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“Not as hard as you would think...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of World Golf Village - King & Bear Golf Course

World Golf Village - King & Bear Golf Course
1 King & Bear Dr, Saint Augustine, FL 32092
904-940-6200
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Ranked #39 of 132 Activities in Saint Augustine
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
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Owner description: Two golf legends, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, collaborated on designing this 18-hole championship golf course.
Buffalo, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Not as hard as you would think...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I had a nice time at King & Bear. The course was in nice shape, and played at a good pace. Considering the slope ratings and cost, we thought it wiser to chicken out and play the white tees. To my surprise, the course wasn't that difficult. It was nicely laid out, and fun to play...

My only source of irritation was that the course played cart path only due to seeding. I didn't notice any seeding, and it made the day a bit longer. No sneaking onto the fairways either - the GPS keeps tabs on you if you do.

In conclusion, an average golfer can play the blue tees without worrying about the slope rating; you won't get blown out of the water. My advice, get the cheaper twilight rate. If you are looking for a tougher challenge, play Slammer & Squire instead...

Visited November 2012
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Summerfield, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
48 attraction reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Fun course to play.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We anticipated an impossibly difficult, but pretty course when we booked the tee time; however, this is a playable course for the distance player. The course offers enough challenge with sandtraps and water to be truly challenging, but for the person who hits fairly straight and far, it's a fun course to play. I'll be back for a 'rematch!'

Visited October 2012
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Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Well conditioned, responsive customer service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

FYI- This course is not near the world golf hall of fame. It is 5+ actual miles away, when driving by car.

Course is in a high end residential area, most holes have houses present. Layout is very interesting as far as typical Florida courses go. Conditioning was excellent. Almost no poorly maintained areas. Staff was accommodating from start to finish.

Difficulty is more suited to low and mid handicappers. If you have time for only one round, avoid Slammer... Go for the King...

Visited August 2012
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Great day for Golf!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Had the opportunity to play the King and Bear Course at World Golf Village and it was a great day of golf! It was a little pricey but woth it in my opinion. The course itself is tremendous and as scenis as any your likely to play. If you have the chance, take it, you won't regret it.

Visited December 2011
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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168 reviews 168 reviews
43 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
“Friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

Had a great time at king and bear. Lots of old salts (club atmosphere) and newcomers playing the course. As a first time golfer and my first course, I found it to be challenging with a good layout. The grounds were beautiful....i loved the trees and all the greenery. Lots of shade to keep cool. The staff were super nice. Not one complaint. Keep it up, I will play golf again.

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