If you love golf and have always wanted to live within a golf community, St. Augustine and the surrounding area within St. Johns County will not disappoint. There are many choices for living on or near a course and communities that surround golf courses, so that you can possibly have golf views or water views from your home. If you play golf, the choice may depend upon your skill level and which golf course you wish to be near. If you do not play, you may choose to live in a golf community because of the beautiful golf and water views that you can have, the great amenities, or the location.
Marsh Creek Country Club is the only golf community that is located on Anastasia Island. It is a private club that is now part of the ClubCorp family and offers an 18-hole championship course and other amenities such as swimming, tennis, dining and more, if you choose to join the social membership, golf membership or both. You can live within the community without joining, if you just want to enjoy a gated community with beautiful views.
The St. Augustine Shores Golf Club is located within the St. Augustine Shores community at the southern end of US 1 South, and is a public golf course. There are a number of homes and condominiums that have golf and water views within this community.
On the north edge of downtown is the Royal St. Augustine Golf Course, which is also a public course that anyone can enjoy. Again, there are a number of homes and condominiums that have possible views and you can enjoy dinner right within your community.
A little bit farther west of downtown, off of SR207, is the St. Johns Golf Club, which is the course owned by St. Johns County. This public course is 18 holes and is also home to The First Tee which is fostering a love of golf to the next generation. Cypress Lakes is the community that surrounds the golf course and provides a number of home sizes, styles and price points.
Palencia is a little farther north of town off of US1 North. Just a 15 minute drive from town, but a beautiful setting for this private golf club. The community of Palencia is quite large and offers many styles, sizes and price point of homes. Being a member of Palencia affords you some great amenities such as pools, tennis, and fitness with some restaurant choices and shopping right within the community.
You really can’t talk about golf in St. Johns County without mentioning the World Golf Village home to the World Golf Hall of Fame and two award winning championship courses in the King and Bear and the Slammer and Squire. There are a number of different communities within the World Golf Village area that will put you close to the courses and afford you some of the amenities, but the King and the Bear is a gated community that surrounds the King and Bear course.
There are other golf communities in the northern part of the county that are also part of beautiful neighborhoods such as the St. Johns Golf & Country Club, Golf Club at South Hampton and Cimarrone Golf Club. If you truly love to golf, you have the world class golfing in Ponte Vedra is just minutes from St. Augustine and is home to TPC Sawgrass, Sawgrass Country Club, Marsh Landing Country Club, The Plantation at Ponte Vedra, and the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. In the northwest edge of St. Johns County is Julington Creek Golf Club. Of course, you can add even more courses in Jacksonville to the north and Palm Coast to the south.
For more information about living in any of the above golf communities, just click on the bold name of the community and it will show you the homes available in those communities. Maybe a golf community within St. Johns County and St. Augustine is perfect for your St. Augustine home!