The Lagoon golf course at Ponte Vedra Inn and Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
The Lagoon course at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, as befits its name, has a lot of little lakes and lagoons running through it; they come into play on 11 of the holes.
It's an open golf course dotted with mostly palms throughout, giving it a south Florida look, but also with some pines and old oaks in certain sections. The rocks around the greens that have water are a nice touch. There are homes, but they are often on the other side of water hazards.
Best of all, the Lagoon course has some movement to it, which you don't usually get in this part of Florida. The fairways roll in spots, and many of the greens are elevated with high-lipped bunkers and interesting drop-offs. The small, fast greens have good slope and excellent undulation - enough to challenge your putter but not overly penal.
The entire golf course is in tip-top shape. It's open to members and guests staying at the resort. Green fees are in the $160 range.
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