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osh Ponte Vedra is earning a reputation as Florida's newest upscale playground, providing sporty diversions for the active vacationer.

Ponte Vedra beach is an ideal spot for
family fun.
Located between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, this area offers world-class resorts, spas, golf courses, tennis facilities and miles of shell-sprinkled Atlantic Ocean beaches that set the stage for a picture-perfect family vacation.

Those wishing for close proximity to the ocean will find an abundance of oceanfront hotels, motels and condos. Interval ownerships and beachfront houses provide perfect home-away-from-home comfort, as the many fine shops, restaurants and businesses also cater to the upscale communties which flourish here. But the wide array of sporting actitivites available is what makes this place so special...

Sportfisher's Paradise: The
fishing off Northeast Florida
is plentiful.
Anglers can enjoy outstanding saltwater and freshwater fishing in the clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Sailfish, marlin, grouper, dolphin and wahoo wait for deep sea fishermen, while king makeral, cobia, mangorove, snapper and fighting tarpon challenge near-shore boaters. Speckled trout, largemouth bass, bream, stripers and catfish abound in the freshwater lakes, rivers and streams in the areas west of Ponte Vedra. There are six major sportfishing tournaments in the area between April and August. For information aboutfishing licenses, click here to contact the Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commissison.

Two nationally acclaimed tennis resorts are located within 5 miles of each other in Ponte Vedra: the ATP Tourtm International Headquarters, where championship courts of every surface style are used by the world's top tennis pros, and the posh Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, named one of America's top five tennis resorts by Tennis Magazine. There's also the Marriot at Sawgrass Resort which features eight clay courts.


The Ponte Vedra Inn and Club,
built in 1937, pits golfers against
the ocean breezes.
Some of Florida's most challenging and scenic courses are found in the Ponte Vedra area. From the renowned Tournament Players Championship (TPC) Stadium Course at Sawgrass, home of the annual PGA tournament Players Championship, to the many other fine courses peppered throughout this community perfectly suited for the golfer of any handicap.

TPC, one of the largest and most prestigious golf resorts in the country, has signature par 72, 6,857-yard course designed by Pete Dye and is ranked 7th among "America's Best Resort Courses" by Golf Digest.

Guests at Marriott Sawgrass Resort also have access to two private courses nearby, the Oak Bridge Club and the course at the Marsh Landing Country Club - which meanders through some of the most gorgeous North Florida scenery. Select your clubs carefully for play in the tidal ponds, lagoons and marshes.

Two other outstanding courses at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club challenge the golfer with ocean breezes and many water hazards. A new must-see for golfers and non-golfers alike is just a short trip from Ponte Vedra, the New World Golf Village and Hall of Fame. Also check our for detailed listings of all of the other golf courses in the area.