World Golf Hall of Fame, Jacksonville
The World Golf Hall of Fame in World Golf Village is a living history museum that provides visitors with a behind-the scenes look at the sport of golf through artifacts, interactive exhibits and hands-on activities. Here you can putt on a nineteenth-century style green using an old fashioned putter and ball or utilize state of the art technology to play a virtual hole at legendary courses like Pebble Beach and St. Andrews. Overall, the Hall of Fame is organized into 18 exhibition areas following the chronology of golf from its roots to the present day. For a 365 degree aerial perspective of the World Golf Village complex, ride the elevator to the top of the hall's observation tower. If you're feeling inspired, you'll find an 18-hole putting course and a 132-yard challenge hole right outside the hall, or you can play one of World Golf Village's two world class courses: The King & The Bear and the Slammer & Squire.
World Golf Village is located along I-95 just a 25 minute drive south of Downtown. It is a booming self-contained community built as a celebration of golf. At its center stands the World Golf Hall of Fame, surrounded by an IMAX theater, a lakeside complex of shops and restaurants, two luxurious resorts, two world-class golf courses, the PGA Tour Golf Academy, the headquarters of PGA Tour Productions, a convention center, condos and a growing number of meticulously planned upscale housing developments.