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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, Mar. 19, 200212:00 PM EST

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Amelia Island Links

Location: In Amelia Island Plantation. The Links is the resort’s original course.

Opened: 1973.

Fast facts: big homes and condos with many overlooking either the marshes or the ocean.

Gated: yes.

Access: Members and resort guests.

Designer: Pete Dye.

Amelia Island Ocean

Location: In Amelia Island Plantation.

Opened: 1997.

Fast facts: big homes and condos with many overlooking either the marshes or the ocean.

Gated: yes.

Access: Members and resort guests.

Designer: Bobby Weed.

Amelia Island Long Point

Location: In Amelia Island Plantation.

Opened: 1986.

Fast facts: big homes and condos with many overlooking either the marshes or the ocean.

Gated: yes.

Access: private club.

Designer: Tom Fazio.

Baymeadows

Location: Corner of I-95 and Baymeadows Road.

Opened: 1974.

Fast facts: Originally intended to be a private club, it never got going and today is a public facility surrounded by condos and apartments.

Gated: no.

Access: open to the public.

Designer: Desmond Muirhead and Gene Sarazen, redesign by Mark McCumber.

Champions Club

Location: it’s the centerpiece of Julington Creek.

Opened: 1988.

Fast facts: the course is surrounded by one of the biggest and fastest-growing developments in the state.

Gated: no.

Access: it’s open to the public.

Designer: Bob Walker did the original nine holes; Steve Melnyk added the second nine.

Cimarrone

Location: SR 210 west of I-95.

Opened: 1988.

Fast facts: the first development along what’s now a booming residential artery.

Gated: yes.

Access: Semi-private.

Designer: David Postlethwait.

Deercreek

Location: On Southside Expressway across from The Avenues.

Opened: 1989.

Fast facts: It’s one of the largest golf

developments in the area. The development

and golf course are separately owned.

Gated: yes.

Access: members only.

Designer: The original layout was by Bob

Walker; the developers finished it.

Deerwood

Location: off Southside Expressway in the Baymeadows area.

Opened: 1963.

Fast facts: the area’s first gated community,

it has some of the most expensive homes and

homesites.

Gated: yes.

Access: members only.

Designer: George Cobb.

Eagle Harbor

Location: On U.S. 17 south of Orange Park.

Opened: 1994.

Fast facts: the first major development in the area, it was built out until the developers acquired more land.

Gated: no.

Access: Semi-private.

Designer: Clyde Johnston.

Glen Kernan

Location: Adjacent to Butler Blvd. between Kernan Blvd. and Hodges Blvd.

Opened: 2001.

Fast facts: very expensive homes and homesites.

Gated: yes.

Access: members only.

Designer: Bob Walker.

Golf Club at Fleming Island

Location: U.S. 17 about halfway between Orange Park and Green Cove Springs.

Opened: 1999.

Fast facts: a new development put together by giant Centex, there are homes and apartments.

Gated: no.

Access: open to public.

Designer: Bobby Weed.

Golf Club of Jacksonville

Location: Off 103rd St. in Southwest Duval County.

Opened: 1988.

Fast facts: The course is adjacent to the Bent Creek development, but ownership is different.

Gated: No.

Access: The golf course is open to the public.

Designer: Bobby Weed

Grand Haven

Location: Just south of Palm Coast. It originally was part of the Palm Coast development, but has been sold to LandMar.

Opened: 1997.

Fast facts: homes both on and off the golf course.

Gated: no.

Access: semi-private.

Designer: Jack Nicklaus.

Hammock Dunes

Location: East of Palm Coast on the ocean.

Opened: 1989.

Fast facts: very expensive including oceanfront condos.

Gated: yes.

Access: members only.

Designer: Tom Fazio.

Hidden Hills

Location: Arlington on Monument Rd.

Opened: 1966.

Fast facts: numerous around the course. The development is separate from the course.

Gated: yes.

Access: members only.

Designer: Dave Gordon with revisions by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay.

Jacksonville Golf & Country Club

Location: Hodges Blvd between Butler Blvd. and Beach Blvd. There’s an entrance off Beach.

Opened: 1989.

Fast facts: Originally an Arvida development, it’s now built out and owned by the membership.

Gated: yes.

Access: members only.

Designer: Clyde Johnston and Fuzzy Zoeller.

King and Bear

Location: West of the World Golf Village.

It’s part of the Village, but it isn’t within the

main complex.

Opened: 2001.

Fast facts: a new development, there are

a few homes on and off the golf course.

Gated: yes.

Access: open to public.

Designer: Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.

Magnolia Point

Location: north of Green Cove Springs

on U.S. 17.

Opened: 1987.

Fast facts: Big homes on and around the course.

The course has 18 holes and is building

another nine to add on-course sites.

Gated: yes.

Access: members only.

Designer: Mark McCumber with

revisions by Steve Melnyk.

Marsh Creek

Location: Anastasia Island south of

St. Augustine.

