations are marked on the scorecard with only those low single-digit handicappers suggested for the two back tees that play more than 7,000 yards with ratings and slopes over 75/140. You will have a great experience when you choose tees that fit your game. The par 3s are truly enjoyable at Panther Creek, the par 5s are stout challenges,

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Panther Creek Golf Club P ( (888) 784-6533 ((904) 783-2600 www.panthercreekgolf.com w

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Yards Rating Slope 7526 76.2 140 7039 74.3 137 6571 72.2 131 6004 69.3 120 5404 66.5 115 4770 63.8 112

RATES R $25 $ - $55 Mention this ad or bring in your copy of M Golfer’s Guide to receive a special golf G rrate of $30 Weekday / $40 Weekend. Call the golf shop to make a tee time. C Go to website for email specials. G P PERSONNEL Architect- ............................... Andy Dye A Head Golf Professional- .Will Newman H Superintendent- ...........Ken Arsenault S

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and there is a fabulous diversity in the par 4s at this memorable layout. On the front nine you have a strategic decision to make at the par-5 “Gambler’s Alley,” and likely some long putting to do at the par-3 “Lunar Landing,” with its 10,000-square-foot green. The island green at the par-3 6th, “Mulligan Island” has 30 yards of layup room, but don’t be long or you’ll be asking for a mulligan. The par-5 “Bunker Hill” gets its name from the pair of pot bunkers in the landing area and the waste bunker that’ll snatch your approach shot. The split fairway at the 9th hole, “Top Shelf” forces a strategic decision; don’t be caught between the two. The back nine starts off with a “Rough Start” on the 10th hole (don’t get caught up in the waste bunker on the left or your FALL/WINTER 2010-11

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back nine will be off to one) through “Gut Check” for a middle stretch of three par-4s, through the shortest par 5 (Big Bend) and longest par 4 (Long Shot) on the course. On the 16th hole you might get a shot back at the shortest par 4 on the back side. The stunning 17th hole truly is “Rock Island.” This par 3 with island tees from 117 to 221 yards features a green fronted by limestone boulders. With six sets of tees, you can make Panther Creek as challenging, or as playable as you want it, but now’s the time to take it for a test drive. Visit their website at www.panthercreekgolf.com to get a feel for the course, book tee times online, or join their loyalty program that offers great savings. Or call the golf shop toll free at (888) 784-6533 or (904) 783-2600.

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Queen’s Harbour Yacht and Country Club

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ocated just a few minutes from Interstate 95, Queens Harbour is a member of the ClubCorp family and strives to deliver the very best on the course and off. You’ll continually be overwhelmed by the conditions, value and world-class amenities. Championship Golf This picturesque 7,004-yard par-72 course offers a variety of supreme views, most notably of tidal marshlands and century-old oaks. The 18-hole Royal course is situated just three miles from the Atlantic Ocean and has an ability to 20

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accommodate all players with six tee placements. You’ll be continually delighted as your traverse this delicate landscape filled with majestic views of wooded preserves, lush marshlands and deep-water marinas. A testament to the course’s quality and caliber, Queen’s Harbour has hosted a number of prestigious events including PGA Tour Qualifying School, the Mercedes NCAA Collegiate Championship and the Florida State Golf Association’s Qualifying Tournament.

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JJacksonville, FL ( (904) 221-1012 www.queensharbourcc.com w

R RATES $55 Weekday, $70 Weekend $ Please call golf shop directly at P ((904) 221-1012 for update on sspecials, twilight, etc. STATISTICS S Holes: 18 H Par: 72 P LLength: 7,017 Slope: 74.0/138 S PERSONNEL P Architect.....................Mark McCumber A Superintendent ............. Chris Stringer S General Manager .............. Jon Kitchen G Golf Professionals ...... Sean McGauley G & Mike Witek Membership ................. Don Stahurski M Map Key Number

Consistently rated as one of the top course in North Florida, Queen’s Harbour promises to be a truly memorable experience. In addition to the championship-caliber course, Queen’s Harbour features a driving range, newly added family tees, a practice putting green, practice bunker, full-service golf ship with all of the latest and greatest gear and a full schedule of leagues, clinics and developmental programs and instruction for both juniors and adults. Immediately upon enrollment as a member of a ClubCorp Club you receive Associate Bronze FALL/WINTER 2010-11

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privileges allowing you social privileges at the Associate Gold roster of clubs outside of the 50-mile radius restriction. Associate Bronze is included in your home club dues. You’ll have privileges at more than 200 prestigious business, country and sport clubs throughout the world – ranging from elegant clubs in nearby areas to country clubs as far away as Europe and Asia. For more information on everything offered at Queens Harbour Yacht and Country Club, please visit www.queensharbourcc.com.

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Jacksonville Beach Golf Club

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ome and play our newly redesigned golf course with Emerald Dwarf Bermuda greens. You will be amazed at the changes we have made! See if you can negotiate the challenges on our new signature hole No. 16. Jacksonville Beach Golf Club is municipally owned and operated by the City of Jacksonville Beach. Our 18hole public facility was opened in 1960 and re-designed by PGA Professional 22

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Robert Walker in 1987. The latest improvements to the golf course were completed in 2009 – this is definitely not the same course your grandparents played! We’ve also changed our rate structure and amended our membership offerings. All players can now join our golf club as members. Tee times may be made up to seven days in advance. Please call 904-247-6184 to book yours today!

