Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Jacksonville Golf Courses Designed by Legends
Also known as “The River City,” Jacksonville is home to the PGA Tour and World Golf Hall of Fame. The PGA Tour even makes an annual stop there during May for the The Players Championship. So, it shouldn't be too surprising that Jacksonville offers some of the best golf courses in the world. In fact, the golf vacation specialists at Golf Zoo have exclusive Jacksonville golf packages to dozens of tour-caliber courses designed by legends such as Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer and Mark McCumber. From stunning beaches to the downtown renaissance, there are also plenty of other exciting activities in and around “Jax.” But, the weather is always ideal for golf, and you can book golf packages that offer challenges for players of every skill level, ranging from top oceanside resorts to popular public courses.
Here are some of the most popular Jacksonville golf packages:
• Bent Creek Golf Course - Often referred to as Jacksonville’s “best kept secret,” the Bent Creek Golf Course has achieved the reputation as Jacksonville's premier public golf course. The course was first introduced in 1989 and features a budget friendly 6,620-yard, Par 71 championship layout complete with towering pines, creeks, Bermuda grass greens, plush fairways and a state-of-the-art lighted practice facility.
• World Golf Village - Featuring the World Golf Hall of Fame, the World Golf Village also showcases a Golf Festival. Typically held during the month of September, the Golf Festival is a unique event with interactive activities including free golf clinics, food trucks, live music and even special appearances by Hall of Fame members. When it comes time to golf, then you can choose from either the King & Bear or Slammer & Squire courses. The King & Bear is renown for being a “driver’s” course with over 7,200 yards
• Eagle Landing - The Eagle Landing course features tees ranging from championship caliber to youth levels. The 7,037 yard course was designed by Clyde Johnston and offers an impressive golf clubhouse with sports bar, well-equipped pro shop, locker rooms, and an elegant restaurant with sparkling water and fairway views.
• Windsor Parke Golf Club - This semi-private golf course was designed by Arthur Hills and is known as a beginner-friendly course. It features 18-holes of Championship Golf along with pro golf lessons, full practice facilities and a complete pro shop.
An obvious advantage of booking Jacksonville golf packages through Golf Zoo is that they have golf vacation specialists stationed in each of the destinations that they serve. So, if you are looking for a specific type of golf course, then their specialists can recommend and provide first-hand knowledge of the golf clubs for the region that they serve. Planning a golf vacation to your dream destination is easy with Golf Zoo. Simply call 800.929.7300 or visit them online to request a trip quote.