Fairways & fireworks & five unique destinations

Amelia Island, Clay County, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Palm Coast have plenty of places to hit the fairways and fireworks this 4th of July. Learn more about what Northeast Florida has to offer.

This 4th of July take advantage of Northeast Florida’s golf courses and accommodations with this helpful itinerary.

See where to tee off, stay and more!


Holidays are a popular time for golfing, especially in the summertime. If you’re in Northeast Florida for the 4th of July, take advantage of golf courses and accommodations and celebrate with fireworks!

Here’s a helpful itinerary that allows you to spend time on the course and enjoy the celebration too.


Take advantage of cooler temperatures and a quieter course and book a tee time for early morning before the day’s festivities begin.

Florida’s First Coast of Golf has courses for all pocket books – and all skill levels too. From Amelia Island’s The Amelia River Club to Palm Coast’s Hammock Beach Golf Resort, playing 18 holes is a great way to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Don’t forget to check out Florida Coast’s newest short course options, Little Sandy in Amelia Island.

pictured: Amelia River Club


Whether you prefer oceanfront accommodations or maybe a more affordable hotel closer to numerous courses, you’ll have no problem finding a place to relax and call ‘home’ during your time on Florida’s First Coast.

With a short walk to the ocean or an oceanfront view, Amelia Island has got you covered; Amelia Hotel at The Beach or Residence Inn Amelia Island are all minutes away from great golf.

For a front-row seat to the Downtown Jacksonville fireworks, book a room at the Doubletree by Hilton – Jacksonville Riverfront. You’ll be able to enjoy the fireworks right from the comfort of your room.


If you are in Northeast Florida for the Fourth of July, balance time on the green with local festivities to make your 4th unforgettable. If your little one’s tired of golf easily and can barely make it through 10 holes, let alone all 18, try an alternative family game, like Topgolf. Score points using micro-chipped golf balls and Toptracer technology. The more accurate your shot and the farther the distance, the more points you earn. Fore Score Golf Tavern is another great social setting with great food, drinks, and golf simulators. Grab your swimsuits and head over Bent Creek Golf Course, where you’ll be about half an hour from Jacksonville Beaches. Bent Creek is a public course that feels secluded, surrounded by trees and forest, and plenty of shade.

This fourth, plan to play a little golf at Hidden Hills Golf Club, a gorgeous course re-designed by Arnold Palmer and located right next to the beach. But what’s better than playing right next to the beach… playing right ON the beach. Check out the award-winning Ocean Course at Hammock Beach. While you’re sinking hole-in-ones in the calm ocean breeze, your family can take a dip in the cool ocean waves.

pictured: Hidden Hills Golf Club

If your family is looking for even more outdoor activities, head to Clay County. home to many award-winning golf courses, such as Eagle Landing Golf Club. There are also numerous hiking and biking trails to enjoy. Bring a picnic and take in the lush Florida scenery before the evening’s festivities.


When nighttime arrives, celebrate Independence Day with your family and plenty of fireworks. Make your way to Downtown Jacksonville on July 4th for the fireworks show over the St. Johns River.