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Players looking to improve their games can visit our teaching academy – Fundamental Golf School. Our staff of instructors’ goal is to customtailor their instruction to your individual needs. With our newly-renovated Golf Academy building we offer state-of-the-art video analysis and teaching aids to improve your game. Call (904) 247-6184 for more information or visit our website at www.jacksonvillebeachgolfclub.com Whether you are a local resident or on vacation kick-starting your golf trip you’ll find a friendly staff awaiting your arrival for a relaxing day at the beach! FALL/WINTER 2010-11

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R RATES Weekdays 18 w/cart W $38.00 W Weekdays 9 w/cart $20.35 W Weekdays Walking $23.02 W Weekends 18 w/cart $45.00 W Weekends 9 w/cart $23.86 W Weekends Walking $30.02 Walkers welcome weekdays anytime, Weekends and holidays after 12:00 noon

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The Golf Club at Sanctuary Cove Come Play the Qualifying Site Course for the PGA McGladrey Classic

The view from above the 13th tee captures the Lowcountry beauty of Sanctuary Cove.

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he First Coast is full of courses designed by major golf champions. But just a short hour’s drive north of Jacksonville, in the St. Simons area, is one of the top new semi-private golf facilities in the Southeast! The Golf Club at Sanctuary Cove is a collaborative effort between designer Fred Couples and Love Golf Design. The Golf Club at Sanctuary Cove is a true partnership that blends the classic design elements from traditional golf course architecture with the techniques of modern day design. The result at Sanctuary Cove is a par-

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71, 71 7,003-yard 7 003 yard layout that is truly unique to the area. The front nine meanders through h h 300-year-old 300 ld oak k trees, llakes k and d preserved wetlands, while the back nine takes on a links design with stunning views of the Little Satilla River and the marshes that surround this Lowcountry layout. Fred Couples said the Golf Club at Sanctuary Cove has four of the best par 3s he has ever played. This is most evident when you reach the signature 13th hole. This 195-yard hole has an elevated green that is surrounded by marsh. By working with the natural features of the land, Cou-

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Yards Rating Slope 7003 73.1 133 6410 70.9 127 5840 68.3 118 5387 68.7 114

RATES R Rates range from $29 to $79. R Please call the Pro Shop for P current rates (912) 466-0080 c

P PERSONNEL Director of Golf/Head Pro D ...........................................Scott Turner PGA Assistant Pro.............Andy Brown P Superintendent ...................Carl Boria S

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ples has created a course that is challenging without being penal, and one that golfers will not tire of playing. With five sets of tees, The Golf Club at Sanctuary Cove will provide a true and fair test of golf that will appeal to players of all ability levels. After golf, take advantage of the 6,000square-foot clubhouse. Have a cold drink on the patio and reminisce about the great shots you had during the day. Or just relax, have some food and watch the sunset over the Lowcountry. The stylish clubhouse features full-service dining, men’s and women’s locker rooms and a fully-stocked pro shop. FALL/WINTER 2010-11

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Additionally there is an outstanding practice facility to fine-tune your game. Operated by the renowned Bluegreen Golf people, Sanctuary Cove offers a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of Jacksonville. Call now and experience this unique golf club facility. It’s worth the drive! For more information on membership opportunities, schedule an outing or other special events please call (912) 466-0080 or visit their website at www.sanctuarycovegolf.com. The golf course will be overseeded for the winter.

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Amelia River Golf Club

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melia River Golf Club, renowned as one of the Amelia Island, FL (904) 491-8500 best conditioned public courses in Northeast 4477 Buccaneer Trail, Amelia Florida, features all the natural beauty of Ame- Island, Florida 32034 lia Island. This coastal hammock gem designed by www.golfameliariver.com Managed by Love Golf Tom Jackson and opened in 2001, is one of the few Management. Public welcome. in the area that features views of the serene Amelia RATES River. The golf course has large TifEagle greens that Oct. – May $65 plus tax before 1:00 PM are consistently smooth and receive shots well. The $45 plus tax after 1:00 PM. native beauty of the golf course includes majestic Live AMENITIES • Beverage cart service Oaks, Sable Palms, Southern Pines and a variety of • Private instruction • Pro shop local wildlife. The golf course has no homes on it, is • Putting green • Practice bunker • Driving range • Locker Rooms adjacent to the Fernandina Beach Airport and is just Restaurant minutes from the beach and Amelia Island’s finest ho- •STATISTICS tels. Our affordable rates are a great value and include Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope 6808 72.3 127 green fees, cart fees and practice balls prior to play. A Gold Blue 6382 69.9 125 new clubhouse featuring a full-service golf shop, grill White 6068 68.6 119 Red 4786 68.7 112 and locker room was opened in 2007. Amelia River PERSONNEL has also played host to several USGA and PGA local GM/Director of Golf...........Ed Tucker Architect ....................... Tom Jackson qualifiers and events. Call 904-491-8500 or visit Superintendent ........ James Wathen www.golfameliariver.com to reserve your tee time Map Key Number 20 today!

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2011 PLAYER’S PASS

The 2011 Player’s Pass.

Amelia River “Like a good short game, is renowned as one it will save you every time.” of the best-conditioned courses in the area with incredibly smooth TifEagle greens, sculpt around a forest of majestic Live Oaks, Sabal Palms, pines and wax myrtles. rtles. This par 72 track, designed by Tom Jackson, plays to a yardage of 6,823 from the back tees. Its pristine shape features well manicured rolling fairways, smooth bunkers, and greens that challenge all skill levels. This course is unique in character and is a treat to play. Out-of-Season Savings June, July, August, September Day of Week

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Magnolia Point Golf & Country Club

Magnolia Point is noted for its 27 unique holes.

