King and Bear Golf Course at World Golf Village

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  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7279 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 74.1
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  • 1 King and Bear Dr, St Augustine, FL 32092, Saint Johns County
  • (904) 940-6088, (904) 940-6200
  • www.golfwgv.com
A view over the water from King and Bear Golf Course at World Golf Village
A view of green #15 with water coming into play from King and Bear Golf Course at World Golf Village
View from King & Bear GC @ WGV
A view of the clubhouse at King & Bear GC @ WGV
A view of the putting green at King & Bear GC @ WGV
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Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer (2000), Jack Nicklaus (2000), Ed Seay (2000)
Type: Resort
Greens: 419 Bermuda Grass
Fairways: 419 Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round. Peak Season: Mid-February - May
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Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Stone 72 7279 yards 74.1 138
Black 72 6855 yards 72.6 133
Blue 72 6506 yards 70.8 131
White 72 5987 yards 68.5 127
White (W) 72 5987 yards 74.4 135
Green (W) 72 5119 yards 69.1 124

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Rating Breakdown 317 Reviews
5 stars:
202
4 stars:
79
3 stars:
24
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

295 out of 314 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort near local attractions   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks brunch dinner  

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"Just Play It"


Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great course. Challenging yet fair. Excellent condition when we played only a week after Hurricane Irma. Greens a little rough, but to be expected since they just dried out enough to get mowers on the course.

I will play this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wish I lived closer-It would be my regular course"


Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

Played on 09/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

On vacation in Ponte Vedra and saw this on Golf Now Hot Deal, and what a steel it was. The staff, course etc was great. Really very fun and fair course. Got matched up with some local golfers who couldn't be more friendly and of course had great local course knowledge. If you are in the area I would recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Most beautiful golf course in St. Augustine!!"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With immaculate sand bunkers and beautiful fairways, King and the Bear is just a delightful course to play. Some of the views (holes 9 and 15) are just pure beauty and the course provides just enough challenge to keep it fun. This course is a must to play when visiting St. Augustine!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful layout but a little tough for the average golfer"


Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

Played on 09/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cart path only but course was in good shape. A little tough on the average golfer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great golf course, great kayout"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have played here about six times now. The ciurse is in great shape. The staff super friendly and the value is excellent.

Keep up the good work.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"King and the Bear"


Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition. Course Marshall was extremely friendly and informative. Pace of play was slow. As expected on a Saturday . I'll come back again because standards at the facility are impeccable . Plus what other course has apples at the first and tenth tee.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course & friendly staff"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

Played on 07/19/2017
Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played an early morning summertime round. Pace of play was excellent - finished in 3 hours. Would have rated the course conditions as excellent but greens had been sanded (although they rolled very true and were quick for having been sanded). Layout very interesting and there is plenty of trouble (mainly water) for wayward shots.

Staff (especially) starter was very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

Played on 07/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played this course multiple times and thoroughly enjoyed it every time. It is always in great shape. One of the true N. Florida gems.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Playing with the King and Bear"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

Played on 06/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wow - it is such an amazing course. It's like your out there with the two best golfers of our time. Just wish I could afford to be a member. From the staff to the bartender it is just a great experience at a beautiful and challenging course. Can't wait to get back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




Played on 06/05/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable Course"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

Played on 05/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is quite nice, fairways were lush, greens must have been worked on recently, but rolled true. The staff was friendly, it was a hot day and ice, water and even cool towels were provided. A very enjoyable round!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"What a treat"


Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 05/28/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course is incredible, from the layout and conditions to the staff. Anyone who lives in NE FL or is passing through should try to play this track at least twice a year at a minimum to nremind themselves of what a top notch golf course is all about.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Being a first time player, something showing the course layout would be nice to have.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course recovering from winter"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was a nice layout but it had many sod patches apparent around the greens and bunkers, presumably from winter damage. this impacted my lie on several occasions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice round of golf"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was great condition, great layout and staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A great challenge"


Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

one thing, they should have a combo between the ladies tee and the man. Playing at 5100 yards is to short for me and the man tee is to long. Small greens with ups and down. I loved it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

Played on 03/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, beautiful design. It was a little dry but there had been a drought and it still played very well. And well worth it when you get the deal on GolfNow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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