To play golf is amazing, but to play golf where the greats have played . . . well that is another story. Jack Nicklaus recorded his first double eagle in tournament competition on the 18th hole here in the Greater Jacksonville Open in 1966. Now, world-renowned golf course architect, Erik Larsen, has newly redesigned this historic golf course.
Set in the heart of Atlantic Beach just 3 blocks from the ocean, Atlantic Beach Country Club is a family-friendly coastal community that offers an unforgettable golfing experience. Set in a stunning environment, you will enjoy the unique Florida landscaping, native wildlife, beautiful climate and warm ocean breezes while you play. The 18-hole championship golf course is a 6,815-yard, Par 71 and offers multiple sets of tees, making the course both exciting and challenging for players of every skill level.
Larsen has been involved in golf course design since 1983 and has designed over 98 golf courses across the world. Atlantic Beach Country Club will be special to him, as it is located in his hometown. His design concept is a risk vs. reward style course. “The further you hit the ball the harder the course gets. If you get risky on your tee shot and take an aggressive angle, you will be rewarded on your next shot.” said Larsen. He also stated the importance of designing the course to appeal to each specific class of player. “ The trick to a good golf course is making it hard for the good players and fun for the average golfer. I want to see the top players in the area walk off the 18th green and talk about how demanding the course is. ” Additionally, Larsen took great care in maximizing the beauty of the course by integrating native North Florida ecology into the design. The gentle flow of the course and the stunning natural beauty will delight every golfer.
We also offer a practice facility, which includes a 350-yard driving range, practice putting green and a short game practice area for chipping. Whether you are a beginner or a scratch golfer, PGA Director of Golf, Jason Diaz and his staff offer private instruction, and can provide you with the skills to achieve the maximum enjoyment in playing the game of golf.