Ponte Vedra Beach: Golf, and So Much More

Explore Ponte Vedra Beach: There’s so much more to Ponte Vedra than golf!

You probably already know Florida’s First Coast of Golf features divine amenities -- on and off the green. Consider this page a resource for those joining you on your golf getaway in the historic beachside community of Ponte Vedra that may not share your enthusiasm for golf. 

We promise you, your loved ones won’t run out of things to see and do in Ponte Vedra.


Surf, Sand, Sun: Historic Ponte Vedra Beach & Mickler’s Landing Beach

With warm sands and the cool, refreshing Atlantic at an ideal temp most of the year, pristine Ponte Vedra Beach is a beachgoer’s delight. The name Ponte Vedra means “Old Bridge” from Old Latin and Gallic, and it’s an ideal name for the beachtown. More than 500 years ago Ponce de Leon landed here, creating a new bridge from the Old World to the New. There’s even a statue of de Leon, commemorating his arrival in Florida. You can also check out the pink sands of nearby Mickler’s Landing. Keep an eye out for shark’s teeth and other souvenirs from the sea. 

Bonus:For those of you traveling with beloved canines both stretches of coast in Ponte Vedra are dog-friendly beaches! Just keep Fido leashed, or moored somewhere close to you, and clean up after them so as to keep facilities welcoming for everyone. 

Head to the beach after your rounds of golf to meet those in your party who prefer beach balls to golf balls. 


Shopping Bags, not Golf Bags

You -- or your significant other -- may “need a few things” to make this golf getaway picture perfect. With over 20 stores and shops, catering to almost every taste from clothing to interior decor, jewelry and services, the Sawgrass Shopping Village is a must! Need provisions for the beach or the kitchen in your suite or extended-stay accommodations? Be sure to load up on beachtime snacks, the sunscreen you forgot, and pick up a few bottles of adult beverages to chill back at home.  

If you need some new items for your golf bag, head to the PGA Tour Superstore. It’s located in nearby Jacksonville. 


Spectacular Spa Days, Packages & More

Since 1928 the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club has been pampering guests with unforgettable Floridian luxury. This includes their spa guests as well as those staying in the gracious accommodations. Spa treatments should be booked well in advance to ensure you don’t miss out on that favorite treatment. A day of facial care, massages, manicures, pedicures, and other wellness treatments are available for her and for him. Private accommodations can also be arranged for couples seeking out the best spa services of Ponte Vedra Beach. Inquire about other amenities or passes to experience the Inn & Club without actually staying there. If you or your party wants to experience retail curated for a truly luxurious Northeastern Florida experience, their shops and boutiques are not to be missed.

Catch resort style at the men’s shop, take gourmet delights home, or browse the spa boutique for pampered products.

Tennis (& Pickleball) Anyone?

With average temperatures on Florida’s First Coast of Golf being delightful for most of the year, you may wish to pack your tennis shoes and racquet. Or, if you’re not a tennis player maybe you’re travelling with someone who is. Therefore, Northeastern Florida is an ideal destination. Most of the resorts and hotels in Ponte Vedra and surrounding areas have a court for you to get your score above “love.” If you’re not a guest of a resort with a court you'll be pleased to know many glady offer day passes. 

Like pickles? Love tennis? Then have we got a game for you! If you haven’t heard about one of the fastest growing racquet sports in the country it’s time for you to get...pickled. While not every resort may have a court for you to play a few sets, Florida’s First Coast of Golf is proud to say The Yards is embracing the sport. And, you should too. 

After your set of pickleball at The Yards, head to The 3 Palms Grille for a freshly made burger... with a side of pickles of course.

Bonus: Nearby Resorts with Golf & Spa Amenities on Florida’s First Golf Coast

The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island

Nothing says luxury more than a stay at The Ritz-Carlton, where “ladies and gentlemen serve ladies and gentlemen.” The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island resort is happy to treat you to unmatched service, and refined hospitality. Their beachfront location isn’t just a premiere hotel and resort. It’s a lifestyle -- even if your stay is limited to a weekend, or one night. They offer 18 holes of golf, a decadent full-service spa, and the culinary delights of Salt, an award-winning five-diamond restaurant. Certain suites and rooms offer ocean views, sure to please even the most discriminating guest. 

For those traveling with children, inquire about their Sandcastle Concierge -- sure to make every child a sculptor in sand. 

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club and The Lodge & Club

For nearly a century the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club has graciously welcomed guests to their beachfront resort. Whether or not you spend your nights with them in their gracious accommodations, this premiere host offers golf, tennis, and spa facilities to discriminating clients. Enjoy their beachfront golf course, their exclusive shops, fine dining, or sumptuous spa. Inquire as to what amenities are available 

Visit their curated Specials & Events page to see what’s available prior to your stay in the beachfront community of Ponte Vedra. .  

Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa

Northeastern Florida, the home of Florida’s First Golf Coast, has warm weather and relaxing beaches for much of the year. To get the full experience consider the Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa which has its own private beach in addition to a legendary oceanside golf course. It’s an ideal match for couples or family traveling together who may not share the same passion for playing the sport you love. 

The beachfront experience is complemented by a gracious, full-service spa which practices “the sacred art of healing.” 

Omni Amelia Island Resort

The magnificent Omni Amelia Island Resort offers everything to make a golfer’s ideal holiday. Their Oak Marsh Golf course was designed by golf legend Pete Dye. For fifty years their greens have challenged professional as well as casual golfers. With kayaking, paddle boarding, nearly 25 tennis courts, and an incredible assortment of dining, the Omni easily caters to every one of their guests. Whether you stay in their accommodations or not, your experience is guaranteed to be unforgettable.  

Don’t forget the luxurious spa! Book exclusive spa treatments for you, your companion, or both of you in the form of a couple’s massage.