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  • What This Golf Pro Has to Say About Improving Your Game

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    October 20, 2017 8:29 am MST

    How do you improve your golf game? What clubs should you work with to help you improve? What Northeast Florida holes are pro favorites and which ones should you be playing? One of the nation’s top ranked golf instructors, Anne Cain of PGA Tour Golf Academy at World Golf Village, answers these questions and more.

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  • Plan Your Golf Vacation Around this Year’s TaxSlayer Bowl

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    October 20, 2017 8:05 am MST

    How do you make your golf vacation to the Golf Destination of the Year even better? Add a little pigskin.

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  • Top Tips for Left-Handed Golfers

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    October 20, 2017 6:32 am MST

    Attention lefties! We thought we’d gather some of the top tips and videos for left-handed golfers, and put them in one place for you. It can already be challenging enough to live in a world catered to the right-handed, (does anyone else hear a violin?) so, we thought we’d make things a little easier for you.

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  • Easy Season on Florida’s Historic Coast

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    August 24, 2017 8:56 am MST

    Late summer, early fall is the best time to play golf and explore Florida. Read the Top 10 Reasons to Visit St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra during “easy season.”

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  • Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Resort Reopens Fall 2017

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    August 24, 2017 8:38 am MST

    Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Resort has undergone updates and restoration work and is set to open Fall of 2017. Read about the updates and more on our blog.

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  • Florida’s First Coast of Golf Turns 25

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    August 07, 2017 6:15 pm MST

    FFCG hit the quarter century mark in 2017, making its 25th Anniversary the silver summit for the long list of accomplishments that this premier golf destination has achieved over the years.

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  • Why Florida’s First Coast Should Be Your Next Golf Trip

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    August 07, 2017 11:40 am MST

    Earlier this year, we were voted the 2017 “North American Golf Destination of the Year”.

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  • Golf Fitness to Improve Your Game

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    July 10, 2017 9:09 am MST

    Here’s a look at how to maintain proper golf fitness a part of your routine to help improve your skills and overall game.

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  • Best Golf Holes in Northeast Florida

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    July 10, 2017 9:06 am MST

    Florida’s First Coast is filled with golf holes for both beginners and seasoned golfers. Book a tee time and add these to your must-play list.

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  • Best Of: 4th of July Itinerary

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    July 03, 2017 7:08 am MST

    This 4th of July take advantage of Northeast Florida’s golf courses and accommodations with this helpful itinerary. See where to tee off, stay and more!

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  • Best Golf Shots in the History of THE PLAYERS Championship

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    June 15, 2017 7:00 am MST

    While THE PLAYERS Championship is known for its iconic 17th island green hole, don’t underestimate the rest of the course – it has seen its fair share of special moments too.

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  • How to Plan the Perfect Golf Vacation

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    June 15, 2017 6:51 am MST

    Ready to start planning your next golf vacation to Florida’s First Coast? From choosing the right accommodations to booking those important tee times, going on vacation involves a bit of planning, but don’t let that keep you from maximizing your time on the golf course.

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  • Recap of THE PLAYERS Championship for 2017

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    June 15, 2017 6:27 am MST

    Northeast Florida was in the international golfing spotlight during THE PLAYERS Championship. With a week of great weather and challenging golf, Si Woo Kim of South Korea proved victorious capturing his first victory on the PGA TOUR.

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  • Enjoy Shrimp and Play Golf in Amelia Island

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    May 01, 2017 11:41 am MST

    Experience some of the area’s best golf courses and take part in one of Amelia Island’s most celebrated festivals when you visit Florida’s First Coast.

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  • How to Have the Perfect (Golfing!) Bachelor Party

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    May 01, 2017 11:21 am MST

    Have a buddy getting married soon? Take charge and make his bachelor party an event to remember – with plenty of golf and sunshine along Florida’s First Coast.

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  • Bring the Family to THE PLAYERS Championship

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    April 17, 2017 7:43 am MST

    A look at the family fun you will find at THE PLAYERS tournament this year.