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agnolia Point Golf and Country Club, a Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 269-9276 semi-private golf and tennis community in Clay County Green Cove Springs, just south of Jacksonwww.magnoliapointgolfclub.com ville, is quickly becoming North Florida’s newest golf hotspot and has just been re-rated to reflect the more STATISTICS 27 holes with 6 sets of tees. challenging conditioning of this 27-hole classic. The addition of a third nine by the original designer, Mark McCumber, has added to the versatility of the now 27 RATES Tee times available 7 days in holes. Also the area’s first 28th Hole Bar/Grill is feaadvance. 18 hole rates start as low as $29+tax (including carts). turing the best burgers in town, and this clubhouse our mailing list to receive renovation will enhance your visit to Magnolia Point. Join special “online only” rates! The staff at Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club places a premium on customer service and promises PERSONNEL you’ll receive the true country club treatment, whether Architect .................Mark McCumber Head Golf Pro ........... Josh Anderson you’re already a member, or just coming to be a “Member for a Day.” From the moment you enter the serene property, you’ll enjoy a remarkable golf course, outstanding facilities and superlative service. Rental villas are also available for your vacationing needs. For more, visit www.magnoliapointgolfclub.com. 3 Map Key Number

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The Golf Club at Fleming Island

Accuracy is key for negotiating the moguled fairways and well-placed bunkers.

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ublic golfers can discover why club members are already so comfortable here: a casually elegant clubhouse with a fully-stocked pro shop; a nicely appointed restaurant; an outside snack bar; and a porch for relaxing. The meeting room and administration staff can provide for the business part of a rewarding day of golf at Fleming Island. The large practice tee with five target greens, a sand trap and putting green create the environment for an effective pre-round warm-up and for professional golf staff instruction. Fleming Island Club’s excellent facilities are a fitting introduction to the exciting par-71 design of Bobby Weed. Five tee settings offer yardages ranging from 4,881 to 6,801. From a blank canvas of ordinary timber and wetlands, Weed sketched two nines with contrasting styles. The front nine is open, with waste areas and wetlands creating a links feeling. The back nine has been carved out of standing timberland, providing an atmosphere of solitude, all within the context of the natural terrain. FALL/WINTER 2010-11

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Yards Rating Slope 6801 72.7 136 6575 71.8 134 6105 69.0 129 5658 67.0 114 4881 68.0 116

PERSONNEL Architect ........................ Bobby Weed Director of Golf ................Troy Albers Head Pro .....................Brad Williams Assistant Pro.....................Bill Girson Superintendent ........... Mike Pafford

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olfers on the First Coast want to play more, not pay more. Just over the expansive waters of the St. Johns River and through the quaint downtown of Palatka, you’ll find a course that provides an authentic golf experience at a reasonable cost. Palatka Golf Club is where the past and present meet. In a natural, clutter-free atmosphere, the holes tumble gently over the sandy ridges and wrap the tranquil woods of Ravine Gardens State Park. Professional management and staff ensure a top-flight customer experience. This 1925 Donald Ross-designed layout still challenges the best, too: Palatka 30

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commented, the project will emphasize the facility’s traditional roots: “At Palatka Golf Club, we are intent on offering golf as it should be. Our focus will be on the game’s original cornerstones: good course conditions for a reasonable price, interesting holes that are fun to play, and a pleasant staff that loves golf as much as you do.” The course can be played quickly and enjoyably, offering golfers the best thrills of the game without taking up the day. After the round, relax in the full-service clubhouse with our new menu. Then, if you don’t want to tee it up for another 18, spend time rediscovering the riverfront downtown of Palatka, take a paddle along the St. Johns on Florida’s first official “blueway”, or check out a concert at the City’s “Live at the Larimer” series. If you are looking for a course that’s big on fun, light on your wallet, and leaves you time to explore, come see our progress at Palatka Golf Club. For more information on tee times, memberships, outings, or other special events, please call (386) 329-0141, or visit our website at www.palatkagolfclub.com.

AT A GLANCE: PALATKA GOLF CLUB LOCATION: Palatka, Florida (386) 329-0141, www.palatkagolfclub.com STATISTICS: PAR 70 YARDS Blue 5892 White 5650 Red 5167

RATING 68.0 67.1 70.7

SLOPE 116 114 113

RATES: Green fees range from $25 to $30. Please call the pro shop at (386) 329-0141 for the rate applicable to your tee time. PERSONNEL: Director of Golf ............Andy Heartz, PGA Head Professional ......Joe Gutterman, PGA DIRECTIONS: Follow St. Route 17 West (Reid St.) through downtown Palatka. Turn left on Moseley Avenue. Course is 1.5 miles on left.

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Ponte Vedra Golf and Country Club at Sawgrass

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estled inside the gorgeous Sawgrass community, Ponte Vedra Golf and Country Club offers up a unique golf experience for residents, members and visitors to an Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay original. Locally owned and managed, the course features stunning, treelined fairways and mildly undulating greens that demand smart shot placement and a deft touch with the short game. Though only 6,400 yards from the tips, a rating/ slope from those tees of 71.4/138 attests to the challenge from “all the way back” on this par-70 layout. Golf is the centerpiece, but not the only attraction in the elegant First Coast community. Ponte Vedra Golf and Country Club pairs its great golf with tennis and other wonderful recreational features. With a wide variety of memberships for families, singles, corporations and a welcoming atmosphere for visitors and groups within the gates of the legendary Sawgrass community, Ponte Vedra Golf and Country Club could be the perfect place for your next golf escape. Currently accepting outside play. For more information, call (904) 285-5552 or visit www.pontevedragolfandcc.com.

