Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson bring championship golf to Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast
PALM COAST, Fla. -- Hammock Beach Resort boasts two championship golf courses, the Ocean Course and the Conservatory Course.
Jack Nicklaus designed the popular Ocean Course, which features six holes that play right along the Atlantic, and Tom Watson designed the Conservatory.
The last four holes of the Ocean Course have been dubbed "The Bear Claw," known for their level of difficulty. In addition to the sweeping coastline, the terrain is also covered with sparkling lakes and pristine wetlands.
Not to be forgotten, the Conservatory is the longest golf course in Florida. Like the Ocean Course, water is plentiful but instead of the ocean, waterfalls and babbling brooks come into play. In addition to the water, there are also a whopping 140 sand and coquina bunkers strategically placed throughout. Watson included three sod-faced bunkers too, in recognition of his admiration for British links. Both of the challenging courses have been ranked as some of the best in the state.
-- Photos courtesy of Hammock Beach Resort.
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