The Ocean Course

The Premier Ponte Vedra Golf Experience

The Ocean Course is currently closed and undergoing renovations to create an enhanced golf experience for our guests. The course will reopen Fall 2020

Lacking earth moving equipment, famed British golf architect Herbert Bertram Strong used 100 mules dragging slip pans to bring his vision for the Ocean Course to life. They shaped course contours, dredged lagoons and built up the iconic mounds that dot the fairways, creating dramatic undulations. The Ocean Course's 99 strategically positioned sand bunkers enhance the beauty and challenge of the golf experience. Designed to accommodate defensive pin positions, the elevated greens place a demand on thoughtful and accurate approach shots.

Architects and Designers

  • Herbert Bertram Strong, 1928

  • Robert Trent Jones, 1947

  • Bobby Weed, 1998

TEE YARDS PAR RATING SLOPE
Gold 6,811 72 73.3 138
Blue 6,498 72 71.6 134
White 6,066 72 69.2 128
Green 5,618 72 66.8 122
Red 4,967 72 69.5 11

 

 

 

 

 

Course Record: PGA Golfer, Gay Brewer (63) Greens: Flora Dwarf Bermuda

Aerial shot of ocean golf course

Course History

Praise has followed the Ocean Course from the very beginning. In 1939, the Ocean Course was selected to host the prestigious Ryder Cup Match, an event that was unfortunately canceled due to the onset of World War II. In 1942, after completing a match, golf legend Bobby Jones commented, "It's a course to challenge professionals." Five times in its history, the Ocean Course has proudly served as the site for the U.S. Open qualifying round.
 

14 hole at lagoon course
13 hole at lagoon course

The Lagoon Course

This 6,022-yard, par-70 masterpiece was co-authored by two design geniuses — Robert Trent Jones with the front nine holes in 1961 and Joe Lee with the back nine in 1977.
 

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