The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village is the premier golf and meeting destination in the world, combining the best elements of the game in one spectacular universe. A golfer's paradise, this luxurious resort is set in the heart of World Golf Village - the Center of the Golf Universe - where guests enjoy everything associated with the game. Among the many resort offerings are two 18-hole championship courses designed by legends of the game.
The largest resort and conference center combination between Atlanta and Orlando, The Renaissance Resort offers a total of 86,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The resort sits on 6,300 beautifully landscaped acres, next to the one-and-only World Golf Hall of Fame, the Walk of Champions, PGA TOUR Golf Academy, PGA TOUR STOP retail center, and such restaurants as the golf-themed Murray Bros. Caddyshack and Augustinos Italian Steakhouse.
The 301-room Renaissance features a lushly landscaped 10-story atrium garden lobby, complete with running streams, a cascading waterfall and exotic 30-foot palms. Natural limestone, marble and granite floors in the lobby set the stage for a grand resort.
The resort is located just minutes from the beautiful beaches, fine shopping and historic attractions of St. Augustine.
The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village is located 10 miles northwest of the historic beaches of St. Augustine and 20 minutes south of Jacksonville. The property is connected to the St. Johns County Convention Center and is located within the World Golf Village.
By car, take I-95 to Exit 323. Turn onto International Golf Parkway. Turn right into the World Golf Village and follow Legacy Trail to the resort.
The Renaissance Resort offers a wealth of recreational options that appeal to golfers and non-golfers alike. Offerings include two par-72 championship golf courses, the Hall of Fame's 18-hole championship putting course and Island Challenge Hole, privileges at the exclusive oceanfront Serenata Beach Club, a large heated pool, Jacuzzi hot tub, 24-hour fitness center and sauna, tennis courts, a handsomely decorated billiards room, and walking and jogging trails. In addition, the resort is next to the one-and-only World Golf Hall of Fame and IMAX® Theater, and guests have access to the PGA TOUR Golf Academy.
A unique offering at the resort is Full Swing Golf, which is the world's finest indoor golf simulator. Superior technology and unmatched realism let you play, practice and learn on simulated greens of 22 top-ranked courses.
The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village offers two extraordinary 18-hole championship golf courses that were designed by the legends of the game. King & Bear is the only course in the world designed jointly by Arnold Palmer (known as "The King") and Jack "The Bear" Nicklaus. The signature features of the 7,279-yard course are its placid lakes edged with large coquina rocks, and its 200-year-old live oaks. The course challenges amateurs and pros alike with five sets of tees, has a course rating of 75.2, and its slope is 143.
Slammer & Squire is named for legendary Hall of Famers "Slammin" Sam Snead and Gene "The Squire" Sarazen. They partnered with architect Bobby Weed to create this impressive par 72 tree-lined course that features gentle rolling fairways and challenging lakes. The 6,939-yard course has a course rating of 73.8, and its slope is 135.
Both courses feature such on-course amenities as chilled apples on the first and tenth holes, complimentary range balls, and Global Positioning System (GPS) in every cart.
SERENATA BEACH CLUB
Guests staying at The Renaissance Resort have privileges at Serenata Beach Club, Florida's premier private oceanfront club. Combining European grace with Caribbean charm, Serenata Beach Club provides Renaissance guests the sun, surf, sand and quiet serenity of Ponte Vedra Beach. The exclusive club offers access to miles of sparkling Atlantic beach, a two-level 12,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse, a 4,000-square-foot adult pool with dedicated lap lanes, a 4,000-square-foot heated family pool with 12-foot waterfall, and a kid's play pool with fun water features.
Serenata Beach Club also offers complimentary supervised activities for children and teens, beachside equipment rentals, gourmet oceanfront indoor & outdoor dining, fully equipped locker rooms, a well-equipped fitness center and spa services. Private reception, banquet and meeting rooms are available for up to 200 guests.
As a guest of The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village, a $10 fee provides access and charging privileges at the club, which is just 15 minutes from the resort. (Serenata phone number: 904-823-3368)
WORLD GOLF VILLAGE
World Golf Village is a lush 6,300-acre resort and residential community in St. Augustine, Florida. The Renaissance Resort sits in the heart of World Golf Village, and serves as the "Official Resort of the World Golf Hall of Fame." Village offerings include the one-and-only World Golf Hall of Fame, The Walk of Champions, The Island Challenge Hole, an all-grass 18-hole Putting Course, The PGA TOUR Golf Academy, North Florida's only IMAX® Theater, and the PGA TOUR Stop retail store.
The one-and-only World Golf Hall of Fame is the ultimate destination for the celebration of golf, and where golf's greatest players are truly recognized. Serving as the international home of golf, the Hall of Fame offers visitors the ability to view remarkable memorabilia from golf legends. Interactive technology, hands-on exhibits, two putting greens and a virtual reality golf simulator are all part of this remarkable facility. Guests may tour on their own, or can take a guided tour. The World Golf Hall of Fame, located at One World Golf Place in St. Augustine, is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and from noon-6 p.m. on Sundays. (Phone: 904-940-4123)
The half-mile Walk of Champions allows you to stroll through World Golf Village and see commemorative bricks featuring the signatures of past and present golf legends.
The Challenge Hole is a 132-yard, par-three island replica of the famous 17th Hole of the Stadium Course at the TPC at Sawgrass. Guests hitting two balls on the Challenge Green win a special prize.
The World Golf Village offers a lighted all-grass 18-hole Putting Course, complete with bunkers.
