Sun and Fun Golf Association - Golf Travel Specialists

Our Spring event will be held at The World Golf Village in St. Augustine Florida, America’s oldest city. We had a very popular event here in 2010 and since it's been so long since we've visited it's time for the SFGA to make a return trip.  We’ll stay at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village which is the "Official Resort of the World Golf Hall of Fame" and a member of Golf Digest's Top 75 Golf Resorts and Conde Nast's Top 100 Golf Resorts lists.  The resort is located just off I-95 and sits adjacent to The World Golf Hall of Fame and first tee of the Slammer & Squire golf course. This upscale hotel features 301 modern guest rooms surrounding a lavish sky-lit atrium, the Renaissance Resort welcomes you with bellhops dressed in traditional golf knickers, as well as its many amenities such as The Villagio Italian Grille and Lounge, the Murray Brother’s Caddyshack Restaurant, swimming pool and whirlpool spa, state-of-the-art fitness room with sauna, 24-hour business center and a full swing golf simulator.  

Two rounds of tournament golf will be played on the World Golf Village’s Slammer & Squire and King & Bear Courses, featuring memorable par-5’s and par-3’s and nestled in with 200-year-old live oaks. The King & Bear course named for its co-designers, World Golf Hall of Fame members Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, is the first-and-only course design collaboration between two of golf’s most respected ambassadors. King & Bear is also rated among Golf for Women’s Top 50 Courses for Women. The Slammer & Squire named after Hall of Fame members Sam (The Slammer) Snead and Gene (The Squire) Sarazen is a 6,939-yard course that offers views of preserved woodlands, wetlands and natural beauty. Many of the games finest players have competed on these courses as they used to host the PGA/Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament . This is going to be a wonderful event and we hope to see you there!

World Golf Hall of Fame:

The mission of the World Golf Hall of Fame is to preserve and honor the history of the game of golf and the legacies of those who have made it great.  The Hall of Fame and Museum, located at World Golf Village in next to the Renaissance Hotel, serves as a steward of the game through engaging, interactive storytelling and exhibitions featuring artifacts, works of art, audio, video and photography significant to the history of golf and its members.   The Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution and is allied with 25 national and international golf organizations, including the organizations in its Board of Directors: The European Tour, LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and USGA.

Package Inclusions:

The guest rooms feature modern decor with bright reds and neutral tones with dark wood furnishings. Some rooms have views of the village while others feature partial views of the golf courses. Each room comes equipped with a mini-fridge, coffee/tea maker, working desk and bathrooms with a shower/tub combo; some rooms feature walk-in showers. All rooms are Non-smoking. While the resort is a golf lover's dream, those who don't want to hit the links will find a nearby spa, premium outlet shopping and a variety of attractions, including the Fountain of Youth in the nation's Oldest City, St. Augustine.

Event Details:

Tentative Itinerary:

World Golf Village & Golf Hall of Fame

St. Augustine, Florida

​April 2 - 5, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017:

  • Guests should arrive between 11am-2pm to pick up your welcome packet and Hall of Fame Admission Tickets, we will be in the hotel lobby and will greet you upon arrival. 
  • Then spend some time exploring golf’s great history in The Hall of Fame.
  • The Renaissance should have your rooms ready by 3:00pm.
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception(Cash Bar) followed by Welcome Dinner at the Resort(Casual Attire) at Caddy Shack.


Monday, April 3, 2017:

  • 7:00am Breakfast service begins in the hotel's Villagio Restaurant.
  • AM Tee times on the King & Bear Golf Course( 2 BB of 4 Mixed Teams).
  • No planned dinner tonight, you might consider one of the many fine restaurants in historic downtown St. Augustine.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017:

  • 7:00am Breakfast service begins in the hotel's Villagio Restaurant.
  • AM Tee times on the Slammer & Squire Golf Course( 2 BB of 4 Mixed Teams).
  • 6:00pm Cocktail Reception(Cash Bar) at the Slammer & Squire Club House.
  • 7:00pm Awards Dinner at the Resort(Casual Attire) Slammer & Squire Club House. 


Wednesday, April 5, 2017:

  • 7:00am Breakfast service begins in the hotel's Villagio Restaurant.
  • 11:00am Hotel check out time. Have a safe trip home and thanks for coming!

