If you are going to Florida for a vacation, one of the best places to visit is St. Augustine. Things to do for tourists in this wonderful city range from exploring museums and historic sites to participating in outdoor activities. St. Augustine is a well-known golfing destination, because it is home to many world-class golf courses that provide exciting challenges for golfers. BBOnline recommends that you visit these golf courses when you're in St. Augustine.
Royal St. Augustine Golf and Country Club
301 Royal St. Augustine Parkway
St. Augustine, Florida 32094
This is the preferred golf course for many locals and tourists in St. Augustine. Things to do for avid golfers in the city should include a few rounds of golf at this famous golfing facility. The 18-hole championship course at the Royal St. Augustine was designed by J. Christopher Commons, who included a number of special features to give golfers the ultimate target golfing experience. It runs through lush wooded areas and wetlands, and it features well-moguled fairways, strategically-placed bunkers, sandy waste areas, spacious greens and a number of lakes. It offers a variety of challenges that are suitable for golfers of all skill levels, but it's not an easy course to complete. Those who can achieve a good score at the Royal St. Augustine will do well at most other courses in the US.
Other amenities that are available at the Royal St. Augustine Golf and Country Club include a driving range, club house and pro shop. Rates are $30.00 from Monday to Friday and $37.00 on Saturday and Sunday, and a discounted rate of $25.00 will be offered after 1:00 pm everyday. If you're planning to drive to the club from your St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast, you should travel west on King Street. When you reach North Volusia Street, turn right and follow the road until you see 4 Mile Road. Keep going on 4 Mile and then take a right at the Royal St. Augustine Parkway. Soon, you will see the golf course on your right.
World Golf Village
2 World Golf Place
St. Augustine, Florida 32092
If you want to have the finest golfing experience in St. Augustine, things to do must include a visit to the World Golf Village. This golf facility features two world-class golf courses that were designed with the collaborative efforts of legendary golfers Jack Niklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gene Sarazen and Sam Snead. The front nine of the famous 18-hole King and Bear course features open meadows and beautiful pines, while the back nine is surrounded by oak trees that are more than 200 years old. The Slammer and Squire course offers well-contoured greens, spacious fairways and a variety of water bodies, and it was used to host the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf as well as other well-known golf events. The World Golf Village also has a practice facility, a restaurant, club rental service and a pro shop. You can get directions to this well-known golf facility from the staff at your St. Augustine Inn.