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August – November 2011

GOLFER’S GUIDE Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia Edition

Queen’s Harbour Yacht & Country Club

Also Inside: Best Area Courses Resorts, Rentals & Hotels Golf Instruction World Golf Village Dining and More Scan with your smart phone for more area golf info

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Contents

Queens Harbour Yacht & Country Club Pg. 8 15 Private Course Features Discover the finest private golf courses in Northea Florida.Members wanted. 23 Golf Course Features Discover the finest golf courses open to the public in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. 60 Living on the Links Looking for a second home or a complete change in lifestyle 62 Stay & Play Discover the finest resorts, hotels and places to stay in Northeast Florida.

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64 World Golf Village Home of the World Golf Hall of Fame, the World Golf Village is a true celebration of the game of golf. 72 Directory & Map Comprehensive listing of featured courses, restaurants, accommodations and services. 78 Dining This area is home to great restaurants and some of the best are featuredhere. 4

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or more than 20 years, Golfer’s Guide has had its finger on the pulse of golf in this great region. We know the best places to play, stay and join in North Florida and trust me, there are plenty of each to enjoy. On the southern end of the region there are luxurious resort areas such as Daytona Beach and Palm Coast. To the north there’s Amelia Island and the Brunswick Islands. In between, there’s the greater Jacksonville area, which takes a seat to no other region in providing memorable golf experiences for locals and visitors alike. This region boasts the PGA Tour headquarters, TPC Sawgrass and the World Golf Hall of Fame. Speaking of the Hall of Fame, the shrine serves as the epicenter of the World Golf Village, which is located just about 20 minutes south of downtown Jacksonville. In addition to the hall, this resort stop boasts two golf courses, terrific golf-centric communities, a full-service hotel, many villa and time share opportunities, dining and shopping. Speaking of the Tour and TPC Sawgrass, later this year Dye’s Valley will step-out from the Stadium’s considerable shadow when it again hosts the Nationwide Tour’s second Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open. Plan to come out and support golf’s up-andcoming players and a local iconic company October 17-23. In this edition, we continue to identify the courses that separate themselves from other layouts. Our cover features Queen’s Harbour Yacht and Country Club, an all encompassing experience that treats its members to the very best in golf, membership benefits, social functions, amenities and activities. You’ll be continually overwhelmed by the conditions, value and worldclass amenities if you are visiting, it is also open to the public! In addition to providing information on golf in the North Florida area, it’s also our mission to help make the game more affordable for our readers and online users. Golfers seeking the best local deals on golf should visit our sister site www.teetimesavings.com, where we offer great pricing at some of the finest golf courses in the Jacksonville area. The only thing better than playing golf is saving money while you do it and www.teetimesavings. com can make that a reality for you. Through this publication, our website – Jacksonville.golfersguide.com, newsletter, and radio show- Golfer’s Guide Radio- you will find all the information on the finest resorts, public and private golf that make Florida’s First Coast what it is. Legendary designers, amazing golf courses and luxurious living abound in this region and I take great pleasure in bringing those to you every day. Darren Doerr Regional Publisher

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The Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open

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contribution to the local community this year. This year’s tournament will provide great golf and good fun as it expands to include social events for patrons of all ages, including a Friday-night concert, a family day and a pancake breakfast all for ONLY $25, the price of a weekly ticket, purchased in advance. Daily parking is included. To buy tickets, visit www.winndixiejacksonvilleopen.com

The Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open presented by Planters generated over $1.6 million for charity.

Nationwide Tour players and children of all ages unite for the always popular Junior Golf Clinic! ©PGA TOUR

See more PGA TOUR Golf in October! Returning this fall to the outstanding Dye’s Valley course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach is the second annual Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open presented by Planters, October 17-23rd. In its first year, this Nationwide Tour event burst onto the professional golf scene hosting the future stars of the PGA TOUR and raising a record-breaking amount for charity. Jeff Sanders, Executive Director of the event and a former PGA TOUR player himself, points out that “the impact of Nationwide Tour graduates on the PGA TOUR has been nothing short of phenomenal in 2011. The Nationwide Tour is the launch pad that prepares players for long and successful careers on the PGA TOUR.” Not only did Nationwide Tour alumni win the first eight PGATOUR events this year – a record – but they have been victorious in 22 of 29 PGA TOUR events so far this season. The total number of PGA TOUR wins by Nationwide Tour alumni now stands at 310. These guys have proven how well they can play on golf’s biggest stage! A few recognizable Nationwide Tour alumni now on the PGA TOUR include local Ponte Vedra Beach resident Jim Furyk, Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar, Jason Day, Zach Johnson, Jhonattan Vegas, Stewart Cink, Gary Woodland, and Brendan Steele. Vegas, Woodland and Steele went on to earn their PGA TOUR cards the week after playing in the 2010 Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open presented by Planters. The event made a remarkable impact on the local community by generating a record amount for a first-year Nationwide Tour event to charity. The record $1.6 million raised is thanks to the PepsiCo TICKETS Fore CHARITY™ program, Winn-Dixie Inc., which provided local charities tournament tickets to sell, and the financial success of the tournament managed by Jeff Sanders Promotions, Inc. Through the TICKETS Fore CHARITY™ program local non-profits have the opportunity to sell tickets and retain 100% of their sales. Almost every participating non-profit organization has reenlisted, along with many new nonprofits, and Sanders expects an even bigger charity

Jhonattan Vegas played in the 2010 Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open. Three months later, he won the Bob Hope Desert Classic.

