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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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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Welcome to Legacy Trail, World Golf Village’s newest single-family home community located within walking distance from the World Golf Hall of Fame, Murray Bros Caddyshack Restaurant, the IMAX theater and the Slammer & Squire golf course. Legacy Trail is offering 29 exclusive homesites that feature the signature coastal style that community builder Emerald Homes is known for. Join Davidson Realty agent Mirtha Barzaga and I for a video tour!

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Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson and I are back with La Fontana at the Residences’ Developer Troy White to walk the site of World Golf Village’s new and highly anticipated condominiums that recently broke ground in September. Troy gives us a look into the layout of the new buildings located in the heart of WGV, as well as an idea of the gorgeous views that future residents will enjoy year-round.

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Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson and I are back this month at La Fontana at the Residences, World Golf Village’s premier condominiums located in the heart of the community. La Fontana is a new phase of The Residences condominiums and the included upgrades and lifestyle are truly superior to any you’ll find. For this video, we are joined by La Fontana’s listing agent (and Davidson Realty agent) Mirtha Barzaga to tour us around the gorgeous model.

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This month, Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson and I are excited to explore World Golf Village’s new premier condominium units with La Fontana at the Residences Developer Troy White. As you can see in the video, Troy could not be more passionate or excited about his new project in sunny St. Augustine. Join us to learn more about the 52 upscale condominium units offered in the heart of World Golf Village!

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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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As previously mentioned, the formal closing of the WGV Partners and related start date was in August, 1996. The projected first phase costs were in excess of $350,000,000 and included the following:

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Couple Walking 2The singer/songwriter, Joe South, famously recorded the song, Walk a Mile in My Shoes. The commonly used refrain about “walking a mile in my shoes” refers to being non-judgmental of others. Humorously, it is often extended to “before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes – then when you do criticize that person, you’ll be a mile away and have his shoes”. Some say that research shows the sentiment is rooted in old, Cherokee Indian, native-American wisdom. It remains wonderful advice – “don’t judge a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes”.

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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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