News // Stillwater Golf Course first new design open on First Coast since 2002 (

Bobby Weed said the highest praise a golf architect can get is when someone tells him that a course looks as if it has been on the property for years.

He’ll get plenty of that after the Stillwater Golf Course opens in late spring.

The first new golf course to be built on the First Coast since 2002 is targeted for a May opening at the Stillwater community in St. Johns. Stillwater is nearly equidistant between the two largest cities on the First Coast, 30 miles from downtown Jacksonville and 23 from downtown St. Augustine.

The Lennar development, which has already sold out of the first of four residential phases, is an “Active Adult Community,” for those 55 and over and eventually will have 550 home sites.

Home prices range from $350,000-to-$600,000.

Public play on the course will be allowed until enough homeowners move in, at which point Stillwater will become private. Hampton Golf, the management company for the Palencia Club, the last new design to be built on the First…

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