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  • The Newly Renovated Residence Inn Amelia Island

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    March 21, 2017 6:27 am MST

    Florida’s First Coast offers lodging options from golf resorts to beachfront hotels, and includes convenient golf packages so you can get the most out of your golf getaway.

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  • Spring Is For New Beginnings – On and Off the Golf Course

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    March 20, 2017 6:22 am MST

    The temperatures are rising and it is time to get your golf game back in gear. Spring is the perfect time for new beginnings – on and off the golf course.

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  • Jacksonville’s Hidden Hills Golf Club Now Open to the Public

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    March 16, 2017 8:17 am MST

    Known as one of Northeast Florida’s premier golf courses, Jacksonville’s Hidden Hills Golf Club is now open to the general public.

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  • What Do a CEO, an Airport and Golf Have In Common?

    Steve Grossman
    March 02, 2017 12:38 pm MST

    For Florida’s First Coast, golf and aviation are two symbiotic industries here—both are welcoming, and both are constantly connecting people. Recently we connected with Steve Grossman, Chief Executive Officer of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA), to talk about a golfer’s airport in a golfer’s destination.

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  • Best Seafood to Round Out Your First Coast Golf Trip

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    January 26, 2017 1:36 pm MST

    Let’s do a little word association: Sunshine: Florida. Golf: Florida. Seafood: Florida. It’s hard to not to think of Florida when sunshine, golf and seafood are mentioned. So we’ve dedicated this article to some of our favorite seafood restaurants throughout Florida’s First Coast.

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  • A Win-Win Romantic Golf Getaway

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    January 26, 2017 1:33 pm MST

    Fellas don’t fret. There’s no reason you can’t enjoy a golf getaway and make it romantic for your loved one as well. We’ve come up with a few ways to add a little romance to your golf getaway, making it a win-win for everyone.

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  • Winter Schminter, Keep Your Golf Game From Getting Cold this Season

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    January 26, 2017 1:25 pm MST

    Winter comes and winter goes, but in Northeast Florida when it comes, it doesn’t seem to grab us by the (golf) balls quite as hard as it does in other destinations. So don’t be dissuaded to get out on the course during the winter months here.

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  • The Exciting Reopening of THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass

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    December 28, 2016 1:47 pm MST

    Pros, amateurs and enthusiasts alike have been anticipating one of Ponte Vedra’s most ambitious renovation projects this year. The newly renovated Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, which had been temporarily closed (prior to Hurricane Matthew) for enhancements and modifications, is once more opened.

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  • Family Offerings For Your First Coast Golf Getaway

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    December 28, 2016 1:09 pm MST

    Combining your First Coast golf getaway with a family trip? Here is a short list of off-the-course offerings for the whole family.

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  • IAGTO North American Golf Destination of the Year

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    December 28, 2016 12:34 pm MST

    In 2017 Florida’s First Coast of Golf will hit the quarter century mark, boasting a prestigious new award to be added to the list of accolades received by this premier golf destination.

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  • 5 Winter Warmer Golf Trip Ideas

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    December 06, 2016 10:55 am MST

    Not everyone braves the winter elements with icy noses, numb fingers and layer upon layer of thick clothing. Here in Florida, we welcome the winter elements and see this season as a chance to beat the crowds and explore the beautiful golf courses that our Sunshine State has to offer. Looking for a place to thaw out and experience world-class golfing? Here are 5 winter warmer golf trip ideas in North Florida.

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  • Gene “ The Squire” Sarazen: A Florida Golfer

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    December 06, 2016 10:36 am MST

    "I'm just a fellow who's been playing golf as well as he could for as long as he could and still loves the game." – Gene Sarazen, “Champion’s Story” What Gene “The Squire” Sarazen brought to the game of golf is immeasurable, and the legacy that he left behind remains immortalized to this day - Eugenio Saraceni (1902-1999).

