For the first time in more than a decade, there’s a new 55-and-older golf course neighborhood planned off of County Road 210. The golf course membership will be bundled into the home purchase instead of having initiation fees. While the course will start as semi-public, allowing non-residents to play, residents will have access to preferred tee times. Once the community is built-out, homeowners will be able to decide if they’d like the course to be private or semi-private. The course is being designed by Bobby Weed. The golf course is expected to be operational by late 2020.
In August of this year, work began on the Ocean Course at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. This $8 million dollar renovation, also led by Bobby Weed, will take about a year to complete and will include restoration of the greens, fairways, tees and their associated items (such as bridges and bunkers) as well as improvements to the driving range and practice facilities. The Lagoon Course is open and available for use during this time.
The Oak Bridge Club at Sawgrass has begun renovation on the Oak Bridge Course. This multiple million-dollar project will result in a brand new 12-hole course with other recreational enhancements and a practice facility. Tennis and restaurant facilities at Oak Bridge are open during construction. The project should be completed by Fall of 2020.
According to the Jacksonville Business Journal, the following golf courses in Northeast Florida are investing money in the greens and other enhancements:
- San Jose Country Club
- Amelia Island Club
- Jax Beach Country Club
- Hammock Dunes
Golf continues to grow in popularity at near record levels, with more than 2 million beginners starting the sport each year. Keep an eye out for more exciting golf news here!