One-of-a-Kind Golf Lifestyle at World Golf Village

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Spend the morning taking private golf lessons on a championship course. Visit the World Golf Hall of Fame and test your skills on an 18-hole natural grass putting course and 132-yard shot over water Challenge Hole.

Spend the morning taking private golf lessons on a championship course. Visit the World Golf Hall of Fame and test your skills on an 18-hole natural grass putting course and 132-yard shot over water Challenge Hole. Stop at the PGA TOUR STOP just before dinner to get an exclusive PGA TOUR cap and polo. Sound like the ultimate golf vacation?

This is the everyday way of life for homeowners at World Golf Village like Linda Jacobs who lives at The Cascades at The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village. Jacobs holds an annual membership to the Hall of Fame, which affords her family the opportunity to take advantage of the many golf activities at World Golf Village, such as lessons at the PGA TOUR Golf Academy and frequent visits to the putting course and Hall of Fame. Located in historic St. Augustine, Fla., at the site of the World Golf Hall of Fame, The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village is a masterplanned, golf course community in St. Johns County. The Cascades at World Golf Village is an active adult community with homes starting in the $100,000s.

Jacobs, who works for Davidson Realty, marketers of World Golf Village, and her husband, moved to World Golf Village from Jacksonville, Fla. three years ago. The couple considers the amenities like the PGA TOUR Stop, Putting Course and PGA TOUR Golf Academy the icing on the cake to their community of choice. The Jacobs were very familiar with World Golf Village and chose The Cascades because they wanted to live in a masterplanned, active adult community. They enjoy the planned activities and interaction with peers in their neighborhood, the peaceful and serene atmosphere at the community and the ability to take their grandchildren, who they now live closer to, to the many golf attractions at World Golf Village.

Sherry Davidson, president of Davidson Realty, says these are popular factors among home buyers that decide to call World Golf Village home. “World Golf Village is unique in its offerings for golf lovers. We are not just a community with a golf course. World Golf Village offers so much more, and many of our home buyers choose World Golf Village because of the fact that they can immerse themselves in the lifestyle of a dedicated golfer.”

The PGA TOUR Golf Academy is a full-service facility dedicated to helping players improve their game. The first TOUR academy, the PGA TOUR Golf Academy at World Golf Village opened in 2000 and is now one of the most recognized instructional academies in the country. The facility also serves as a training headquarters for all certified PGA TOUR Academy instructors. Housed in a 2,700 square foot building, the academy has the two largest high-tech hitting bays in the country. The PGA TOUR Golf Academy at World Golf Village offers an incomparable combination of diagnostic and club-fitting technologies and comprehensive club-fitting programs and is the only academy with multiple covered tees for inclement weather. The academy also offers a full menu of programs from private lessons to junior camps, in addition to the Golf for Life program, which includes instruction, club-fitting, fitness and nutrition advice and mental conditioning and more.

PGA TOUR STOP is more than a golf shop, it is Florida’s largest golf store with 31,000 square feet of retail space. An official PGA TOUR retail establishment, PGA TOUR STOP specializes in only the finest golf brands and golf products available on the market, including golf clubs, golf bags, golf accessories and golf home and gift products. Staffed by PGA professionals, the store is also an authorized retailer of most major brands, and brings the newest and most in-demand golf clubs and golf equipment. The PGA TOUR STOP at World Golf Village has an extensive selection of men’s and ladies’ golf apparel, and the largest selection of ladies’ apparel anywhere. Unique to the World Golf Village PGA TOUR STOP is their outdoor club-fitting on the driving range at Slammer & Squire so customers can try out their clubs before purchase.

The Putting Course and Challenge Hole at World Golf Village are two permanent outdoor exhibits of the World Golf Hall of Fame, located on the Walk of Champions. The Putting Course is an 18-hole, real grass championship putting course designed to United States Golf Association specifications. To maintain its authenticity, the greens are mowed and the flag sticks and tee markers are moved daily. Visitors can test their skill at the home of many of golf’s greatest players, with Hall of Fame supplied putters. For those that are up to it, the Challenge Hole is a short, yet testing, 132-yard shot-over-water island green, reminiscent of the famed 17th hole of the Stadium Course at the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. At 132 yards, it does not seem too challenging, until one steps up and faces the water. Special awards are given to those that meet the challenge and land two balls on the green, or happen to be lucky enough to hit a hole-in-one.

About The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village: The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village is Northeast Florida’s most exciting choice for golf course living. Conveniently situated between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, the masterplanned golf community offers a variety of distinctive neighborhoods from gated, custom estate homes and resort condominiums, to stylish patio homes priced from the $200,000s to $2 million. Residents enjoy championship golf, the PGA TOUR Spa Laterra and world-class entertainment including the World Golf Hall of Fame and IMAX® Theater. First-class community amenities include top-ranked St. Johns County schools, year-round heated Junior Olympic-sized pool, lighted tennis courts, playground, fitness center and more. With community parks, fishing, walking paths and kayaking, World Golf Village is perfect for those seeking the outdoor lifestyle. The resort community also affords convenience in shopping with top-notch stores, restaurants and services right at home; including a Publix grocery store, dry cleaners, veterinary clinic and more; and the St. Augustine Outlet Center and the Belz Factory Outlet are only minutes away. Winner of the 2002 Florida Association of Realtors Environmental Award, World Golf Village is a Hillman Properties community developed by Davidson Development, Inc. in cooperation with The Hillman Company. For more information about The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village, visit, Fan them on Facebook or Follow them on Twitter

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