Ocean Hammock Golf Club
The only true oceanfront golf course to open in
Ocean Hammock Golf Course was purchased from Centex Destination Properties at the end of 2006 by The Ginn Company (Ginn Resorts) along with the adjoining Lodge at Ocean Hammock. Centex had purchased these properties from the original developer, Lowe Properties, only a year earlier. With the acquisition of the golf course and lodge, Bobby Ginn fulfills a long held desire to round out the amenities at his Hammock Beach Club and Resort, which overlooks the course and the Atlantic Ocean.
Eight of Ocean Hammock's holes are on the
Fairways have generous landing areas but narrow significantly on second shots. The difficult par 3s are handicapped lower than the reachable par 5s. Greens are large with undulations but putt truly. In typical Nicklaus fashion, the course is well bunkered with many deep faced. GPS equipped carts help you negotiate this beautiful layout. The staff is professional and very courteous.
Ocean Hammock’s practice area is fabulous. It’s one of the largest in the area with several target greens and a separate instructional area at the far end. The putting green is huge and, like the rest of the course, in great condition.
Ocean Hammock Club is semi-private. Memberships are available to Ocean Hammock and
In 2006, the Ocean Hammock Club was purchased by Centex Destination Properties. In 2007, the club was subsequently purchased by the Ginn Company (Bobby Ginn). It has been incorporated into the Ginn amenity pool, along with the Hammock Beach Club and the Conservatory Golf Club. In March 2007, Ocean Hammock hosted The Ginn Championship for the PGA Champion Tour. It was the second richest event on the 2007 tour and by all reports a great success. Ocean Hammock will host the tournament again March 24 - 30, 2008. Ginn has renamed the course - The Ocean Course at Hammock Beach. All future updates will be to that page.