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Ponte Vedra Beach (904) 285-5552 www.pontevedragolfandcc.com

STATISTICS • 18-Holes • Member 7-Day Advance Tee Times • Clubhouse with Dining • 10 Har-Tru Tennis Courts, 8 are Lighted • Jr. Olympic-size Pool • Golf & Tennis Pro Shops RATES Currently accepting outside play. Rates range from $25.75 to $135. Please call the Pro Shop for current rates. PERSONNEL Architects ............Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay Head Golf Professional......Tommy Aycock Head Tennis Professional..........Gary Ingle

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Windy Harbor Golf Club

The 14th is all carry. The 177-yard par 3 is as intimidating as it is scenic.

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indy Harbor Golf Club is surrounded by the Jacksonville, FL (904) 270-5380 Navy’s finest fleet and this recently renovated golf course will be sure to challenge golfers of all Duval County abilities. Improvements include contoured fairways, bigger RATES Weekday Weekend greens, upgraded drainage, five new strategically located E1-E5 $11 $13 ponds and the addition of fairway and greenside bunkers. E6 & up $13 $15 $14 $16 Our par-72, 18-hole course is nestled along the Intracoastal DOD Cart $14 Waterway, St John’s River and Naval Station proper. The ever-present 20-knot winds will present a challenge to all STATISTICS Yards Rating Slope skill levels. Other amenities include a driving range, putBlue 6395 70.5 129 ting green and “Bogeys,” a full-service restaurant serving Green 5960 68.5 121 drinks and a casual menu. Our professional golf staff looks White 5455 66.2 116 Red 5097 70.4 117 forward to handling all of your golfing needs. Windy Harbor is a military golf course that Jon Fine, PERSONNEL PGA Professional, says stacks up with any public or semi Architect ...Willard Byrd & Associates Head Pro .............................. Jon Fine private course in town. Pro. Golf Instruction ............ Jon Fine The public is welcome to play, however each player Superintendent ................. Bob Kelly must have an MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) Guest Card prior to gaining access to the base. Guest pass applications can be obtained by 29 Map Key Number e-mailing the pro at jon.fine@navy.mil

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Mill Cove Golf Club

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pened in 1990, this classic Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay design features five sets of tees and offers a challenging experience for golfers of all abilities. Tree-lined fairways and many lakes characterize the natural landscape of the 18-hole, par-71 championship course that measures 6,745 yards from the back tees, with a rating of 72.5 and a slope of 134. The Mill Cove Golf Club features a host of amenities including a fully-stocked pro shop and a clubhouse with a full-service restaurant serving great food and all types of beverages. Mill Cove is committed to providing the finest public golfing experience, and its practice area includes a lighted practice tee and two chipping areas. Mill Cove Golf Club is conveniently located in the East Arlington area at 1700 Monument Road, just east of FL-9A, midway between downtown Jacksonville and its beaches. For more information, call (904) 642-6140, or visit www.millcovegolfcourse.com

Jacksonville, FL (904) 642-6140 www.millcovegolfcourse.com RATES Rates Range $20 - $35 Call pro shop for current rates. STATISTICS Par: 71 Black Blue White Silver Green

Yards Rating Slope 6745 72.5 134 6440 71.2 130 6082 69.6 126 5352 66.4 111 4719 67.2 112

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Hyde Park Golf Club

Hyde Park features a 1925 Donald Ross original layout.

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hey’re not making them like Hyde Park anym anymore. Jacksonville, FL Visitors can play virtually the same course de designed by Duval County the legendary Scottish architect Donald Ross in 1925. (904) 786-5410 www.hydeparkgolfclub.com Thee gorgeous Southern pines and Spanish oaks tha that line the course are even more mature and majestic than they were 80 RATES 18 After After years ago, and lend a special aura to the playing experience. Holes 12 2pm Weekdays $30 – $26 Since the layout has not changed, you can play the Weekends $40 $30 same course and face the same shot-making decisions as the Mon-Thurs: Srs/Mil/Ladies ........$26 Weekends After 2pm ..................$26 legends of the game. The Jacksonville Open, which evolved STATISTICS into the PLAYERS Championship, began at Hyde Park. A Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope regular stop on the men’s and women’s professional tours in Champ. 6468 71.0 124 Regular 6153 69.5 122 the ‘40s and ‘50s, Hyde Park was the site of Mickey Wright’s Seniors 5558 66.0 108 first official pro victory and Sam Snead, Bryon Nelson, Babe Ladies* 5558 71.5 120 Zaharias, Patty Berg and Louise Suggs all were tested at Hyde *Ladies Par: 73 Park. In fact, if you keep it in single digits on the par-3 sixth, PERSONNEL Architect ....................... Donald Ross you’ll beat Ben Hogan’s 11 at that very hole one year. Teaching Pro .................. Gary Murfitt Still owned and operated by former touring pros Billy Supt. ......................Steve Blanchette Owners .........................Chris Blocker Maxwell and Chris Blocker, Hyde Park is a treasure trove of Billy Maxwell golf history, and invites you to come make your own by exiting I-295 at Wilson, going east, then north on James to Hyde 77 Map Key Number Park. FALL/WINTER 2010-11

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Selva Marina Country Club

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elva Marina Country Club, a fun loving and normally private club, has recently opened its doors for public play! Golfers are not only treated to reasonable rates for play but are even welcome to step into the Selva Grill for a burger or a beer as well. What a great way to experience the fun lifestyle this beach area course has to offer. Selva Marina’s 18-hole course has a personality all its own. Generous landing areas off any of the five different tees on each hole give players a fun start, but elevated greens that are well-bunkered and feature subtle undulations offer all the challenge you’ll ever want. The par 3s are scenic, there are a few forced carries, and the finishing trio of holes, a mid-range par 3, a short par 4 and a reachable par 5, create an exciting finish to any group’s outing. Tee times are available online at www.selvamarina.com or by phone at 904-246-3144.

