World Golf Village Courses

World Golf Village’s King & Bear and Slammer & Squire courses feature design collaborations by four World Golf Hall of Fame members and consistently receive a four-and-a-half stars rating (out of five) by Golf Digest. Both courses have hosted professional tournaments including the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, a Champions Tour event, and Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf, as well as other nationally televised events.

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King & Bear

King & Bear, 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 and well-known ambassadors. Palmer and Nicklaus set out to create the 7,279-yard course as an eminently playable and picturesque course with memorable par 5s amid lakes, loblolly pines and 200-year-old live oaks. King & Bear is also rated among Golf Weeks Top Resort Courses.

Slammer & Squire

Hall of Fame members Sam (The Slammer) Snead and Gene (The Squire) Sarazen served as consultants to course architect Bobby Weed for Slammer & Squire. The 6,939-yard resort course offers views of the World Golf Hall of Fame from several holes and is distinguished by memorable par 3s, preserved woodlands, wetlands and natural beauty.

PGA TOUR Golf Academy

The PGA TOUR Golf Academy is a one-of-a-kind, full-service game improvement facility. Our passion is helping you improve your golf game, our mission is to exceed your expectations every step of the way and our commitment is for your complete satisfaction.

The PGA TOUR Golf Academy at World Golf Village was the first such Academy, opening in 2000. Since then, it has become one of the most recognized instructional academies in the country, and serves as a training headquarters for all certified TOUR Academy instructors.

The PGA TOUR Golf Academy Offers:

  • A 2,700 square foot building that includes two high-tech hitting bays.
  • The only TOUR Academy with multiple covered tee areas for bad weather.
  • State of the art teaching technology including video swing analysis, Flightscope Technology and the Tomi Putting System.
  • An ample private practice area and a world-class short-game practice area with putting and chipping greens and practice bunkers.
  • A complete menu of programs, including golf schools, private lessons, player development programs, junior camps and a variety of clinics.
  • And, most importantly, a staff of dedicated, well-trained and experienced PGA and LPGA professionals whose sole objective is to help you improve in all facets of your game.
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