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  • Best Places to Eat Off the Course in Palm Coast & Flagler County

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    December 06, 2016 9:33 am MST

    Golf. Is. Life. However, golf is not edible. For the edible aspects of life, here’s a list of the best places to eat off the course in Palm Coast & Flagler County.

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  • Best Places to Eat Off the Course in Jacksonville

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    October 31, 2016 6:34 am MST

    Northeast Florida is home to over 70 public & private courses, with Jacksonville hosting over 25 of these courses alone. Whether you want to fuel up before you tee off, have a full menu experience, or go for drink after a round, you’ve got your pick in Jacksonville

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  • Embrace Your Unorthodox

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    October 21, 2016 7:21 am MST

    When it comes to Ryan Moore, a conventional swing does not exist… and that’s why it works for the 33-year-old pro golfer. With an impressive PGA Tour career and four top-15s in majors, Moore is embracing his ‘imperfections’ and doing quite well in the process.

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  • Farewell “Arnie”

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    October 21, 2016 6:35 am MST

    We bid farewell to “The King”, the legend, Arnold “Arnie” Palmer (September 10, 1929 – September 25, 2016). The legendary pro golfer was one of the most admired men in the sport of golf, elevating the game to what it is today and building his “Army” all the while. Palmer was a lot of things, to a lot people… a list too long to try and sum up.

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  • Hey! What About North Florida?

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    September 30, 2016 7:00 am MST

    I stumbled across an interesting article today that I found quite surprising. Canadian Golf Magazine had identified the “5 Best Bang for Your Buck Golf Trips” and had failed to mention North Florida to their Canadian readers! Here are five reasons why North Florida is Canada’s Best Bang for Your Buck Golf Trip.

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  • Who’s going to the Golf Festival at World Golf Village?

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    September 15, 2016 11:55 am MST

    Don’t miss out! World Golf Village has a really fun event coming up for the whole family! The Golf Festival will include free golf clinics, tournaments, food trucks, live music and more!

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  • Adventures in First Coast Golf & Geocaching

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    September 01, 2016 7:40 am MST

    Are you looking for a new activity to mix up your golf weekend? Mix the competitive dynamic of golf with a less competitive, but just as exciting scavenger hunt! Golf and Geocache your way across North Florida, or pick one smaller stomping ground and conquer all the caches near a single course!

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  • Behind the Scenes at the World Golf Hall of Fame

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    August 16, 2016 9:38 am MST

    My family weekend in St. Augustine was incredible and I’m eager to share our experience at the World Golf Hall of Fame because I don’t want First Coast Golf fans to miss out!

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  • 5 Tips for Planning Your Fall Golf Trip to Florida

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    August 12, 2016 12:00 am MST

    Fall is going to be here soon and it couldn’t come sooner! We are in the dead heat of summer and I just can’t wait for all the fun that Florida’s First Coast brings along with the autumn season. When you are planning your fall vacation to North Florida, here are a few items you don’t want to forget...

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  • Exercises to Improve Your Golf Game

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    August 04, 2016 12:41 pm MST

    It’s incredible how much you can improve your swing with just a few minor exercises on a regular basis. However, when you focus on head-to-toe physical improvement, you will step on the course feeling unstoppable.

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  • The Top Three Most Challenging Courses in North Florida

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    July 29, 2016 7:57 am MST

    Let’s get one thing straight -- This is my humble opinion. I have played every course in North Florida and I am a huge North Florida golf enthusiast. These three courses are my “go tos” for when it’s time to step up my game. I usually play all three of these back to back before tournaments because they help me identify my weaknesses.

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  • The Unwritten Rules of Golf

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    July 20, 2016 3:18 pm MST

    Apparently, I had one too many before my Saturday game last week and my wife told me that I needed to brush up on my golf etiquette before I can play this weekend. I know, I know… boardshorts are not appropriate for the course, but I had just spent the morning on Fernandina Beach and forgot my khaki slacks. Hey - at least they were Chubbies, right?!