Selva Marina Country Club (904) 246-3144 www.selvamarina.com RATES $30 to $40 STATISTICS Par: 72 Gold Blue White Green Red

Yards Rating Slope 7007 73.8 136 6702 72.2 132 6239 70.1 127 5539 67.0 119 5340 71.2 123

PERSONNEL Head Pro .......................Tim Peterson Assistant Pro............. Spencer Brown

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Palm Harbor Golf Club

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alm Harbor Golf Club has undergone a complete 18-hole renovation by Clifton-Ezell-Clifton Golf Course Design Company, including 20 additional bunkers and several water features. Once you arrive on the property, you will feel that this is a course with a rich history. Mature corridors of live oaks with Spanish moss, welcome you like a old friend. Palm Harbor Golf Club is a 6,609-yard, par-72 golf course. We offer four sets of tees to accommodate every player at every level. Each hole with its unique character and challenges will offer a different and fun experience every time you play. Palm Harbor Golf Club also has a well-stocked pro shop with all of your golfing needs. After your round, stop in to Canfieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for one our famous signature sandwiches, and your favorite beverage. Our friendly and professional staff has made a commitment to personal and courteous service. Once you have experienced Palm Harbor Golf Club, we know that you will want to come back again and again. FALL/WINTER 2010-11

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Palm Harbor Golf Club (386) 986-GOLF(4653) www.PalmHarborGolfClub.com

STATISTICS BLACK GREEN WHITE PINK

Yards Rating Slope 6609 72.6 143 6160 70.0 131 5636 67.5 121 4722 67.1 113

RATES Rate range from $32 to $65. PERSONNEL Head Professional ................ Jeff Ryan Tournaments & Events ... Reggie Hunter

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PGA International sets a standard of excellence for our golf LPGA International Daytona Beach, FL 32124 club - offering challenging courses, quality service, and 386.274.5742 immaculate conditions. Conveniently located near I-95 www.lpgainternational.com in Daytona Beach, Florida, it gained its notoriety as the host of numerous LPGA Tour Championships and is now the host of the final stage of the LPGA Tour Qualifying School. Champions Course: Since 1994, this signature Rees Jones golf course is a favorite of the Tour players. It’s a traditional links- RATES Visit website for rates style 7,088-hard design. You’ll enjoy the strategic mounding, numerous expanses of sand bunkers, natural marsh areas, beauti- STATISTICS – CHAMPIONS Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope ful lakes and undulating greens. While extremely playable for all Black 7088 74.8 145 Blue 6664 72.9 141 skill levels, the ingenious and inventive player is rewarded with White 6225 70.7 137 multiple options on nearly every shot. Gold 5744 68.1 130 Gold (W) 5744 74.1 137 Legends Course: Golfers will find challenges at every turn Red (W) 5131 70.0 123 on our companion 1997 signature Arthur Hills Legends Course. STATISTICS – LEGENDS Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope The par-72 layout is a classic at 6,984 yards. Hills used a superb Black 6984 74.6 148 natural setting to create a masterpiece in playability and variety. It Blue 6594 73.1 141 White 6339 71.9 137 features natural wetlands, narrow pine corridors, small greens and Gold 5827 69.8 129 strategically placed water hazards. Gold (W) 5827 73.9 135 5155 69.9 119 LPGA International is open to the public. For more informa- Red (W) 88 Map Key Number tion, visit www.lpgainternational.com or call us at 386.274.5742 FALL/WINTER 2010-11

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We have198 reasons to strike while the iron is hot. For those who love the game of golf, few places anywhere can quicken the pulse like Brunswick & The Golden Isles of Georgia. From the mainland to the islands, along river, marsh and sea, lie 198 holes on some of Georgia’s and the nation’s most spectacular and widely acclaimed courses. Between rounds, enjoy our ribbon-smooth beaches, acres of tennis courts, pier and sportfishing, shrimp boat rides and dolphin watch cruises, casino/cruise ship, interesting shops and galleries, and great dining wherever you go. You’ll find accommodations of every description, plenty of warm hospitality, and glorious weather year ’round. All just minutes from I-95 at Exits 42, 38, 36 and 29. Call for your free vacation planning guide: 1-800-933-COAST (2627) For information “on the go,” text BGIGA to 95495 or go to ComeCoastAwhile.mobi on your mobile phone ™

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Eagle Landing Golf Academy Goes High-Tech “We can use the finest computer software to get swings back on track.”

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enowned golf instructors the world over, including Hank Haney who recently ended his six-year student-teacher relationship with Tiger Woods, are in agreement that state-of-the-art video technology has revolutionized revolutionize the way golf professionals teach the swing to their pupils. “The thing iis, the video equipment has become so much better that teachers in ggeneral have a much clearer idea of what wh the golf swing should be and w what the golf swing looks like to cause caus certain ball flights,” Haney said in a rrecent interview with Golfer’s Guide. At Eagle Landing Golf Club, a links-style Lan Clyde Johnston d design located in Orange Park, Director of Golf T Tim Spangler is using an exciting new video system to take his students to the next level. For years instructors have been using video to analyze the swing, but once the flaws have been identified the real work begins. A variety of techniques and teaching methods are then used to make the transition toward the ideal swing for the golfer in question. What exactly that “most effective” swing should look like is really anyone’s guess. The Swing Model system used by Spangler at Eagle Landing uses computer technology to catalog the swings of more than 140 Tour professionals and subsequently use that library of swing research create a model that every golfer can mimic in an effort to improve his or her own swing. This computerized “morph” creates a perfect swing by matching the exact body dimensions of the student. “Swing Model resembles Jim McLean’s teaching philosophy which closely resembles the philosophy I believe in and teach,” Spangler said. “Swing Model will help the student spend less time worrying about fundamentals and more time focusing on scoring. After all, scoring in golf FALL/WINTER 2010-11

