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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:

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

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7279
5987
5119
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
76.1
69.2
70.5

At the same location:

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

Location

Latitude:

29.960233

Longitude:

-81.519316

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): 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.

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Visitors

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): $189.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Golf carts are fitted with GPS. Walking permitted.

Practice facilities

Excellent

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). 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.

Where2Stay

  • 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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