King & Bear Golf Course, World Golf Village

1 King & Bear Drive,

St Augustine, Florida FL 32092

  • Office

    +1 (904) 940 6088 (tee-times)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (904) 940 6200
  • Fax

    +1 (904) 940 6211
  • Golf pro

    Rich McClure (Head Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and woodland.

  • Designer:

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

SSS or slope

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 Slammer & Squire course (6939 yds from back tees)






How to get there:

28 miles SE of downtown Jacksonville

World Golf Village (King & Bear course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2000

World Golf Village (King & Bear course): The King & Bear is the world's only golf course to have been been co-designed by Arnold Palmer (the King) and Jack Nicklaus (the Bear). As you might expect from these two golfing and golf course design legends, their combined input has produced a real gem, and one that offers two distinctive styles.

The King & Bear's front-nine is an open, links-style layout that gives a nod to the heritage of the historic city of St Augustine, Florida. The back-nine is more traditionally Floridian, with loblolly pines, 200-year-old oaks and coquina rock creating the fairway corridors. As on the front-nine, water features are plentiful.

Each hole is individually crafted and set against a natural environment, with occasional homes sites along the way. With excellent bunkering and fast true greens, all golfers will enjoy the challenge here, as well as the naturalness of the surroundings. A course that proudly carries the name of its two golfing legends.

Stay&Play at World Golf Village: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Florida - North East


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (mid-Feb thru' May): $179. Rates vary considerably depending on time of day.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2021].

Other information

Golf carts are fitted with GPS. Walking permitted.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The Slammer & Squire and King & Bear golf courses are just part of the many attractions at the World Golf Village (WGV). Here you will also find the World Golf Hall of Fame, sponsored by major golf associations around the world and featuring an impressive golf museum and areas dedicated to the Hall of Famers (the c.100 great and good of golf).

The resort also includes a PGA Tour Golf Academy, a Rennaisance Resort hotel and an IMAX cinema. Nearby St Augustine is the USA's oldest city, with a wonderfully historic centre and adjacent Fort. The Slammer & Squire is managed by Honours Golf, the Southeast's leading golf course development and management company.


  • Laterra Resort & Spa

    955 Registry Blvd, St Augustine, FL 32092

    +1 (904) 940 9912

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    Located in the World Golf Village across from the eighth hole of the famed King & Bear golf course, Laterra Resort & Spa offers guests a world of cultural and recreational choices in one of Florida's most popular destinations. The area offers everything an outdoors enthusiast could want on its abundant waterways and miles of pristine coastline minutes to the east. Also nearby is the historic city of St Augustine.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      King & Bear

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Slammer & Squire

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      St Johns GC; Royal St Augustine; St Johns G&CC; Cimarrone; South Hampton; Champions at Julington Creek; Fleming Island.

  • The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village4-star

    500 South Legacy Trail, St Augustine, FL 32092

    +1 (904) 940 8000

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    As the flagship property of the World Golf Village, home to the World Golf Hall Of Fame, the newly renovated Renaissance Resort places you at the center of all things golf. You can play two unique championship golf courses (King & Bear and Slammer & Squire), improve your game at the PGA TOUR Golf Academy, and experience the one-and-only World Golf Hall Of Fame, providing an intriguing look at the legends and legacy of golf’s greatest players.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Slammer & Squire

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      King & Bear; Palencia

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      St Johns GC; Royal St Augustine; St Johns G&CC; Cimarrone; South Hampton; Champions at Julington Creek.

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