If you’re in search of an elegant, distinctive, and fun venue for your next event, your search is over. The Slammer & Squire Golf Course’s newly renovated and upgraded clubhouse opened last month to full service, and it was worth the wait! Overlooking the picturesque ninth green of the Slammer & Squire course, the clubhouse has a new look, improved amenities, and added features that make it a prominent centerpiece of its adjoining golf course.

Says Slammer & Squire General Manager Jim Hahn, “The overall look of the project is grand, rich, and of course, fresh and new. Overall, we are very pleased with the outcome and the feedback for all users has been very positive.”

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Get ready to tee up and fill up with us at this year’s Golf & Wine Fest beginning this Friday, May 17 with featured events through Sunday, May 19. Whether you’re a golfer, wine enthusiast, or just enjoy the beauty of magnificent golf views, the 2013 World Golf Village Golf & Wine Fest will be a great chance to unwind and enjoy time with friends.

Not only will guests enjoy wine, golf, and plenty of fun, a portion of all proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society through its Annual Relay for Life event (World Golf Village Chapter).

Here is a carte du jour of the weekend’s events:

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S&S Dining OutsideWhether you’re visiting World Golf Village, a neighbor looking for a good meal or hungry after a day of golf on the Slammer & Squire or King & Bear golf courses, the Legends Bar & Grill is the perfect spot for great food.  Located in the Slammer and Squire clubhouse, the Legends Bar and Grill is a beautiful restaurant facing the 9th green with a welcoming Floridian atmosphere.

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2080-tiger-woods-and-jack-nicklausTiger Woods famously matched Jack Nicklaus’ PGA TOUR all-time win record when he won his 73rd victory at the 2012 Memorial Tournament.  Now items from that victory, including the ball Woods used to make his dramatic shot on the 16th hole and the glove he was wearing for his final round 67, are on display at the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum.

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560481_10150853788969335_1599569763_nOne of our favorite exhibitions at the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum in World Golf Village is the Member Locker Room where life-size lockers are stocked with actual mementos from Hall of Famers’ lives, often telling little-known stories about their careers and personal lives.  What makes the Locker Room so compelling is the same reason the exhibits and lockers of the new 2012 Hall of Fame inductees are worth a visit: the personal mementos that provide an intriguing glimpse into the real worlds of golf’s greatest players and important contributors. 

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Contest draws 1,268 entries and plenty of water cooler chat!

name it play it logo REDFINWe knew we’d have some entries when we created the new Name It, Play It contest but when the entries climbed to over 1,000 we were pleasantly surprised.  The contest also generated a lot of buzz.  We heard neighbors talking about it in the fitness center, it was discussed on the golf course and we even heard chatter about it in Publix.  And then there were the emails…let’s just say some people were passionate about their entries.  In the end, the entry with the most votes (591 to be exact) was Kingpin which cleverly speaks to Arnold Palmer’s nickname as The King and, of course, the golf pin.

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560367_10150705459604335_54830079334_9567396_1460993883_nWhen Dan Jenkins was running on passion and raw talent, he befriended his fellow Texan, the great Ben Hogan. Ben became his mentor and gave him lessons on the game of golf. At the crossroads of Dan’s golf ability – Ben wanted him to achieve more and tried to coax him to commit to the game. Dan, a bit frustrated with his swing, told Ben, “I just want to be a sportswriter – I’ve always wanted to be a sportswriter”.

As Dan tells it – Ben paused and riveted him with an amour-piercing look – held eye-to-eye for an uncomfortably long time – then simply said, “Keep working at it”.

The rest is history because Dan Jenkins went on to become the greatest and most revered sportswriter in America – always working at his craft.

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name it play it logo REDFINName Arnold Palmer’s Favorite King & Bear Golf Course Hole!

The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village, Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club and Honours Golf are teaming up for a once-in-a-lifetime shot for golf fans to leave their mark on the renowned King & Bear Golf Course by coming up with a creative name for Hole 15. The person with the best name will win a three-night stay for two at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club, golf for two on both the King & Bear and Slammer & Squire golf courses, a $500 travel voucher courtesy of the Neighborhoods of World Golf Village, a VIP tour of the World Golf Hall of Fame, two tickets to the IMAX theater and a commemorative brick on the Walk of Champions!

Click here to Name It, Play It. Invite your friends, family and golf buddies to Name It, Play It too.

 
 
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caddyshack-restaurant-logoIt’s that time of year again! Dust off those crazy golf pants, avoid the gopher at all cost, and make it out to the 12th annual Murray Bros. Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament. Hosted by the famous Murray family, this all-inclusive two day charity event is packed full with great golf, celebrity guests, live music, and all kinds of other antics. Everything is included except the hotel and transportation to this once-a-year, can’t miss charity event. Starting in 2001, this special event has raised over $1.5 million for healthcare and education throughout the first coast. This year, part of the proceeds will be donated to The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to help further provide equipment and training to fire departments, law enforcement, and EMS around Northeast Florida.

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name it play it logo REDFINThe Neighborhoods of World Golf Village, Honours Golf and Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village are teaming up for a once-in-a-lifetime shot for golf fans to leave their mark on the renowned King & Bear golf course.   The new Name It, Play It contest will invite folks to tap their right brain and suggest a creative name for Hole 15 on the King & Bear golf course at World Golf Village.  The King & Bear is the one and only time golf legends Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus collaborated to design a golf course.  The 15th Hole is Arnold Palmer’s self-professed favorite hole.  In fact, Palmer selected hole number 15 as one of his “Dream 18″ in Sports Illustrated’s Preview to the Ryder Cup 2006.

The Name It, Play It contest will kick off this Spring countrywide.  Contestants will submit a name suggestion for the golf hole.  Inspiration may come from the hole’s premier design, its stunning natural setting, the way it plays or elsewhere. The top submissions will be selected and voted on by the public.  The winning name will receive the honor of leaving his or her mark on the legendary course as well as an exclusive trip for two to World Golf Village, complete with deluxe accommodations at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village, golf for two on both the King & Bear and Slammer & Squire courses courtesy of Honours Golf, a travel voucher for up to $500 courtesy of the Neighborhoods of World Golf Village and more!

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