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4.7
339 Reviews (339)
5 Stars
188
4 Stars
113
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
99.1%
Recommend this course
314 out of 339 reviews
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4.9
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
15 out of 15 reviews
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4.8
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
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0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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18 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6939 yards
Slope 127
Rating 72.7

World Golf Village is home to 36 challenging holes of championship golf. The Slammer & Squire Course is named after the two World Golf Hall of Fame legends, Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen, who served as consultants to the course's designer, Bobby Weed. The golf course is known for its tricky par-3 holes and the carefully preserved beauty of the landscape. Its traditional layout meanders through native flatwoods and hardwood hammocks, running alongside wetland preserves and a wildlife habitat. The scenic Slammer & Squire Course features contoured greens and gently rolling, generous fairways. There is also an abundance of water on the golf course in the forms of lakes and marshes.

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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round. Peak Season: Mid-February - May
Architect Bobby Weed (1998) Sam Snead (1998) Gene Sarazen (1998) MacCurrach Golf

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Jacuzzi

Available Activities

Swimming, Fishing, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2020 #9)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2017 #15)

Reviews

4.7
339 Reviews (339)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 41
19th Hole Scenic Views 21
Brunch 20
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 55
Water Hazards 49
Undulating Greens 37
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 43
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 38
Entertaining Clients 36
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 47
Worth the Drive 42
Near Local Attractions 39

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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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Previously Played

A must play golf course

This golf course is beautiful, it's on my bucket lists to play and I am glad that I finally played this golf course twice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 4
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Plays A few times a week
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5.0
First Time Playing

Golf at its Best

Slammer Squire was a great track. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course...Pristine Conditions!

Slammer & Squire was a beautiful and fun course to play. It was actually a little more difficult than I was expecting. The course was in pristine shape. I would definitely recommend playing if you are in the area...especially for the price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Golf Course, the Slammer and the Squire

Outstanding Golf Course. Very nice clubhouse with restaurant that we ate in prior to our tee time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course to play

My wife and I played for the first time here and really enjoyed it. We aren’t great golfers so glad we had space between us and other groups playing. It was a little wet in some spots but otherwise course was great and greens were in excellent condition. Only thing that was an issue was it was middle of the day and they were still mowing parts of the course and followed us for a few holes, but was courteous when it was time to take our swings.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Course

Good course, well kept, wide fairways and big greens. Not very challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pleasure to play!

King and Bear was in excellent condition and enjoyed playing this beautiful course very much. Recommend highly to everyone!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great value

Had one the most enjoyable days on a course while on vacation played with a New Yorker and a couple local the New Yorker was a player we both shot 74 was a great day the course was about 2 weeks ahead of the other courses I played while here will always go back have played the king and the bear in past both are great tracks can’t wait to come back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great track that can be played long and short

Played two times this week. The greens had been punched about 10 days prior but still rolled around a 9 and true. The sand traps and fairways were perfect. Fun track over all. Would definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

First time playing this course very nice course Will definitely will play again maybe playing in the winter. As a Florida residents price is on the high side. But great course

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hall of Fame Experience

It’s an all day experience that all golfers must come see and play. My day started off with playing the Slammer and Squire course which was in beautiful condition from tee to green. Greens were smooth and fast and the layout is challenging but getable. Once the round was over I walked over to the Hall of Fame which didn’t disappoint. So much to see and do and you also get to take a swing at their recreated TPC Sawgrass 17th hole. Between the course and Hall of Fame, it’s a must do and see if your in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice course - but quite busy

We played this course on Friday the week of The Players (the day after The Players was canceled in March 2020).
With thousands of golfers visiting the St Augustine / Ponte Vedra / Jacksonville area looking for a course to play on beautiful day ... the Slammer and Squire like every other nice course in the area was very busy.
Still, the staff was on top of it and kept the pace of play moving right along. The staff was friendly and accommodating, even when it got a bit crazy out there.
The course was in great shape (to be expected in mid-March in North Florida); the greens were rolling true and the fairways were in excellent shape.
As most reviews have mentioned - it's not the toughest course in the area, but for a mid to high teens handicapper playing from the correct tees - its a good course to hit a wide variety of shots.
I'll definitely play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 115
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather

Good Course

Played The Slammer and Squire yesterday as part of a 9 day East Coast Golf Swing. It was a nice course, and not too hard to get the trip going. There were few forced carries and not a ton of water in play-especially on the front 9. Not the fault of the course, it was really wet due to alot of rain in the area, and cart path only, which slowed the round down some, but still finished in under 4.5 hours which I think is acceptable for a resort course in cart path restrictions. The customer service was just average. They werent rude or anything, but also not overly friendly, and didnt direct a first timer where to go, instead you had to ask to find your way around.
As for the course itself it didnt just wow me. As mentioned, it was in good shape, and wasnt overly difficult. But, it also didnt have that wow factor. Not alot of holes stand out in my memory. Just your average Florida course it seemed. The coolest hole is playing back towards the World Golf Hall of Fame on #9. Its one of those places I'm glad I played once, but probably wont play again, especially for over $100.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First time, compare to King and Bear, this is the course to play.

I played King and Bear earlier this year and Slammers this month. I liked Slammers better than King and Bear. Course was in great shape, value was good midweek, early afternoon tee time and great day of golf overall. Did the Hall of fame in the morning and played around 1:30 PM. Pace was good, greens were pretty fast, fairways were a little wet, from weeks of rain, but ball didn't plug too much in fairways. Think the course is fair, fun and really worth a visit. Will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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