Home to excellent resorts & even better golf courses
It is safe to say Jacksonville to the uninitiated is one of Florida’s more unassuming golf destinations. However, nothing could be further from the truth as the region is home to the iconic TPC Sawgrass host of THE PLAYERS Championship amongst other notable quality tracks. Combine this with the knowledge that Jacksonville is conveniently located a mere two hours from Orlando and its no wonder this location is so popular with golfers.
Why play golf in Jacksonville?
- Jacksonville International Airport is just 35 miles from TPC Sawgrass
- Play TPC Sawgrass, the annual host of the THE PLAYERS Championship
- The Hall of Fame at the World Golf Village in Jacksonville is well worth a visit
- Jacksonville is home to 14 craft breweries with more opening every day
Jacksonville – What makes it a golfer’s dream?
Although potentially overlooked amongst Florida’s other big-hitting destinations like Orlando and Miami, Jacksonville has everything a golfer could for on their next golf holiday to the states. The golf on offer here is high-end with the city's most notable course being the legendary TPC Sawgrass and its renowned Par 3 17th Island Green being possibly the most recognisable hole in golf.
However, TPC Sawgrass isn’t the only course golfers should get excited about the Slammer & Squire course at World Golf Village is another course golfers should make time to visit when in Jacksonville, along with the Tom Watson designed Conservatory Course at Hammock Beach Resort.
Popular destinations in Jacksonville
Why book a golf holiday in Jacksonville?
Conveniently located just two hours from Orlando, the pretty town of Jacksonville is the ideal destination for an incredible golf holiday. Home to some of the world’s most spectacular beaches in Florida, golfers can relax and unwind off the course. Combine this with a wide range of attractions that rival Orlando and fantastic year-round sunshine and you have the recipe for a perfect Floridian golf holiday.
What’s more, flying there couldn’t be easier with frequent direct 9-hour flights from London to Orlando, Jacksonville is just a couple of hours drive from there.
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Stay in affordable luxury accommodation
When it comes to accommodation, Jacksonville offers a great range of luxury yet affordable, comfortable accommodation as a perfect base for your golf holiday. We recommend the Hammock Beach Resort and World Golf Village in the coastal city of St Augustine.
Omni Amelia Island is one of our most popular choices. An AAA-Four Diamond resort overlooking the azure blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and is great for those looking for total relaxation.
Alternatively, Sawgrass Marriott Golf and Spa 5*, home to the illustrious ‘5th major’ TPC Sawgrass, is a must-stay venue for anyone even contemplating a golf holiday to Florida. Utterly superb golf coupled with luxury accommodation and a great spa makes Sawgrass Marriott a brilliant all-rounder.