Father’s Day gift guide


Though time is dwindling, there’s still no shortage of options for a gift Dad will love on Father’s Day. For everything from a luxury golf experience to an evening on the water, consider the following local businesses to make Dad’s special day just right.

Casa Marina Hotel and Restaurant
691 1st St. N
Jacksonville Beach
(904) 270-0025

Treat Dad to a hearty brunch at Casa Marina on Father’s Day. From 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., the historic resort will host fathers and families for a brunch featuring items such as barbeque beef brisket, home fries and Southern-style grits, champagne, draft beer and house wine in addition to omelets, shrimp and grits stations and a chocolate fountain. The cost of the brunch is $34.95 per adult plus tax and gratuity, $17.48 per child 5-12 years of age and free for children 5 and under. Call (904) 270-0025 to make reservations.

TPC Sawgrass
110 Championship Way
Ponte Vedra Beach
(904) 273-3235

TPC Sawgrass will offer special Father’s Day golf packages for THE PLAYERS Stadium Course and Dye’s Valley Course. For $145 per player, Dad can enjoy one round on Dye’s Valley Course (green fee, cart fee and practice balls included), a TPC Sawgrass hat and a divot tool set. Package holders can also bring a guest for an additional $99. Meanwhile, for $325 per person, THE PLAYERS Stadium package includes one round on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course (green fee, cart fee, practice balls and forecaddie included), a TPC Sawgrass hat and a divot tool set. Recipients of this package can also bring a guest for 20 percent off the seasonal guest rate.

Packages can be purchased online at www.tpc.com/sawgrass/special-offers or by calling (904) 273-3430. All packages must be purchased by June 23.

Wine and Canvas
9119 Merrill Road, Ste. 15
(904) 474-5737

Make a gift from the heart for Father’s Day at a “Cookies and Canvas” event Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Hosted by Wine and Canvas, this event will give children the opportunity to paint a Father’s Day-themed gift with the guidance of a local artist. Parents may register to paint with their children, and participants take their work with them at the end of the class. The price per seat is $20 and children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, visit www.wineandcanvas.com.

Jacksonville IceMen
Make Dad one of the first to welcome Jacksonville’s newly named minor league ice hockey team, the Jacksonville IceMen. The team will begin its inaugural season Oct. 14, squaring off against the Orlando Solar Bears in the home of the IceMen, the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Season ticket deposits for $50 can be made online at www.jacksonvilleicemen.com, and full season member pricing starts at $300. To learn more, send an email to info@jacksonvilleicemen.com.

Schooner Freedom Charters
111 Avenida Menendez St.
St. Augustine
(904) 810-1010

Create a Father’s Day memory Dad will never forget with an afternoon or evening over the water. St. Augustine’s Schooner Freedom Charters will host a “Father’s Day Sail on the Schooner” June 18 with special 90-minute and two-hour sails aboard the Schooner Freedom, a 72-foot, 19th century topsail schooner built in Norfolk, Virginia. At 12:15 p.m., the Schooner Freedom will depart for a 90-minute Family Day Sail. Sailings will also depart at 2:15 p.m. for a two-hour trip and at 6:15 p.m. for a two-hour sunset sail. Guests will have the opportunity to learn nautical history from the captain and crew, or take the helm and raise the sails themselves. Drinks will be served during all sails.

Sails start at $40 per adult and $30 per child and gift certificates are available. For more information, visit www.schoonerfreedom.com. Reservations can be made at (904) 810-1010.