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4.7
333 Reviews (333)
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
99.1%
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308 out of 333 reviews
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4.8
11 Reviews (11)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
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4.7
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Value
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Layout
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Pace
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6939 yards
Slope 127
Rating 72.7

World Golf Village is home to 36 challenging holes of championship golf. The Slammer & Squire Course is named after the two World Golf Hall of Fame legends, Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen, who served as consultants to the course's designer, Bobby Weed. The golf course is known for its tricky par-3 holes and the carefully preserved beauty of the landscape. Its traditional layout meanders through native flatwoods and hardwood hammocks, running alongside wetland preserves and a wildlife habitat. The scenic Slammer & Squire Course features contoured greens and gently rolling, generous fairways. There is also an abundance of water on the golf course in the forms of lakes and marshes.

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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round. Peak Season: Mid-February - May
Architect Bobby Weed (1998) Sam Snead (1998) Gene Sarazen (1998) MacCurrach Golf

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Jacuzzi

Available Activities

Swimming, Fishing, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2017 #15)

Reviews

4.7
333 Reviews (333)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 41
19th Hole Scenic Views 21
Brunch 20
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 55
Water Hazards 49
Undulating Greens 37
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 43
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 38
Entertaining Clients 36
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 47
Worth the Drive 42
Near Local Attractions 39

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great fun.

The course has been one that I have wanted to play since taking lessons at the PGA golf school off of the 10th hole. It was worth the wait. I had a great time. I met up with 2 other Golf Now players and was put into their newly formed group. Both of the gentlemen (Mark and Pete) were fun to hang with and made the round that much more fun the more we got to know each other. The greens were as fast as any I have played. The fairways were excellent and felt good under my feet. The carts were great and ran well, were clean and came with towels to dry the seats when it did drizzle. A shuttle takes you to and from the course from the parking lot and it runs constantly. The club house was beautiful and a pleasure to be in. I can not say enough about how well we were treated by the staff and even the cart girl was polite and always showed up at the right times.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course to play

My wife and I played for the first time here and really enjoyed it. We aren’t great golfers so glad we had space between us and other groups playing. It was a little wet in some spots but otherwise course was great and greens were in excellent condition. Only thing that was an issue was it was middle of the day and they were still mowing parts of the course and followed us for a few holes, but was courteous when it was time to take our swings.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Course

Good course, well kept, wide fairways and big greens. Not very challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pleasure to play!

King and Bear was in excellent condition and enjoyed playing this beautiful course very much. Recommend highly to everyone!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great value

Had one the most enjoyable days on a course while on vacation played with a New Yorker and a couple local the New Yorker was a player we both shot 74 was a great day the course was about 2 weeks ahead of the other courses I played while here will always go back have played the king and the bear in past both are great tracks can’t wait to come back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great track that can be played long and short

Played two times this week. The greens had been punched about 10 days prior but still rolled around a 9 and true. The sand traps and fairways were perfect. Fun track over all. Would definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

First time playing this course very nice course Will definitely will play again maybe playing in the winter. As a Florida residents price is on the high side. But great course

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hall of Fame Experience

It’s an all day experience that all golfers must come see and play. My day started off with playing the Slammer and Squire course which was in beautiful condition from tee to green. Greens were smooth and fast and the layout is challenging but getable. Once the round was over I walked over to the Hall of Fame which didn’t disappoint. So much to see and do and you also get to take a swing at their recreated TPC Sawgrass 17th hole. Between the course and Hall of Fame, it’s a must do and see if your in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Hox
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice course - but quite busy

We played this course on Friday the week of The Players (the day after The Players was canceled in March 2020).
With thousands of golfers visiting the St Augustine / Ponte Vedra / Jacksonville area looking for a course to play on beautiful day ... the Slammer and Squire like every other nice course in the area was very busy.
Still, the staff was on top of it and kept the pace of play moving right along. The staff was friendly and accommodating, even when it got a bit crazy out there.
The course was in great shape (to be expected in mid-March in North Florida); the greens were rolling true and the fairways were in excellent shape.
As most reviews have mentioned - it's not the toughest course in the area, but for a mid to high teens handicapper playing from the correct tees - its a good course to hit a wide variety of shots.
I'll definitely play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 110
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather

