May
 
13
 

The World Golf Village community has earned a reputation for being one of the best places in Northeast Florida to raise a family—and for good reason! The area offers grade-A schools and an endless list of things to do, including arts, play and sports. One of the organizations in World Golf Village that is actively working to improve the lives of kids on the First Coast is First Tee of North Florida.

First Tee is more than just a youth development organization. It’s a community that empowers kids to build the strength of character that lasts a lifetime. Their experienced instructors use golf to create an active learning experience, where golf skills are more than just a game. Children build inner strength, self-confidence and resilience that translates to their everyday lives. Each year, First Tee reaches 2.2 million youth through its programs. And with over 45 million Americans enjoying golf, it’s a great way to bridge the generational gap through a shared interest.

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It’s not every day that you get to dine with Bill Murray, or one of his brothers. But at Murray Bros. Caddyshack in World Golf Village, you just might. Established in 2001 in St. Augustine, Florida, right in the home of the World Golf Hall of Fame, the Murray brothers opened their first restaurant – Murray Bros. Caddyshack – inspired by and named after the movie Caddyshack. Caddyshack, the movie, was written by Brian Doyle Murray, and became a classic comedy film about golf. He was inspired by he and his brothers’ upbringing in Wilmette, Illinois, where as teenagers, the six Murray brothers would work as caddies at the local private country club. The movie includes many of the brothers, and went on to inspire brother and chef Andy Murry to open a restaurant by the same name. The theme is an “extension of our living room,” says Andy, and he aimed at setting the restaurant’s mood as lively but relaxed, taking its guests to the movie set and the Murray family’s home. All six brothers are a part of the restaurant, and they take the food and service seriously, knowing that in order to have a good time, excellent eats and superb service are a must. 

The menu is, of course, golf themed as well. The Tee Box, appetizers, boasts of crispy potato golf balls, loaded with cheddar cheese and bacon; the Noonan’s Nachos, which are piled high with beans and cheese and all the traditional accouterments; lightly fried Brussel sprouts; cucumbers with buffalo sauce and blue cheese; hummus; quesadillas; and beef and chicken sliders. The Greens, which I’m sure you can guess, is a menu of salads, including an Asian salad tossed in a sesame ginger dressing with veggies and crispy wonton strips; a cranberry pecan spinach salad with goat cheese; the fiesta; wedge; and Shack Caesar. The Grips, aka sandwiches, include a classic Chicago dog, a 100% Vienna beef hot dog served on a poppy seed roll with sweet relish, yellow mustard, red onion, tomato, sport peppers, pickle spear, and a sprinkle of celery salt; an “Ode to Home,” an Italian beef sandwich with giardiniera peppers and sport peppers; a Reuben; chicken BLT; and clubhouse turkey. Of course the menu includes burgers, with a variety of toppings and sides to choose from. Get a Classic Caddy with your choice of cheese, lettuce, and tomato; a mushroom Swiss; Chicago blues, with melted blue cheese on pumpernickel bread; or a bacon-guac deluxe. Sides include crinkle cut fries, garlic mashed potatoes, chipotle quinoa, black beans, and more. The Fairway dishes include a Caddy Cantina Bowl, Mexi-inspired and topped with crispy tortilla strips and avocado ranch sauce; the 300 Yard Poke Bowl, serving up sesame ginger coated sushi-grade ahi tuna on a bed of white rice with edamame, seaweed salad, and cucumber drizzled with gochujang aioli; chicken and waffles; beer battered fish and chips; shack shrimp; jambalaya; and baked ziti. The Approach serves up more deliciousness with “old city” crab cakes; bang bang chicken; beer brats; and a fresh catch of the day. And The Finishing Hole serves up sweets like a house-made key lime pie; gopher holes, which are warm donuts tossed in cinnamon and sugar; and so much more.

At Murray Bros. Caddyshack, relish in the fun of the Murray Brothers and their love of golf and film. Enjoy live sporting events, televised on flat screens throughout the restaurant, and meals made from scratch, with the finest ingredients that are the best in quality. Immerse yourself in the sport of golf and the fun of Murray at the Murray Bros. Caddyshack. Located at 455 S Legacy Trl, # E106, in St. Augustine, Florida, the Shack is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:30 AM – 9 PM, Thursday through Saturday from 11:30 AM – 10 PM, and Sunday 11:30 AM – 9 PM (closed on Mondays). You can make a reservation by calling (904) 940-FORE (3673).

 
 
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This burger + brew joint is the perfect pit stop just outside of World Golf Village

The famous one-of-a-kind service station-inspired Ford’s Garage St. Augustine serves up mouthwatering burgers, all-American favorite dishes, 1920s vintage vibes and craft beers. Named after the classic Ford vehicles, the dining room features nostalgic memorabilia and is an official licensee of the Ford Motor Company. The original Ford’s was opened in 2012 in Fort Myers, less than one mile from Henry Ford’s winter home. One of their newest locations is right here in St. Augustine, conveniently located next door to the Bozard Ford Lincoln dealership, near the St. Augustine Premium Outlets, at 550 Outlet Mall Boulevard, Suite 200, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Just a pit stop away from World Golf Village!

