King & Bear Golf Course at World Golf Village St. Augustine
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King & Bear

About King & Bear

imgThe 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.

 Recent Highlights

Boardroom Magazine 2023 - Distinguished Golf Destination
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Korn Ferry Tour's King & Bear Classic June 2020