The Murray brothers grew up on the North Shore of Chicago. Their parents, Ed and Lucille Murray raised nine children in a sweet little house on a leafy street in Wilmette, Illinois. As teenagers, “the boys spent their summers working as caddies at the local private country club; it was that experience that inspired Brian Doyle Murray to write the classic golf comedy, Caddyshack. Many of the brothers participated in the making of the movie and can be found standing around in some of the funniest scenes.
In 2001, actor comedian Bill Murray and his five brothers – chef Andy, actors Brian, Joel and John, and financial executive Edward opened Murray Bros. Caddyshack® at World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Florida.
CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSES
the King & Bear
Set among pristine lakes, beautiful loblolly pines, and stately oak trees, the King & Bear is a true collaboration of two of golf’s greatest legends, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, with each hole containing characteristics of both players.
the Slammer & Squire
The Slammer & Squire Golf Course is located in the heart of the World Golf Village. This 18-hole championship resort course was designed by Bobby Weed, with design consultants Sam “The Slammer” Snead and Gene “The Squire” Sarazen.
World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum tells the story of the history of the game through its more than 140 members through displays of more than 4,000 artifacts and pieces of memorabilia, photography, art and video. The museum is open to the public daily 10am-6pm Mon.-Sat. and 12pm-6pm on Sundays.
IMAX® Theaters are specifically designed to deliver the world’s most immersive movie experience – making you feel as if you are in the movie. Upgraded in January 2011, the 299-seat World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX® Theater includes the latest IMAX 3D digital projection system, state-of-the-art sound system and the largest IMAX 3D digital screen in the southeast.
Renaissance WGV Resort and Beach Club
The “Official Resort of the World Golf Hall of Fame” and a member of Golf Digest’s Top 75 Golf Resorts and Conde Nast’s Top 100 Golf Resorts lists, Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club is located just a pitching wedge away from the World Golf Hall of Fame and first tee of the Slammer & Squire golf course. Featuring 301 newly renovated guest rooms and suites surrounding a lavish sky-lit atrium, the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club welcomes you with bellhops dressed in traditional golf knickers, as well as its many amenities.
Grande Villas at World Golf Village®, a Bluegreen® Resort, is a country club style vacation residence with every comfort and amenity. The resort features spacious one- and two-bedroom villas that make you feel right at home in a carefree setting overlooking the 17th and 18th holes of the famous Slammer & Squire golf course.