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4.7
370 Reviews (370)
5 Stars
213
4 Stars
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3 Stars
25
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
97.9%
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344 out of 370 reviews
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4.7
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
3.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
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Conditions
4.9
Value
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Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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11 out of 11 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 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2022 #2)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Layout in the U.S. (2022 #24)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2022 #18) (2021 #8) (2020 #9)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2017 #15)

Reviews

4.7
370 Reviews (370)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 42
19th Hole Scenic Views 21
Patio Dining 21
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 56
Water Hazards 50
Undulating Greens 38
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 44
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 38
Entertaining Clients 37
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 48
Worth the Drive 42
Near Local Attractions 39

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Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
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Amenities Fair
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Reviews 1
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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Outstanding

Early tee time, 3rd tee time of the day. Was done in 2 1/2 hours. Fairways and greens were perfect. Going again next time I visit that area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
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Plays Twice a year
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5.0
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Mike Plathe

Took friends from SD, they said it was the best coarse they ever played. Wish the bar would of stayed open past 5pm.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excited golfer

I was very anxious to play this course and it did not let me down. The staff was very nice. The cart guy even let me start on 10 because there was back up on 1. Course was in great condition. Loved my experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 290
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Thoughtful, interesting resort golf

While it may not have the name cachet of its sister course, King & Bear, Slammer & Squire is the more compelling of the two courses at World Golf Village, in my estimation. Especially through recent renovation work, architect Bobby Weed massaged interesting strategy, eye-catching bunkering and fun green contours - including several that fall away from the line of play - into an otherwise fairly standard resort routing. The variety in the greens means that it would be worthwhile to play this course multiple times during an extended visit.

It's cart golf for the most part, but Slammer & Squire is more stimulating than the bulk of Florida resort golf, especially when the greens are firm and quick, as they were in April. I'd gladly play here again as a waypoint to elsewhere along Interstate 95.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 142
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Texas Advisor
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bucket List Course for Sure!

I haven't played in a course of this type of caliber in a long time. The course and facilities were world class. Very befitting with the World Golf Hall of Fame. I was truly amazed at how well kept the course was considering all the traffic it gets. The value was just right at roughly $100 a round, where you would be paying 6 times more than that at TPC Sawgrass. I was lucky to be paired up with a seasonal member who knew the course pretty well and gave me great tips on where to aim my shots. The course was absolutely gorgeous, with little to no residential housing around, making it seem like a true magical experience. The nature surrounding the course was breath taking, with tall pine trees surrounding the fairways, and beautiful features all around. The tees, fairways and especially the greens were pristine. 5 out of 5 stars no doubt. Can't wait to return and play the other course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

World Golf Village

Definitely be sure to stop in the Hall of Fame before or after your round. Very cool.

Shuttle service in the parking lot was convenient. Nice pro shop. Cart guys were helpful. Starter was typical grump. No biggie. Course conditions were pristine. Lay out was nice. Stuck behind a large group of golfers that didn’t seem to mind backing things up while they were carrying on and gathering together to analyze every shot. 5 hour round as a threesome… not a ranger in sight. Got off at sunset from our 1:30 tee time. Everything was closed down. Overall a good golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Garry

The course was in great shape from tee to greens, the greens rolled true and speed was perfect. Practice areas well maintained and included with green fee.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 52
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best course in Florida for the money

I have played well over 1000 rounds of golf across our great United States. The Slammer and Squire is the best course I have ever played for the $$ you pay - Bar none

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great as always

While a bit expensive, both this course and The King and The Bear are always superb. The staff is phenomenal and the amenities top notch.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course, Great Round

At the World Golf Village you should expect no less. Challenging yet playable course with lots of water and sand. Hey, it's Florida! Great conditions throughout, although greens weren't 100% back from aeration a month ago. Great staff, starter, bev cart, etc. Only quibble was the group behind pressing us because they were playing from the very forward tees, then driving within a tire width of the greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

World golf

Course was in great condition. Good pace of play. Was able to get in 16 holes before the rain. Will definitely play again next time in town.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Condition

Average course conditions because the greens had just been aerated. (Yet, they still charged full price).

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Golf Packages
FROM $227 (USD)
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodations at World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort and 2 rounds of golf at Slammer & Squire, and King & Bear at World Golf Village.
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