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. Chosen for top course design by Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Fazio, impeccable maintenance and easy access for members, John’s Island’s three championship courses are reminiscent of historic, old-world Florida charm.
The North Course is planned around mature Oak trees offering stunning views of John’s Island Sound, leading to the Indian River. The South Course reflects many of the traditional features found on British and Scottish courses with lush and narrow Live Oak canopies and lakes. The unique West Course, located within a six-mile drive of the community on over 300 acres, features its own Clubhouse and is ranked among the most challenging in the nation. Distinguished by undulating hills, towering Sand Pines, the absence of fairway homes and man-made berming, it is an outstanding example of how nature and remarkable golfing can successfully co-exist.
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)