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  • Family-Friendly Golf Courses in North Florida

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    July 15, 2016 12:01 am MST

    When you’re a golf-enthusiast that lives and plays on Florida’s First Coast, your world is a lot bigger than say, a golf-enthusiast in practically any other part of the world. There are a lot of places to play and enjoy! But alas, I have realized that in some of my previous posts, I have been a little biased to places that are nearer to me. For this post however, I am going to keep in mind that with a car packed full of kids, you need to head somewhere that’s close by and family-friendly. So the following list is broken down by different regions of North Florida. Find a spot closest to your home, or to the hotel or resort you are staying in for your vacation, and check out the family golf fun nearby!

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  • 5 Ways to Improve Your Short Game from the Edge of the Green

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    July 07, 2016 7:44 am MST

    If there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s choking on chip shots will completely kill your score, but it happens all the time. Dave Pelz even enjoys his stories of teaching Mickelson how to overcome choking on some of the most basic and straightforward chip shots. But these shots were severely affecting his short game and at times, causing him to fall just short of winning majors. The primary issue, as Pelz would explain, is that players will not believe they can make the shot, so they sacrifice a couple strokes. This shouldn’t be the case. You should believe that you can make your chip shots, so I have developed a mental checklist to keep in mind when you approach your next chip shot. These should severely improve your short game.

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  • The Perfect 4th of July for Golf-Loving Families

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    June 29, 2016 8:50 am MST

    Holidays for families who love golf can sometimes become a bit of a dance between spending your entire extra weekend day on the course and spending time with the kids and other members who may or may not be quite as interested as you are in improving your golf swing.

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  • Summer Golf Accessories

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    June 22, 2016 7:03 am MST

    I want to start off this article by saying one important thing: I was not paid or persuaded in any way to offer you these recommendations. I simply play golf every weekend in the summer in North Florida (Jacksonville to be specific) and I think there are certain accessories that I just could not live without. There are a gazillion articles out there that tell you what you will need to play golf in cold weather, but few offer honest reviews of the important ‘must haves’ for warm weather. Too many snow birds show up completely unprepared, with their tightly knit cotton polos, cold weather golf balls, and thick socks. They play terribly because they feel miserable. Come enjoy the warm weather, but be prepared!

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  • Five Simple Tips to Improve your Golf Swing

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    June 16, 2016 12:31 pm MST

    If you have been playing golf for a while, some of this advice may seem elementary, but I honestly cannot tell you how many times I need to refresh myself with these stupid-simple tips so I don’t slip into my old bad habits. Golf is all about fine-tuning your swing, but if you are skipping the basics, the fine-tuning is pointless. So do yourself a favor and commit a little time during the week to spend at the range, where you can focus on maintaining and improving your swing in a more structured setting. It’s kind of like going to the gym every day to stay fit, only not daunting…and way more fun.

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  • Six North Florida Beach & Golf Wedding Venue Itineraries

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    June 09, 2016 11:23 am MST

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  • 5 Reasons to Visit North Florida for Your Next Golf Vacation

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    May 31, 2016 8:37 am MST

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  • What is Footgolf?

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    May 19, 2016 12:42 pm MST

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  • Top 5 Craft Brews in Jacksonville, Florida

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    May 18, 2016 6:43 am MST

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  • In Town for The Players? 5 Things to Do Off the Golf Course

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    May 11, 2016 10:57 am MST

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  • Amelia Island Golf Guide

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    April 18, 2016 6:00 am MST

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  • Top Three Challenging Florida Golf Courses

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    April 11, 2016 5:00 am MST

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  • Plan Your Sunny Florida Golf Getaway

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    April 04, 2016 6:00 am MST

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  • Plan a Historic St. Augustine Golf Vacation

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    March 16, 2016 5:30 am MST

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  • Jacksonville Golf Guide

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    March 07, 2016 4:24 pm MST

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  • Plan a Florida Spring Break Golf Trip

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    March 01, 2016 2:03 pm MST

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  • Florida’s Palm Coast Golf Challenges Avid and Novice Golfers Alike

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    February 16, 2016 2:37 pm MST

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  • Florida Golf Resorts for Couples

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    February 08, 2016 9:38 am MST

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  • Book a Hotel for THE PLAYERS Championship

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    February 01, 2016 5:00 am MST

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  • Experience Near-Perfect Florida Golf Weather When You Play the First Coast

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    January 18, 2016 7:00 am MST

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  • Need a Weekend Golf Deal?