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Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Harbour Yacht and Country Club Highlighted Hi by a dramatic 18-hole championship designed by one of the most accomplished golfcourse d ers born and raised in Florida, Queens Harbour Yacht Country Club is an all encompassing experience and Co treats its members to the very best in golf, memberthat trea benefits, social functions, amenities and activities. ship ben Located just a few minutes from Interstate 95, Lo Queens Harbour is a member of the ClubCorp family and strives to deliver the very best on the course and off. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll continually be overwhelmed by the conditions, value and world-class amenities. 10

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CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF Golf courses in Florida are as plentiful as oranges and alligators, so it’s worth mentioning when one layout separates itself from the pack. Designed by 1988 PLAYERS Champion and Jacksonville native Mark McCumber, Queens Harbour wouldn’t be out of place if it were plopped down in the Carolina Lowcountry. Bordered by the Intracoastal Waterway, this picturesque 7,004-yard par-72 course offers a variety of supreme views, most notably of tidal marshlands and centuryold oaks. The 18-hole Royal course is situated just three miles from the Atlantic Ocean and has an ability to 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. 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 shop 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. MEMBERSHIP At Queen’s Harbour Yacht and Country Club membership truly is a privilege. Perspective members are nominated by friends, family members or business associates. This process provides a dynamic and cohesive membership and allows the principle to hand select those who make up the Queen Harbour family. All memberships include privileges for immediate family members; member, spouse and dependent children through the age of 23. A Full Golf Membership entitles members to the following benefits: full clubhouse, unlimited golf privileges with no applicable green fees, fourteen (14) day advance tee time reservations, access to the Queen’s Harbour Yacht and Country Club pool, spa and tennis facility. The golf membership classification is also available in SUMMER/FALL 2011

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the Young Executive Category for individuals under the age of 40 and Twilight Golf Membership category (play after 3 p.m. during the spring and summer and after 2 p.m. during the fall and winter.) Pricing for the Young Executive package starts at $189 per month, while Twilight Membership is quite a steal at $129 per month. In the ClubCorp traditions, there are never any food and beverage minimums and no assessments are ever applied. The remarkable golf course at Queen’s Harbour is complimented by a host of other amenities. The club’s restaurant features a full calendar of special events and celebrations including wine tastings, bistro night and events specifically tailored for adults, children and families. Casual and fine dining is offered Wednesday through Friday during the evening, with lunch being served Tuesday through Sunday. There is also a breakfast “Brunch Buffet” available every Sunday. Members at Queen’s Harbour Yacht and Country Club are encouraged to bring guests by to sample the spectacular golf course. Green and cart fees are always available in the pro shop. The club gives you the option of bringing your friends, but also offers a number of private events. Queen’s Harbour frequently hosts corporate golf outings and tournaments. For larger groups, multi-dimensional event space is available for private parties and meetings, and nearby hotels can be counted on for all of your accommodation needs. Comprehensive event planning for your social and business functions is also at your disposal. Queen’s Harbour Yacht and Country Club also offers pool and spa access, with adjacent locker room facilities and two hard surface tennis courts that can be lit for evening use. As a nationwide corporation, access to ClubCorp’s stable of private courses extends beyond the gates of Queen’s Harbour. A membership here also comes with access to more than 200 Associate and Affiliate clubs worldwide, complimentary golf and dining 12

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while traveling with Signature Golf Unlimited and access to more than 15 local clubs through Jacksonville Society. Those clubs include: ATP Tennis Club (Ponte Vedra Beach), Bienville Plantation (White Springs), Country Club of Orange Park (Orange Park), Deercreek Country Club (Jacksonville), The Golf Club at Fleming Island (Orange Park), The Golf Club at North Hampton (Fernandina Beach), The Golf Club at South Hampton (St. Augustine), The Grand Club (Palm Coast), Grand Haven Country Club (Palm Coast), Osprey Cove Golf Club (St. Marys, GA), The Palencia Club (St. Augustine), St. Johns Golf & Country Club (St. Augustine) and University Club (Jacksonville). Jacksonville Society is the ultimate level of private club membership. As a member of Jacksonville Society, you will be granted access to hundreds of additional benefits beyond your home club. Whether its access to private clubs, tickets to your favorite events, meeting space out of town or additional networking opportunities, your Society membership is sure to deliver all this and more. Additionally, the ClubLine staff acts as your personal concierge for all of your local and traveling requests. They’re available Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST. SIGNATURE GOLF FROM CLUPCORP Immediately upon enrollment as a member of a ClubCorp Club you receive Associate Bronze 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.clubcorp.com.

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Queen’s Harbour Yacht and Country Club

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uilt around a freshwater yacht basin and connected to the Intracoastal Waterway by a navigational lock system, Queen’s Harbour provides its members with the best of all worlds. The beautiful Lowcountry clubhouse, with its elegant portico and sweeping verandahs, combines Florida elegance with casual informality. It’s attractively positioned to overlook lush natural surroundings, the club’s 76-slip marina, the charming Harbour View Dining Room, The King’s Tavern and The Queen’s Parlor and Compass Board Room, both designed for private parties, and accommodate both the business and social needs of the membership. Enormous live oaks, dripping with Spanish moss grace the Mark McCumber Royal Course, a masterpiece chiseled out of 1,000 acres of native woodland and surrounding marsh. The breathtaking magnitude of the par-72 course provides a challenge that is appreciated by professionals and amateurs alike.

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RATES $55 Weekday, $70 Weekend Please call golf shop directly for update on specials, twilight, etc. STATISTICS Holes: 18 Par: 72 Length: 7,017 Slope: 74.0/138 PERSONNEL Architect ..................Mark McCumber Superintendent ...........Chris Stringer General Manager ........... Jon Kitchen Golf Professionals ... Sean McGauley Membership .... Marian Chamberlain

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PRIVATE COURSES

A Guide to the Best Private Courses in Northeast Florida

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ince its opening in 2006 2006, Amelia National Golf & Country Club has enjoyed a 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. Amelia Nationalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 17,000-square-foot oldstyle clubhouse, originally opened in October 2007, creates a wonderful gathering 18

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place for members and their guests to relax and enjoy the incredible amenities offered by the club. There are also a number of memberships available to area residents who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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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Private Club “Experience your next golf outing or event at one of the most spectacular clubs in the country”

Golf Outings or Charity Events: • Private upscale golf experiences on one of the premier golf courses in the area. • Spectacular amenities and a dedicated staff • Full-service tournament experience with curb service, complimentary range balls, bottled water on course and all tournament needs (cart signs, rule sheets, score cards, proximities, etc) • Return gift certificate for four for everyone playing in outing • Full-service bar, beverage cart and restaurant on premises to enhance your experience • Competitive pricing • Charity Driven Revenue Program

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Jacksonville Golf & Country Club

More Than Just Golf, More Than Just a Country Clubâ&#x20AC;Ś Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Way of Life!

