Last Update :3/26/2009

Honours Golf Company Appoints Billy Peterson as General Manager of the World Golf Village Courses

March 23, 2009 - Birmingham, AL – Honours Golf Company has announced that PGA Master Professional, Billy Peterson will serve as general manager of the golf courses located at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida.  Honours Golf Company has owned and managed the two championship courses – King & Bear and Slammer & Squire - since November 2000. 

Before joining Honours Golf, Peterson served as general manager for The Renaissance Club, an exclusive private golf club located in Dirleton, Scotland and with headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Billy Peterson’s extensive experience in the golfing industry, and especially in the tournament organization area, makes him uniquely qualified to take over the direction of the King & Bear and Slammer & Squire,” said Rob Shults, president of Honours Golf.  “He will continue the high standards of service that we have always offered at the World Golf Village golf courses, and he will bring a new perspective to the day-to-day management of the facility.” 

Peterson, a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, has more than 25 years experience in the golfing industry.  Peterson served as head golf professional at Oakwood Country Club in Kansas City, Missouri, and at Hallbrook Country Club in Leawood, Kansas.  He served as general manager and director of golf operations at The Club of the Country in Louisburg, Kansas, and then went on to serve as head golf professional at the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  In addition, Peterson worked with the PGA Tour, Inc. setting up and directing various PGA TOUR and World Golf Championship events. 

 About World Golf Village 

World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla. is home to the World Golf Hall of Fame and encompasses the flagship Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village and adjoining St. Johns County Convention Center; Grande Villas at World Golf Village, a Bluegreen Vacation Club resort; Laterra Resort & PGA TOUR Spa; two championship golf courses, Slammer & Squire and King & Bear; and the PGA TOUR Golf Academy. Complementing these attractions is the PGA TOUR STOP retail center, several restaurants (including Murray Bros. Caddyshack), a 300-seat IMAX® theater and a variety of residential neighborhoods.

About the World Golf Village Golf Courses 

The Slammer & Squire is an 18-hole championship course designed by Bobby Weed, along with consultants “The Slammer” Sam Snead and Gene “The Squire” Sarazen.  This 6,939-yard resort course offers impressive views of the World Golf Hall of Fame from several holes and is distinguished by memorable par-3’s, preserved woodlands, wetlands and natural beauty. 

The King & Bear Golf Course is the only course collaboration between golfing legends Arnold Palmer – “The King”- and Jack Nicklaus – “The Bear”.  Stretching 7,279-yards from the tips, this 18-hole championship golf course offers memorable par 5’s amid lakes, loblolly pines and 200-year-old live oaks.  The signature feature of this course is beautiful lakes lined with large coquina rock.

Both courses are rated four and a half stars by Golf Digest and have hosted numerous nationally-televised events including several Champions Tour events.

For more information regarding the World Golf Village Golf Courses call (904) 940-6088 or visit

Photos: Available upon request.

Contact Information:

Kelly Newman
Director of Marketing
Honours Golf Company
1960 Stonegate Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35242
Phone: 205-298-0001

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