St. Vincent’s Foundation is again proud to join with the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, a founding partner of this event, for the Annual Delicious Destinations Weekend.
About the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
Just mentioning the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, a premier Florida resort, conjures up images of relaxing spa treatments, tranquil Florida golf packages, and great family vacations. A Florida landmark since opening in 1928, this 300 acre Florida beach resort is located in fashionable Ponte Vedra Beach. Celebrated as one of the great Florida resorts, the oceanfront club is a perfect refuge for recreation, relaxation, romance, and reflection. Three generations of guests have been indulged in a world of deluxe accommodations, fine cuisine, top recreation, and the finest in classical service.
The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club offers a custom accommodations package for Delicious Destinations guests. We invite you to call the club at 888-965-1323 to learn more about this very special opportunity.
About Ponte Vedra Beach
Laid-back luxury and natural beauty await in Ponte Vedra, a coastal community known for its rich history, wide beaches, world-class golf and relaxing spas. Here, too, are endless recreation opportunities, from tennis to horseback riding on the beach, great birding and kayaking along scenic waterways, not to mention fine dining and fabulous shopping at the area’s nationally ranked resorts. Ponte Vedra is also home to the stunning Guana Tolomato Matanzas, a National Estuarine Research Reserve with over 60,000 acres of beach dunes, salt marsh and mangrove tidal wetlands where hiking, fishing and watching wildlife are the order of the day.
Today, Ponte Vedra Beach is synonymous with golf (both The PGA Tour and THE PLAYERS Championship are played at TPC Sawgrass, home to the famous 17th hole island green), but the community’s roots run deep. Ponce de Leon, a Spanish explorer best known for his pursuit of the legendary “Fountain of Youth,” landed on what would later become Ponte Vedra Beach on April 2, 1513. Many historians believe he was describing the landscape of Ponte Vedra Beach when he named the land La Florida, or “place of flowers.”
The land remained a pristine wilderness of sand dunes and palmettos in the early 1900s, and a mining town during World War I. In the 1920s, Ponte Vedra blossomed into a playground for the privileged. It was then that forward-thinking local planners developed the area to maximize its natural beauty, transforming it into a nationally recognized and fashionable seaside community.
The grand resort life began in 1928 with the opening of the lavish Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. For more than three quarters of a century, fortunate guests have departed with fond memories of fabulous meals, unsurpassed ambiance and first-class service. Celebrities, heads of state and business leaders lead the long, glamorous list of clientele, who return for the inn’s sun, sand and laidback luxury.
article credit: FloridasHistoricCoast.com