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acksonville ack ac ksonville s Golf & Country Club is perper fectly located in North Florida between the downtown business district and spectacular Atlantic beaches. The controlled access community and private member-owned club, consists of approximately 919 single-family home sites, many with lake and/or golf course views, where the clubhouse and golf course have remained the social and recreational centerpiece of the surrounding community since 1989. Jacksonville Golf & Country Club is a private Club that offers club members a truly unique lifestyle through two exceptional avenues - Equity and NonEquity. Great clubs are often defined by great golf and tennis facilities. Jacksonville Golf & Country Club undeniably offers the best of both! The championship 18-hole golf course, designed by 20

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renowned golf course architect Clyde B B. Johnston in consulta consultation with PGA Tour Professional, Fuzzy Zoeller has received rave reviews since its opening in the fall of 1989 from professionals in the world of golf. The brilliant design and magnificently maintained golf course challenges the shot making abilities of every level of golfer. Players seeking a truly extraordinary experience will find it here. We are known for our quality, exquisitely maintained golf course. But it may just be the expansive 11,000-square-foot putting green, double ended driving range and short game practice facilities that provide you with the ultimate sweet spot! Revel in the driving range with the use of the back tee for instruction, a practice bunker, and chipping area for your ultimate practice experience.

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Private Club

The Golf Pro Shop is fully-equipped with the latest equipment and apparel, private golf instruction by a full time professional teaching staff, a bag storage area accommodating 85 bags in a climate controlled storage area, and unparalleled service. The club’s dining facilities offer a main dining room for a fine dining experience, along with a “19th Hole” sports bar. A piano bar lounge, a library for small group functions and more intimate dining and a board room for small business meetings and private dining functions are all part of the amenities that await the lucky member. For larger occasions, our elegant banquet facilities can accommodate member, corporate and private functions for up to 200 people. JGCC also has a casual “Down Under” snack bar for “off the course” snacks, breakfasts and lunches to SUMMER/FALL 2011

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greet our golfers at the turn. Tennis compliments our golf like no other facility in town. Jacksonville Golf and Country Club offers an award winning tennis facility with 10 all weather Har-Tru courts – each lighted for evening play. An active schedule of league play keeps the courts well occupied. Private and group instruction is offered through the professional teaching staff, and the Tennis Pro Shop is fully equipped and exceptionally staffed with excellent equipment and apparel for tennis play. Please visit our website at www.jaxgcc.com for a virtual tour of the course and contact Jane Norton, for more information on what Jacksonville Golf and Country Club has to offer. (904) 223-5555 x.3111 or jnorton@jaxgcc.com Ask about our special Preview Program for non-resident memberships.

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FEATURE COURSES

A Guide to the Best Golf in Northeast Florida & Southeast Georgia

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Your Guide to the Areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best Golf Courses!

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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 hourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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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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. SUMMER/FALL 2011

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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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GA Champion Davis Love III made Laurel Island Links, located just six miles north of the Georgia border off I-95, the second course in his design portfolio when it opened in 1996. The Love trademark of creating a course that quietly interacts with nature is evident throughout the course’s entire 125-acre setting. Love’s design takes full advantage of the diverse terrain—heavy woodlands, stretches of salt marsh and natural wetlands. Most fairways at Laurel Island Links are wide and flowing, exemplified by the first hole, a 386-yard par-4. The banks of the Crooked River marshes provide a stunning backdrop beginning at the second hole. A lone windswept tree punctuates the horizon, and one can easily imagine a similar scene at the edge of the African Serengeti. Players skim the marsh26

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es at the third and sixth holes as well, with a serpentine-shaped lake thrown in to make the par-3 third the course’s signature hole. The par-5 fourth and par-4 fifth holes are tantalizingly short, teasing you to reach them for an eagle putt. The sixth also beckons with cunning water that reminds one of a comedian’s observation: “The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you won’t see him laughing at you.” Indeed, overhead bird caws closely resemble the taunting laughter that reminds us how humbling this game can be. Play at Laurel Island Links is both exhilarating and inspiring. As is tradition at great courses, it starts easy and finishes hard with deviations in difficulty wellspaced to keep interest up and frustration to a minimum for its growing member-

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Yards Rating Slope 7029 74.6 140 6591 72.5 135 6245 70.9 130 5538 67.8 116 5397 71.5 126

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ship and visitors alike. The finishing hole might be the one that takes your breath away. Trees on one side and water on the other as you thread your way down the longest par-4 on the course, climaxing with a challenging, contoured green well-protected by water and sand. This is the hole that makes recreational players a tad nervous, but even experienced players enjoy the thrill of victory when they play it well. Laurel Island Links is a trophy course for Davis Love III. It is picturesque beyond mere words—the danger being the visual distraction one might experience playing on a picture postcard golf course. Several times throughout the course, quaint wooden bridges take players under ancient live oak canopies and through verdant pine forest stands. It is a bit of SUMMER/FALL 2011

