1 World Golf Pl., St. Augustine, Florida 32092, US
(800) 948-4653
Location Map

About World Golf Village

The home of the World Golf Hall of Fame also boasts two popular golf courses - one a collaboration by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, and another recently renovated by architect Bobby Weed. Several lodging options, from the Renaissance hotel resort to dozens of multi-bedroom villas, make this a worthy destination for groups of any size.

Facts

Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres6300
Year Opened1998
Number of Units500+

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Bar, Casual, Buffet
Room TypesRoom, Suite
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at World Golf Village

Reviews

4.5
756 Reviews (756)

Reviewer Photos

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens in rough shape!

Greens were the worst I have ever seen here. They were all painted in attempt to hide the major flaws. Maybe later in the spring it will be worth the money again.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A very nice track.

It was my first time playing this course and I had a great time. The course was in great shape and had some challenging holes. I didn’t play very well on the front nine, but played even on the back. The staff was very nice and I would love to play King and Bear again..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Afternoon Tee Time

Our foresome tee off at 2:05 pm. There was no drink cart after 4:00 pm and the club house was completely closed by the time we finished.
If you want to enjoy food and a drink after playing, do not come to this course.
The golf course is great, but there is no amenities in the afternoons.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course

Top notch place to golf. Friendly staff and course is in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Track

Course was in great shape for this time of year, greens were rolling 10ish. Would have given 5 stars but pace or play I was almost unbearable. Should not take 5 hours to play golf in carts. On course rangers there are useless. Group in front of us was at least 2 holes behind.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
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 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Trouble with golfpass pricing vs course pricing.

Paid more at the golf course than golf pass said on receipt. They said they didn’t like dealing with golfpass. Problems with software or something. Took awhile to get checked in.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Nowhere near worth $200

Course was in pretty good shape, but not what you expect for $220. Layout has nothing memorable about it. The round took 5.5 hours. They have lots of marshalls on the course, but none that will do anything about pace of play. The restaurant is a joke in every way. You would think with the price of the course, they would have better staff and better food in their restaurant.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointing Experience at a great course

Course was very dry and hard. Was not able to take a divot with any shot. Sand traps were hard and greens were sanded. When I booked this round for 2 people we were not notified of any of this.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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 290
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Arnie + Jack = solid resort golf

The attraction of playing a golf course designed by Arnold Palmer *and* Jack Nicklaus is obvious, and marketable. While I'm not sure it produced a golf course far and away better than either golf legend's crew could have built individually, it is definitely a pleasant resort golf experience.

Most importantly, King & Bear won't beat you up too badly as long as you play the proper tees. The fairways are pretty generous and the greens are on the larger side, though they are due for resurfacing, which should enlarge them and incorporate some helping contours that have fallen out of use in recent years. The fall-away first green sets a positive tone, and other highlights include the par-5 5th and 8th holes, as well as the short par-3 11th and tempting par-4 15th, a favorite of Palmer's.

Visitors to World Golf Village seldom leave without playing both the King & Bear and Slammer & Squire layouts. While I prefer the latter, I would not turn down another chance at the former.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good but not great

Course was in great shape except for a few greens that were VERY sub par for this price point of course. The pace of play was very poor. We waited on every hole to tee off and yet there was no push by the ranger at all. A little financial reprieve for the local players would really be appreciated.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the layout, green condition leave a lot to be desired!

Most greens were pock marked with old ball marks and old hole locations which were not healed. Love the course and hate to demean it, but that was how I found it!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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
Now Reading