Ford’s menu boasts all the American comfort classics with a modern flair: chicken wings in a buffalo, bourbon or Nashville Hot sauce, crispy hand-breaded fried pickles in a panko crust served with a cucumber wasabi dipping sauce, lightly battered shrimp in a spicy “boom boom” sauce, nachos, salads and of course, their Burgers of Fame. Their BBQ Brisket Burger includes expertly-smoked hickory brisket and applewood bacon, topped with Tillamook sharp cheddar cheese, bourbon BBQ sauce, red onions and crispy onion straws on a freshly baked brioche bun. The American Standard burger has all the quintessential accouterments, including American cheese, crisp lettuce, tomato and red onion, and pickle planks on a brioche bun. Or maybe you’re in the mood for something a little more upscale, like the Estate Burger, with smoked gouda cheese, sweet red onion marmalade, arugula, tomato and fried onion straws with a white truffle bacon aioli on a brioche bun. And the burgers don’t stop there, they have patty melts, mushroom Swiss burgers, black-n-bleu, bison bacon burgers and Green and Clean veggie burgers — all served with Ford’s fries and Heinz ketchup. They also offer soups, sandwiches and new takes on classic comfort foods — with four different mac n’ cheeses (like buffalo blackened chicken and pulled pork), beer battered fish n’ chips, a whole rack of BBQ pork ribs, homemade meatloaf and hand-battered chicken tenders. The menu, of course, serves sweet treat desserts like old-fashioned milkshakes, key lime pie and molten lava cake. Brunch is also served, as well as a kids menu.

Need something to wash it all down? Ford’s Garage offers the best in craft cocktails, beer and wine. Ford Fusion cocktails present new twists on classics, like the Motor-Jito, a refreshing take on a mojito with coconut rum, cane syrup, lime juice and mint leaves. They offer a menu of Mules, from the classic Kentucky mule with Woodford Reserve Bourbon to a Rewired Hot Engine, with Camarena Silver Tequila — a mule with a kick indeed! Coming in with a group? Try the BYOM: Build Your Own Mimosa, with a bottle of prosecco and fresh orange juice. Or try their Shareable Pitchers for a party of four. The wine list is extensive, but really, you should see the beer list! Updated daily, the draft list includes 36 beers on tap, and over 50 different bottles and cans are available. They also offer growler fills, to take your favorite brews home to enjoy.

Open Monday through Thursday from 8am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday from 8am to 11pm, and Sunday from 9am to 10pm. You can make a reservation online or by calling 904-560-3673. Order take out to pick up or order online for delivery via DoorDash or Uber Eats. Ford’s Garage is where great food meets vintage vibes and the perfect pit stop when venturing from the tranquil resort neighborhood of World Golf Village.

 
 
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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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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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With its close proximity to both St. Augustine and Jacksonville, World Golf Village is a highly desired and attractive area. Over the past twenty-five years, the community surrounding World Golf Village has rapidly grown with further real estate development. The new WGV Office Park will be a welcomed addition to the area and provide businesses the opportunity to own prime office space. 

The new WGV Office Park site is located at the entrance to The King & Bear Community at the corner of Pacetti Road and Registry Boulevard. “What makes the site perfect for this project is that it is centrally located for all the current and future development in the World Golf Village area,” shares Sam Davidson, Realtor® at Davidson Realty and Vice President of Special Operations for Davidson Development. “The new office park is conveniently located at a signalized intersection and has the added benefit of being adjacent to all the new retail development at the Publix anchored Shoppes at Murabella. The WGV Office Park is also  right across the street from the new Flagler Center so it will be incredibly convenient for medical users.”

With such a perfect location, it is clear that the WGV Office Park is a wonderful investment for business owners especially as this area continues to grow. “The WGV Office Park will allow business owners that have been forced to rent due to the lack of office space in our area the opportunity to own and build equity,” shares Davidson. “With spaces starting at 1,120 square feet and the ability to purchase multiple spaces and combine them, it will allow both investors and companies to tailor their purchases to their budget.”

The project, with five buildings totaling 44,000 square feet, is expected to break ground in November 2021 and is scheduled to be completed in the Spring of 2022. “This project is an exciting opportunity. World Golf Village and all of St. Johns County will experience an incredible amount of growth in the coming years. With attractive communities like SilverLeaf, Trailmark, and Adler Creek adding more homes to the area, larger retailers will come to the area,” continues Davidson. 

