About World Golf Village Resort
Welcome to World Golf Village Resort - a premier destination for golf enthusiasts. Situated between the vibrant cities of Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Florida, this full-service resort was built to give golf enthusiasts a site to pay tribute to the great game of golf. It is a place rich in history and where the legacies of Hall of Famers truly "live." Home of two award-winning championship golf courses, the renowned Renaissance Resort, and an array of attractions, World Golf Village Resort will provide you with a golf experience unlike any other.
The Golf Courses
Our resort features two 18-hole championship golf courses - Slammer & Squire and King & Bear - designed by golf legends, Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen, Arnold Palmer, and Jack Nicklaus. These courses offer players of all levels a challenging and rewarding golfing experience surrounded by stunning views and beautiful landscapes of the low country of northeast Florida.
The Slammer & Squire -Tee off from under the tower of the World Golf Hall of Fame at the Slammer & Squire. This 6,939-yard course was designed by architect Bobby Weed along with Hall of Fame Members, Sam Snead (the "Slammer") and Gene Sarazen (the "Squire"). You'll discover a layout that emphasizes the short game, reflective of the finesse game that made the "Slammer" and "Squire" legends. And, like the King & Bear, it features several water hazards and showcases the natural beauty of the region.
The King & Bear - Named after its co-designers, the King & Bear golf course is a testament to the shared passion for golf course design by two of the game's greatest legends - Arnold Palmer, known as "The King," and Jack Nicklaus, famously nicknamed the "Golden Bear." The course stands as a stunning embodiment of their collaborative efforts, offering golfers a challenging, awe-inspiring, and visually captivating experience. With 7,279 yards, it's a "driver's" course, which should come as no surprise, as both Palmer and Nicklaus wielded awesome power games in their primes.
Located on the property is a 300-room Marriott Renaissance Hotel with guest rooms and suites designed to meet the needs of any traveler. Amenities include a heated outdoor pool, fitness center, and various dining options, from casual to fine dining, featuring locally sourced ingredients and international cuisine.
The Grand Villas at World Golf Village® offer the perfect retreat for you and your family. The beautiful resort boasts comfortable 1- and 2-bedroom villas that come fully furnished with all the amenities you would find in your own home.
If you prefer to stay in a vacation rental, you'll find a wide range of options available on popular platforms like Airbnb and VRBO. These options are conveniently located just a short drive from the resort and provide easy access to the area's popular attractions, such as the sparkling northeast Florida beaches and a plethora of historical sites. Be sure to explore the many exciting activities and experiences available beyond the golf courses - CLICK HERE to learn more.
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At World Golf Village Resort, we are committed to providing our guests with an exceptional experience. Our friendly and attentive staff go above and beyond to ensure that every aspect of your stay is unforgettable. We look forward to hosting your next day on the course or golf vacation!
Awards & Accolades
The World Golf Village Resort takes pride in highlighting the numerous awards and recognition we have received over the years at the Slammer & Squire and King & Bear golf courses. We express gratitude for these honors and are dedicated to maintaining exceptional service and amenities for our valued members and guests.
Listed below are some of the more recent recognitions we have received:
- Golf Pass 2023 Golfers' Choice - Top 25 Courses in Florida - King & Bear Ranked #16
- Golf Pass 2022 Golfers' Choice - Top 25 Courses for Best Conditions In U.S. - Slammer & Squire Ranks #2
- Golf Pass 2022 Golfers' Choice - Top 25 Golf Courses Layouts In U.S. - Slammer & Squire Ranks #24
- Golf Pass 2022 Golfers' Choice - Best Golf Courses in Florida - Slammer & Squire Ranks #18
- Boardroom Magazine - King & Bear named Distinguished Golf Destination
- 2021 Golden Fork Award Best New Amenity - AJ's Kitchen & Cocktails at The King & Bear
- Top Ranked Club and Resort Culinary Experiences - World Golf Village Resort
- Top Ranked Patios - AJ's Kitchen & Cocktails at The King & Bear
- Top Ranked Private Club and Resort Pro Shops - The King & Bear
- Korn Ferry Tour June 2020 - King & Bear hosted the King & Bear Classic