Your Guide to a Holiday Golf Trip

3 Reasons to Plan your Golf Trip in Florida’s First Coast this holiday

Holiday ornament among golf balls

Thinking about this year’s holiday plans? Forget the stress of the season- cleaning the house, preparing the feasts, entertaining the in-laws. This year plan your ultimate Holiday Golf Trip in Florida’s First Coast of Golf with these helpful tips.


There’s always a golf course within short range.

No need to “Clark Griswold” the house this year. There are plenty of places to stay complete with holiday decor, twinkling lights, and an array of golf courses to check off your wish-list.

Plan a stay at Amelia Hotel at The Beach. Trade in your snow boots for sandals and soak in the stunning views of Seaside Park and Fernandina Beach with close proximity to nearby courses Oak Marsh (listed as one of the Top Resort Courses in the U.S.), Hidden Hills Golf Club (known for its dramatic elevation changes and rolling fairways) or enjoy a round of golf at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club (a 27-hole facility featuring ocean front views plus Lighthouse Driving Range powered by Toptracer) just 5 minutes away.

Prefer to wake up to the sounds of the ocean rather than frantic holiday shoppers? Book a room at the Courtyard by Marriott - Oceanfront, thirty minutes from Hidden Hills Golf Club, Golf Club at SouthHampton and St. Johns Golf and Country Club.

Dreaming of a golf vacation with a view! Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa offers not one, but two signature golf courses: Ocean Course (voted Top 17 Most Awe-Inspiring, Jaw-Dropping and Spectacular Oceanside Holes in America by and Conservatory Course

Check out our complete list of stay and play packages here.


There’s plenty to do when you’re not on the green.

A holiday golf getaway wouldn’t be complete without yuletide festivities. Luckily there are a plethora of local activities to get you in the holiday spirit.

Santa travels by boat in Palm Coast and you can too. Charter a yacht and bask in the reflection of brightly decorated boats sailing down the Intracoastal Waterway during the largest Holiday Boat Parade in Northeast Florida.

Jacksonville knows how to celebrate the holidays. Enjoy the warm glow from luminaria lanterns radiating through the streets during the San Marco Luminaria or take part in the art, music, festivities, and holiday spirit during their annual Deck the Chairs event. Not far from Jacksonville in Clay County holds the Island Theatre that will be playing Christmas classics such as 'Elf' all December long! 


Score the perfect gift for anyone on your list.

Whether it’s a gift for those near and dear or a one for yourself, Florida’s First Coast has you covered.

Give the gift of travel with a gift card to Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa, choose the perfect golf package.  For the widest selection of golf equipment, apparel and latest tech gadgets, visit the PGA TOUR Superstore- a golfer’s heaven. This Cyber Monday, PGA Tour Superstore is offering you these amazing deals. Pick up a rangefinder, personalized golf balls, or even a junior set of clubs for the kids. Or gift a membership to the World Golf Hall of Fame and receive perks including unlimited access, two tickets to a Champions Tour event of your choice or discounted admission to over 200 other museums in the country.

Lessons are sure to be at the top of a golf amatuer’s list (honestly, even experts love a reason to get a leg-up on their competitors.) Book a private experience at the PGA TOUR Golf Academy to guarantee improvement on the course.

Add some red and (golf) greens this holiday season to make it a trip to remember on Florida’s First Coast.