Hammock Beach Resort - Dream Bigger

An unmatched oceanfront experience.

Hammock Beach ResortThere are a handful of golf experiences that offer oceanfront holes, but very few that include more than 1,000 yards of beachfront golf. There are even fewer golf experiences that include ocean views from every suite of a world-class resort. There is however only one golf experience on the Atlantic Coast that also offers two very different and unique Tour-quality courses and an unlimited number of customizable options to make that experience truly one-of-a-kind.

Hammock Beach Resort, located just south of historic St. Augustine along 2-1/2 miles of pristine Atlantic Oceanfront in Palm Coast, invites you to “Dream Bigger” for your next golf getaway. As they like to say, if you can dream it, their professional planners can create it, whether it be with your regular foursome, a business conference, your vacation golf group or just your spouse or family. They’ve got the expertise, the imagination and the amenities to create your ultimate golf vacation, no matter the length of time or number of people involved.

The courses alone should be enough to elicit the first of many “WOW’s” (the “wow factor” at Hammock Beach is even higher than the course ratings!) Ocean Course is a Jack Nicklaus gem that’s been on everyone’s Top Courses lists since it opened in 2000, including Golf Magazine’s “Top 10 Nicklaus Courses You Can Play.”

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Its most recent thumbs-up came from the pros themselves, the legendary players of the Champions Tour after the second Ginn Championship, won last March by Bernard Langer. Langer beat out Champions Tour newcomer Ian Woosnam and perennial fan favorites; Mark O’Meara, Fred Funk, Tom Watson, Gary Player and Fuzzy Zeller to name a few.

The final four finishing holes, known as the “Bear Claw” took their toll on the scorecards. The holes that comprise the “Bear Claw” all play to, away from or beside the Atlantic surf. Along with the eighth and ninth, they represent four of the eight toughest handicapped holes at the Ocean Course and nearly a mile of oceanfront real estate dedicated not to real estate, but to golf in all its natural splendor. You’ll be affected by the breezes and the soothing sounds of the crashing waves on many other holes at the Ocean Course as well.

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Your senses might even be overloaded with the smell of the sea air, the sounds of the surf and the visuals that include the greens of the wall-to-wall overseeded and manicured fairways, the cinnamon-colored bunkers of native co-quina sand, and the scrub oak hammocks, tall fescues & sea grasses that change colors with the seasons. But the true overwhelming sense is one of tranquility.

Whether it’s the natural wonders of the Ocean Course, or the $4-million worth of landscaping used on the stunning new Tom Watson-designed Conservatory Course, your senses are in for a treat as you experience the yin and yang of the two layouts that rival each other in contrasting challenges as Nicklaus and Watson rivaled each other on the world’s greatest courses during their Hall of Fame careers.

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Ahead of any housing commitments, Bobby Ginn gave Watson first crack at Hammock Beach’s newest piece of real estate just inland. 450 live trees were relocated throughout the course while preserving the habitats of foxes, raccoons, deer, turkeys, heron, egrets and ospreys. The five-time British Open champion created a rolling, mounded, undulating thrill ride that earned the course Golf Digest’s ‘#3 Best New Public Course in 2008.’ Watson called the design, “My vision of a links-land golf experience, providing an impression similar to the many courses I have enjoyed in the British Isles.” That impression is rooted in the variety of challenges at The Conservatory, beginning with its length.

Hammock Beach ResortSix sets of tees can vary the total yardage between 5,500 and 7,776 yards. The fairways are generous and the greens enormous (some measuring over 50 yards deep), just don’t miss either. With over 76 acres of man-made lakes and over 140 coquina-shell and white sand bunkers, many as deep as any Watson ever hit into, or out of, in his wonderful career in Scotland and Ireland, there’s trouble lurking on every hole. Rounds begin and memories are recalled in the stunning 44,000 square-foot glass-domed clubhouse, home to the nature conservatory that gives the course its name.

You have to be a club member or a guest at the resort to play the courses. But once you see Hammock Beach Resort, twisting your arm to the idea of “stay-and-play” won’t be difficult at all. Every one of the over 200 one-, three- and four bedroom luxury suites in the spectacular 12-story tower and the 20 rooms in the oceanfront Lodge has an ocean view. The suites range from 750 to over 3,000 sq ft and the rooms are about as far from a “hotel-style” resort as you’ll find anywhere. The resort also has nearly 50 charming two-and three-bedroom villas adjacent to the main tower with equal access to all the amenities. Another feature that you’ll appreciate during your stay is the resort’s ‘cashless’ operation and no-tipping policy that encourages a completely relaxed, getaway experience.

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And amenities? Besides the two Tour-quality golf courses, there’s a nine-hole putting course maintained to championship standards, eight lighted hydro-grid tennis courts, a luxurious full service spa & salon, fitness center, bike rentals and more! In addition to private access to 2-1/2 miles of pristine Atlantic Ocean beach, there’s an over six acre multi-level fantasy water and swim pavilion that features several pools, a lazy river and a three-story water slide, which brings us to the not-so-hidden treasure of Hammock Beach Resort, family fun.

Hammock Beach has added a new emphasis on family golf with its successful launch of the U.S. Kids Golf program. The program features special tee boxes for kids of all ages, tee times set aside for families, daily clinics & golf schools and rental sets of kids clubs. As stylish or as casual as you care, exquisite resort dining options abound. Choices include the Atlantic Grille (with ocean views of the pods of dolphins that frequent the area) for exquisite preparation of the freshest local seafood, the elegant Seaside Grille serving regional Italian dishes, the Sushi Bar for freshly prepared Asian cuisine, the poolside Ocean Bar Café for light fare menus and a cappuccino & espresso bar in the Grand Lobby.

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Enjoying any family getaway includes finding the balance between time with the kids and time to yourselves. Enter Kids Crew at Hammock Beach™, providing a myriad of activities just for guests ages 4 to 12. From scavenger hunts and beach games to fun in the pool, your kids will love getting to spend the day on their terms, while you get to do the same.

The fondest getaway dreams of your family or your ‘golf family’ await – It’s time to “Dream Bigger”. Contact the Hammock Beach Resort through HammockBeach.com or by calling (866) 496-1697 for resort information or to book your customized package for two, 20 or 200 that you never dreamed possible.


 

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