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October 19, 2021

Golfing in Clay County: The Golfer’s Guide to the Top Golf Courses in Florida

From seasoned professionals to newbies on the course, Clay County, Florida welcomes golfers of all levels to play their best on one of our four local courses. From the practice greens to courses rich in wildlife and nature, get ready to test your skills where golf is a year-round sport filled with sunshine. 

Here’s a look at the golf courses available for play in Clay County:

Eagle Harbor Golf Club

Best known for their island practice green, the Eagle Harbor Golf Course in Fleming Island features an 18-hole course surrounding the Eagle Harbor community of homes. Designed by award-winning course architect Clyde B. Johnston, golfers can enjoy rolling Bermuda grass fairways with plenty of water hazards to make the course a bit more challenging. 

After your round, stop in to talk about your play over a bite to eat or drink at Talons Restaurant. Overlooking the island green, this is a hot spot for local beers and a menu perfect for kids and adults with entrees such as the fresh catch sandwich of the day and the popular pimento grilled cheese sandwich.  

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Eagle Landing Golf Club

In Clay County’s Oakleaf neighborhood, Eagle Landing Golf Course features a 7,037 yard, par 72 course surrounded with Southern pine and palmetto trees. With six tees, ranging from juniors to championship, this course progresses in difficulty as the game reaches its way to the 18th green. Also designed by golf architect Clyde B. Johnston, Eagle Landing is said to offer a vintage feel with classically designed holes along the course. If you’re interested in stepping up your game on the course, Eagle Landing golf professionals are available for private lessons for both adults and juniors. 

For a bite to eat with great views of the course, stop in at The Landing Bar & Grill. This family-friendly spot offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with entrees ranging from wings, flatbreads, burgers, sandwiches along with a full bar. 

Top Golf Courses in Clay County

Fleming Island Golf Club

Designed by local architect Bobby Weed, the Fleming Island Golf Course comes in at 6,700 yards with a par of 71. Surrounded by water and carefully-place sand bunkers, the front nine challenges golfers to play their best game while the back nine features a quiet course among the trees and wildlife. 

Unique to Fleming Island Golf Club is the Top of the Tee – home to ten covered hitting bays equipped with Toptracer Technology. Each bay has its own seating area, paired with a nearby bar and televisions making this venue perfect for groups. Golfers can choose from different games including closest to the pin, longest drive competitions, points games and more. Top of the Tee is also available for practice sessions before moving over to the main course. The lighted driving range also allows for players to practice even after the sun goes down. 

The club’s Hibernia Pub overlooks the 10th tee and offers a full menu, including Irish cuisine and a full bar. Stop in for a bite to eat and stay for nighttime fun with live music featured throughout the week by local musicians.  

Magnolia Point Golf Club

In Green Cove Springs, golfers can test their skills at the Magnolia Point Golf Club among the pine and magnolia trees. Set within a 1,000-acre community, wildlife is frequently seen on the course making it a unique playing field for golfers. Designed by Mark McCumber and Mike Beebe in 1986, this 6,796-yard course features Bermuda grass and no parallel fairways.

Magnolia Point Golf Club is also home to The Golf Academy of North Florida, under the instruction of Dale Claussen, PGA. The academy has produced numerous collegiate players along with their thriving juniors program. With the use of V1 Coaching Software, players can take advantage of video analysis during lessons and practice under-covered and shaded hitting areas. 

Get Ready for Golf in Northeast Florida

For those interested in creating an entire getaway of golf all into one package, contact the team at Florida’s First Coast of Golf. As partners with the Clay County Tourism board, they have access to tee times, golf academies, and more – helping plan the golf vacation you have dreamed of – all in Northeast Florida. 

Whether you are a beginner or a more seasoned golfer, our courses are ready to challenge you to reach your best score on the course. Plan your visit to Clay County, Florida, and explore our small towns filled with big passions… and great golf courses too. 

Which golf course would you like to play in Clay County?

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