Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is blending classic European leisure, nostalgia and friendly competition with the debut of the new croquet lawn and bocce court for resort guests and members, among other additions in time for a summer of luxury.
The new facility features a tournament-style lawn with two golf croquet courts, each accommodating up to four players. The immaculately manicured greens bear resemblance to the TifEagle Ultradwarf bermudagrass putting greens. Whether electing to don traditional white attire or casual resort wear and soft-soled shoes, the playing experience is bound to draw out the competitive side of both participants and onlookers.
The AAA Five-Diamond seaside resort is an idyllic setting for these two classic and diverting lawn sports. This new resort amenity was part of a recent series of upgrades which saw the renovation of the Ocean Course and golf practice facilities, along with the addition of the Peyton House and Ocean House, oceanfront guest rooms and suites, which opened in the fall of 2020.
The sport of croquet dates to the Middle Ages and was a part of the 1900 and 1904 Summer Olympics, while bocce traces its roots back to the Roman Empire. Since 2020, nostalgic activities and limited contact sports like croquet and bocce have grown in popularity among all age groups.
According to high-end U.K. department store John Lewis & Partners, purchases of garden croquet sets are up by 600%.
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club guests this summer are invited to choose from several special packages, including a romance offering perfect for Mother's Day, Father's Day or anytime love calls, as well as daily, summer kid camps for parents looking for a little time to themselves while on vacation.
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club offers guests and members a world of elevated oceanfront lodging paired with gracious, attentive service, fine dining and endless leisure, health and wellness pursuits.
Spanning more than 300 acres nestled among ocean, lagoon and nature environs, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club provides direct access to seemingly endless exploration, recreation and relaxation.
Recognized by Conde Nast Traveler in 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards as the top resort in Northeast Florida and sixth overall in Florida, Forbes Travel Guide also recommends Ponte Vedra Inn & Club as one the top 15 Newly Renovated Hotels to visit in 2021.