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Harry Vardon

Vardon was born on Jersey one of the Channel Islands in 1870, his father was English and his mother French. He started as a caddie together with his brother and they both showed talent for the game. He moved to England at the age of 20 and started working as greenkeeper at Studley Royal Golf…
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Angus Lea Golf Course NH

If you drive 19 and a half hours north from St Augustine (depending traffic) you will come to Angus Lea Golf Course in Hillsborough New Hampshire. Hillsborough is situated between Keen and the capital of NH, the city of Concord, where you have bus services to Boston city and the airport. Angus Lea golf course…
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Eagle Landing Golf Club

One hour’s drive northwest from St. Augustine (south-southwest of Jacksonville), you will find the Eagle Landings Golf Club (in Orange Park). It is a course designed by Clay Johnston (who also designed St. Johns Golf and Country Club) and that measures 7,037 yards from the back tees. It has some holes where Clay Johnston took…
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The Palencia Club

It is a private club, but I was invited so I could try it out. The course is designed by Arthur Hills, and you can tell after a few holes. The layout is beautiful and the bunkers and the water are strategically placed and also appeal to the eye. The back tee makes the course…
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Lulu’s Waterfront Grille

On 301 Roscoe Blvd N, Ponte Vedra Beach you find this place, it is sort of behind PGA Sawgrass and next to Marsh Landing on the water. You can come with car or by boat, they have their own dock you can moor at. Nice atmosphere both inside and outside, and as I said next…
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Kilroy was here

Many of you have seen graffiti saying “Kilroy was here” and a simple drawing of the top of a head and two eyes and some fingers holding on to the line. There are a few theories of what the origin of this graffiti was but I like this one. James J Kilroy, of Halifax, Massachusetts,…
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Marsh Landing Country Club

Just a short drive from TPC Sawgrass you will find this nice golf course in a closed condominium. From the entrains I arrived at it was quit a long drive inside the gate and a few times I thought the GPS had lost it, but no I found the clubhouse. Friendly staff took care of…
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St. Augustine Lighthouse

On a map published in 1589, describing Sir Francis Drakes attach on St. Augustine in 1586 there is a wooden watchtower on Anastasia Island. This might be first “lighthouse” in St. Augustine. In one of Henry Popple’s maps published in 1733, there is a marking indicating a “beacon” at St. Augustine harbor. In 1737 a…
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Kingfish Grill

This place is on the water next to the marina with intercoastal in view on Camachee Cove, between Vilano Beach and St Augustine. They only have lunch on Saturday and Sunday other days it is dinner. Parking can be tricky but they have a golf cart shuttle, haven’t tried yet. Very nice setting with yachts…
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