Opened: 1988.

Fast facts: almost all homes are on the course

overlooking the marshes.

Gated: yes.

Access: members only.

Designer: Mark McCumber.

Marsh Landing

Location: Ponte Vedra Beach just north of the TPC complex.

Opened: 1986.

Fast facts: homes on and off the course. One of the area’s most expensive developments.

Gated: yes.

Access: members only.

Designer: Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay.

North Hampton

Location: On A1A between I-95 and

Fernandina Beach.

Opened: 2000.

Fast facts: on and off the course.

Many sites available.

Gated: no.

Access: open to the public, but it

eventually will be private.

Designer: Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay.

Oak Bridge

Location: On A1A just north of the

TPC complex.

Opened: 1970 as a trailer park, remodeled in 1987 to expand golf course and include homesites.

Fast facts: Originally a trailer park called Thousand Oaks, it was converted to a homesite development and today is built out.

Gated: yes.

Access: Semi-private

Designer: Ed Seay.

Orange Park

Location: west of the Orange Park business district adjacent to the Loch Rane development.

Opened: 1989.

Fast facts: A new owner is making many improvements.

Gated: yes.

Access: Semi-private

Designer: Bob Walker, with revisions by the original developers.

Osprey Cove

Location: Between I-95 and St. Mary’s, Ga., Take the first exit after crossing into Georgia, turn right and go about two miles.

Fast facts: Originally a deleopment by the Gilman Paper Co., it was purchased by LandMar last year and they’ll continue the development.

Opened: 1990.

Gated: yes.

Access: semi-private

Designer: Mark McCumber.

Palm Coast Pine Lakes

Location: West of the main Palm Coast business district.

Opened: 1981.

Fast facts: homes both on and off the golf course.

Gated: no.

Access: open to the public.

Designer: Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay.

Plantation at Ponte Vedra

Location: South Ponte Vedra.

Opened: 1986.

Fast facts: an exclusive development, there are still sites available.

Gated: yes.

Access: members only.

Designer: Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay.

Ponte Vedra Ocean

Location: on the ocean in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Opened: 1928.

Fast facts: the area’s oldest golf development, it’s now built out.

Gated: no.

Access: members and resort guests.

Designer: Herbert Strong, revisions by Robert Trent Jones and Bobby Weed.

Ponte Vedra Lagoon

Location: in Ponte Vedra west of the clubhouse area.

Opened: 1980.

Fast facts: a few on the course.

Gated: no.

Access: members and resort guests.

Designer: Joe Lee.

Queen’s Harbour

Location: Atlantic Blvd. almost to the beach.

Opened: 1991.

Fast facts: many on and off the course, the developer still has sites available.

Gated: yes.

Access: members only.

Designer: Mark McCumber.

Ravines

Location: Middleburg.

Opened: 1979.

Fast facts: a big piece of property that’s still wiating for the population to come its way. Probably the best homesites in North Florida.

Gated: yes.

Access: open to the public.

Designer: Ron Garl with revisions by Mark McCumber.

Royal St. Augustine

Location: on State Road 16 between I-95 and U.S. 1.

Opened: 2001.

Fast facts: homesites and apartments. There are three major builders involved.

Gated: no.

Access: open to the public.

Designer: Chris Commins.

St. Augustine Shores

Location: on U.S. 1 south of St. Augustine.

Opened: 1974.

Fast facts: Homes on and around the course. This originally was a trailer park.

Gated: no.

Access: open to the public.

Designer: unknown.

St. Johns Golf and Country Club

Location: on SR 16 just off I-95.

Opened: 2000.

Fast facts: An Arvida development, there are plenty of homesites available.

Gated: yes.

Access: open to the public, but eventually it will be private.

Designer: Clyde Johnston.

Sawgrass

Location: on the ocean directly east of the TPC complex.

Opened: 1974.

Fast facts: homes and condos. The membership bought the club a few years ago. It has 27 holes and there are homes, condos and zero lot line homes.

Gated: yes.

Access: members only.

Designer: Ed Seay with revisions by Gardner Dickinson.

Slammer and Squaire

Location: World Golf Village.

Opened: 1995.

Fast facts: there are numerous homesites available on and around the course.

Gated: No.

Access: open to the public.

Designer: Bobby Weed.

South Hampton

Location: On State Road 210 west of I-95.

Opened: 1998.

Fast facts: a new development with plenty of sites available.

Gated: no.

Access: open to the public, but it eventually will be private.

Designer: Mark McCumber.

TPC Stadium

Location: Ponte Vedra Beach across A1A from Sawgrass.

Opened: 1980.

Fast facts: there are some condos near the 10th fairway.

Gated: Yes.

Access: open to the public.

Designer: Pete Dye.

TPC Valley

Location: in TPC complex.

Opened: 1987.Fast facts: numerous around the golf course.

Gated: yes.

Access: open to the public.

Designer: Pete Dye and Jerry Pate.

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