World Golf Hall Of FameCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 1 World Golf Pl, St Augustine, FL 32092, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9049404133
- Ticket Price: 20 USD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Golf Course, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Exhibition
World Golf Hall Of Fame - Review
The World Golf Hall of Fame is located at World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Florida, in the United States. It enshrines and honours both men and women by displaying memorabilia, sculptures, and plaques. You will learn about five centuries of golf tradition all housed under one roof. Let history indulge you as you learn more from the early days when golf was played with stick and ball forerunners to modern day game.
On May 19, 1998, the World Golf Hall of Fame opened in its new site in St. Augustine. Several participants of the inaugural class, including Palmer, Sarazen and Snead, were on the stage to welcome the first class for the new building: Nick Faldo and Johnny Miller. The Hall of Fame is a unique vacation destination because it is the core of the World Golf Village. People flock here to enjoy the luxurious accommodations with its added amenities.
The Village provides world class services. The Hall of Fame is supported by a consortium of 26 golf organizations from all over the world. World Golf Hall of Fame’s mission is to honour and preserve the history of this game and legacies of the people who made it happen.
Through interactive storytelling, exhibitions, works of art, audio, video and photography, the Hall of Fame reaches out to you and leads you through history, engaging your senses to appreciate the significance of golf and its members. It is a non-profit organisation supported by the Board of Directors from The European Tour, LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR , The R&A and USGA.
All the exhibits in the Hall of Fame show the struggle pioneers have faced from the late 19th century through to today. They are all statements of social justice and humanity. The special exhibit sculpture symbolizes the progression of golf. They show that in life as in golf, there is very little difference, between the races of mankind and that we all have a place in golf and in the world.
Another exhibit pays homage to Bob Hope looking at his devotion to the United States troops and the various ways he championed the game of golf. The Nancy Lopez exhibit highlights Lopez’s accomplishments on the course, showing the honest, appealing and entertaining personality that so deeply connected her to golf fans worldwide. Included in the special exhibits are History in the Making and Inductee Exhibits.
The Experience exhibits take you through the Hall of Fame challenge, where you participate in a game of golf to win. Further down you see the Class of 2012 Gallery, The Team Gallery, Golf Simulator, where you can play at the old course and visit the newly expanded and renovated Member Locker Room. There is a Recent Inductee Exhibit, Putting Course, The Royal and Ancient Game, Trophy Tower and finally the tour will end at The Wall of Fame.
World Golf Hall Of Fame Information
- Admission to the Hall of Fame includes entrance to the Museum (valid for the day of purchase AND the subsequent day), one round on the 18-hole, natural-grass putting course and two shots on the Hall of Fame Challenge Hole.
- An IMAX film may be added for $5 for general run films and $10 for special engagement Hollywood films.
- St. Johns County residents receive 30% off full priced adult admission with identification.
- Free children admission is valid for museum only. Children admission rates for IMAX® applies. Only one discount per guest.
- The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre is attached to the Hall of Fame, both of which are in World Golf Village adjacent to the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Slammer & Squire golf course.
- Parking is located behind the PGA TOUR Stop and Caddy Shack restaurant. From this parking lot, follow the signs and walk along the lake towards the Hall of Fame tower.
- Wheelchairs can be borrowed at the box office and a license must be left as collateral. Unfortunately, we do not have electric wheelchairs.
- Cameras are allowed inside the museum.
- The Caddy Shack restaurant serves good food at reasonable prices and large portions.
- The Fairway Cafe is a little sandwich shop which serves a variety of sandwiches.
- The Gift stores have really nice T-shirts for a decent price.
- The volunteers at the museum have one thing in common, a passion for the game and meeting you.
- Donations that support the organization's most pressing needs and on-going mission programs are encouraged.
- When you shop the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum's Online Store, the proceeds support the mission of the Hall and its programs.
World Golf Hall Of Fame Ticket Prices
- For Adult: $19.50
- For Child: $5
- Seniors, Military & Florida Residents: (with valid ID) $18.50; Students (ages 13 and over with valid ID) $10; Children (4 & under) Free.
World Golf Hall Of Fame Hours
- The museum is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Induction Day.
- The Museum observes holiday hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day.
Restaurants Near World Golf Hall Of Fame
- Caddyshack: American
- Fairways Cafe: Delicatessen
- Villagio Italian Grill: Italian
- Murray Brothers Caddy Shack: American
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World Golf Hall Of Fame, St Augustine Reviews
This place was worth the detour to check it out. A lot of historical items and memorabilia from past tournaments. They had a whole floor dedicated to Bob Hope. Didn't know a lot about his love of golf and or influence on the game. I learned a great deal and took away some things to remember.
1st floor dedicated to Bob Hope. 2nd floor recent inductees, view their lockers and follow the sport. Wonderful info. Visit often. Take a crack at a hole in one or try your hand at miniature golf on real grass. Catch a flick at the Imax theater.
If you are a golfer this is a must. Great value for $20.00. A lot of memorabilia and history of the game and origins of the game and early and current greats of the greatest game. Enjoy.
Amazing place and everyone is so nice and helpful. We can't wait to go back. Our grandsons loved their visit also.
Pretty cool if you love golf. Actual clubs used on some of golf's most famous shots. Players lockers stocked like they had them. Section dedicated to Bob Hope. Shell Oil is the major sponsor, so there is def an old fossil air about the place.