The story of Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is the story of famed Florida – established and new, evergreen and enchanting. Opened in 1928 as a distinguished choice for outdoor recreation, reflection and dream vacation, the historic AAA Five Diamond resort has become a treasured destination for couples and families for generations.
This is everyone’s ideal getaway spot. Guests eagerly plan their special vacations at the “Inn,” year after year. They have come for the social dances, for anniversaries, and for their annual family vacations. And their children, in turn, do the same, creating special family traditions that will be celebrated by the generations to come.
Those who know this iconic beach resort have come to expect its distinctive standards of service and excellence, undiminished beauty and endless leisure pursuits. Repeat guests come for its year-round recreation and world-class amenities, two championship golf courses, the largest spa in northern Florida, a renowned tennis facility, three pools, an expansive fitness center overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the pristine Ponte Vedra beach and a wide range of culinary options by Erik Osol, celebrated Chef de Cuisine.
But this grand Florida resort has always kept up with the times, thanks to consistent upkeep and renewal. As of September Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is unveiling a new level of vacation paradise to guests. The resort’s resplendent Ocean Course has undergone significant renovation and is ready to challenge even the most competitive golfers. Designed in 1928 by famed British architect and professional golfer Herbert Bertram Strong, Ocean Course is the region’s oldest resort golf course. Famously recognized as one of golf’s first island greens, the Ocean Course’s signature 9th hole was meticulously constructed in 1928 with the help of 100 mules dragging slip pans to shape the course’s contours and mounds. Featuring a newly renovated driving range, two practice pitching and chipping areas, two putting greens, complete Pro Shop, and a highly trained team of PGA Golf Professionals, the resort’s golf facilities are second to none.
In addition, the resort is adding an entire new beachfront wing as part of its repertoire of 262 rooms. Modern beachside luxury is now the ultimate lure for guests at the new Ocean House and Peyton House. Steps away from the Ocean Course and Racquet Club the new 41 guest rooms and suites provide guests the luxury indulgence of an ocean- front boutique destination. These well-appointed accommodations, some featuring room connectors, are designed in a chic, southern coastal fashion that honors the spirit and heritage of this memorable resort. Each room and suite seamlessly extends to generous private terraces or patios that lead directly to our world-renowned beach. Guests will delight in the simple pleasure of panoramic views of our spectacular coastline and the singular casual elegance you have come to expect from Ponte Vedra Inn & Club.
Overall, the resort offers an impressive and diverse collection of oceanfront rooms and suites with direct ocean views and beach access, historic Inn rooms with iconic Island Green and lagoon views, as well as presidential and penthouse suites, with private terraces or patios.
Choosing your room will be your most challenging choice – but coming here will be easy.
By Cris Duschek