Come visit Florida’s A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway and see why it is referred to as "golf's ultimate destination." Home to the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, it offers golf enthusiasts the chance to reminisce about the exploits of such golf legends as Gene Sarazen, Sam "The Slammer" Sneed, Arnold Palmer, and Jack Nicklaus. The byway is practically surrounded by world-class golf courses, some of which were personally designed by old pros. When you come to the A1A, enjoy golf the way it was meant to be played: against the backdrop of sun-filled beaches and historic sites.
Start your golf tour of the A1A with a trip to the famous World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine. Plan to spend at least three hours in the museum, which features an IMAX theater and an 18-hole natural grass putting course. Enjoy the feeling of a hickory-shafted putter in your hands as you try out their 1880s-style putting green. The museum always has a new featured exhibit, whether it focuses on women's professional golf or the legendary "golden champion" Jack Nicklaus.
Further south along the Flagler A1A Corridor there are challenging courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Rees Jones, and Gary Player. Ocean Hammock Resort Golf Club at Palm Coast, called the "Pebble Beach of the East" by Links Magazine. No golf trip to the A1A would be complete without teeing off along the beautiful eastern coast of Florida. Courses like the Ocean Palm Golf Course at Flagler Beach offer unique glimpses into the natural world with their profound estuarine and ocean vistas.Golf lovers will also find the PGA Tour’s national headquarters along the A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Plan a visit in early May to watch one of the tour’s most famous golf events, the Tournament Player’s Championship. Famous golf pros like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will be there vying for the largest purse of any golf tournament.
The A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway is the perfect weekend getaway for travelers seeking a unique golf experience. As home of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Player's Championship, and PGA Tour's headquarters, this byway can certainly provide you with a unique and memorable experience. Don't forget to try out the many professional-level courses in the area. So, come to Florida's A1A, and see what all the fuss is about.
Friends of A1A hosts semi-annual golf tournaments to highlight recreational assets along the A1A corridor. All are encouraged to play-a-day and stay-a-day on A1A.
Florida's Historic Coast boasts of many fine golf venues visitors may wish to explore. Come play with Friends of A1A when the time is right!
Fall A1A Golf Cup Classic 2010 - Royal ST. Augustine Golf Club
Fall A1A Golf Cup Classic 2011 - Palm Harbor Golf Club
Spring A1A Golf Cup Classic 2012 - Palm Harbor Golf Club
Fall A1A Golf Cup Classic 2012 - Royal St. Augustine Golf Club