About World Golf Village
Conveniently located between Jacksonville Florida, and 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 golf course gets its name from both designers. Palmer earned the nickname "The King" during his playing career, while Nicklaus adopted the "Golden Bear" moniker.
The two World Golf Hall of Fame members, both inducted in the inaugural class in 1974, put the spotlight on their decades-old friendship, rather than their storied rivalry, to create the co-design. King & Bear stands as a representation of their shared love of golf course design. Arnold Palmer Design has created more than 230 golf courses worldwide, and Nicklaus Design has more than 400. These two legends of the game put their heads together and the resulting golf course is beautiful, challenging, and remarkable.