The PGA TOUR Golf Academy offers group clinics, corporate events, private lessons and a unique learning center.
The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater features an 80-foot-wide by 6-story-high screen. In addition to showcasing compelling films, the theater is available for group functions.
The shops of the World Golf Village offer golf equipment, apparel, shoes, art collectibles, home furnishings and accessories. The anchor is the impressive two-story, 30,000-square-foot PGA TOUR Stop, the largest golf equipment and retail store in north Florida.
Guests of The Renaissance Resort also have access to recreational facilities located within the residential communities of World Golf Village. The facilities include two baseball diamonds, two soccer fields, two playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts, picnic pavilion, four tennis courts, outdoor family fun pool and a six-lane lap pool.
Guests at The Renaissance Resort have privileges at the world-class PGA TOUR Spa Laterra, which opened in World Golf Village in December 2004. The full-service spa offers an array of massages, body treatments and salon services. Complimentary transportation to The Spa is provided to resort guests.
The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village has 301 rooms, which include 271 luxurious King or two-double- bedded rooms, 28 spacious one-bedroom suites, and two Presidential suites.
Appointed with European accents and overlooking the World Golf Village lake and golf courses, the hotel offers the finest amenities, including:
- High-speed Internet access
- Wet bars and mini-refrigerators
- Two telephones with data ports
- Oversized executive desk
- Executive desk chair
- Two televisions with cable TV
- Spacious baths with well-lit vanity
- Iron and ironing board
- In-room coffee service
- Hair dryers
- Lighted make-up mirrors
- Spectacular views of the golf courses and resort complex
- Suites have microwaves, three televisions and balconies
- Room service
- Concierge service
Presidential Suites offer elegant old-world charm with handsome leather sofas, four-poster beds, relaxing Jacuzzis, and huge balconies ideal for entertaining.
The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village, the adjoining St. Johns County Convention Center and the adjacent World Golf Hall of Fame feature 86,000 square feet of flexible meeting, exhibit and event space. Hand-colored images of St. Augustine's historical buildings grace the walls of the pre-function area. Offerings include:
- The 26,450-square-foot St. Augustine Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 2,700 guests for receptions or 3,000 theater-style. Pre-function areas extend the ballroom space by 7,500 square feet.
- 36,000 square feet of additional indoor event space at the World Golf Hall of Fame
- The Hall of Fame Courtyard, which can accommodate 1,000 for a reception
- 300-seat tiered IMAX Theater
- 24-hour business center, conveniently located behind the conference registration desk
- Comprehensive teleconferencing, television, lighting and audiovisual capabilities
- Full catering services
- The ability to stage elaborate and unique theme parties
- Golf packages for groups
- Ample outdoor venues
DINING & ENTERTAINMENT
Guests of The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village have many dining and entertainment options, including:
The Cypress Pointe Restaurant is a casually elegant restaurant located in the resort's garden atrium. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it offers continental cuisine, fresh seafood, steaks, sandwiches and many other selections. Its popular Sunday Brunch continues to be a weekly tradition for local residents, as is its Friday night Seafood Buffet.
Murray Bros. Caddyshack is a fun themed restaurant and lounge that is an easy stroll from The Renaissance Resort. Created by golfer and comedian Bill Murray with his five brothers, the restaurant is decorated like a traditional Country Club gone awry. Golf and Bill Murray memorabilia adorn the walls. Serving lunch and dinner daily, Caddyshack offers an "American grill" menu.
Legacy Steakhouse, also a short walk from The Renaissance Resort, offers casual upscale dining with an open oak grill. Offerings include delicious steaks and an array of Italian dishes. The Lounge opens at 4 p.m., with dinner served daily from 5-10 p.m.
Hall of Fame Café, located in the lower level of the World Golf Hall of Fame, offers a casual atmosphere where you can enjoy gourmet deli sandwiches, hearty green salads and delicious desserts.
Legends Clubhouse Grille, overlooking the ninth green of the Slammer & Squire golf course, offers breakfast and lunch with a wonderful view of the action on the links.
Champions Grille, located at the King & Bear golf course, offers a superb breakfast and lunch menu.
The Links Lounge, located at The Renaissance Resort, provides the perfect spot to unwind with friends and business associates. Guests can enjoy a game in the Billiards Room, test their skills at the golf simulator, or watch major sporting events on the lounge's big screen TV.
Room Service, which offers a large selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner options.
The shops of the World Golf Village offer golf equipment, apparel, shoes, art collectibles, home furnishings and accessories. The anchor is the 30,000-square-foot PGA TOUR Stop, the largest golf equipment and retail store in north Florida. A complimentary golf cart shuttle transports guests who would prefer to ride to the shops or World Golf Hall of Fame rather than walk. The shuttle runs daily.
Historic downtown St. Augustine offers a multitude of art galleries, antique shops and boutiques, and The Renaissance Resort is just five minutes north of the St. Augustine Premium Outlet Center, which is a shopper's paradise with an exciting collection of 85 outlets from the world's leading designers and brand names including Ashworth-Callaway Golf, Banana Republic Factory Store, BCBG Max Azria, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gap Outlet, J.Crew, Nike Factory Store, Tommy Bahama, Tommy Hilfiger and more. Each store offers tremendous selections at savings of 25% to 65% off regular retail prices every day. In addition, Jacksonville's premier shopping destination, The Avenues Mall, is just 20 minutes north on Interstate 95.
The Renaissance Resort also features a large gift shop, which sells an assortment of souvenirs and sundries.