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 proRich McClure (Head Golf Professional)
18 holes. Open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk
Residential and woodland.
Arnold Palmer (The King) & Jack Nicklaus (The Bear)
18-hole par-72 Slammer & Squire course (6939 yds from back tees)
28 miles SE of downtown Jacksonville
World Golf Village (King & Bear course): This rare collaborative effort between Palmer (the King) and Nicklaus (the Bear) has produced a real gem, as you might expect.
The wonderful layout in a natural wetland-woodland setting has tough water hazards on most of the front nine holes; water is in play a tad less on the back-nine, where tighter, tree-lined fairways play their part. Each hole is individually crafted and set against a natural environment, which inevitably is providing some good home building opportunities.
With excellent bunkering and true, fast greens all golfers will enjoy the challenge here, as well as the naturalness of the surroundings. A course that fittingly carries the name of two golfing legends.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Golf carts are fitted with GPS. Walking permitted.
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). There is also 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 King & Bear is managed by Honours Golf, the Southeast's leading golf course development and management company.
955 Registry Blvd, St Augustine, FL 32092
+1 (904) 940 9912Visit website
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.
King & Bear
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500 South Legacy Trail, St Augustine, FL 32092
+1 (904) 940 8000Visit website
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.
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