 

Accommodations:

Sun and Fun Golf Association
71 Burbank Drive 
Palm Coast FL 32137 USA
info@sunandfungolfassociation.com
+1 (904) 823 - 3083

THE KING & BEAR GOLF COURSE

The only collaboration between golf's greatest legends, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus the King & Bear is set among pristine lakes, beautiful Loblolly pines, and stately oak trees in northern Florida. Each hole contains characteristics of both players to create a unique Jacksonville area golf course.   When these two Hall of famers put aside their legendary rivalry, they created a beautiful, challenging, and truly remarkable golf course in St Augustine Florida. Measuring 7,279 yards from the stone tees and 5,119 yards from the green tees, this course is sure to challenge the skilled golfer while providing player-friendly conditions for the novice. This is a "driver's" course, which should come as no surprise as both Palmer and Nicklaus wielded awesome power games in their primes. You'll also experience the wide fairways of Nicklaus and the fast greens of Palmer.   So enamored of the course he helped design, Arnold Palmer selected hole number 15 as one of his "Dream 18" in Sports Illustrated's Preview to the Ryder Cup 2006. We think you'll agree.


Length, slope and rating for each tee
Tee / Par / Yardage / Slope / Rating
Red 72 / 5515 / 126 / 67.6
White 72 / 6280 / 135 / 70.9
Green 72 / 6816 / 141 / 73.9
Black 72 / 7310 / 143 / 76.4
Red (W) 72 / 5515 / 128 / 72.9


SLAMMER & SQUIRE GOLF COURSE

The Slammer & The Squire is an 18-hole, par 72, 7,000-yard championship resort golf course designed by Bobby Weed with design consultants "The Slammer" Sam Snead and Gene "The Squire" Sarazen. The course is the host site of the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, a Senior PGA tour event.  It features two distinct nines. The front nine meander through an old pine forest linked together with wetland corridors to protect the indigenous vegetation and wildlife. The back nine, bordering the World Golf Village, finishes with a breathtaking view of the World Golf Hall of Fame that towers above the 18th green. A round of golf here is an opportunity to enjoy golf and nature simultaneously

Length, slope and rating for each tee
Tee / Par / Yardage / Slope / Rating
Red (W) 71/ 5605 / 130 / 73.6
White 71 / 6180 / 130 / 70.8
Green 71 / 6725 / 136 / 73.7
Black 71 / 7340 / 144 / 76.8



As SFGA members you can experience first-hand what a visit to the World Golf Village is all about; from spectacular golf to Hall of Fame's incredible history, please register as soon as possible because we expect this to be a popular event.

Golf Course Information:

Sun and Fun Golf Association is a division of Golf & Adventure Travel Expeditions, Inc.
71 Burbank Drive  -   Palm Coast, FL 32137  -    (904) 823 – 3083
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  • Three nights, in a luxurious room at the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort, A Marriott Luxury & Lifestyle Hotel(4/2, 3 & 4/2017).
  • Breakfast each morning in the hotel's Villagio Restaurant(4/3, 4 & 5/2017).
  • Two one hour receptions(cash bar) followed by Group Dinners two nights:
    • Welcome Drinks & Dinner at the Murry Brother's Caddy Shack Restaurant(4/2/2017).
    • Awards Drinks & Dinner at the Slammer & Squire Club House(4/4/2017).
  • Two tournament rounds: On The King & Bear Golf Course(4/3) and Slammer & Squire Golf Course(4/4).
  • Tournament formats are: 2 Best of 4 Mixed(4/3) and 2 Best of 4 Couples(4/4).
  • Tournament entry fees are included in your package price. Prizes will be awarded.
  • Admission to the World Golf Hall of Fame includes entrance to the Museum, one round on the 18-hole, natural-grass putting course and one shot on the Hall of Fame Challenge Hole. 
  • The resort fee is included and provides unlimited in-room high speed internet access & wifi, on-property transportation to the WGV Spa and to St. Augustine's Historic Downtown, fitness center access, self-parking, swimming pool and more.
  • Gratuities on planned meals, Taxes and Resort fees are included.