Picture this: You’re sitting on your back porch enjoying a light dinner and conversation. As you look across your lawn, you see two neighbors teeing up on No. 17 (pictured), you wave as they pass and call out a greeting before heading inside for the evening. Sounds great, doesn’t it? This is just a small part living at the World Golf Village.
For those who choose St. Augustine, Florida, the World Golf Village offers a myriad of amenities, including the PGA TOUR Golf Academy With a full menu of programs from private lessons to junior camps, this full-service facility is one of the most recognized instructional facilities in the country and serves as the training headquarters for all certified PGA TOUR Academy instructors.
After working on your swing and stance, residents can head over to the PGA TOUR STOP, which specializes in only the finest golf brands and products. This unofficial TOUR retail establishment is Florida’s largest golf store with 31,000 square feet of retail space.
For those looking to challenge friends, family and neighbors in a little one-on-one competition, the Putting Course and Challenge Hole at World Golf Village are two permanent outdoor exhibits of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The 18-hole, real grass Putting Course was designed to USGA specifications, creating an authentic test of skill. Residents and visitors alike can also experience the Challenge Hole, testing their skills on the 132-yard over-the-water shot to an island green, which is reminiscent of the famed 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Verda Beach, Florida.