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Marsh Landings Country Club
Marsh Landings Country Club
Length: 6825 yards
Course designer: Ed Seay
Marsh Landings Country Club is often likened to a 6,800-yard nature preserve.
Test your skills on a 6,825-yard, par-72 golf course winding through pockets of intra-coastal marshes and towering pines, showcasing a spectacular year-round golfing experience and an extraordinary array of wildlife including ospreys, egrets and alligators!!
Water features heavily on the layout, which is reasonably flat and easy to walk depending on the time of year.
Marsh Landings is easily accessible from Marriott Sawgrass Golf Resort and Spa, just a 10-minute drive through the residential secluded area of Marsh Landings Country Club.
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Course designer: Robert Trent Jones, Joe Lee, Bobby Weed
Ponte Vedra's second test of golf is the Lagoon Course, masterpiece co-authored by two design geniuses — Robert Trent Jones with the front nine holes (1961) and Joe Lee with the back nine holes (1977).
In 2007, renowned architect Bobby Weed fully restored and enhanced the layout, adding further character and challenge to the golf experience. The restoration included new tees, fairways and greens, routing changes on several holes, new turf standards, improved irrigation and drainage, and a greatly enhanced landscaping theme. The restoration branded the Lagoon Course with its own unique identity while nicely complementing the Ocean Course.
The course, although not especially long, places a premium on accurate drives and thoughtful approaches. Water is definitely the dominant feature with a mosaic of lakes and lagoons threatening golfers on 11 holes. Tall pines, palms and ancient, sprawling oaks form the contours of this lushly landscaped course. Kept in immaculate condition, the fairways are narrow and the greens small and fast.
Designed in 1928 by famed British designer, Herbert Strong, the Ocean Course represents the area's first resort golf experience.
Lacking earth moving equipment, Strong used 100 mules dragging slip pans to shape course contours, dredge lagoons and build up a series of earthen mounds that dot the fairways, creating dramatic undulations.
In 1939, the Ocean Course was selected to host the prestigious Ryder Cup Match, an event that was unfortunately cancelled due to the onset of World War II. In 1942, after completing a match, golf legend Bobby Jones commented, "It's a course to challenge professionals." Five times in its history, the Ocean Course has proudly served as the site for the U.S. Open qualifying round.
The Ocean Course's 99 strategically positioned sand bunkers enhance the beauty and challenge of the golf experience. Designed to accommodate defensive pin positions, the elevated greens place a demand on thoughtful and accurate approach shots.