One element that determines the greatness of a golf vacation destination is it’s difficulty – golfers, especially the pros, are more attracted to a challenging course. The Grand Club – Pine Course offers lots of hazards for golfers that’s why it is a favorite among Jacksonville’s best golf courses – for pros and hobbyists alike.
A golf trip here will test the patience of the golfers. The rolling fairways offer a widely open layout that can be more forgiving than other courses. Half of the holes are surrounded by numerous water hazards: ponds, creeks, canals, and lakes. The toughest trouble can be experienced around the greens and fairways that are encircled by white sand traps. If players overcome these hazards, they find themselves making an approach shot on the large undulated greens. But of course, The Grand Club – Pine Course doesn’t want the average golfers to be left behind. The four sets of tee boxes offer them a great chance to shoot their best round.
Opened in 2006, this Arnold Palmer design, The Grand Club – Pine Course features a good 7,100 yards of golf. The course rating is 73.5 while its slope rating is 126 on Bermuda grass. This 18-hole, par-72 golf spectacle has played host to numerous events that include the Junior Golf Tour Championship and the PGA Tour Qualifying School. With a four-star rating by Golf Digest, spending a golf vacation in this challenging course will undoubtedly satisfy the tournament players as well as the average golfers.