The World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine will close in 2023 and relocate to Pinehurst, North Carolina, the United States Golf Association announced July 20.
The Hall of Fame was founded in Pinehurst in 1974 and moved to St. Augustine in 1998 as the centerpiece of the World Golf Village resort community.
The Hall of Fame will close in late 2023 at the end of its long-term lease, the USGA said.
The Hall of Fame will reopen in 2024 at Golf House Pinehurst, a new USGA campus with administrative offices and a testing and research facility. The USGA broke ground on the facility in June.
“The Hall of Fame has the utmost appreciation for the support it has received from the state of Florida – as well as the Northeast Florida community – over the past two-plus decades,” said World Golf Hall of Fame CEO Greg McLaughlin in a news release.
“I’m confident today’s announcement and alignment with the USGA will further cement the long-term relevance and viability of the World Golf Hall of Fame, all while continuing to honor golf’s most storied individuals and artifacts,” said Jay Monahan, commissioner of the Ponte Vedra Beach-based PGA Tour, in the news release.
Monahan also is chairman of the World Golf Foundation, which oversees the Hall of Fame. The USGA will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the Hall of Fame exhibits in Pinehurst.