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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 Buccaneer Trail, Amelia Florida, features all the natural beauty of Ame- 4477 Island, Florida 32034 lia Island. This coastal hammock gem designed by www.golfameliariver.com Managed by Love Golf Management. Tom Jackson and opened in 2001, is one of the few Public welcome. in the area that features views of the serene Amelia RATES River. The golf course has large TifEagle greens that June – Sept. $50 plus tax before 1:00 PM are consistently smooth and receive shots well. The $35 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 72 Yards Rating Slope tels. Our affordable rates are a great value and include Par: Gold 6808 72.3 127 green fees, cart fees and practice balls prior to play. A Blue 6382 69.9 125 6068 68.6 119 new clubhouse featuring a full-service golf shop, grill White Red 4786 68.7 112 and locker room was opened in 2007. Amelia River PERSONNEL GM/Director of Golf...........Ed Tucker has also played host to several USGA and PGA local 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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Public Welcome The 27-holes of golf, proximity to Jacksonville, and the beaches of Amelia Island make Fernandina Beach Golf Club one of the most popular municipal golf facilities in the country. The subtropical climate and warm Florida sun make our impeccable greens that much more enjoyable. Our generous fairways and native foliage decorate the courses. Each course measures over 3,000 yards from the tips and presents a one-of-a-kind challenge. Golfers of all handicaps will enjoy a challenging and pleasurable round of golf. The North nine, is the oldest course on Amelia Island. A Par-35 from the back tees, it is the easiest. The West nine, is the longest of the three. The Par-37 boasts three par fives with hole 2 measuring 607 yards. The South nine, is considered the most scenic of the three. The Par-36 is a great compliment to either the West or North to make the perfect 18. Fernandina Beach Golf Club offers its guests a fully stocked Golf Shop, full Service Restaurant and Snack Bar, Driving Range with Grass Tee, and a professional staff that will provide you with a memorable golfing experience. We can accommodate your golf outing, wedding, or other large event.

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Jacksonville Beach Golf Club

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ome 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 34

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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 custom-tailor 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! SUMMER/FALL 2011

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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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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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Mike Lynch President (904-982-3171

Mike Broderick Secretary (904) 540-9817

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King & Bear Pro-AM

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San Jose Pro-AM

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Chapter Championship at World Golf Village (S&S and K&B)

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Windsor Parke Golf Club

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legantly crafted by renowned golf course architect Arthur Jacksonville, FL 904.223.4653 Hills, Windsor Parke Golf Club is the premier 18-hole Duval County championship golf course in the Jacksonville area. As a www.windsorparke.com testament to the quality and challenge provided by the facility, RATES Windsor Parke has hosted more USGA qualifying events than any other course in the city, including the U.S. Open, U.S. Ama- All rates are seasonal and range from $30 to $75. Please visit our teur, U.S. Public Links and the U.S. Senior Amateur. web site, www.windsorparke.com , where you can book tee times on The course, which features sculpted, rolling fairways, strategic bunkering and dramatic elevation changes typical of line, anytime! a Hills layout, has the distinction of being selected as one of STATISTICS the top 100 courses in Florida, and has earned a 4-star rating Par: 72 Yards Rating Ladies Slope Green 6765 73.3 N/A 138 according to Golf Digest. Blue 6435 71.7 N/A 129 The spacious, full-service clubhouse includes a fullyWhite 6043 69.9 74.0 123/133 equipped golf shop with personalized golf instruction avail- Gold 5559 67.9 73.4 112/132 able from PGA Professionals, championship practice facilities Red 5206 71.5 N/A 129 with short game area, a full-service dining room with 19th PERSONNEL Hole Lounge, rental equipment and a full locker room facil- Architect .......................... Arthur Hills Manager ...............................Mark Casper ity. The folks at Windsor Parke also specialize in golf event/ Head Professional ...............Mark Heeter outing planning. GCSAA Superintendent ........Rip Phillips Windsor Parke Golf Club is conveniently located between 54 Map Key Number the Jacksonville Beaches and downtown Jacksonville.

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The Champions Club at Julington Creek

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inner of the U.S. and British Amateur Champion- Jacksonville, FL (904) 287-4653 ships, Steve Melnyk has designed a high-quality championship golf course regarded as one of the St. Johns County www.championsclubgolf.com best values in Florida. Jacksonvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Champions Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal is to deliver quality RATES All rates are seasonal and range golf at affordable rates to the public without sacrificing high from $39 to $52. Please visit our Web standards and gracious amenities. site, www.championsclubgolf.com, where you can book tee times online, This unique links-style course offers 18 holes of championship golf plus a great practice facility featuring a friendly anytime! and knowledgeable staff. The course has played host to the STATISTICS Yards Rating Slope NGA Hooters professional golf tour and has been a venue for Par: 72 Gold 6908 72.4 127 multiple United States Golf Association qualifying events. Blue 6401 70.1 120 The 6,908-yard layout features sprawling marshes and White 5888 67.6 114 Green (L) 5028 69.6 115 wetlands, making it an ideal location to experience everything you imagined Florida golf could be. PERSONNEL Courteous, personal service is extended from your arrival Architect ...................... Steve Melnyk at the golf shop until your departure from the warm, friendly General Manger/ PGA Head Professional ....... Jim Lear lounge and grill. GCSAA Supt. ................. Mike Wilson From its traditional architecture to its well-appointed golf shop, the Champions Club at Julington Creek sets a new 55 Map Key Number standard for public golf.

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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 After Holes 12 2pm 3pm* years ago and lend a special aura to the playing experience. Wkdys $28 – $24 – Wknds $40 $30 – $26 Since the layout has not changed, you can play the Mon-Fri: Srs/Mil/Ladies** .........$24 same course and face the same shot-making decisions as the *Until November **Excluding Holidays legends of the game. The Jacksonville Open, which evolved into the PLAYERS Championship, began at Hyde Park. A STATISTICS Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope regular stop on the men’s and women’s professional tours in Champ. 6468 71.0 124 the ‘40s and ‘50s, Hyde Park was the site of Mickey Wright’s Regular 6153 69.5 122 first official pro victory and Sam Snead, Bryon Nelson, Babe Seniors 5558 66.0 108 5558 71.5 120 Zaharias, Patty Berg and Louise Suggs all were tested at Hyde Ladies* *Ladies Par: 73 Park. In fact, if you keep it in single digits on the par-3 sixth, PERSONNEL you’ll beat Ben Hogan’s 11 at that very hole one year. Architect ....................... Donald Ross Still owned and operated by former touring pros Billy Teaching Pro .................. Gary Murfitt Supt. ......................Steve Blanchette Maxwell and Chris Blocker, Hyde Park is a treasure trove Owners .........................Chris Blocker of golf history, and invites you to come make your own by Billy Maxwell exiting I-295 at Wilson, going east, then north on Jammes to 77 Map Key Number Hyde Park.