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is really what we are trying to achieve.” Once the student’s swing is computerized and a “perfect swing” morph is created the student, with Spangler’s help, will begin the process of making the necessary adjustments in order to catch up to the Swing Model. Through layering from take away to follow through, a student will instantly have a visual of how his/her swing compares to the perfect golf swing. The Eagle Landing Golf Academy, much like the Swing Model system, is a relatively new venture. Spangler is confident that the state-ofthe-art technology being employed at his golf club will help all levels of golfers achieve peak performance. “Our academy is basically a place where beginner golfers learn how to play and advanced golfers can take their game to next level. We can use the finest computer software to get swings on track. We also offer just the basic clinics and academies.” Look for more programs like golf schools to be added to the Eagle Landing Golf Academy curriculum in the coming weeks and months. If you’d like to receive more information, or set up a personal lesson, contact Tim Spangler at tspangler@eaglelandingfl.com. To learn more about the Swing Model system, visit www.swingmodel.com.

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Northeast Florida is an exciting and enjoyable place to live…and play! We’re known as the “First Coast: because this is the first Florida area settled by Europeans, and the first area reached driving south. We believe there is much more to that designated “First”. The NFL Jacksonville Jaguars, AA Baseball Jacksonville Suns, Women’s Professional Tennis – MPS Group Championship, World Golf Hall of Fame – Induction Ceremony, PGA Tour’s THE PLAYERS Championship, PGA Nationwide Tour’s Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open, Golf Channel Amateur Tour - National Championship – are all top-level spectator sports events which attract people and increase

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recognition of Northeast Florida. Then add the broad range of participation sports and activities available here including: wide sandy beaches and firstclass ocean and inland fishing from Amelia to Palm Coast, boating, parks, museums and tour-caliber golf courses. Of all the activities available, golf has become a prime recreation for residents and visitors. The sheer number of courses, designed by the likes of Tom Fazio, Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Donald Ross, Arthur Hills, Gary Player and Mark McCumber have earned Northeast Florida a major standing in the sport.

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No doubt the attention paid to Northeast Florida by these architectural luminaries was a factor in the decision to establish the PGA TOUR Headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach. With momentum gathering speed like a downhill putt, the TPC Sawgrass – THE PLAYERS Stadium Course was then built to host THE PLAYERS Championship. And now, world recognition of Northeast Florida has come with the World Golf Village and World Golf Hall of Fame located between Jacksonville and St. Augustine on I-95. From designated title “First Coast”, to the earned title “First Coast of Golf”, is a reality. The proliferation of top quality golf courses and choices in accommodations has created a need for the golf packaging services offered by FLORIDA’S FIRST COAST OF GOLF: Our team of experts will help you put together the type of package that matches the wants and needs of your golfing friends, your organization or company, or you and your family. Special packages appear weekly on our website at www.florida-golf.org. Or call us at 1-888-896-9046 to learn how we can help you make the most of your visit. Remember, Northeast Florida has earned the title, “Florida’s First Coast of Golf”, and the company “where golf is first” can best take care of your wants. Check the weekly special packages on our Web site,

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For many years, golf fans have heard Gary Player, Ben Crenshaw and Arnold Palmer say this phrase. And many have listened. The World Golf Hall of Fame has been transformed since it opened in 1998. It now houses thousands of treasured artifacts from its 130 members. It hosts major exhibits - like

“Bob Hope: Shanks for the Memory” and it takes you behind the scenes with a new 170-stop audio tour. With so much to see and hear, one visit may not be enough. But don’t take our word for it... if you

love the game - isn’t it time for you to go?

Come visit us for the day and enjoy the museum and our 18 hole natural grass putting course. Or join our Friends of the Hall of Fame Museum program and come back as often as you like.

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World Golf Hall of Fame The World Golf Hall of Fame: Where the Stories of the Game’s Greats Are Honored The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum celebrates golf ’s greatest players and contributors. Located at World Golf Village between Jacksonville and historic St. Augustine off Interstate 95, the Hall has something for everyone who loves the game. The Hall of Fame honors its 130 members through displays of historic artifacts, personal memorabilia and hands-on exhibits which tell their stories and the history of

Take an All Access Tour

the game. Some of the most popular features of the museum include the Member Locker Room featuring over 2500 items, Shell Hall with the magnificent “Wall of Fame”, and Inductee Galleries with memorabilia, video and stories too numerous to count! If you can’t remember when you visited last – it’s probably time to find out what’s new!

What’s New?

Each year, several new enhancements are added to the Hall of Fame experience, creating a new reason to visit. “Voices from the Hall” Audio Tour: Guests have the opportunity to add an easy-to-use audio tour to their admission. Golf legends like Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Nancy Lopez, Tony Jacklin, Tom Kite, Carol Mann, Annika Sorenstam, Louise Suggs and many more share stories about their artifacts, major championships and memories throughout the museum. All Access Tour: The Hall of Fame's All Access Tour provides golf's most devoted fans with a unique opportunity to experience

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the game like never before. Whether it's your first or 50th visit, the All Access Tour is a great way to learn more about the museum, and the history of golf and our members. This two and a half hour tour is provided by the Hall of Fame’s expert curatorial and exhibition staff by reservation only. It provides golf's most devoted fans behind-thescenes photo-ops with championship trophies, first-hand accounts of Hall of Fame member stories and more (an additional tour charge applies).

and personal effects, including the 1919 PGA Championship medal - the oldest on public display. Induction Ceremony Moves to May! After 12 years, the World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is moving back to spring. The 2011 Ceremony will take place Monday evening, May 9 at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., kicking-off THE PLAYERS Championship tournament week.