If you are interested in owning an office condo in the new WGV Office Park, contact Sam Davidson at (904) 502-2397 or jsdavidson@davidsonrealtyinc.com or Tim Nemethy at (904) 553-6194 or tnemethy@davidsonrealtyinc.com

 
 
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Jul
 
2

Top 3 World Golf Village Home Sales in 2021

Posted by: Peyton Davidson in News
 

As a locally owned and family operated brokerage servicing all of Northeast Florida, Davidson Realty has a team of more than forty real estate agents who are ready to help you navigate this  competitive and unpredictable housing market. The team at Davidson Realty is truly passionate about finding the right buyer for every home.

There is no doubt that 2021 has been a wild year for real estate. The team at Davidson Realty have worked tirelessly for their clients and have helped them sell their home for TOP DOLLAR! Let’s take a peek at the top three World Golf Village home sales by Davidson Realty so far this year.

305 Oakhaven Court, St. Augustine, Florida 32092

Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac on a wooded preserve lot in the Royal Pines community, you’ll find a meticulously maintained custom home that sold for a list price of $750,000 in April. This home is every bit impressive with a “Florida Basement” and FOUR car garage. The details of this home surely helped elevate this impressive listing. With crown molding, arched doorways, and stunning wooden floors, this home radiates exquisite taste. This five bedroom, four bath home was listed by Davidson Realty agent, Suzy Evans.

1732 East Cobblestone Lane, St. Augustine, Florida 32092

In just SEVEN days this beautiful home behind the gates of The King & Bear SOLD for more than $10,000 over list price – thanks to listing agent Mirtha Barzaga! Complete with a new roof and lovely, luscious gardens throughout the lot, this four bedroom, three bathroom home captured the attention of potential buyers instantly. This updated home was truly captivating from its attractive curb appeal to it’s stunning screened, tiled lanai.

335 North Shore Circle Unit #1034, Saint Augustine, Florida 32092

Take an elevator ride up to this luxurious three bedroom and three bathroom condominium which overlooks the Slammer & Squire Golf Course. This upgraded and maintained to perfection unit included custom Plantation shutters and spacious screened porch. The great room featured a cozy fireplace with tumbled stone accents to make this condo feel like home from the minute you walked in. Margherite Myers helped her sellers get their home on the market quickly and pending in less than a week!

It’s clear to see that the World Golf Village experts at Davidson Realty are TOP talents in Northeast Florida. If you or someone you know are interested in buying or selling their home, trust the real estate experts at Davidson Realty. Call today at (904) 940-5000.

 
 
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May
 
3

Top Interior Design Trends of 2021

Posted by: Sherry Davidson in News, Tips
 

While in quarantine, you’ve likely grown an appreciation and love for the interior design of your home out of a renewed respect for your space. To satisfy the newfound designer in you, enjoy a roundup of the latest interior design trends of 2021! 

Wallpaper

In recent years, wallpaper has become increasingly popular and it looks like wallpaper has made its official comeback in 2021 in a new and exciting way! Wallpaper can be used to create a statement wall, add a pop of color, and even make a bold statement when used on the ceiling. Peel-and-stick wallpaper has led the charge in the wallpaper comeback because of how easy it is to remove and change, especially for renters or homeowners with evolving tastes. 

House Plants

Bridge the gap from outdoor to indoor living with fresh, luscious greenery. Plants not only bring natural beauty to a home, but have the added benefit of purifying the air and improving your mood. Some of our favorite low maintenance house plants include Bird’s Nest Fern, Bromeliad, and, the nearly impossible to kill, Snake Plant! 

Multifunctional Spaces

This trend is inevitably a side effect of the quarantine. With more people working from home and schools going virtual, rooms were quickly serving multiple purposes as everyone adapted to quarantined life. However, these spaces don’t have to sacrifice style. Maintaining a seamless flair throughout the room will not only unify the space, but make it more enjoyable and productive to spend time in. 

Textured Walls

Adding texture to your walls is the perfect accent to any space that needs a little boost. Textured walls bring dimension and mood to a space. With the addition of textured walls, rooms will appear larger as eyes will be drawn to the outer edge of the room. Trending textured wall applications include marble slabs, padded velvet walls and plastered walls.

Natural Elements

Organic materials and natural wood hues are making a statement in 2021. From earthy tones, terracotta vases, marble, and wicker there is no shortage of options to add natural mediums to your decor. The earthy appeal is just another way to add texture to your home especially if you have upholstered furniture. Adding natural accessories can help make your home more welcoming and complete. 

Sustainable Design

This year, interior design will take a more conscious approach than ever. While some will shop at antique and thrift shops for unique pieces to bring back back to life, others will research to find designers whose production is ethical and sustainable. Choosing decor made from wood, bamboo, cork and recycled metals are easy ways to make an impact on the environment. 

 
 
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