King and Bear Golf Course/World Golf Village

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Played the King and Bear a few weeks ago, after 3 days of playing at Streamsong. Course is nice and fair. Having played many Nicklaus and Palmer course in Michigan, I didn't find this one to be anything special. The staff was great and very friendly and the pace of play was excellent but there is nothing about the course that really wowed any of us. No comparison to Streamsong. Nice course just not sure if it's worth $109.

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Solid course design (though 15 and 16 were weak holes near the end). Generally good conditions. Half the fun was trying to decide whether Arnie or Jack designed a particular hole (that would be a nice addition to the scorecard).
Do think the course is a bit overpriced for the area. Would recommend for those who had never played it, but unlikely to play again due to price/value.
Recommend the restaurant for breakfast and lunch - good food and very friendly staff.

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This was my first time playing the King and Bear course. I loved the course, the conditions, and everything associated with the course.

The practice area (range, putting green, chipping area, practice bunkers, etc.) was great. I love the fact there are balls on the range included in the price of the greens fee.

I was a single today and when I got to the first tee there were two other groups of 4 waiting on the first tee box. The started asked me if I wanted to tee off the 10th tee. I told him absolutely. He said that would be great as there was nobody yet on the back nine. I had a great time and did not run into any groups on the back nine at all. Fantastic.

The golf course is awesome, with some of the best conditions you will see at any public course in the area. It is very challenging with lots of bunkers and large greens. The bunkers are strategically placed to penalize any bombers off the tee (Nicklaus trademark). I loved the conditions (greens, tee boxes, fairways). All were in excellent condition.

If you have the opportunity, go play the King and Bear. You will not regret.

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This is a fantastic golf course with some of the best conditions you will see at any public course. It is very challenging with a wide variety of bunker placement and big greens. The bunkers are strategically placed to penalize any bombers off the tee. If you can take the Florida humidity, I suggest trying it out in the summer as it will be significantly cheaper.

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For a course designed by such notables, it was pretty plane. I have played wonderful courses. like Wolf Creek or Coyote Springs (also Nicklaus) or Black Butte Ranch (Palmer), but this course seemed to be made difficult, for the sake of difficulty, at the expense of esthetics and enjoyment. i am happy i played (once), and will keep the logo ball in my collection, but given all the other local choices, will very unlikely play again. by contrast, I look foward with great anticipation to play Coyote Springs again. World Golf Village failed to create a destination attraction. Good thing there is plenty to see and do in Saint Augustine.

He would not play this course again.

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