Old Ponte Vedra

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Ponte Vedra Subdivision or “Old Ponte Vedra” as it is often called, is in St. Johns County, situated between A1A and the Atlantic Ocean with its north border being the Duval County line.  It connotes eclectic, upscale resort elegance with a mix of the original old Florida homes integrated with newly-built or renovated manors.  Beautifully-maintained canal and golf course-front homes lead east to oceanfront Ponte Vedra Boulevard.  A pinnacle of Ponte Vedra Boulevard is the AAA 5-Diamond resort Ponte Vedra Inn and Club that includes “The Ocean” and “Lagoon” golf courses, a world class spa and indoor and outdoor restaurants along with opulent lodging.  The club owes its start to the historical mining of minerals in the area.  Ponte Vedra Beach was originally called “Mineral City” due to finding minerals that were important to making steel.  The National Lead Company had a presence for that purpose and in the 1920s employed one of the founders of the PGA, Herbert Bertram Strong, to design a 9-hole course built for use by its employees start of the effectively starting the Inn and Club.  When demand for steel declined after WWI, The National Lead Company shifted focus to developing a resort area.  Gate Petroleum purchased the real estate in the 1980 and since then, the Inn and Club along with its companion, The Lodge, located a little south on the boulevard have set the beach chic tone for the neighborhood.  Generations of locals use the iconic fountain at the club as the backdrop for prom and wedding photos.