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    January 11, 2016 6:48 am MST

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  • Affordable Florida Golf Trips for Summer

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    January 06, 2016 2:27 pm MST

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  • Foster’s Fairway: Slammer and Squire

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    September 24, 2014 9:57 am MST

    Named for two legends of the game, Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen, the Slammer and Squire plays a little shorter than its King and Bear counterpart. At 6,939 yards from the stone tees, the course challenges players with club selection and course management, while also rewarding aggressive shots.

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  • World Golf Village Golf Festival Offers Something for Fans of All Ages

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    September 12, 2014 10:32 am MST

    This all day festival will celebrate everything we adore about the world's greatest sport.

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  • The First Tee – Giving and Golf

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    September 12, 2014 7:19 am MST

    When it comes to giving time and help to young people, The First Tee uses the game of golf to introduce and teach life-skills.

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  • Course Management Key at the LPGA International Hills Course

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    September 02, 2014 2:43 pm MST

    When you combine the Rees Jones Course and the Hills Course, LPGA International is a great destination for those looking for that memorable golf vacation. Each course has its own character and challenges that give great variety for one venue.

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  • Faster Pace of Play Adds to Enjoyment of the Game of Golf

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    August 18, 2014 8:42 am MST

    By keeping in mind a few of these tips, golfers can lower their overall pace of play, adding enjoyment for yourself, and the other players on the course.

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  • Foster’s Fairway: LPGA International - Jones Course

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    July 31, 2014 1:38 pm MST

    Home to two beautiful golf courses, the Jones and Hills courses, LPGA International offers a great experience for vacationing golfers looking for variety and a challenge.

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  • World Golf Village - The King and Bear

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    July 30, 2014 1:12 pm MST

    A visit to the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida is a bucket list must for any golfer. The King and Bear is one of two renowned golf courses that call the village home.

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  • Elevation Changes Make Magnolia Point a Must-Play in Northeast Florida

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    July 01, 2014 10:46 am MST

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  • A History of the Golf Ball

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    June 25, 2014 11:21 am MST

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  • Championship Holes and Beautiful Views Define Ocean Course at Hammock Beach

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    June 18, 2014 9:15 am MST

    When planning for that perfect family vacation, visions of white sandy beaches, clear blue water, and beautiful oceanside resorts often come to mind. Throw in a couple of championship caliber golf courses and you have the perfect vacation for any occasion. Now you might think that you’re going to have to book flights to somewhere in the Caribbean or maybe even Hawaii, but you don’t have to look any further than Florida’s First Coast for this perfect vacation destination.

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  • 8 Must-Have Accessories for Golfing in the Rain

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    June 04, 2014 8:53 am MST

    Don't let a little rain stop you from hitting the green! Here are some must-have accessories to make sure you get the most out of your game... rain or shine.

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  • Foster’s Fairway: Champions Club at Julington Creek

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    June 03, 2014 7:28 am MST

    Whether you’re visiting Jacksonville, St. Augustine, or planning a golf vacation, playing the Champions Club at Julington Creek should be something to add to your list.

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  • PGA TOUR Golf Academies Offer Packages to Get Your Game in Shape

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    May 19, 2014 1:26 pm MST

    Most golfers that visit Northeast Florida go there for the warm weather, the cornucopia of golf courses and the pristine beaches. I had a different motive for my last trip to the area in April – to improve my golf game for the upcoming season.

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  • Foster’s Fairway: Fernandina Beach Golf Club

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    May 14, 2014 8:16 am MST

    With three unique par nines and located in one of the most picturesque places on Florida's First Coast, Fernandina Beach Golf Club should be a must on your golf list.

