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.

5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
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Jacksonville
Dye, Pete

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Jacksonville

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

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

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Jacksonville

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

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Jacksonville

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Pete Dye

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

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Jacksonville

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

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Jacksonville

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

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

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Daytona Beach

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A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Daytona Beach
Watson, Tom

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Daytona Beach

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A Tom Watson Signature Design

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

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Jacksonville

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Tom Fazio

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

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Jacksonville

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Co-designed by Arnold Palmer (The King) & Jack Nicklaus (The Bear).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Jacksonville
Strong, Jones Sr & Weed

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Jacksonville

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Original design by Herbert Strong (1928); redesigned by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1947); renovated by Bobby Weed (1998).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Daytona Beach
Player, Gary

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Daytona Beach

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A Gary Player Signature Course
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Johnston, Clyde

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Jacksonville

Designer

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

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Jacksonville

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Mark McCumber & Gene Littler

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

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Jacksonville

Designer

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

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

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Jacksonville

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Mark McCumber

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

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Jacksonville

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Arthur Hills

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

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Jacksonville

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

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Jacksonville

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

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Jacksonville

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David Postlethwaite
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Daytona Beach
Palmer, Arnold

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Daytona Beach

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Original design by Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay (1980); renovated by them in 2006.

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

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Jacksonville

Designer

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

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Jacksonville

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Arnold Palmer

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

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(Closed in 2017)

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Jacksonville

Designer

Bobby Weed

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

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Jacksonville

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

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Jacksonville

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Bobby Weed

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

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Jacksonville

Designer

Steve Melnyk

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

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Jacksonville

Designer

Mark McCumber

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

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Jacksonville

Designer

First nine holes designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1961); second nine by Joe Lee (1977); remodeled by Bobby Weed (2007).
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Jacksonville
Ross, Donald

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Jacksonville

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Donald Ross

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

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Jacksonville

Designer

J. Christopher Commins

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

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Jacksonville

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

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(Closed in 2007)

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Daytona Beach

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
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Jacksonville
Seay, Ed

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Jacksonville

Designer

Ed Seay

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