Apr
 
10

Benefits of a World Golf Village Membership

Posted by: Sherry Davidson in News
 

Located in St. Augustine, Florida, World Golf Village is a premier golf destination providing locals and visitors alike with various ways to enjoy one of Florida’s most popular pastimes. Whether a beginner or a golf pro, World Golf Village awaits you with a magical game you won’t experience anywhere else. So, if you’re looking for a way to reap the benefits of one of the top-rated golf resorts in Northeast Florida, look no further than the World Golf Village Membership. 

About World Golf Village 

Established in 1998, World Golf Village allows golf enthusiasts to experience championship golf courses designed by some of the most legendary names in the game, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen. Home to two championship courses, including The King & Bear and The Slammer & Squire, each course has received numerous awards and is known for its challenging yet enjoyable layouts among the Florida fauna. 

Membership Benefits 

If you’re an avid golf lover, then the World Golf Village exclusive membership is for you. Members will enjoy an array of benefits, including: 

Premier Access: World Golf Village members and their families will enjoy two championship golf courses, designed for veteran golfers and beginners alike. Spread across a picturesque backdrop of lakes, pines and oak trees, each course is an ideal blend of beautiful and challenging, which makes for the perfect game.  

Exclusive Discounts: Time for a new set of clubs? Enjoy discounted rates on greens fees and merchandise at the golf courses’ pro shops when you become a member! For avid golfers who play frequently, this discount is sure to save you in the long run. 

Priority Tee Times: If you’ve ever missed a game of golf due to overcrowded greens, you’re in luck. Members enjoy exclusive access to priority tee times, so you can secure a preferred time to play on busy days, even during peak season. 

Practice Facilities: New to the game? World Golf Village members have unlimited access to the resorts’ practice facilities, including driving ranges, putting greens and chipping areas, so any golfer can perfect their skills and improve their game. You’ll be playing for the pros in no time! 

Special Events and Tournaments: Connect with the local community and foster relationships with access to exclusive golf events and socials. With golfers of all skill levels in mind, World Golf Village hosts multiple events throughout the year, including golf tournaments, couple’s events and family golf days as well as onsite golf instruction and even junior golf clinics for those interested in learning the game. These events are a great way to meet fellow golf enthusiasts, connect with community members and make friends along the way.  

Ready to start swinging like a pro? Become a member of World Golf Village for the premier golfing experience today. 

 
 
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Mar
 
13
 

Spring will be here before you know it! Take the time to do some spring cleaning projects around your home that will not only make you feel refreshed for the new season but add value to your home. It’s often surprising to homeowners how regular maintenance and cleaning can impact the impression of buyers. Whether you are interested in putting your home on the market in 2023 or not, it’s always recommended to stay on top of home projects! 

Yard Clean Up 

Spring cleaning projects include the exterior and can help make a great first impression of your home! Begin by cleaning your gutters so they are clear for those spring showers. Then remove any debris and fallen branches from your yard. Don’t forget about your lawn! Give it a fresh mow and address any issue areas with fertilizer or weed killer. Trim bushes, give walkways a sweep, and, if needed, replace any outdoor light bulbs.

Fresh Paint

Now that you’ve cleaned the exterior, it’s time to move indoors. Perhaps the most underestimated way to add value to your home is by applying a fresh coat of paint. A new color on the walls can bring a breath of fresh air to your space and completely change the mood of your home and make it feel more inviting. Blues, grays, greens, and whites are timeless and calming colors that allow your personality to shine through your interior design while staying versatile.  

Deep Clean

Perhaps the most obvious spring cleaning task is deep cleaning your home, but what might not be so obvious is how much the project can impact the health of your property. In each room, gather all the cleaning supplies you will need to completely clean it. Start from the top, work your way down, and move in a circle around the room. In addition to having a clean home at the end, you’ll have a clear idea of any other repairs or updates that need to be made throughout your home. 

Organize the Garage

Raise your hand if your garage is home to all the things that you own that are homeless! You’re not alone. It’s easy for things to accumulate, especially when you’ve spent years in your home. Remove all items from the garage and place belongings into categories. Once that is complete, sort through each grouping and eliminate anything you no longer need. While everything is out of your garage, give it a good sweep and clean up any spills before organizing the things you are keeping back in the garage. 

Step into the new season with a clean home, inside and out! It will bring out the best your space has to offer.

 
 
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World Golf Village truly has so much to offer its residents. The list of perks is lengthy from top-rated schools to the convenient location. Near the top of that list has to be the wonderful restaurant options nearby. Whether you are enjoying a night out with friends or picking up food on a busy night, you won’t want to miss these World Golf Village area staples. 

