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 326 Reviews
5 stars:
209
4 stars:
80
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

304 out of 323 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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"Sacred Ground"


Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

Played on 12/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course was in perfect condition. Every hole you are reminded of where you are and who designed this gem. It was a drizzly day but nothing could dampen my feelings of excitement . In fact it took 2 holes to settle down and play good golf. If you get the chance, and can afford the price, check this one off your "bucket list ".


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




Played on 12/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was very fortunate to find this course on golf now. Beautiful experience one of the most memorable experiences on a long vacation in Saint Augustine. All of the extras free driving range, chipping area and historical golf shop made this one of the best courses I have played.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

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
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 11/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you are in the area...This course is a must.

Fairways were fantastic, Greens were top notch.

Greens rolled true and fast. my kind of greens

layout is a ten, there is room for your tee shots, but your eye goes to the sorrounding water or tree lines.

tight but fair

If you spray your shots, you will have to bring a couple extra sleeves of balls.

Hope you have as much fun on this this course as i did.

enjoy


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great value, well kept and challenging"


Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This course is always in great shape tee to green. Definitely some challenging tee boxes on a windy day. Great overall service. Coleman, the bartender, is a warm fellow and provides great service. A great deal is $60 and below.


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



Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

We really enjoy this course. Very interesting, lots of variety and always in great shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great course, but not at the hall of fame location"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

Played on 11/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course, just enough water, greens are fun and fair. but don't go to the HOF location. Slammer and Squire course is there, but King and Bear is about 2 miles further into the development.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

Played on 10/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall enjoyable experience,greens very fast course good shape


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Too dam slow!"


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

Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You shouldn't crowd so many people on this course and you should keep people moving


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"That was fun."


Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

Played on 10/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

I have been looking forward to playing this course for some time. The wait was worth it. The club house was great. The help was wonderful. The driving range was neat and every container had balls in it. The putting greens gave me a taste of how fast the course greens were. The fairways were great surrounded by some beautiful homes with spectacular landscaping. Unfortunately there was little roll due to the wet conditions and I count on roll with my Crummy tee shots. The tee boxes were all marked for distance and there were markers all over the fairway. The greens were in great shape and were fast. The cart path only rule was in effect due to recent seeding but even that was not a problem. It was nice to just be walking around in the fairway while waiting for the groups in front of me to finish up. The carts ran well but there was no GPS in my cart. I played from the whites and was able to squeak out a few pars and a couple of bogies. I recommend this course to any one that just loves the game and the surroundings that come with it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"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



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