Excellence in a golf vacation destination is measured not only by its supremacy in layout but in the supporting amenities as well. It is one that delivers everything a golfer needs in his vacation, and delivers it on a silver platter. One perfect example for excellence in a golfing facility is the exclusive and elite club that is said to be the best in St. Augustine, Florida: The Palencia Club.
Its most treasured and most popular feature, not that any of its other features are anything less than stellar, is the 18-hole par 72 Arthur Hills-designed championship golf course. Hills designed for the course to mesh perfectly with nature it’s almost as if all he did was place holes around a natural paradise. The course is well adorned with centuries-old maritime oaks among other natural Florida vegetation, and golfers would have to share their golf vacations with the abundant natural wildlife. The Palencia Club golf course winds along the Intracoastal Waterway and the Tolomato River. These facts all combine to give Hills’ design an extra edge in natural hazards and a uniquely challenging topography.
Outstanding as it already is with the course alone, the developers of The Palencia Club did not stop there. The golf trip haven comes complete with a superb teaching facility and a stunning four-story clubhouse that goes all the way out into the greens. It goes without saying that the whole club is pristinely and meticulously maintained. There is nothing at all surprising about why this golf club is named among the best not only in St Augustine but in the entire Florida as well.