(Saint Augustine, Florida) – GolfBoard – the first and only substantive, surf-inspired, motorized golf vehicle built specifically for the sport – is now available at World Golf Village Resort’s King & Bear and Slammer & Squire golf courses in Saint Augustine, Florida.
With open layouts and long fairways, the two 18-hole championship courses – designed by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, and Gene Sarazen – offer ideal GolfBoarding terrain. Coquina rock formations, 200-year-old oak trees and vistas of the World Golf Hall of Fame provide a scenic backdrop for GolfBoarders as they “surf the earth.”
“The World Golf Village Resort is a destination for those serious about golf and its rich history,” says Jeff Dowell, President of GolfBoard. “Adopting GolfBoarding at a venue steeped in tradition is a testament that this fast, fun and active experience is part of the future of the game.”
Conceived by Bally Total Fitness Founder Don Wildman and legendary big wave surfer Laird Hamilton, GolfBoarding is an entirely new way to traverse the golf course and is forever changing the way golfers experience the game. The four-wheel drive board allows users to turn by simply transferring their body weight in a carving motion akin to snowboarding or surfing.
“The World Golf Village Resort celebrates golf and the enjoyment it’s given to generations of players,” says Jim Hahn, General Manager, King & Bear and Slammer & Squire. “GolfBoard makes the game more fun, and has proven to be highly appealing to millennials. So as we look to expand the popularity of golf to a new generation, it’s only fitting we offer GolfBoard at our renowned courses.”
Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, GolfBoards are ultra-durable and built with a safety-first and user-friendly mantra to provide golfers a more active and engaging alternative to riding in a cart. Early adopters of GolfBoard have seen an increase in rounds played, revenue growth and an improvement in pace of play. Advanced technology allows GolfBoarders to customize board settings and configurations to their riding preference including adjusting speed settings from 6 to 10 mph via a simple, one-touch switch.
Available since April 2014, GolfBoard is now offered at more than 120 courses in the US, Canada, and Mexico. More than 300 additional private, daily-fee and resort courses are scheduled for product delivery over the next 90 days, and hundreds of individual golfers – including PGA Tour stars and A-List celebrities – have purchased GolfBoards for personal use at their favorite courses.
About the World Golf Village Golf Courses
As the official golf courses of the World Golf Hall of Fame, King & Bear and Slammer & Squire at World Golf Village Resort are championship courses designed to offer both enjoyment and challenge in a spectacular and unique resort setting.
King & Bear, named for its co-designers Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, opened in 2000 and is the
first-and-only 18-hole design collaboration between these two World Golf Hall of Fame members. The 7,279-yard course is a “driver’s” course, which should come as no surprise as both Palmer and Nicklaus wielded awesome power games in their primes. The front nine is an open, links style layout that gives a nod to the heritage of the historic city of St. Augustine, Florida. The back nine is more traditional Florida golf fringed with loblolly pines, 200-year-old oak trees, indigenous coquina rock and numerous water features.
The Slammer & Squire was designed by course architect Bobby Weed with World Golf Hall of Fame Members and design consultants, Sam “The Slammer” Snead, and Gene “The Squire” Sarazen. All three men shared a desire to build a course that rewards good shot making while preserving the area’s natural beauty. What developed is a well-groomed course that showcases the pristine unspoiled wooded areas, wetlands and natural beauty of the region with an emphasis on the short game. The 6,939 yard course has generous landing areas with beautifully contoured greens. Players will revel in the three finishing holes which offer breath-taking views of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Both courses have hosted numerous nationally-televised events including several Champions Tour events.
For more information: www.golfwgv.com, 904.940.6088.
A product of Sol Boards, Inc. of Bend, Oregon, GolfBoard is a new, easy-to-ride electric powered 4wd board that adds fun and excitement for golfers of all ages and athletic ability. There are two versions of the GolfBoard: a commercial-grade CourseBoard ideal for rental fleet use, and a personal use SportBoard available to be customized with a wide selection of custom fender colors, graphics, wheels, and decks, plus a high-performance package providing top speed of 14 mph. Affordable personal and fleet leasing options are available via GB Leasing.
For more information: www.GolfBoard.com, 888.328.2841.