The World Golf Village is ideally located in the northeast part of the state and the northwest part of the county, approximately 10 minutes south of Ponte Vedra Beach and the Jacksonville metropolitan area, just five minutes north of historic St. Augustine. Views of the Atlantic Ocean are prevalent as is easy access to the state's famously white sand beaches. The area typically enjoys 226 days of sunshine each year with a median temperature of 78 degrees. The excellent weather is a major tourist attraction in itself and is a primary reason why so many choose to take up residency here. Additionally, the weather serves to create an outdoor paradise for the adventure seekers who enjoy deep sea fishing, yachting, surfing, hiking and biking. Tamer outdoor activities such as golf, tennis and volleyball are also enjoyed in abundance by people of all ages.
Jacksonville is home to the NFL football team, the Jacksonville Jaguars. The city offers dozens of annual festivals, theatre performances and five-star restaurants, including the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, World of Nations Festival, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and various touring Broadway ballet productions. Similarly, the picturesque town of St. Augustine is brimming with historic landmarks, specialty shops and sumptuous restaurants serving local seafood. Annual festivals here include the Victorian Springs Blessing of the Fleet, the Menendez Birthday Celebration and Winter Night of Lights.
Within the World Golf Village, you will find two championship golf courses designed by four of golf's greatest golfers. The first course, “The Slammer and The Squire,” was designed by Bobby Weed and named after player consultants Slammin' Sammy Snead and Gene Sarazen. This dynamic, 18-hole resort course has played host to the Liberty Mutual's Legends of Golf Tournament, one of the most unique events on the Senior PGA Tour. The second course, “The King & Bear,” was designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nickaulus. Framed by rolling hills and towering oaks this course marks the only time that these two golf legends have collaborated on golf course architecture. Each course features its own clubhouse with gourmet dining rooms, bars with outdoor patios, pro shops and locker room lounges. In addition to the courses, the World Golf Village offers other unique golfing experiences. Visitors can test their skill against the 132-yard island green challenge hole, which was modeled by the famed 17th hole of the Stadium Course at the Tournament Players Championship at Sawgrass. Furthermore, the Village has an onsite PGA Tour Golf Academy, an authentic 18-hole putting course and most notably, is home to the Golf Hall of Fame and headquarters of both PGA Tour Productions and The First Tee. To this end, the Village is widely considered the Mecca of golf.
The St. Augustine Outlet Center has more than 95 stores that boast brand names such as Coach, Mikasa, Carter's and Bose. Across the street, shoppers will find Polo Ralph Lauren, Lenox, and more than 65 more quality stores at the The Orlando International Premium Outlets. In St. Augistine's historic district, locals are enchanted by 11 pedestrian only blocks of quaint shops, restaurants and landmarks. A stroll through this district can lead to anything from hand-painted dinnerware to treasured antiques or homemade ice cream. To the north, Jacksonville's popular Avenue Mall is only a 15 minute drive from the World Golf Village. Despite these outstanding shopping destinations, if all you need to do is run a few errands then there are few reasons to leave the Village at all. The Village is home to the 27,000 square foot Publix grocery store. The shopping plaza next to Publix includes a dry cleaners, a nail and tanning salon, a veterinarian clinic, and a Chinese restaurant. Across the street, the Shell gas station offers everything from fuel to Dom Perignon.
With so many attractions within and located just outside the World Golf Village it is easy to see why living he is so fulfilling and exciting. Combine the excitement and first-class amenities with outstanding residential properties and you'll be hard pressed to find a better place to call home than in one of this community's eighteen family-friendly neighborhoods. So, if you are considering a move to northwest Florida, look no further than the World Golf Village and discover for yourself a better way of life.
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