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The Course

Freshly renovated and re-opened in November 2022, the St. Johns Golf Club offers a singular golf experience. Architect Eric Larsen: Erik Larsen: American Society of Golf Course Architects | Larsengolf.net reimagined the course in the early 1900s classic design form of CB MacDonald and Seth Raynor. The course routing flows with long fairway lines, offering great visuals from the tee. Fairway bunkers are rectangular with flat bottoms and low, angular lips. The majority of the greens are rectangular, while others form alongside water. Green side bunkers are also rectangular with steeper faces, commonly referred to as “coffin bunkers”.

Unique design features along with strategically placed bunkers, large fairways, nine greens abutting water ensure a challenging experience rarely seen at a public golf course. Stunning vistas of water and wetlands abound, most notably the shots into the greens on the water.

Your game will be challenged by many of our template features:

  • Thumb Print Green | hole 1 & 12
  • Biarritz green | hole 2
  • Cape | hole 5
  • Redan green | hole 6
  • Reverse Redan | hole 14
  • Punch Bowl green | hole 15

Descriptions of these features: Template Holes - Evalu18 - Golf Design - CB Macdonald - Seth Raynor

During the renovation, the 9th and 18th greens were moved closer to the clubhouse and are visible from the back patio. The Putting Green and Driving Range are now just steps from the pro-shop, allowing greater access to the course amenities and increasing activity in and around the clubhouse.

For those looking to hone their golf skills, we have a 45,000 square foot grass driving range tee (mats at back of the range are used on a rotating schedule), 10,000 square foot putting green, and three chipping greens one with a practice bunker.

From the fully stocked pro-shop to knowledgeable PGA staff able to fit your next set of clubs, provide instruction or plan your special event, the St. Johns Golf Club offers something for all golfers. Play your next round with us and enjoy the state-of-the-art renovations.


Course Map – Downloadable PDF

St. Johns Golf Club Course Map

Rules of Play

  • USGA Rules govern all play.
  • Carts are required to stay on cart paths around tees and greens.
  • Carts must stay on path of par three holes at all times.
  • Pace of play is two hours per nine for a total of four hours.
  • Slower Players – Stand aside and allow faster players to play through.
  • Proper dress is required on Golf Course property, including Soft Spike Shoes.
  • Each player must have his or her own set of clubs.
  • All food and beverage must be purchased on premises. No personal coolers allowed.
  • Embedded ball will be played through the general area.
  • Road Defines Out of Bounds – Out of bounds may be defined by an artificially surfaced road. A ball is out of bounds if all of it lies on or beyond the road.

Local Rules

  • Free relief from ant hills, burrowing animal holes, tire marks, staked trees, or ground under repair.
  • Ground under repair may include areas of unusual damage including areas where wet conditions have altered the ground surface materially to cause the surface to be uneven, also known as a washout area. Free relief may be taken.

General Information

  • All fairway sprinklers are marked to the middle of the green.

Safety

  • Be aware of surrounding weather conditions due to the nature of Florida’s weather patterns.
  • Lightning Conditions – When lightning conditions are impending, a siren will sound. 1 blast to suspend play, 3 blasts to resume play. Please seek shelter on #7 tee box, or #11 tee box. If time permits, please evacuate the course and return to the clubhouse.
  • Beware of the Wildlife – We share the course with many animals. Please respect the animal’s immediate area and do not approach.
  • The golf course is irrigated with reclaimed water. It is not intended for human consumption.

Slope and Course Rating – Downloadable PDF

Course Slope and Rating


Score Card

Tees

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

out

Championship

465

199

443

509

314

200

596

190

438

3354

Match

386

185

427

496

275

181

571

180

387

3088

General

373

175

373

433

262

162

516

170

374

2838

Relief

351

145

335

420

228

150

449

155

340

2573

Nearest

338

135

319

380

183

132

418

134

330

2369

Par

4

3

4

5

4

3

5

3

4

35

Handicap (M)

9

11

1

15

17

7

3

13

5

Handicap (F)

3

11

5

15

17

9

7

13

1

 

Tees

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

in

Total

Championship

459

535

410

436

222

407

443

185

558

3655

7009

Match

398

518

393

419

202

390

423

164

536

3443

6531

General

361

452

351

384

168

365

382

154

522

3139

5977

Relief

325

439

316

306

141

317

328

140

499

2811

5384

Nearest

315

379

287

295

79

300

315

80

406

2456

4825

Par

4

5

4

4

3

4

4

3

5

36

71

Handicap (M)

16

18

12

8

10

6

2

14

4

Handicap (F)

14

12

4

10

18

8

2

16

6

 


For more information, call 904.209.0350.

2019 Voted Best Golf Course of St. Augustine

St. Johns Golf Club