St. Augustine, FL
St. Augustine, Florida
One un-FORE!-gettable trip for history and golf lovers
The nation’s oldest continuously inhabited city, St. Augustine, is on the northeast coast of Florida between Jacksonville and Daytona Beach. Its historic district is filled with quaint cafes, bars, bed and breakfasts and of course, shops. The cobblestone streets will take you back a century as you explore the old Conquistador village. There’s even the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park, complete with “fountain.”
Additionally, take a tour through the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, once the city’s defense fort. Made of coquina, a rock formed from shell and coral, this monument took 23 years to build. Fort Matanzas is a watchtower used by the Spanish in the mid- to late 1700s. The Lightner Museum is also a must-see—its collection of shrunken heads and mummies will add a little spook to your haunted tours. And don’t forget the beach! Anastasia State Park is a beautiful nature-lover’s dream.
But many come to St. Augustine for the golf. There are many courses, including two premier layouts at World Golf Village, the site of our resort. World Golf Village is also is home to the World Golf Hall of Fame; the 30,000-foot, two-story PGA Tour Stop store; high-tech instruction; and more.
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Your Bluegreen Vacations resort in St. Augustine
Bluegreen Vacations offers a resort that specially caters to golf Lovers. Grande Villas at World Golf Village® includes access to two top championship courses on the premises. The King & Bear was co-designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, while the Slammer & Squire bears the nicknames of two legends who served as design consultants, Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen. The non-golf amenities include access to the Swim & Tennis Center, which features a beach-entry pool.