Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
Ponte Vedra's second test of golf is the Lagoon Course, a 6,022-yard, par-70 masterpiece co-authored by two design geniuses — Robert Trent Jones with the front nine holes (1961) and Joe Lee with the back nine holes (1977).
In 2007, renowned architect Bobby Weed fully restored and enhanced the layout, adding further character and challenge to the golf experience. The restoration included new tees, fairways and greens, routing changes on several holes, new turf standards, improved irrigation and drainage, and a greatly enhanced landscaping theme. The restoration branded the Lagoon Course with its own unique identity while nicely complementing the Ocean Course.
The course, although not especially long, places a premium on accurate drives and thoughtful approaches. Water is definitely the dominant feature with a mosaic of lakes and lagoons threatening golfers on 11 holes. Tall pines, palms and ancient, sprawling oaks form the contours of this lushly landscaped course. Kept in immaculate condition, the fairways are narrow and the greens small and fast.
- First Nine by Robert Trent Jones, 1961
- Second Nine by Joe Lee, 1978
- Restored and remodeled by Bobby Weed, 2007