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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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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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rafting fti th the perfect f t combination bi ti off conditioning, challenge, beauty and value, Eagle Landing Golf Club has quickly distinguished itself as one of North Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 of golf that features a variety of holes unlike any other in the area. The course, which sits in the heart of 48

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beautiful Clay C County, b tif l northern th Cl t stretches t t h tto 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 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

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STATISTICS S T Yards Rating Slope Tournament To 7037 74.0 137 Champ. C 6764 72.8 129 Regular Re 6359 71.2 126 Intermediate 5894 68.7 122 In Forward Fo 5142 70.3 123 Youth Yo 3023 58.1 94 RATES R All A Day Monday M ....................................... $38 Tuesday-Friday Tu ............................$45 Saturday-Sunday Sa .........................$55 Twilight Tw (after 1:00 p.m.) Tuesday - Friday ........................$37 Saturday - Sunday ....................$45 Senior (Monday - Friday) Se Foursome..................................$33 Individual ..................................$35 Military M Weekday ...................................$35 Weekend ...................................$45 Junior (16 & under) Ju 18 holes ....................................$28 9 holes ......................................$20 9-hole 9Weekday ...................................$23 Weekend ...................................$28 ASK A S ABOUT OUR: • Golf Memberships • 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. 107 Map Key Number

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. 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-square-foot 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 Jacksonville-area favorite call 904 291-5600 or visit www.eaglelandingfl.com. SUMMER/FALL 2011

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he Slammer & Squire, along with the entire World Golf Village, was designed to honor the great game of golf and its players. Named for legendary player consultants – Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen – Slammer & Squire has hosted six nationally televised events, including the Legends of Golf, a Champions Tour event, as well as a thrilling Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf match between Gary Player and Lee Trevino. Designed by Bobby Weed, the Slammer & Squire features two distinctive nines. The front side meanders through an old pine forest linked together with wetland corridors to protect the indigenous vegetation and wildlife. The back nine finishes with a breathtaking view of the World Golf Hall of Fame that towers above the 18th green. Located at the hub of the World Golf Village Resort, the Slammer & Squire is a short stroll away from many fine accommodations and restaurants. This very enjoyable and exquisitely manicured course has five sets of tees to challenge every skill level of golfer and provide a truly memorable experience. 50

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St. Augustine, FL (904) 940-6088 World Golf Village Resort RATES Rates are seasonal and vary from $79–$199 Online tee times available at www.golfwgv.com or call (904) 940-6088 STATISTICS Par: 72 Stone Black Blue White White (L) Green

Yards Rating Slope 6939 72.7 127 6660 71.3 125 6132 69.2 121 5711 66.7 113 5711 72.4 126 4996 68.0 115

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or the first time in history, Arnold Palmer and Jack NickSt. Augustine, FL (904) 940-6088 laus have paired to create the King & Bear. The King & Bear is the only course collaboration between golf’s greatest World Golf Village Resort RATES legends. Putting aside their legendary rivalry, these two Hall of Rates are seasonal and vary from $89–$229 Online tee times available at Famers have created a truly remarkable golf course of unparalwww.golfwgv.com or call leled beauty, challenge and design. (904) 940-6088 The course features loblolly pines and open meadows on the STATISTICS Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope front nine while the natural beauty of 200-year-old live oaks with Stone 7279 74.1 138 Black 6855 72.6 133 huge, shady canopies perfectly complement the back nine. The Blue 6506 70.8 131 signature feature of the course is a series of lakes lined with large White 5987 68.5 127 White (L) 5987 74.4 135 coquina rocks and coquina is also incorporated into several bunGreen 5119 64.4 119 kers and cart paths. Measuring 7,279 yards from the stone tees and Green (L) 5119 69.1 124 5,119 from the green tees, this course is sure to challenge the skilled PERSONNEL Architects ................... Arnold Palmer golfer while providing player-friendly conditions for the novice. .....................................Jack Nicklaus The King & Bear hosted the 2001 and 2002 Legends of Golf, General Manager .......Billy Peterson Superintendent .......Steve LaFrance a Champions Tour event; a Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf match Director of Golf .............Jeff Hartman Head Professional ..............Gina Hull between Palmer and Nicklaus in May 2001; the second stage of Range Balls and on-cart GPS, as the 2003 PGA Tour Qualifying School; and the 2004 Champiwell as complimentary apples on the first and tenth tees are ons Tour Qualifying School Finals. Arnold Palmer selected hole included with your fee. number 15 as one of his “Dream 18” in Sports Illustrated’s preview 101 Map Key Number to the Ryder Cup 2006. SUMMER/FALL 2011

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ocated just a half-mile off I-95 outside St. Augustine, St. Johns Golf Club is a cut above the traditional county-operated golf course. Beginning with its scenic Robert Walker layout that enhances and flows with the surrounding natural landscape, St. Johns is atypical of many First Coast golf operations. The front nine weaves its way through a series of wetlands, pine groves and waterways. Both the third and eighth hole best represent the challenge of this layout. The 3rd hole is a dogleg left over a pond requiring an accurate tee shot followed by a quality approach as the green has water both to its left and behind it. On the par-3 8th hole, tee shots must be solidly struck as the green is bulk headed almost completely around, with bunkers front and back, testing a players 52

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commitment and resolve. Water hazards are even more prevalent on the back nine with water on all but one hole. Despite this, most of the water runs on either side of the holes with only one true forced carry required. The par 5 7th hole is reachable in two shots if a player is willing to cut off distance by challenging the water off the tee. Approach shots are uphill to a multi-tiered green testing a playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s distance control whether it is their 2nd or 3rd shot. The finishing hole is 430 yards long and requires a tee shot to split a fairway bounded by wetlands and pine groves. With a drivable par 4 over water as well, the back nine has the potential to be a career low or an extremely frustrating nine holes. Many a good player has shot a 32 one day and a 42 the next while trying to navigate the risk/reward options.