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  • Foster’s Fairway: St. Johns Golf and Country Club

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    May 05, 2014 6:26 pm MST

    The beauty and challenge of a great course can be experienced at an affordable price when you play St. Johns Golf and Country Club.

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  • Foster’s Fairway: Ponte Vedra Inn and Club’s Ocean Course

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    May 05, 2014 8:45 am MST

    If you are considering a golf vacation in Northeast Florida, take a look at the beauty and challenge of Ponte Vedra Inn and Club's The Ocean Course.

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  • Mother’s Day – The Gift of the Getaway!

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    May 01, 2014 6:28 am MST

    Sometimes it's hard to decide on what to get Mom for Mother's Day, but this year think The PLAYERS.

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  • Springin’ the Blues Jacksonville Beach Style!

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    April 04, 2014 6:06 am MST

    Kill two birds with one stone and spend a weekend listening to the blues and playing some of the nicest courses in northeast Florida.

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  • Palm Harbor Golf Club

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    April 03, 2014 1:06 pm MST

    Discover the beauty of Palm Harbor Golf Club in Palm Coast Florida. It's a great place to enjoy the challenge of the sport while relaxing at one of the best places Palm Coast has to offer.

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  • Foster’s Fairway: North Hampton Golf Club

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    March 31, 2014 1:11 pm MST

    Local golfer Dylan Foster provides the inside scoop on area greens. In this blog, Foster covers the North Hampton Golf Club, a signature Arnold Palmer designed course.

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  • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Florida’s First Coast

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    March 06, 2014 11:11 am MST

    Bring your Paddy pride to the First Coast this St. Patrick’s Day.

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  • 4 Challenging Golf Holes in Northeast Florida

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    February 25, 2014 10:36 am MST

    More than a fun outing for guys and their buddies, golf challenges a player’s skill and provides an opportunity for friendly competition among friends. That’s why when golfers come to the First Coast, they’re looking for a challenge. While there’s ample opportunity here to test your skills, we polled local golfers to determine where players can find the most demanding holes. Here, we list the top 4 along with tips from the course’s golf pros on how to attack the hole.

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  • Steak, Stogies and Stout—Saint Augustine

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    February 24, 2014 1:27 pm MST

    Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de Leon named the entire state when he landed on the east coast of Florida near St. Augustine. Noting the lush landscape, Ponce de Leon dubbed the region La Florida, in part because it was the Easter season, which the Spanish referred to as Pascua Florida (Festival of Flowers), and in part because of the beauty that surrounded him. A true First Coast treasure, St. Augustine is a quaint seaside fishing village, a laid-back beach community and a living monument to early European settlers all rolled into one.

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  • Foster’s Fairway: Conservatory Course at Hammock Beach

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    February 20, 2014 1:36 pm MST

    Local golfer Dylan Foster provides the inside scoop on area greens. In his blog, Foster uncovers the treasures that make golfing on the First Coast a pleasure—intricate doglegs, challenging water hazards and refreshing drink specials on the 19th hole.

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  • Steak, Stogies and Stout—Ponte Vedra Beach

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    February 17, 2014 3:02 pm MST

    Ponte Vedra Beach was developed around the game of golf. After WWI, when the demand for minerals decreased, this one-timing mining town set its sights on becoming a world-class seaside resort area. The first Northeast Florida golf resort, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, was built in 1928 with the hopes of attracting Northerners to rest and relax in the land of sand, surf and sun.

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  • Foster’s Fairway: Eagle Harbor Golf Club

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    January 24, 2014 11:45 am MST

    Local golfer Dylan Foster provides the inside scoop on area greens. In his blog, Foster uncovers the treasures that make golfing on the First Coast a pleasure—intricate doglegs, challenging water hazards and refreshing drink specials on the 19th hole.

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  • Steak, Stogies and Stout: Palm Coast

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    January 20, 2014 12:22 pm MST

    When men travel for golf, they usually want four rewards for their effort: challenging play, great steak, full-bodied cigars and fine beers. For those four reasons, Palm Coast golf courses are popular vacation choices for guys who want to grab a group of friends and head down to Florida for some much needed R&R.