2 Creeks

From sandwiches and flatbreads to tacos and seafood, there is something for everyone at 2 Creeks! Join 2 Creeks throughout the week for special events including Prime Rib Night on Mondays, Trivia Wednesday on Wednesdays, Live Music on Fridays, and all-you-can-eat shrimp on Saturday evenings. Be sure to check out their extensive drink menu while you are there, too!

Murray Bros. Caddyshack

A meal at Murray Bros. Caddyshack will not be one you soon forget. Throughout the restaurant, you will feel the Murray Brothers’ love of golf and movies all while enjoying a sports event on one of their many flatscreens. With food made from scratch, you truly can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Fan favorites include the nachos, reuben sandwich, and key lime pie! 

Gator’s Dockside

Visit Gator’s Dockside for a family-friendly, sports-themed dining experience with fun and food for everyone. Known for their signature grilled wings flavored with tasty wing sauces, you’ll likely be making a returning trip to Gator’s. Whether you are watching a game and grabbing a drink with friends or enjoying a family dinner, Gator’s Dockside is a go-to in World Golf Village.

Simone’s Wood Fired Craft Kitchen 

Simone’s Wood Fire Craft Kitchen is a local, family-owned establishment that delivers delicious, classic Italian dishes. All of the pizza dough, bread, and pasta at Simone’s are made from scratch in-house by hand daily. Every item on their menu is sure to impress…but we are definitely eyeing the margherita pizza! 

From seafood to Italian, World Golf Village has the perfect restaurant for you and your family to enjoy!

 
 
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Oct
 
4

Top 4 Interior Design Trends for Fall 2022

Posted by: Sherry Davidson in News, Tips
 

Every home has a unique flare and style that showcases the personality of those who live in it. However, most are influenced and inspired by the latest interior design trends for the season to keep their home fresh and updated. Enjoy a round-up of some of the design elements you will see this fall.

Statement Marble 

Crisp white marble has been a beloved style choice for the past few years, however, a new marble is making its way into the design world. You will soon see warm-toned marble take a front seat. The rich rust and sandy tones are a natural compliment for fall color palettes and bring a cozy warmth to interior design. Add this new look to your home by incorporating warm marble into the accent pieces in your home.

Dark Wood Details

In the spirit of warming up your home, designers are utilizing dark wood tones to compliment interior spaces. Moody wood tones can easily be integrated into your home decor through side tables and chairs or showcased while entertaining by using wood serving boards and bowls. The contrast between these deep wood tones and the light wood we have been seeing brings dimension and intrigue to your space.  

Sculpture Art 

While traditional framed prints and paintings will never go out of style, a new accent is taking the design world by storm: sculpture art. The dimensional statement pieces provide an elevated look and can add interest to otherwise empty corners. Sculptural art can adapt to every design style and can appeal to every taste. They also provide an opportunity to add color and texture in a new and unique way.  

Checkerboard Print

The pattern of the moment is without a doubt checkerboard. The color-blocked design is timeless but brings a fresh and modern touch to interiors today. The classic checkered print can easily be included in your current home style with the addition of ceramics, trays, and textiles such as rugs or bedding. The neutral yet bold nature of the checkerboard pattern makes it the perfect fall trend to try this season. 

Your home is your haven and spicing up your space can make a big difference in the way you love your home.

 
 
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It’s summertime and, oftentimes, the soaring high temperatures may make you feel as if you are melting away! Northeast Florida residents beat the heat with a little help from a popular treat: ice cream. “There is something for everyone in Northeast Florida and, while locals tend to choose favorite ice cream shops to frequent, you truly can’t go wrong,” shares Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson. We’re sharing four of World Golf Village residents’ favorite places to enjoy ice cream in Northeast Florida. 

Dreamette

If you are looking for an ICONIC Jacksonville ice cream establishment, look no further than Dreamette. In 1948, the original Dreamette opened in Murray Hill and for more than seventy years, it’s been a local favorite. Don’t miss out on their legendary dipped cone, stop by today!

Mayday 

Perhaps the most unique ice cream shop in town is Mayday. With locations in St. Augustine, Jacksonville Beach, and Brooklyn, no one is far from this eclectic and handcrafted ice cream joint. Try the s’more, ice box lemon, and parent trap flavors next time you visit. 

Jeremiah’s 

What’s better than ice cream? Ice cream AND Italian ice. Jeremiah’s offers creamy soft serve, more than forty flavors of Italian ice, and the perfect layering of both with their gelati. The combinations are seemingly endless. The mango and vanilla gelati is a fan favorite worth trying. 

