osh Ponte Vedra is
earning a reputation as Florida's newest upscale playground, providing sporty
diversions for the active vacationer.
Located between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, this area offers world-class
resorts, spas, golf courses, tennis facilities and miles of shell-sprinkled
Atlantic Ocean beaches that set the stage for a picture-perfect family vacation.
beach is an ideal spot for
Those wishing for close proximity to the ocean will find an abundance
of oceanfront hotels, motels and condos. Interval ownerships and beachfront
houses provide perfect home-away-from-home comfort, as the many fine shops,
restaurants and businesses also cater to the upscale communties which
flourish here. But the wide array of sporting actitivites available is
what makes this place so special...
fishing off Northeast Florida
Anglers can enjoy outstanding saltwater and freshwater fishing in the
clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Sailfish,
marlin, grouper, dolphin and wahoo wait for deep sea fishermen, while king
makeral, cobia, mangorove, snapper and fighting tarpon challenge near-shore
boaters. Speckled trout, largemouth bass, bream, stripers and catfish abound
in the freshwater lakes, rivers and streams in the areas west of Ponte Vedra.
There are six major sportfishing tournaments in the area between April and
August. For information aboutfishing licenses, click here to contact the
Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commissison.
Two nationally acclaimed tennis resorts are located within 5 miles
of each other in Ponte Vedra: the ATP Tourtm
International Headquarters, where championship courts of every surface
style are used by the world's top tennis pros, and the posh Ponte Vedra
Inn & Club, named one of America's top five tennis resorts by Tennis
Magazine. There's also the Marriot at Sawgrass Resort which features eight
Some of Florida's most challenging and scenic courses are found in the Ponte
Vedra area. From the renowned Tournament Players Championship (TPC) Stadium
Course at Sawgrass, home of the annual PGA tournament Players Championship,
to the many other fine courses peppered throughout this community perfectly
suited for the golfer of any handicap.
The Ponte Vedra
Inn and Club,
built in 1937, pits golfers against
the ocean breezes.
TPC, one of the largest and most prestigious golf resorts
in the country, has signature par 72, 6,857-yard course designed by Pete
Dye and is ranked 7th among "America's Best Resort Courses"
by Golf Digest.
Guests at Marriott Sawgrass Resort also have access to
two private courses nearby, the Oak Bridge Club and the course at the
Marsh Landing Country Club - which meanders through some of the most gorgeous
North Florida scenery. Select your clubs carefully for play in the tidal
ponds, lagoons and marshes.
Two other outstanding courses at the Ponte Vedra Inn &
Club challenge the golfer with ocean breezes and many water hazards. A
new must-see for golfers and non-golfers alike is just a short trip from
Ponte Vedra, the New World Golf Village
and Hall of Fame. Also check our for detailed listings of all of the
other golf courses in the area.