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receptions. The restaurant has an extensive menu and opens everyday at the same time the golf shop opens. Wes Tucker, Director of Golf and Teaching Pro Tom Stecker, both PGA professionals, offer insights into improving your game that go beyond the latest video instruction techniques available to the best ideas in course management, all on the huge all-grass practice facility with putting and chipping greens. Group and student lessons packages as well as gift lessons are all available. The fully-stocked golf-shop is one of the few in the area that does its own club repairing and is always offering shop specials through St. Johns Website, www.sjgc.com. St. Johns is also on Twitter and Facebook as well, so log on or call 904.209.0350 to make a tee time or learn more about the facility.

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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, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 as well; 54

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Palatka Golf Club serves as the exclusive host of the Florida Azalea Amateur, the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longest running amateur tournament and a gateway event to the PGA Tour. Past winners and Tour players include Tommy Aaron, Dan Sikes, Bob Murphy, Sean Pacetti, Ryuji Imada, Philip Worthington and Jeff Klauk. The course re-emerged to prominence earlier this year when a team led by renowned golf designer Bobby Weed assumed management and began a long term renovation of the layout. The work will focus on rebuilding the bunkers, expanding tees and greens and introducing sandy out-of-play areas. As Bobby himself

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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

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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 .........Paul Trettner, 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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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. SUMMER/FALL 2011

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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 $29 to $65. PERSONNEL Head Professional ................ Jeff Ryan Tournaments & Events ... Reggie Hunter

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PGA International sets a standard of excellence for our Daytona Beach golf club - offering challenging courses, quality service and (386) 274-5742 www.lpgainternational.com immaculate conditions. Conveniently located near I-95 in Daytona Beach, 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-yard 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 6594 73.1 141 natural setting to create a masterpiece in playability and variety. It Blue White 6339 71.9 137 features natural wetlands, narrow pine corridors, small greens and Gold 5827 69.8 129 Gold (W) 5827 73.9 135 strategically-placed water hazards. Red (W) 5155 69.9 119 LPGA International is open to the public. For more informa88 Map Key Number tion, visit www.lpgainternational.com or call us at 386.274.5742 58

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ueen’s Harbour Yacht and Country Club is the only yacht and golf club with a freshwater lagoon harbor and marina on the East Coast. From the runabout day sailor to the serious world class yachter, Queens Harbour Yacht & Country Club offers over 250 scenic harbor homes with direct access to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, St. John’s River, and Atlantic Ocean. Boaters can dock their boats in fresh water at their own back door or at our 57 slip mooring and escape to the Intracoastal through our unique navigational lock system that is manned and accommodates yachts up to 110 feet in length and 24 foot beam. From the moment you pass through our lushly landscaped entry, which is both gated and manned 24 hours a day, you will immediately recognize the unique beauty of our majestic oak and hickory covered uplands, surrounded by scenic vistas of tidal marshes and the Intracoastal Wa-

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terway. Queen’s Harbour’s 18-hole Mark McCumber designed PGA championship golf course meanders through the heavily wooded home-sites, offering some of the best play for any level golfer to be found in the state. Ownership at Queen’s Harbour Yacht & Country Club includes our fabulous Sports and Recreation Complex, which contains a junior Olympic pool, soccer field, full-service tennis facility, playground and a fabulous fitness center. The full-time recreation director is always scheming fun and unusual activities for all ages such as food and wine socials, investment club, garden club, bible club, veterans group, newcomers club, single’s club, kid’s night out, playgroups for toddler’s and pre-school, kayak club and many fitness classes - such as Pilates, Yoga and Zumba. We also have an extremely active yacht club with cruises and land events to please all types of boaters and water lovers.

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Queen’s Harbour Yacht & Country Club offers members a prestigious level of service as well as a quality lifestyle. Besides the 18 holes of champion golf, other club amenities include lighted tennis courts, swimming pool and spa, clubhouse dining, complimentary use of private meeting and dining rooms with full-service catering and event planning and exclusive social and funfilled family events. Queen’s Harbour Real Estate Company LLC specializes in Jacksonville’s quality minded, elite community. Our two owners live in Queen’s Harbour and are very active in the lifestyle that QHYCC represents. Homes range from the $300’s for our select garden homes to our custom homes ranging from the $400’s to over $4 million. Queen’s Harbour is a dream come true. Dramatic entrance landscaped to perfection, controlled access, magnificently designed homes and great location – near beaches, schools, shopping, airport, and downtown Jacksonville. We also are the premier property management firm representing QHYCC and can help with investment opportunities or rental properties within Queen’s Harbour. Located at the entrance to QHYCC, we are here to help you with your home buying decision and to make it fun, educational, and enjoyable. If we can answer any questions you might have, or if you would like to have more specific information on homes or the few remaining homesites, please call us at (904) 221-2605. See all our offerings at www.QueensHarbourRealEstate.com or email our broker Tami Glover (Tami@ TamiGlover.com) or Doug Izard (Doug@ qhrealestate.com). We look forward to serving you! SUMMER/FALL 2011

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Amelia Island Plantation-Ocean Links Course #15 Green, #16 Fairway

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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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World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum for everyone who loves the game. In addition to the displays of historic artifacts, personal memoraWhich Northeast Florida muse- bilia and hands-on exhibits that um features Emmy awards, seem to fill the museum almost to several pairs of cowboy boots and capacity, it features a new exhibit green jackets and a co-ed locker on the Class of 2011 in Shell Hall room? If you didn’t know the and additions to the Member answer is the World Golf Hall Locker Room, featuring 2,500 of Fame & Museum, it’s time for items in that room alone. So, if a visit! you’re saying to yourself “What locker room?” - it’s probably time Celebrating 136 of golf ’s greatest to find out what’s new! players and contributors, the Hall of Fame is located at World What’s New? Golf Village between Jacksonville Each year, several new enhanceand historic St. Augustine off ments are added to the Hall of Interstate 95, and has something Fame experience, creating new reasons to visit. The World Golf Hall of Fame: Time for a Visit!