Good Course

Played The Slammer and Squire yesterday as part of a 9 day East Coast Golf Swing. It was a nice course, and not too hard to get the trip going. There were few forced carries and not a ton of water in play-especially on the front 9. Not the fault of the course, it was really wet due to alot of rain in the area, and cart path only, which slowed the round down some, but still finished in under 4.5 hours which I think is acceptable for a resort course in cart path restrictions. The customer service was just average. They werent rude or anything, but also not overly friendly, and didnt direct a first timer where to go, instead you had to ask to find your way around.
As for the course itself it didnt just wow me. As mentioned, it was in good shape, and wasnt overly difficult. But, it also didnt have that wow factor. Not alot of holes stand out in my memory. Just your average Florida course it seemed. The coolest hole is playing back towards the World Golf Hall of Fame on #9. Its one of those places I'm glad I played once, but probably wont play again, especially for over $100.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First time, compare to King and Bear, this is the course to play.

I played King and Bear earlier this year and Slammers this month. I liked Slammers better than King and Bear. Course was in great shape, value was good midweek, early afternoon tee time and great day of golf overall. Did the Hall of fame in the morning and played around 1:30 PM. Pace was good, greens were pretty fast, fairways were a little wet, from weeks of rain, but ball didn't plug too much in fairways. Think the course is fair, fun and really worth a visit. Will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

S&S

Course and staff always amazing. Thank you for Recognizing Veterans and all you dco.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Disappointed

We called the day before to make sure they had breakfast and coffee available. We timed our arrival to allow for breakfast, time on the range and some leisurely putting and chatting. When we arrived the dining room was locked. We asked in the pro shop and were told someone would be right there. 15 mins later, we’re still waiting in the hopes that at a minimum, we can get some coffee. Long story short, 40 mins later, we have our coffee and a breakfast sandwich to eat on the way to hit a few putts before we tee off. We asked about sliding our tee time to give us more time, but that wasn’t an option. Once on the course, we found that the fairways and greens had recently been aerarated, making putting the crowned greens next to impossible, with the ball bouncing left and right with each putt. Chips would sometimes hit and plug rather roll out... or bounce left or right depending on how they hit one of the aeration holes. We found this all ironic, as the starter made a point of telling us that the personality of the course is all about how well you play the challenging greens. I’m sure 8n a couple of weeks they’ll be perfect, but we felt like they should have told us when we made the tee time. Our vacations are few and far in between and to lose one day to a frustrating experience like this, when it could have been avoided was disappointing.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 60
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Fun course

First time playing this one and it was very fun. I’ve played the sister course king and bear twice and decided to try and get out on this one. It’s shorter and easier than K&B, but still really fun to play. Overall conditions were great, but the greens had recently been aerated and that wasn’t mentioned. We got stuck behind a group of beginners who had zero golf etiquette, but a ranger caught up to them and allowed us to play through. The course is a little pricey for my liking, but still a nice test of golf. I’ll definitely be back to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Won’t play again

Course conditions were good. Pace of play was slow. Too slow... starter was not accommodating and we had a very frustrating experience with the staff. Expected better service and playing conditions at $150/ round. Won’t play again.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Members guest day

The course was in excellent condition. We booked a tee time through a third party. The problem was the course allowed third parties to book golf trip tee times on this course during a members guest day. The grille/bar was closed to non members the entire day. So there was nowhere to eat/drink at the golf course. We had to ask for special accommodations to order from the beverage cart. She was amazing by the way. It wasn’t her fault she was the only option that we had out there. The course SHOULD NOT ALLOW vacationing groups to reserve tee times when the course is tied up with a day long members guest event. Total inconvenience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice Course

I give it 4 stars instead of 5 as my expectations for a $129 greens fee are pretty high. The course is very pretty and I am glad we played but it fell short of a 5-star experience. The layout was pretty but not diverse and the grooming was nice but not pristine; i.e. the greens were just a bit slow and the fairways were in good shape but we would have thought they would be more plush. If this course was located in a more natural setting, I probably would have liked it better but hearing the nearby highway and seeing some housing around the course does detract from the natural beauty of the course. The staff were very friendly and professional - notably the starter and the guys who transported us from the parking lot to and from the course. The pace of play was very good.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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