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Destination: Jacksonville/First Coast

Anyone who's been there will tell you that Jacksonville is one of the best-kept secrets on the eastern seaboard. A vibrant, midsize city with an enviable waterfront setting and an NFL franchise, "J-ville" as locals call it, often plays second fiddle to Atlanta, Charlotte, and even instate rivals Tampa and Miami in the southern city popularity contest.

For golfers seeking to soak up the seemingly endless array of daily-fee golf offerings, Jacksonville's anonymity is part of the allure.

Beginning at State Highway 210 at the north end of St. Johns County (approximately three miles south of Jacksonville and Duval County) and stretching south to State Highway 207, there are seven golf courses within two miles of the interstate, most built within the last four years. Another 20 miles in each direction brings in nearly two dozen more.

There are nearly 70 golf courses in Jacksonville, most of which are available to the golfing public. Further cementing the First Coast's reputation as one of the true golf capitals of the south, the PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour headquarters are in nearby Ponte Vedra Beach and the World Golf Village is a chip-shot away in St. Augustine, America's oldest port city, which gives this region it's designation as the "First Coast."

Then there's the nearby TPC Sawgrass, which hosts the Players Championship each year and is home to one of the world's most recognizable holes: the island green 17th.

As for the lay of the land, Jacksonville and its environs are ill suited for most types of agriculture, sandy soil and pine-packed parcels set up much better for golf. But there's enough variety in this not-so-little slice of golf heaven to keep every make and model of golfer satisfied.

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Destination: Jacksonville / First Coast

Anyone who's been there will tell you that Jacksonville is one of the best-kept secrets on the eastern seaboard. A vibrant, midsize city with an enviable waterfront setting and an NFL franchise, "J-ville" as locals call it, often plays second fiddle to Atlanta, Charlotte, and even instate rivals Tampa and Miami in the Southern city popularity contest.
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Oak Marsh Course at Omni Amelia Island Resort
Tee Times
Amelia Island $26
Golf Club At South Hampton
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Saint Augustine $20
Bent Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Jacksonville $10
The Amelia River Club
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Fernandina Beach $49.95
Magnolia Point Golf & Country Club
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Green Cove Springs $10
Cimarrone Golf Club
Tee Times
Jacksonville $20
Slammer and Squire Golf Course at World Golf Village
Tee Times
St. Augustine $38
Royal St. Augustine Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
St. Augustine $7
The Yards - The Front Yard Ponte Vedra Beach $55
Fiddler's Green At Cecil Field
Tee Times
Jacksonville $15
The First Tee of North Florida - Brentwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Jacksonville $10
Palm Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Ponte Vedra Beach $7.88 - $10.00
Blue Sky Golf Club
Tee Times
Jacksonville $22.95
Blue Cypress Golf Club Jacksonville $12 - $18
Hidden Hills Country Club Jacksonville $29 - $44
Queen's Harbour Yacht & Country Club
Tee Times
Jacksonville $39
Eagle Landing Golf Club
Tee Times
Orange Park $21
North/West at Fernandina Beach Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fernandina Beach $10
South/North at Fernandina Beach Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fernandina Beach $10
Jacksonville Golf & Country Club Jacksonville $25 - $75
TPC Sawgrass - THE PLAYERS Stadium Course
Tee Times
Ponte Vedra Beach $196 - $335
UNF Golf Complex at the Hayt Learning Center
Tee Times
Jacksonville $12
St. Johns Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
St. Augustine $25
Eagle Harbor Golf Club
Tee Times
Orange Park $21.03
West/South at Fernandina Beach Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fernandina Beach $10
King and Bear Golf Course at World Golf Village
Tee Times
St Augustine $49
TPC Sawgrass - Dye's Valley Course
Tee Times
Ponte Vedra Beach $90
Windy Harbor Golf Club
Tee Times
Mayport $11
St. Johns Golf Club
Tee Times
Elkton $13
Long Point Course at Amelia Island Club
Tee Times
Amelia Island $175 - $200
Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club Jacksonville $123
Amelia National Golf & Country Club Ferandina Beach $85
Deerwood Country Club Jacksonville $45 - $65
Hyde Park Golf Club
Tee Times
Jacksonville $11
Blue Nine at NAS Jacksonville Golf Club Jacksonville $15
Plantation at Ponte Vedra Golf Club Ponte Vedra Beach $85
Julington Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Jacksonville $18.78
Golf Club At Fleming Island
Tee Times
Orange Park $18
Lagoon at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club Ponte Vedra Beach $150
East/South at Sawgrass Country Club Ponte Vedra Beach $285
St. Augustine Shores Golf Club Saint Augustine $30
Atlantic Beach Country Club Atlantic Beach $50
Jacksonville Beach Golf Club
Tee Times
Jacksonville Beach $15
Deercreek Country Club Jacksonville $55
Marsh Landing Country Club Ponte Vedra Beach $30 - $100
The Palencia Club Saint Augustine $70
Pablo Creek Club Jacksonville $95
Marsh Creek Country Club Saint Augustine $60 - $65
Golf Club of Amelia Island Amelia Island $200
Red Nine at NAS Jacksonville Golf Club Jacksonville $15
San Jose Country Club Jacksonville $65
Timuquana Country Club Jacksonville $72 - $90
Ocean Course at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club Ponte Vedra Beach $225
West/East at Sawgrass Country Club Ponte Vedra Beach $285
South/West at Sawgrass Country Club Ponte Vedra Beach $285
White Nine at NAS Jacksonville Golf Club Jacksonville $15
Windsor Parke Golf Club
Tee Times
Jacksonville $27
Penney Farms Retirement Community Golf Course Penney Farms $2
The Golf Club at North Hampton
Tee Times
Fernandina Beach $20
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