Ocean Course Tour

Placing players on the brink of the Atlantic Ocean, the award-winning Ocean Course is a shining example of oceanfront golf perfection.

This top 100 golf course not only winds along pristine wetlands and sparkling lakes, but also plays six holes directly on the Atlantic Ocean. The course concludes with a thrilling finale dubbed "The Bear Claw" — a collection of four daunting holes precariously edging the sweeping coastline. The Ocean Course received a ranking as one of Florida's Top 5 courses. This course is truly "Florida's Ocean Course".

Golfweek's 2013 Best Courses You Can Play in Florida - No. 10

  • About Jack Nicklaus
    • No name is more synonymous with greatness in the sport of golf than Jack Nicklaus, and no single person has changed the face of the sport more than he - the player, the designer, and the goodwill ambassador. With a total of 20 major titles (including two U.S. Amateur victories), Nicklaus is the only golfer ever to win each of the four professional major titles - U.S. Open, Open Championship (or British Open), Masters, and PGA Championship - at least three times each. The Golden Bear, as he's known throughout the golf world, brought his unique perspective and design acumen to Hammock BeachSM Resort and has built a course destined to become a classic.

  • Course Accolades
    • Condé Nast Traveler

      • Top 100 Golf Resorts - No.53 (2007)

      Golf Digest

      • Best Courses - Architectural Design in State - No.12 (2009)
      • America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses - No.57 (2008)
      • Top 75 Resorts - No.60 (2006)
      • Top Ten New Upscale Courses (2001)

      Golf For Women

      • Top 50 Golf Courses for Women - No.22 (2008, 2007, 2006)
      • Top 100 Fairways (2001)

      GOLF Magazine

      • Top 100 Courses You Can Play in USA - No.78 (2010, 2008)
      • The Best Courses Near You, Florida - No.4 (2010)
      • Silver Medal Golf Resort (2008)
      • Top 100 You Can Play - No.78 (2006, 2005)
      • Top 10 Courses You Can Play (2001)


      • Best Courses You Can Play in Florida - No. 10 (2013), No.9 (2011), No.7 (2009), No.5 (2008), No.3 (2007)
      • Best Courses You Can Play - No.7 (2010)
      • Best Resort Course - No.48 (2010), No.45 (2009), No.34 (2007), No.35 (2006)
      • Best Tour Courses You Can Play - No.16 (2010), No.17 (2008)
      • Best Residential Golf Course - No.75 (2009), No.57 (2007)

      Links Magazine

      • Best Florida Resorts - Top 20 (2011)
      • Top 20 Nicklaus Courses You Can Play - No.7 (2009)
      • A Modern Classic (2001)
Leery of the bunkers guarding the right side, smart players will try to hit down the right center of this fairway. The second shot will be to an elevated green guarded by a bunker on the left and a grass hollow on the right.
Par: 4 Yards: 380