Best golf courses: Florida - North East

Most of the best golf courses in North East Florida can be found in Jacksonville. Among them are the courses at TPC Sawgrass Stadium, a Peter Dye design and home of the PGA Tour, and the championship course St. Johns Golf & Country Club. One of the gems not to miss is the Ocean course at Hammock Beach Resort, featuring six oceanside holes and an extremely challenging par-3, and/or the popular Cypress course at Cypress Knoll Golf & Country Club. To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the best courses in Florida North East on our customised maps.

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
(Closed in 2007)
Daytona Beach
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

(Closed in 2007)

Nearest city

Daytona Beach

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Daytona Beach
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Daytona Beach

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Daytona Beach
Player, Gary

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Daytona Beach

Designer

A Gary Player Signature Course
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Daytona Beach
Watson, Tom

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Daytona Beach

Designer

A Tom Watson Signature Design
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Daytona Beach
Palmer, Arnold

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Daytona Beach

Designer

The original layout was revamped by Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay (2006).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Weed & McCumber

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Bobby Weed in consultation with Mark McCumber
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2017)
Jacksonville
Weed, Bobby

Visitors?

(Closed in 2017)

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Bobby Weed

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Dye & Weed

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Pete Dye & Bobby Weed, with player consultant Jerry Pate.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Palmer & Nicklaus

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Arnold Palmer (The King) & Jack Nicklaus (The Bear)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Johnston, Clyde

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Clyde Johnston
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Jackson, Tom

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Tom Jackson
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Jacksonville
Fazio, Tom

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Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Tom Fazio

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Dye, Pete

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Pete Dye

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Postlethwaite, David

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

David Postlethwaite
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Restricted
Jacksonville
Seay, Ed

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Restricted

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Ed Seay
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Jacksonville
Seay, Ed

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Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Ed Seay
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Walker, Robert

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Robert (Bob) Walker
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Johnston, Clyde

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Clyde Johnston
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Weed, Bobby

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Bobby Weed

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Arnold Palmer

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
McCumber, Mark

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Mark McCumber

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Jacksonville
McCumber, Mark

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Mark McCumber & Gene Littler

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Restricted
Jacksonville
Hills, Arthur

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Restricted

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Arthur Hills
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Jones Sr, Lee & Weed

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

First nine holes designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1961); second nine by Joe Lee (1977); remodeled by Bobby Weed (2007).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Strong, Jones Sr & Weed

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Original design by Herbert Strong (1928); redesigned by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1947); renovated by Bobby Weed (1998).
5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Original design by husband & wife team of Pete & Alice Dye; modified by Steve Wenzloff (2016).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Johnston, Clyde

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Clyde Johnston
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Melnyk, Steve

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Steve Melnyk

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Ross, Donald

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Donald Ross

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Commins, J. Christopher

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

J. Christopher Commins

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
McCumber, Mark

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Mark McCumber

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Arthur Hills

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Weed, Bobby

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jacksonville

Designer

Bobby Weed in conjunction with player consultants Sam Snead (The Slammer) & Gene Sarazen (The Squire)

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