Whit’s 

If you are looking for rich frozen custard, look no further than Whit’s! With locations all over town, you won’t be far from delicious, sweet treats at Whit’s. Their custard sandwiches, banana split, and dirt worm are standouts on the menu. You won’t regret these treats on a hot day. 

This summer, take a trip to one of these World Golf Village resident favorite spots for a sweet treat. Which spot is your favorite? 

 
 
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St. Augustine, Florida is most famously known as the Ancient City, filled with an abundance of history. However, in more recent years, St. Augustine has become known for its restaurant scene. Foodies, you won’t want to miss these World Golf Village resident favorites! 

Simone’s Wood Fired Craft Kitchen

Located near the World Golf Village area of St. Augustine, Simone’s Wood Fired Craft Kitchen is a local, family-owned establishment that delivers delicious classic Italian dishes. All of the pizza dough, bread, and pasta at Simone’s are made from scratch in-house by hand daily. Every item on their menu is sure to impress…but we are definitely eyeing the Margherita pizza! 

Llama

When you walk through the doors at Llama you are instantly immersed in a fine dining Peruvian experience. Each item on the menu is carefully crafted using fresh, authentic ingredients to fill both your body and soul. You will be in awe of the Tallarine Con Chango (a pork belly pasta) and ceviches! Make a reservation soon because Llama will not disappoint. 

Cap’s On the Water

From the sunset views to the local seafood, this classic waterfront restaurant is a go-to for St. Augustine locals. Both the indoor and outdoor seating options provide an incredible setting to enjoy their signature oysters, a drink, and a fun night with friends. Once you visit Cap’s On the Water you’ll be making plans to come back! 

Harry’s Seafood, Bar & Grille

If you’re looking for a cozy courtyard date night spot, look no further than Harry’s Seafood, Bar & Grille. This St. Augustine gem has charm and something for everyone on the menu. With favorites like jambalaya, she crab soup, and fried green tomatoes this Creole-inspired restaurant will make your taste buds dance! 

Libby’s Thai Bistro

Next time you’re in the mood for Thai food, give Libby’s Thai Bistro a try! Fans love their Thai tea, pad thai, and green curry! Their fresh, authentic Thai cuisine will leave you wanting more. Visit Libby’s soon… it could be your new favorite Thai restaurant. 

 
 
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Mar
 
30
 

Spring has sprung which means it’s time for Spring Cleaning! Give your home the refresh it deserves. These four projects are easy, affordable ways to sustain, and even add value to your home.

  1. Landscaping

Updating your landscape is a classic spring project. Whether you need to start from scratch or do some light trimming and clean-up, putting effort into your greenscape will make a huge difference in the appearance of your home. Now is also a great time to consider outdoor lighting for entertaining spaces so you can enjoy them to the fullest.

  1. Windows

Interior windows typically get cleaned throughout the year, but exterior window cleaning often gets neglected. On a cloudy day, grab your cleaning supplies, a ladder, and a buddy and get to work. Your streak and dirt-free windows will leave your home sparkling and allow more natural light to flow into your home.

  1. Paint

Elevate your space with a fresh coat of paint. Light and airy colors can help make your home feel larger, while darker and earthy tones provide a memorable and moody vibe for your space. Your home tells your story and updating your paint colors can help complete your interior design narrative.

  1. Detail Updates

Out with the old and in with the new is easier said than done, however, there are some small projects that will help make your space feel brand new. Swapping cabinet hardware is a simple and inexpensive way to update your kitchen or bathroom. If you’re feeling ambitious, build a fire pit to create a space outdoors to make memories. Small changes can make a big difference! 

The hardest part of spring cleaning is starting! Get inspired and start your next home project to truly bring out the best your space has to offer.

 
 
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Jan
 
18

TOP INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS IN 2022

Posted by: Sherry Davidson in News, Tips
 

With a new year, comes a new opportunity to refresh your space. Whether it is a fresh coat of paint or a remodel, making changes to your home can provide value and a renewed sense of appreciation. Enjoy a round-up of the TOP interior design trends of 2022! 

Vintage Elements

If you have bought anything in the past year and a half, you have likely encountered supply chain shortages and delays. This disruption has caused many to embrace the old, one-of-a-kind pieces that many would overlook. Shopping vintage is not only a sustainable interior design option but adds character to your space. 

Black Accents

The addition of black brings an elevated contrast to your space. To a neutral-based room, black provides edge and depth creating visual interest. This trend was popularized when Urbane Bronze was named the 2021 Sherwin Williams Color of the Year. This timeless, sophisticated warm black pairs beautifully with whites, grays, greens, and amber hues. 