Class of 2011 Induction Painting Doug Ford, Jumbo Ozaki, George H.W. Bush, Ernie Els, Frank Chirkinian & Jock Hutchison

The Class of 2011 Tribute Exhibit: A special exhibit with items from Frank Chirkinian, Ernie Els, Doug Ford, Jock Hutchison, Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki and President George H.W. Bush are displayed in Shell Hall. President Bush’s cowboy boots with golf spikes, Chirkinian’s five Emmys, a Japanese sword from Ozaki, Ford’s 1957 Masters jacket, Hutchison’s 1937 PGA Championship medal, and the

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lar audio tour giving special insight from Lopez herself about items in the collection. That audio, combined with photos and items from her career, gives guests a n intimate look at Lopez’s rapid rise to greatness, starting from her “Voices from the Hall” humble beginnings in New Audio Tour: Guests have the Mexico when she won the New opportunity to add an easy-to-use Mexico Women's Amateur as a audio tour to their admission. 12-year-old. The voices of golf legends like Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Plan a Visit Nancy Lopez, Tony Jacklin, Guests should plan a minimum of Tom Kite, Carol Mann, 3 hours for their visit. Tickets Annika Sorenstam, Louise include two consecutive days of Suggs and many more share sto- admission, a round on the 18-hole ries about their artifacts, major natural grass putting course and a championships and memories shot on the challenge hole. throughout the museum. irons Els used to win the 2002 British Open are among the dozens of items on display. Directly across from the exhibit, bronze reliefs of their likenesses are displayed on the Wall of Fame.

“Nancy Lopez: Pride, Passion & Personality”: This exhibit, honoring one of the most dynamic women ever to play on the LPGA Tour, contains over 150 items from her amazing career. Two of the most notable are the trophy she won as part of the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team and the legendary Ray Cook putter she used to win so many of her 48 LPGA titles. The exhibition includes special additions to the Hall of Fame's popu-

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Golf News Northern Chapter – North Florida Section PGA Presents the

2011 Second Annual

PATRIOT GOLF DAY

CITY-WIDE CLOSEST TO THE PIN CHAMPIONSHIP

In Support of the Folds of Honor Foundation The Folds of Honor Foundation provides post-secondary educational scholarships to children and spouses of military men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation. Sparked by the vision and dedication of PGA Professional Dan Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot, Patriot Golf Day® has raised more than $7 million in the past four years. In 2010, more than 4,480 PGA-staffed facilities participated in Patriot Golf Day. To date, more than 1,400 scholarships have been awarded by the Folds of Honor Foundation. During Patriot Golf Days (September 2 - 5, 2011), golfers nationwide are asked to donate a minimum of $1 to the Folds of Honor Foundation when playing your favorite local course. As an added optional fun contest, on this weekend over 200 PGA Professionals of the Northern Chapter PGA headed by Vice President and Patriot Award Winner Jack Aschenbach will host the SECOND ANNUAL PATRIOT GOLF DAY CITY-WIDE CLOSEST TO THE PIN CHAMPIONSHIP. To participate all you have to do is make a $5 donation when checking in for 68

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your round at your favorite local course. The golf staff will hand you the rules of the contest and off you go. The winners of each clubs Championship will receive a great prize and the chance to represent that club in the “CHAMPIONS SHOOTOUT” at TPC Sawgrass on Thursday, September 15, 2011 with an opportunity to be crowned the JACKSONVILLE CHAMPION. More information and a list of all clubs participating will be available beginning Monday August 1st on the North Florida PGA Section website at www.nfpga.com or by writing jackaschenbach@pga.com Donations are always accepted. Northern Chapter, PGA Executive Board President – Mike Lynch, mlynch@pga.com Vice President – Jack Aschenbach, Jackaschenbach@pga.com Secretary – Mike Broderick, mike.broderick@hines.com Good luck and let’s GIVE BACK TO THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN SO MUCH!

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2011 PATRIOT GOLF DAY CLOSEST TO THE PIN CHAMPIONSHIP In Support of the Folds of Honor Foundation

YOU THINK YOU GOT GAME? PROVE IT AND HELP OUR TROOPS ALONG THE WAY! Join us on September 2nd-5th for the 2nd annual City Wide Closest to the Pin Championship The winners of each Clubs Championship will receive a great prize and earn the chance to represent that club in the “CHAMPION’S SHOOTOUT” to be held at TPC Sawgrass on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. and have a shot at becoming crowned the 2011 PATRIOT GOLF DAY – CLOSEST TO THE PIN CHAMPION. It’s only $5 to enter and 100% goes to the Folds of Honor Foundation! See the golf shop for more info!

Go to www.nfpga.com for a Host club near you!

Folds of Honor Foundation Give back to those who have given so much

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Directory MAP KEY

COURSE

LOCATION

PHONE

PG.

