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.
Co-designed by 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): 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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2021].
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).
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.
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.
Slammer & Squire
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