With a wealth of things to do in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, it's hard to narrow it down to just a few. This is especially true if you have limited time to spend during your vacation or business trip. Well, if you like to play golf (or even if you don't like to play but can't help it because you're addicted to the grand old game), you will have to bring your clubs with you on your next visit. There are many fine courses to play, both public and private. One of the nicest public ones is the Jacksonville Beach Golf Club.
This 18-hole course, which is owned and operated by the city, has been in business since 1960. It's a challenging course that will appeal to golfers of various skill levels. And while it's over 50 years young, Jacksonville Beach Golf Club has been through several makeovers over the years. In 1987, it was given a pretty substantial re-design. More than two decades later in 2009, all the greens were renovated with Bermuda grass. Lakes with seawalls were also added to enhance both the beauty and degree of difficulty.
Many amenities are available at the Jacksonville Beach Golf Club. There's a driving range that's open every day of the year. It's even got lights so you can practice your swing long after the sun goes down during the winter months. What's more, there are two putting greens and chipping and pitching green that features a sand trap. For those seeking the help of a golf professional, there are several instructors on staff who are experienced teaching adults as well as children.
It's a very comfortable environment to either learn the game or get invaluable tips for improving that swing and shaving a few strokes off your game. Hero's 19th Hole Café is a great place to fill up on fine food before or after your round. Breakfast and lunch is served daily along with beverages alcoholic and non-alcoholic. It also features a large flat-screen television so you can catch your favorite sporting event. For tee times, questions about attire, and all other information pertaining to the Jacksonville Beach Golf Club, visit www.jacksonvillebeachgolfclub.com.