ATLANTIC BEACH, FL 15

Selva Marina Country Club 1600 Selva Marina Drive, FL 32233

Semi-Private

(904) 562-7970 hamptongolfclubs.com

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(386) 274-5742 lpgainternational.com

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LPGA International 1000 Champions Drive, FL 32124

FERNANDINA BEACH, FL 2

Amelia National Golf Club 95211 Clubhouse Road, FL 32034

Private

(904) 652-0660 amelianationalgolf.com

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Amelia River Golf Club 4477 Buccaneer Trl, FL 32034

Semi-Private

(904) 491-8500 golfameliariver.com

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Fernandina Beach Golf Club 2800 Bill Melton Rd., FL 32034

Public

(904) 277-7370 32-33 fernandinabeachgolfclub.com

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The Golf Club at North Hampton Semi-Private 22680 North Hampton Club Way, FL 32034

(904) 418-6108 hamptongolfclubs.com

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The Champions Club at Julington Creek Semi-Private 1111 Durbin Creek Blvd, FL 32259

(904) 287-4653 championsclubgolf.com

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Eagle Harbor Golf Club 2217 Eagle Harbor Parkway, FL 32073

(904) 418-6110 hamptongolfclubs.com

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Semi-Private

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(904) 291-5600 eaglelandingfl.com

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The Golf Club at Fleming Island 2260 Town Center Blvd, FL 32003

Semi-Private

(904) 269-1440 flemingislandgolf.com

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Hyde Park Golf Club 6439 Hyde Grove Ave, FL 32210

Semi-Private

(904) 786-5410 hydeparkgolfclub.com

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Jacksonville Beach Golf Club 605 South Penman Rd, 32250

Public

(904) 247-6184 34-35 jacksonvillebeachgolfclub.com

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Jacksonville Golf & Country Club 3985 Hunt Club Road, FL 32224

Private

(904) 223-5555 jaxgcc.com

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Queens Harbour Yacht & Country Club 1131 Queens Harbour Blvd., FL 32225

Semi-Private

(904) 221-1012 queensharbourcc.com

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Windsor Parke Golf Club Semi-Private 13823 Sutton Park Drive North, FL 32224

(904) 223-4653 windsorparke.com

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Windy Harbor Golf Club Naval Station Mayport, FL 32228

(904) 270-5380

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KINGSLAND, GA 33

Laurel Island Links Semi-Private 223 Marsh Harbour Parkway, GA 31548

(912) 729-7277 laurelislandlinks.com

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(386) 329-0141 palatkagolfclub.com

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PALATKA, FL 121 Palatka Golf Club 1715 Mosely Avenue, FL 32177

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The Grand Club Cypress Course 53 Easthampton Blvd., FL 32164

Semi-Private

(386) 437-4943 hamptongolfclubs.com

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Semi-Private

(386) 437-4943 hamptongolfclubs.com

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Semi-Private

(386) 986-4653 palmharborgolfclub.com

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The Golf Club at South Hampton Semi-Private 315 South Hampton Club Way, FL 32092

101 King & Bear 1 King & Bear Dr., FL 32092

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(904) 940-6088 golfwgv.com

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(904) 599-9040 palenciaclub.com

100 Slammer & Squire 2 World Golf Place 32092

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(904) 940-6088 golfwgv.com

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(904) 209-0350 sjcgc.com

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(912) 638-9041 seapalms.com

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(912) 466-0080 sanctuarycovegolf.com

The Palencia Club 600 Palencia Club Drive, FL 32095

St.Johns Golf Club 4900 Cypress Links Blvd., FL 32033

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Sea Palms Golf Resort 5445 Frederica Rd., GA 31522

WAVERLY, GA 10

The Golf Club at Sanctuary Cove 2050 Sanctuary Wynd, GA 31565

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Nippers Beach Grille Café on the Green Murray Bros. Caddyshack Sticky Fingers Sticky Fingers The World Famous Oasis Deck & Restaurant

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Island Lifestyle American American American-Ribs American-Ribs American

Jacksonville Beach St. Augustine World Golf Village Jacksonville River City St. Augustine Beach

(904) 247-3300 (904) 599-9040 (904) 940-FORE (904) 493-7427 (904) 309-7427 (904) 471-3424

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MAP KEY SHOPPING 79 Ashworth Outlet Store 1 Edwin Watts 2 Edwin Watts 3 Edwin Watts

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Edwin Watts Golf Academy PGA Tour Academy TPC Sawgrass PGA Tour Golf Academy

SERVICES Exec Golf Membership Florida’s First Coast of Golf Golfer’s Guide Radio World Golf Hall of Fame

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Jacksonville Jacksonville Jacksonville

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MAP KEY ACCOMMODATIONS 69 Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant 99 Renaissaance Resort at WGV 112 Suncastle Properties 40 Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort

TYPE Hotel Hotel Rental Properties Golf Academy

PG.

(904) 221-2605

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LOCATION Jacksonville North Florida Jacksonville St. Augustine LOCATION Jacksonville Bch St. Augustine Beaches Jacksonville

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AMELIA ISLAND, FL Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort Golf Club of Amelia Resort BRUNSWICK AND THE GOLDEN ISLES OF GEORGIA Coastal Pines GC Public Oak Grove Island GC Public (The) Hampton Club Public Sea Island GC Private Jekyll Island GC Public GAINESVILLE, FL Gainesville Golf & CC Private Haile Plantation Golf & CC Private Plantation Oaks Semi-Private Ironwood Golf Course Public Meadowbrook Golf Club Semi-Private University Golf Club Semi-Private JACKSONVILLE, FL Blue Cypress Golf Course Public Deerwood CC Private GolfPlex Public Hidden Hills Country Club Private Pablo Creek Private San Jose CC Private

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PHONE (800) 874-6878 (904) 277-4665 (912) 261-0503 (912) 280-9525 (912) 634-0255 (912) 638-5118 (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) 641-6100 (904) 620-2050 (904) 641-8121 (904) 992-6900 (904) 733-1511

COURSE Timuquana CC LAKE CITY, FL Southern Oaks Quail Heights CC 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 Marsh Creek St. Johns Golf & Country Club SHELLMAN BLUFF, GA Sapelo Hammock GC ST. MARYS, GA Osprey Cove

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(904) 389-0477

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

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

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

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(904) 461-1101 (904) 940-3200

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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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