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Ginn Hammock's dinner cruise yacht

Ginn Hammock Beach in Palm Coast, part of the Ginn Resorts chain of private clubs, now owns the neighboring Ocean Hammock Resort, which includes an oceanfront Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course and the AAA fourdiamond Lodge at Ocean Hammock.

The 10,000-acre combined property eventually will include about 2,000 vacation homes and condominiums as well as 54 holes of golf and a clubhouse that is set to open later this year at the Conservatory Hammock Beach, general manager Carlton Grant says.

Ginn Hammock Beach includes a spa, a fi tness center, restaurants, meeting space and a waterslide and lazy river pool features. The resort also has added a 117- foot dinner boat.

Ocean Hammock, formerly owned by Centex Destination Properties, has been named one of the top golf resorts in Florida and nationwide because of the rare ocean views on its links. In 2003, the 3-year-old course gained recognition when Michelle Wie set a record there as the youngest champion in the U.S. Golf Association's history by winning the Women's Amateur Public Links tournament.

Condo rates at the resort with one to four bedrooms range from $275 to $775 a night.