Golf Tips & Insights From this Hammock Beach Resort Pro

Wondering why Northeast Florida for golf? Want to learn more about a bucket list course that hugs the Atlantic Ocean? Looking for some tips for players that are new to the game?

Kirk Williams, Assistant Golf Professional for Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, FL, (Golf Digest’s "2018 Best Golf Resorts in Florida") shares some pro tips and insights about golfing at the resort and in Palm Coast (AKA, ‘Old Florida’).

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(Then, check out the video below the interview to get a one-of-a-kind look at what golfing is like at Hammock Beach Resort. )


FFCG: Why do you love golf in Northeast FL?

Kirk: The weather is absolutely beautiful here; it’s conducive to golf all year round.


FFCG: Course conditions are important to golfers; what are some unique things about the courses at the resort?

Kirk: The Ocean Course is a signature Jack Nicklaus-designed course, with six holes that offer an unbelievable view of the Atlantic coastline.


FFCG: What can golfers expect with the club’s green fees? Food & beverage? Staff Service? Ease of scheduling tee times?

Kirk: Green’s fees are reasonably priced given the location of the course, and prices vary depending upon the time of year, day of the week and time of day. Food and beverage choices are excellent and are reasonably priced. Additionally, and importantly, Hammock Beach Resort offers a level of customer service that is second to none.


FFCG: What are a few of your other favorite courses to play in the area?

Kirk: Cypress Head in Port Orange and LPGA Hills Course in Daytona Beach.


FFCG: Favorite holes?

Kirk: Hole #18 on the Ocean Course.

FFCG: What are five of your best golf tips for the novice player?


1. Player expectations should mirror their level of practice.
2. Play a course from the yardages that match your ability best.
3. Relax and maintain smooth rhythm and a good tempo.
4. Practice with a purpose.
5. Practice your putting game; that will significantly reduce your score.


FFCG: What are some of your secrets to an effective golf swing?

Kirk: An effective golf swing takes a good tempo and proper setup.

FFCG: What clubs do you recommend newcomers have when first starting?

Kirk: A low-cost set of irons and woods commonly sold in most retail outlets is a great start for golfers just starting the game.


FFCG: Any golf hacks for improving your game?

Kirk: Slow down your takeaway.

And there you have it; short, sweet and super helpful. If you’re looking for more on golfing at Hammock Beach Resort and other lodging in Palm Coast, check out the video below. Then book your stay and plan your trip here.