Julington Creek Plantation is a scenic private resort community in Jacksonville, Florida. To many, it is “just among the many”. Jacksonville, after all, is a golfing city. But to the avid golfers, Julington Creek is actually the home of one of Jacksonville’s most unique golf vacation destinations: the Champions Club at Julington Creek.
Designed and owned by PGA Tour Player Steve Melvyk, the Champions Club at Julington Creek first opened in 1988 as a 9-hole facility. In 1992, it was expanded to become a full 18-hole golf vacation paradise, measuring 6,908 yards from the gold tees, playing for a par of 72. Like most other golf courses in Northern Florida, it meanders through natural wetlands and an outgrowth of trees native to the Florida landscape. The presence of these natural hazards and several stunning lakes on course along with bunkers all make the course visually appealing and challenging for golfers of all skill levels.
The best features of this course are its perfectly manicured tees and greens, and the elegant Spanish Colonial clubhouse. Because of its excellence in layout quality and scenery, the Champions Club at Julington Creek is a favorite not only for golf trips but for golf tournaments as well. It has been the host of the Hooters Tour Jacksonville Open three years in a row (’96,’97, ’98) and the venue for the World Junior Championship Finals in 1997. With an in-house golf course as excellent as this, Julington Creek Plantation can now be easily singled out from the many golfing communities in Jacksonville; it simply stands out.