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3.1
219 Reviews (219)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
76
3 Stars
63
2 Stars
39
1 Stars
26
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.4
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.2
58.9%
Recommend this course
142 out of 219 reviews
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3.1
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.4
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
66.7%
Recommend this course
16 out of 24 reviews
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2.9
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
10
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.1
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
53.1%
Recommend this course
26 out of 49 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 7001 yards
Slope 118
Rating 72.6

Just north of the Jacksonville Airport, Fernandina Beach Golf Club offers three 18-hole courses that are conveniently located within distance of both Jacksonville and the beach. There are three distinct nines at the club that create three different 18-hole combinations. The West/South combination is the tournament course at Fernandina Beach Golf Club. The West nine is long and there is a challenging par-5 that is one of the most difficult on the golf course. The South nine features an abundance of trees and water hazards, putting a heavier emphasis on accuracy rather than distance in scoring well. The golf course is also considered a perfect example of scenic Florida golf with native foliage and wildlife throughout.

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Course Details

Year Built 1920
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ed Matson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $21
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.1
219 Reviews (219)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Watching the Game 10
Brunch 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 17
Narrow Fairways 15
Water Hazards 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 24
Seniors 17
Walkers 17
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 24
Worth the Drive 14
Near the Airport 12

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very poor course conditions

The course is in very bad shape .. I don't know which is worse the fairways or the greens. Other public courses in the area are not=r much better. Tough winter I guess

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Tale of two nines

We played the South 9 first, and it is in very bad shape. More bare ground and mud than winter kill grass. It is January, so there was no expectation that conditions would be lush, it was no good. To compound this, the pace of play was very slow. We made the turn and started on the West 9, and it was like we entered a new world. Conditions were very good, given it is January in north Florida, and everyone else in front of us must have only played 9 holes, as we had the course to ourselves. Looking over at the North 9, it looked similar to the West 9, both in terms of conditions and number of players. So, if you going to play, it would pay to know what series of nines you will be assigned to play.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 02/01/2021

Thank you for your review. We take your opinions seriously, and are constantly looking to improve the customer experience. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@fernandinabeachgolfclub.com to discuss your concerns further.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course continues to deteriorate every year., including fairways, cart paths and outside restrooms.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 02/01/2021

Thank you for your review. We take your opinions seriously, and are constantly looking to improve the customer experience. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@fernandinabeachgolfclub.com to discuss your concerns further.

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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Horrendous Conditions

There was no practice range, the turf conditions from tee to green are the worse I’ve experienced anywhere. The cart path had large chunks of asphalt missing every few feet. Signage was missing. Folks in the ProShop were very nice and friendly.
Given those conditions, it was way overpriced despite being the cheapest course on the Island.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 02/01/2021

Thank you for review. We appreciate your understanding as our practice facility is under construction. If you would like to discuss your concerns further, please reach out to us at info@fernandinabeachgolfclub.com.

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great!

Great course! Highly recommended! Staff nice and that greens are very nice!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/01/2021

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are so glad to hear you enjoy our course and wonderful staff. We look forward to having you back in the future.

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Horrible service

No range, no tee times, no toppings for hotdogs, one 9 closed, waited 20 min behind 4 groups of singles and doubles! Get a starter and make people golf together instead of saying all tee times are booked! The pro or golf club manager is extremely rude and acted like he didn’t care what you thought. You should listen to your customers and not talk when they are giving you advice! Fairways and rough are horrible and the greens are way too fast for a city course.
This could be a really nice place but you gotta treat your paying customers with respect! I’d much rather drive to ga and play on the navy base where everything works and is available to use!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 02/01/2021

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your understanding as our practice facility and range are under construction. If you'd like to discuss your concerns further, please reach out to us at info@fernandinabeachgolfclub.com.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice winter treat

Bright sunny day with a bit of chill. Nice smooth round 3.5 hours. Greens were fast but got a tip from grounds crew to watch for speed.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/01/2021

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are happy to see you enjoyed our course. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Skip this one

The tee box’s and fairways are lacking grass. Greens we ok

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/25/2020

Thank you for your review. We take your opinions seriously, and are constantly looking to improve the customer experience. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@fernandinabeachgolfclub.com to discuss your concerns further.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Getting there, but not yet

The entire course is getting there, but still has a way to go. Driving range and putting practice area still closed, but you can see progress of renovations. The North course is still closed, and their traffic is too much for number of daily golfers. It is SLOW PLAY!! The staff is nice and atmosphere teaches some patience. I plan to try it again in a few months.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/19/2020

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your patience as we undergo renovations to improve the course. If you would like to discuss your concerns further, please reach out to us at info@fernandinabeachgolfclub.com.

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