King & Bear

The King & Bear golf course gets its name from both designers. Palmer earned the nickname “The King” during his playing career, while Nicklaus adopted the “Golden Bear” moniker.

The two World Golf Hall of Fame members, both inducted in the inaugural class in 1974, put the spotlight on their decades-old friendship, rather than their storied rivalry, to create the co-design. King & Bear stands as a representation of their shared love of golf course design. Arnold Palmer Design has created more than 230 golf courses worldwide, and Nicklaus Design has more than 400. These two legends of the game put their heads together and the resulting golf course is beautiful, challenging, and remarkable.

Measuring 7,279 yards from the back tees and 5,119 yards from the forward tees, the course is sure to challenge avid golfers while providing player-friendly conditions for beginners. The layout puts a premium on driving, which should come as no surprise as both Palmer and Nicklaus were known for their power at the height of their playing careers. Golfers will also experience Nicklaus’ inviting fairways and Palmer’s fast greens.

Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer officially opened the golf course on November 15, 2000. Not long after in 2001, the two played each other on the layout in the Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf series. Palmer shot his age in the first match, a 1-under 71, and Nicklaus shot a 75. They were teammates later that same week on the same course for the Legends of Golf on the Senior PGA Tour, now the PGA TOUR Champions.

Course Address

2 World Golf Place - St. Augustine, FL 32092 St. Augustine, FL 32092

Hole 1 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Stone 426
Black 399
Blue 381
White 371
Green (L) 342

Hole 2 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Stone 435
Black 412
Blue 393
White 353
Green (L) 328

Hole 3 - Par 3

TeeDistance
Stone 227
Black 208
Blue 181
White 167
Green (L) 146

Hole 4 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Stone 383
Black 354
Blue 343
White 309
Green (L) 257

Hole 5 - Par 5

TeeDistance
Stone 546
Black 532
Blue 519
White 497
Green (L) 434

Hole 6 - Par 3

TeeDistance
Stone 194
Black 180
Blue 157
White 147
Green (L) 125

Hole 7 - Par 5

TeeDistance
Stone 573
Black 542
Blue 529
White 508
Green (L) 449

Hole 8 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Stone 462
Black 437
Blue 416
White 389
Green (L) 373

Hole 9 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Stone 448
Black 430
Blue 407
White 329
Green (L) 257

Hole 10 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Stone 436
Black 406
Blue 375
White 356
Green (L) 307

Hole 11 - Par 3

TeeDistance
Stone 163
Black 148
Blue 137
White 123
Green (L) 96

Hole 12 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Stone 412
Black 373
Blue 349
White 315
Green (L) 265

Hole 13 - Par 5

TeeDistance
Stone 557
Black 531
Blue 521
White 484
Green (L) 436

Hole 14 - Par 3

TeeDistance
Stone 200
Black 179
Blue 154
White 133
Green (L) 118

Hole 15 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Stone 360
Black 334
Blue 311
White 302
Green (L) 220

Hole 16 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Stone 467
Black 441
Blue 416
White 384
Green (L) 310

Hole 17 - Par 4

TeeDistance
Stone 427
Black 409
Blue 390
White 324
Green (L) 283

Hole 18 - Par 5

TeeDistance
Stone 563
Black 540
Blue 527
White 496
Green (L) 373