About World Golf Village
Located in Historic St. Augustine, Florida, World Golf Village features two 18-hole facilities, the King & Bear and Slammer & Squire. King & Bear recently held the PGA Tour Korn Ferry King & Bear Classic in 2020. World Golf Village, has also been the host site of the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, a Senior PGA TOUR event and hosted an array of other golf events such as the LPGA Senior Tour's Handa Cup from 2006 to 2009 and the ANNIKA Invitational USA 2019 and 2020.
The Slammer & Squire course officially opened to the public in May 1998. The three men shared a desire to build a golf course that would preserve the area's natural beauty and reward good shot making….and that's just what they did. This well-groomed course showcases the pristine, unspoiled wooded areas, wetlands and natural beauty of the region. It is relatively wide open with several contoured greens and impressive views of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
You'll discover a layout that places an emphasis on the short game which was reflective of the finesse game that made the "Slammer" and "Squire" legends. And, like the King & Bear, it features several water hazards; but the picturesque views of the World Golf Hall of Fame will definitely overshadow any challenges you may face. In fact, you can almost hear the voices of legends rooting you on as you make your way to the 18th green.
The King & Bear is the only collaboration between golf's greatest legends, Arnold Palmer (the 'King") and Jack Nicklaus (the "Bear"). Opening in 2000 the course can measure as long as 7,279 yards and is set among pristine lakes, beautiful loblolly pines, and stately oak trees. Each hole contains design characteristics of both players to create a unique layout in northern Florida. Slammer & Squire opened in 1998 can play up to 6,939-yards in the shadow of Golfs Hall of Fame Tower. Architect Bobby Weed designs the course along with World Golf Hall of Fame Members, Sam Snead (the "Slammer"), and Gene Sarazen, (the "Squire"). The Renaissance Resort sits beside the Slammer & Squire, allowing easy access to both golf courses, IMAX theater, World Golf Hall of Fame, north Florida beaches, along with downtown Jacksonville and St. Augustine.