Named one of “America’s Top 25 Golf Communities” by Travel + Leisure Golf, John’s Island offers a unique and sophisticated blend of world-class golf and an unparalleled residential lifestyle. John’s Island’s three championship courses – designed by Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Fazio – are impeccably maintained and reminiscent of Florida's old-world charm. With easy access for members, tee times are rarely needed...the place belongs to you.
Planned around mature Oak trees offering stunning views of John’s Island Sound, leading to the Indian River. It is the Club’s longest test of golf and demands accurate, well-placed tee shots.
Reflecting many of the traditional features found on British and Scottish courses, it is the ultimate shotmaker’s course, requiring accurate tee shots and approaches to well-bunkered greens. Nearly every hole on the back nine features water hazards, putting a premium on driving. The South Course impressive enhancements were completed in 2019.
Home of the 35th annual USGA Mid-Amateur in 2015, resulting in a win by Sammy Schultz with a timely ace on a par-4 lead, the lauded West Course is located six miles from John’s Island. Upon arriving, you will immediately see why it is special. Designed by Tom Fazio and built on a natural sand ridge featuring stunning elevation changes, it is set on 300 acres with its own clubhouse, but without a single residence to intrude on the serenity. Perennially ranked among the country’s most challenging courses, members have a place to get away and revel in its natural beauty while enjoying an array of wildlife in their natural habitat. The newly renovated clubhouse with outdoor dining and panoramic golf vistas complement the indoor teaching facility and two world-class croquet lawns. (West Course map)
People constantly ask me which of all the golf courses I’ve designed is my favorite, and I can’t possibly answer because we’ve been fortunate to be involved in the design of many great golf courses. But if I put all of the names in a hat and someone drew out a name, and the name John’s Island West popped out, I’d be content. I’d be happy to stake my design and business reputation on this course as any we’ve designed. I had an idea it would be outstanding the first day I saw the site; I didn’t know exactly what the golf course would look like, nor how many bunkers it would have, nor what shape the fairways would be, but I knew it had potential. It’s pure golf. – Tom Fazio (Golf Course Designs)