July Events in World Golf Village

Posted by: Sherry Davidson in News

Summertime is all about sleeping in a bit later, working a little less hard and unwinding with family and friends while trying to beat the Florida heat. For those living and visiting the World Golf Village area, there’s no shortage of fun, family-friendly activities to enjoy. From an animal sanctuary to long-awaited blockbuster movies, find out why this area of St. Johns County that boasts 6,000 homes and more than 15,000 residents is one of the top destinations for those long summer days. And from award-winning golf courses to more than 3,500 acres of conservation land, World Golf Village brings you back to nature and that Old Florida feel.

IMAX Films

Throughout July, enjoy the air conditioning and a bag of salty, buttery popcorn as you take in a film at the IMAX Theater in World Golf Village. Watch Harrison Ford reprise his role of daredevil archeologist, Indiana Jones, in “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” which finds Jones squaring off against Jürgen Voller, a former Nazi who works for NASA. Or perhaps documentaries are more your speed? Jane Goodall, an English primatologist and anthropologist who is considered the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, has a new film out called, “Jane Goodall: Reasons for Hope.” For those craving a summer blockbuster that turns up the heat, check out “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.” Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt, who along with the IMF team, must track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity if it falls in to the wrong hands. Later in the month, Christopher Nolan’s film, “Oppenheimer,” opens. The movie follows physicist J Robert Oppenheimer who works with a team of scientists during the Manhattan Project, leading to the development of the atomic bomb.

Golf Tournaments

If there’s one thing the World Golf Village area is known for, well it’s golf! Check out a few summer golf tournaments in the area like the St. Augustine Junior on Wednesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 6. The tournament is now in its third year and will be played at the Slammer & Squire Golf Course. What some of the area’s best junior golfers and root for your favorites during this fun, summer tournament. If you’re looking for a relaxed tournament that is more social game rather than intense competition, then check out Spark Games, an 18-hole event that will take place Saturday, July 29 at the King & Bear Golf Course. The event is described as “casual and fun with a touch of friendly competition.”

Fun Activities

Founded in 1981 by Deborah Warrick-Rossi, St. Augustine Wild Reserve provides a home for unwanted and abused exotic animals, including jaguars, lions, leopards, hyenas, wolves, lynxes, and even a bear. Open to the public and offering tours every Monday and Wednesday at 2pm, visit this one-of-a-kind sanctuary where the animals live out the rest of their lives receiving top-quality care and a safe environment. There are also two tours on Saturday, one at 11am and one at 2pm. If you prefer a more hands-on experience, there is a special VIP tour from noon until 1:30pm every Friday. You must make an advanced reservation to visit. Looking to become more active this summer or just need to get the kids out of the house? Above Basketball World Golf Village offers summer camps, training programs and camps for those wanting to hone their skills and take it to the next level. Check out upcoming events here.


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