The Class of 2011 includes Ernie Featured Member Exhibits: Els (PGA TOUR Ballot – South As the Hall acquires new memoAfrica), Doug Ford (Veterans rabilia within its collection, opportunities are created to tell stories about the accomplishments and careers of its members. In the tribute to Johnny Miller and his historic 1973 U.S. Open victory, guests learn about his record breaking 63 shot during his final round and view his Johnny Miller Exhibit winner’s medal, clubs and other items associated with the win. Visitors will be fascinated to learn about the role Jim Barnes played as a member of the American Triumvirate that dominated golf just after World War I and the display of career artifacts The annual Induction Ceremony is the highlight of the Hall’s year.

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Category – USA), the late Jock Hutchison (Veterans Category – UK), Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (International Ballot – Japan) and former President George H.W. Bush (Lifetime Achievement) who will be welcomed by fellow Hall of Fame members, fans, family, and friends.

range of talents—from vaudeville to entertaining troops—and naturally, his passion for the game of golf. Guests first view a presentation narrated by fellow Hall of Fame member and good friend, Arnold Palmer which includes some of Hope’s best-known golf stand up and skits.

There’s Still Hope!

From there, the exhibition winds guests through displays featuring different eras and locations significant to his life, including Cleveland, New York, Hollywood, Palm Springs, Washington, D.C. and sites of USO shows around the world. Throughout “Shanks,” guests can see how golf was interwoven throughout every facet of Hope's life—both personal and professional.

By popular demand, “Bob Hope: Shanks for the Memory” has been extended through early spring 2011. The exhibit features vintage photography and rare video, alongside 400 artifacts (the largest collection of Hope memorabilia ever placed on public display) that represent Hope’s broad

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Museum Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets include a round on the 18-hole, natural grass putting course and a shot on the challenge hole. Golf vacation packages: 1-800-WGV-GOLF www.WorldGolfVillage.com. Museum and information: www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org. All Access Tour Reservations: (904) 940-4063.

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Golf News There are over 28,000 men and women who proudly call themselves PGA professionals in the United States. You may think of your local golf pro as the person who greets you in the pro shop or the instructor on the lesson tee, but their roles are much broader and more meaningful than meets the eye. Headquartered in Jacksonville, the Northern Chapter of the North Florida PGA encompasses a sizeable amount of acreage from Amelia Island westward to Tallahassee and further south to St. Augustine. Not only are its members well-trained golf professionals, they’re philanthropists, community organizers and stewards of the game they dedicate the large majority of their adult lives to. In addition to their day jobs tending to their respective clubs and customers, the chapter’s 270 professionals devoted their time to a number of causes, charitable events and competitive tournaments near and dear to Northeast Florida in 2010. The chapter organizes dozens of golf tournaments at clubs throughout the area each calendar year, including a ProAm series where 1500 participants compete in 13 events. Off the course, chapter pursuits and initiatives included constructing a house through the Habitat for Humanity organization, raising in excess of $15,000 62

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for the Folds of Honor Foundation via Patriot Golf Day, donating shirts to the Salvation Army and brightening the day of sick children in the hospital – a program called “Putting for Smiles.” Professionals also help to grow the game by teaching junior golfers basic fundamentals, and serve as liaisons between the golf and business communities. The commitment to giving back in every way possible is encouraged and facilitated by contributions from area businesses and the general public. Allow us to introduce some of the organization’s leaders who’ve played an integral role in shaping the chapter’s vision and message through the years. Eighteenyear PGA professional Mike Lynch is the current president of the Northern Chapter, NFPGA. A savvy marketing veteran, Lynch has helped the chapter spread Mike Lynch its positive message and provided strong internal leadership. In his day job as the North Florida/South Georgia market sales manager for Golf Channel Solutions, Lynch helps golf facilities promote their tee times to an audience of more than 1.5 million golfers. “I couldn’t see myself doing anything

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else,” he said. “I love the game. My kids love the game. I still teach a lot of lessons with the McCumber Golf Academy and there is nothing more satisfying and fun than seeing someone’s face light up after they hit a good shot or shoot a good score after taking a lesson from me.” PGA Professional at Amelia National Golf and Country Club since March 2008, Vice President Jack Aschenbach is a decorated veteran of our Armed Forces, having served as a Senior Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy for 23 years. Upon leaving the military, AschenJack Aschenbach bach turned his attention toward a career with the PGA of America. He became a professional in 1996. “I found it safer to be shot by golf balls rather than bullets,” he said. His passion for our service men and women shone through this year, when he was named the Patriot Leader for the North Florida Section on the strength of his contributions to the annual Patriot Golf Day effort. He was also named the North Florida Section’s PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award winner in 2009. Mike Broderick, head golf professional at The Palencia Club, serves as

the Northern Chapter’s secretary. He’s worked at clubs from Palm Coast to Cape Cod and enjoys relationship building, growing the game through player development Mike Broderick and junior golf, and giving back to the community by coordinating charitable events. “I jumped to the opportunity to work with the Chapter as it’s a way to give back to the game and to create the lifelong relationships with the fellow PGA Professionals and club representatives,” he said.” Tournament Chairman Brad Rollinson has been a PGA Member since 1986. He’s served as a head professional at clubs in Ohio and Florida, and became involved with the Northern Chapter in Brad Rollinson hopes of raising the level of play and increasing event participation.

