Golfing on a St. Augustine Vacation

It is time to combine the gorgeous greens and fairways against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. And what place could commit to this hefty task better than St. Augustine?

Known for its scenic and sensational golf courses, St. Augustine delivers the high competition as well as the casual playing you want.

Let’s say you are on vacation and you are ready and primed for an amazing day of golf. Thankfully, St. Augustine golf courses are quite accommodating for seasonal vacationers and part-time residents alike.

What are some of the most accomplished local courses and how can you get the most out of your limited time golfing in St. Augustine?

The Three Top Golf Courses

The city has golf courses a few miles of downtown as well as in the outskirts of the county. Below is a brief overview of the top three golf courses in St. Augustine.

St. Johns Golf and Country Club

St. John’s Golf and Country Club is open to the public and widely accessible. It is advised you book your tee times online. Interesting weekly events keep the showcase golf course connected to the community. This includes children’s play events, dinner nights, bingo, and more.

The course is constructed for convenience. You can choose from five sets of tees across over 7,200 feet of playground. The course is popular for its private aesthetics with its public status, giving you the luxury and feel of an exclusive country club without the frustrating dismissal.

The course is available to you every day of the week, from 7 a.m. sharp to 7 p.m. Book a tee time then head out to 205 St Johns Golf Dr., St Augustine, FL 32092

South Hampton Golf Club

With 60 bunkers, 16 lakes, and a trademark strategic slope and contouring, this course and club is designed for the player seeking a nice challenge and some remarkable landscaping. South Hampton Golf Club is open to the public, but players with a Player Card can get reduced rates and access to additional club amenities, such as the lounge.

Public rates range from $25 to $45 depending on hole length (9 or 18) and day of the week (weekday or weekend). Find this course at 315 S Hampton Club Way, St Augustine, FL 32092.

Royal St. Augustine Golf and Country Club

Royal St. Augustine Golf and Country Club is tucked away in the outskirts of downtown. This course is quite a challenging, featuring a confined and narrow design that caters to players seeking precision in their game. It offers strategically placed bunkers, large greens, several large lakes, and sand traps in an all-around pleasant design.

The Royal Golf and Country Club is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (8 p.m. on Fridays). Take the challenge at 301 Royal St Augustine Pkwy, St Augustine, FL 32084.

The above three courses offer only a brief overview of the many exclusive golf courses hidden away in St. Augustine.

Exclusive Plays on the Water

St. Augustine has a number of smaller courses that offer riveting fairways right by the water. Marsh Creek Country Club (169 Marshside Dr, St Augustine, FL) is a hidden gem a mile from the ocean and very close to our vacation rentals in St. Augustine. The gameplay is tight here, as your ball can be lost forever in the nearby egret marshes.

The Palencia Club (600 Palencia Club Dr, St Augustine, FL) is popular as a competitive and tournament location. Long narrow fairways and challenging hazards keep the play at a high level. Vacationers eager to learn more can contact either club for further details on membership, competition play, and more.

Whether you are right along the ocean or a bit inside the city, you are certain to get amazing water views at these golf courses. Marshes, rivers, and sprawling lakes are scattered throughout the county. This keeps the courses majestic to see and challenging to navigate.

Stay With Us

We have some gorgeous beachfront vacation rentals on St. Augustine Beach. They offer high-class amenities and close proximity to the big three of the Ancient City: the beaches, the downtown, and the golf!

You will never run short of things to do, on the fairways and off. Reach out to our team at 800-398-5980. Ensure that you are as prepared as possible for a golf vacation to St. Augustine.