Home Bars

With the resurgence of interest in craft cocktails and beer and increased at-home entertainment, home bars are making a comeback! Elegant bar carts and built-in alcoves provide a dedicated space to showcase your collection of booze and glassware. This adults-only space is a must for those who love to entertain and impress. 

Versatile Spaces

The pandemic has influenced many design trends in 2022. One that likely won’t go away is the need for rooms to serve multiple purposes. Maximizing functionality and practicality has become a top priority as working from home is more common than ever. However, form doesn’t have to be sacrificed for the sake of function. Get creative and research unique ways to have all your needs met in your home. 

Your home is your haven and spicing up your space can make a big difference in the way you love your home.

 
 
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Nov
 
24
 

During this season of thankfulness, reflecting on all the good in life is inevitable. Your home, a place of shelter and retreat, is likely near the top of most lists of things to be grateful for. Residents of World Golf Village have an abundance of wonderful treasures in their community. Join us as we recall a few of those treasures as we are reminded of just how fortunate we are to be World Golf Village neighbors.

  1. Award-Winning Schools 

World Golf Village families have much to be thankful for with the St. Johns County School District. Named one of the finest school districts in the United States, St. Johns County schools are ranked number one out of sixty-seven districts in Florida and have received a grade of “A” several years in a row. Students continue to shine in standardized tests and go on to thrive in college. Knowledge is power and families in World Golf Village are fortunate to have a stellar public school system to send their children to. 

  1. Convenient Proximity to Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and The Beaches 

You truly get the best of all worlds by living in World Golf Village. The location of World Golf Village allows you to conveniently drive to locations in the largest landmass city of Jacksonville, historic St. Augustine, and the miles of stunning beaches along the coast with ease. This allows World Golf Village neighbors to take advantage of all the exciting happenings taking place on the First Coast. 

  1. Stunning Golf Courses

Many residents of World Golf Village find themselves with golf courses right in their own backyard. Two world-class championship golf courses, King & Bear and the Slammer & Squire are proud to call World Golf Village home. Whether you are a veteran or beginner, both courses are ready to treat you to a magic game of golf with their stunning scenery and immaculate conditions. Complete your experience golfing at World Golf Village by visiting each course’s pro shop and dining rooms. 

  1. Natural Habitat

Northeast Florida’s natural beauty is the backdrop for The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village. More than forty-four percent of the community’s land is protected as a nature preserve. That is more than 2,700 of the 6,300 acres! This earned World Golf Village the ENVY award for building in harmony with Florida’s sensitive environment. With many parks and walking trails in World Golf Village, residents have ample opportunities to explore the great outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather in Northeast Florida. 

One thing is for sure, World Golf Village residents have a lot to be thankful for… as this list could go on and on.

 
 
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Oct
 
29
 

Calling all ghouls and goblins! It’s the start of Halloween Weekend 2021 and there are plenty of spooky sights to see around the First Coast to celebrate the end of the spooky season. We’re rounded up all the fun and games to take advantage of this weekend. 

Jacksonville Zoo and Garden: Spooktacular

Enjoy the last weekend of Spooktacular 2021 at the Jacksonville Zoo and Garden. Dress up in your favorite family-friendly costume and go trick-or-treating around the zoo. Music, entertainment, and photo opportunities await you and your family as animals loom. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Jacksonville Zoo and Garden Website.

Ripley’s Haunted Castle Investigation 

Get your investigative caps on for this one! Ripley’s Believe it or Not is offering first-hand training and hands-on, sixty-minute experience to discover what’s haunting Ripley’s Castle Warden. Use the latest ghost-hunting equipment such as infrared thermometers, laser grids, and spirit boxes to explore one of the most haunted buildings in the Southeast. For tickets, please click here

Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Adventures

Southern Living Magazine recently voted this trolley tour one of the five best ghost tours in the South. Climb aboard the trolley to hear historical and harrowing tales from St. Augustine’s past. You won’t want to miss this tour around the Old City to get your share of fright. To book your tour, visit the Ghost & Gravestones website.

Spooktacular Junior Clinic

For those ages seven to seventeen who are looking for a less spooky and more sporty Halloween event, check out this FREE junior golf clinic at the Slammer & Squire Golf Course held on October 31 from 2 – 3:30 pm. Enjoy interactive, hands-on instruction from professional players participating in the PXG Women’s Match Play Championship. To learn more and claim your spot for this event, visit their website.  

There is no shortage of Halloween fun going on this weekend in Northeast Florida! We hope you and your family have a fang-tastic time. 

 
 
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