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  • Plan a Golf Destination Wedding in 2014

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    January 13, 2014 10:03 am MST

    Engaged couples who adore golf will definitely want to consider gathering with friends and family at a golf resort for an incredibly memorable and fun destination wedding.

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  • Spring is a perfect time to get your game in shape on Florida’s First Coast!

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    January 10, 2014 11:14 am MST

    If you are an avid golfer, you can’t wait for warmer temperatures to hit the links again. If you don’t want to wait for spring to arrive, why not head to Florida’s First Coast of Golf in February or March?

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  • Steak, Stogies and Stout: Jacksonville

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    January 03, 2014 12:15 pm MST

    Jacksonville offers all the conveniences of a large city, but maintains the charm of a small Southern town. When planning your next guy’s golf getaway, look no further than Jacksonville. Not only do Florida golf deals in Jacksonville offer some of the best courses available, but ample restaurants and bars also make Jacksonville an ideal location to satisfy your cravings for steak, stogies and stout.

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  • Foster’s Fairway: Cimarrone Golf Club

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    December 30, 2013 12:21 pm MST

    Local golfer Dylan Foster provides the inside scoop on area greens. Playing throughout Northeast Florida, Foster uncovers the treasures that make golfing on the First Coast a pleasure—intricate doglegs, challenging water hazards and refreshing drink specials on the 19th hole.

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  • 2013: The Biggest Stories in Golf

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    December 27, 2013 12:23 pm MST

    Much of the attention paid to golf in 2013 was on Tiger Woods as he stormed back into the game with great success. However, the year also saw a lot of other drama and theatrics in golf around the world. Following are some of the most memorable golf stories from 2013.

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  • Golf with the Gators

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    December 26, 2013 3:00 pm MST

    Vacationers know that Florida is the perfect spot for relaxing on the beach, playing on Florida golf courses and visiting Disneyworld, but it's also the best spot to have a one-of-a-kind experience seeing real alligators in their natural habitat.

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  • Golf Gifts: Last Minute Shopping Guide

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    December 23, 2013 3:55 pm MST

    It's not uncommon to feel the panic set in a few days before holiday celebrations like Christmas when a person realizes there are still gifts left to buy for loved ones, family and friends. Last-minute gifts don't have to feel as though they were purchased at the last minute, however. For the golf lover in your life, here are some terrific last-minute options that will make the perfect gift.

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  • Last Minute Holiday Golf Getaway

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    December 06, 2013 9:45 am MST

    Palm trees, ocean breezes and sunshine may not sound like the typical holiday season, but here in Northeast Florida, it's “pleasure as usual” this Christmas.

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  • Steak, Stogies and Stout: Clay County

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    December 02, 2013 1:38 pm MST

    Florida golf vacations are a splendid and affordable option for those who want to relax and unwind while enjoying some great golf along the way. For many, however, making golf adventures truly memorable requires more than just the perfect golf course. The ideal guy’s golf getaway includes a juicy steak, a bold-flavored cigar and an ice-cold brew. Since Clay County provides all of these opportunities, it should be high on the list for anyone planning a Florida stay-and-play vacation.

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  • Steak, Stogies and Stout: Amelia Island

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    November 27, 2013 11:29 am MST

    Amelia Island is a gem of northeast Florida tourist destinations. Catering to the more relaxed and leisurely lifestyle, the island never gets overcrowded with Spring Breaker types, and it has plenty of options for great getaways for all types of travelers. One of the biggest draws to the Isle of Eight Flags is the top-notch golfing available to the public. World-class golf, combined with oceanfront restaurants, 5-star resorts and a true island feel, make Amelia Island a sought-after destination for Florida golf vacations.

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  • Forts and Fairways

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    November 26, 2013 3:27 pm MST

    In St. Augustine, golf enthusiasts who are also history buffs can combine their two passions into one amazing Florida golf vacation.

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