The Northern Chapter, NFPGA would like to thank all of its partners in the golf industry and local golf community – Callaway Golf, Cleveland/Srixon, Cutter & Buck, EZ-Go, Titleist, Footjoy, Puma, Page & Tuttle, Nerds on Site, Here’s Fred, Prudential Insurance, Nike Golf, Club Car, TaylorMade, Beecher Carlson, Matthew Broadus Advertising, ForeFront. Media partners include Florida Golf Central, Golfer’s Guide, Florida-Times Union and 1010 XL Radio. FALL/WINTER 2010-11

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PHONE (800) 874-6878 (800) 305-6647 (904) 277-7370 (904) 277-4665 (912) 261-0503 (912) 280-9525 (912) 634-0255 (912) 638-5118 (912) 638-9041 (912) 635-3636 (352) 372-0961 (352) 335-0055 (904) 462-4655 (352) 334-3120 (352) 332-0577 (352) 375-4866 (904) 762-1972 (904) 287-6755 (904) 287-2000 (904) 641-6100 (904) 620-2050 (904) 641-8121 (904) 223-6910 (904) 992-6900 (904) 783-2600 (904) 733-1511

COURSE Timuquana CC Windsor Parke Golf Club LAKE CITY, FL Southern Oaks Quail Heights CC PALATKA Palatka Golf Club PALM COAST Hammock Beach Resort Hammock Dunes, The Creek Course Hammock Dunes, The Links Course Grand Haven PONTE VEDRA, FL Marsh Landing Palm Valley Plantation at Ponte Vedra Ponte Vedra Inn and Club Sawgrass Country Club ST. AUGUSTINE King & Bear Marsh Creek (The) Palencia Club Slammer & Squire St. Johns Golf Club St. Johns Golf & Country Club SHELLMAN BLUFF, GA Sapelo Hammock GC ST. MARYS, GA Osprey Cove

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PHONE

Private Public

(904) 389-0477 (904) 223-4653

Public Public

(386) 752-2266 (386) 752-3339

Public

(386) 329-9141

Private Private Private Private

(888) 495-1697 (800) 522-1136 (800) 522-1136 (800) 957-0213

Private Public Private Resort Resort

(904) 285-6514 (904) 285-8978 (904) 285-0155 (904) 285-1111 (904) 273-3720

Public Private Private Public Public Public

(904) 940-6088 (904) 461-1101 (904) 599-9040 (904) 946-6088 (904) 209-0350 (904) 940-3200

Public

(912) 832-4653

Private

(912) 882-5575

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COMPLIMENTARY SUNSETS DAILY!

SERVING: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Daily Specials • Seafood • Steaks • Burgers • Children's Menu •Full Service Bar with 24 Ice Cold Draft Beers •Nightly Live Music • 41 TVs • 30 Satellite Receivers

Visit our web site at www.worldfamousoasis.com

Eat on the New Outside Patio

4000 A1A & Ocean Trace Rd. Beach Access Ramp St. Augustine Beach

471-3424 471-2451

Lake Side Restaurant & Patio

OPEN DAILY AT 11:30 AM

DISCOVER, MASTERCARD, VISA, AMERICAN EXPRESS ACCEPTED

THE WORLD GOLF VILLAGE IN ST. AUGUSTINE FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 904-940-FORE (3673) OR VISIT OR WEBSITE AT WWW.MURRAYBROSCADDYSHACK.COM

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SEAFOOD MARKET • OYSTER BAR • RESTAURANT

904-246-0123 • www.thefishcojax.com 725-12 Atlantic Blvd. Atlantic Beach The Fish Company Restaurant & Seafood market located in the North Beach center, Atlantic Beach. This company offers the finest quality seafood available at the beach. Serving lunch & dinner 7 days a week beginning at 11:00 am Come dine with us or browse our market for take away Seafood, soups & homemade sauces. Come and join us for our Happy Hour everyday 2pm-7pm and all day on Sundays. Visit us online at thefishcojax.com. FALL/WINTER 2010-11

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Celebrating 9 Years in the quaint Atlantic Beach community LIVE MUSIC ON THE WEEKENDS In The Martini Room with Flamenco Guitar, Diverse Jazz Styles and Latin Daily Happy Hour 5:30-7:30 Private Events, Rehersal Dinners, Small & Large Corporate Events & Buyouts Available

Across from One Ocean Resort

Open Monday - Saturday 5:30 p.m. untilâ&#x20AC;Ś

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Large fully-stocked Walk-in Humidor

2 Locations: 7860 Gate Pkwy Jacksonville (904) 854-6060

HAPPY HOUR

Mon - Fri 4-8 PM & All Day Sunday Tropical Ambience & Comfortable Seating

108 1st Street Neptune Beach (904) 372-0943

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Visit islandgirljax.com for events & specials

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The Most Trusted Name In Golf s4HE)NDUSTRY%XPERTSFOR/VER9EARSs,AUNCH-ONITOR3YSTEM s"EST3ELECTIONOF4OP"RAND'OLF%QUIPMENTFOR!LL"UDGETS3KILL,EVELS s(ITTING"AY0UTTING'REENs0RECISION4ESTING#USTOM&ITTING s%XPERT7ATTS'UYS!DVICE&OR!LL,EVELSOF0LAY

TaylorMade Burner 2.0 Irons

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Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia Edition Golfers's Guide Fall winter 2010-11  

Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia Golfers Guide is on-line guide to Jacksonville, Fl golf courses, clubs information and articles incl...

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