Welcome to golf paradise.
With over 1,220 holes and 70 private and public courses, Northeast Florida is an ideal spot for golf vacations. Northeast Florida features plenty of tour-caliber courses designed by experts such as Tom Fazio, Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Mark McCumber.
Each May, the PGA TOUR makes its way back to Ponte Vedra for the THE PLAYERS Championship . THE PLAYERS Stadium Course hosts the best golfer's in the world and a fan experience that was built into the tournament's DNA. In the fall, the Web.com Tour concludes on the Dye's Valley Course for the Web.com Tour Championship. Golf fans from around the world come to Northeast Florida to celebrate the history of the sport at World Golf Village and the World Golf Hall of Fame. The World Golf Hall of Fame combines historic artifacts, personal memorabilia, and interactive exhibits to tell the stories of professional golfers and the history of the game.
Windsor Parke Golf Club is a Semi-Private, 18-Hole Championship Golf Course designed by Arthur Hills. The course has hosted more USGA qualifying events than any other course in the city of Jacksonville. Hosted qualifying events include the US Open, US Amateur, US Publinks and US Senior Amateur. Windsor Parke Golf Club is recognized by the NGCOA as a “Beginner Friendly” golf course – the first certified club in Jacksonville.
Hyde Park Golf Club
6439 Hyde Grove Ave., Jacksonville, Florida 32210
The course was a welcome stop for the Men's and Women's PGA Tours in the 1940s and '50s, and hosted such notables as Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, Ben Hogan (more on Mr. Hogan later), Babe Zaharias, Patty Berg, Louise Suggs and Mickey Wright, who won her first professional tournament here in 1956. Hyde Park preceded the Greater Jacksonville Open and The Players Championship in making Northeast Florida an historic and memorable total golf “experience.”
The course was purchased by former Tour professionals Billy Maxwell and Chris Blocker in 1971, who vowed to restore it to pristine condition while maintaining the architectural theme and the personality of Ross's original design. In 2000 Hyde Park was voted the #1 Public Course by Folio Magazine, evidence of their complete success.
An eminently walkable course with tees and greens set close to each other, and with a liberal walking policy uncommon to the region, Hyde Park's tight and undulating fairways and frequently uneven lies require more thought than muscle to post a good score. And while much of the layout is relatively “Florida flat,” seven of the holes, primarily on the closing nine, feature either downhill drives to the fairway or uphill shots to the green.
Now, about Mr. Hogan … Wouldn't you have loved to have been at Hyde Park for the 1947 Jacksonville Open, when Gentle Ben's ball went slightly sideways on No. 6, a short par-3 of 151-yards? The result was his normally other-worldly game came crashing back to earth — while leading the tournament, no less — when he posted an 11 (That's not a typo!) on the scorecard. True, a head-high bunker guards the entire right side of the green, directing tee shots toward a small pond on the left. Hogan unfortunately missed to that side, the ball dribbled down the slope and into the hazard — repeatedly — and the rest, as they say, is history.
Established in 1989, Jacksonville Golf and Country Club is a private, member-owned country club centrally located on Florida's First Coast between shimmering beaches just a few minutes to our east and downtown Jacksonville to the west. Over the years it has become one of the most desirable gated communities and country clubs in the area. Our members enjoy a lifestyle with limitless recreational and social opportunities. We invite you to visit the Club for a guided tour and to experience what our members have been enjoying for a quarter century – an active, family-friendly private club that provides service second to none in a relaxed, comfortable, and safe environment.
Our beautiful 25,000 square foot Clubhouse boasts sweeping views of our signature 18-hole championship golf course and of our Garden Terrace waterfall where blushing brides instantly envision saying their “I do's”. Once inside the Clubhouse you'll discover 3 separate dining rooms (including an adults only dining room), ample banquet and private meeting space, a fitness center and group exercise room, locker rooms, spa services, golf pro shop and more. Outdoors, those seeking an active lifestyle won't be disappointed with 10 clay tennis courts, a junior Olympic size heated lap and recreation pool, playground, and golf practice facilities.
At the centerpiece of the Club, our golf course, designed by Clyde Johnston and Fuzzy Zoeller, is highly regarded for its impeccable course conditions and renowned for being challenging and enjoyable for players of all handicap levels.
Whether you are planning a wedding or special event or considering enhancing your lifestyle by becoming a member, we are confident that Jacksonville Golf and Country Club will exceed your expectations. We look forward to serving you!
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