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Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
89.4%
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4.6
102 Reviews (102)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
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4.4
Amenities
4.1
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4.9
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4.3
155 Reviews (155)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.8
87.7%
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6808 yards
Slope 127
Rating 72.3

Amelia River Golf Club is located on Amelia Island, just north of Jacksonville and within minutes of the historic town of Fernandina Beach. Renowned as one of the best-conditioned courses in the area with incredibly smooth greens, sculpted around a forest of majestic Live Oaks, Sable Palms, Pines and Wax Myrtles.

This par 72 track, designed by Tom Jackson, plays to a yardage of 6,823 from the back tees. It's pristine condition features well manicured rolling fairways, smooth bunkers and greens that challenge all skill levels. This course is unique in character and is a treat to play.

Amelia River consists of 18 holes of challenging golf where ball control and accuracy are keys to a great game. The fairways are wide and open, giving the golfer a sense of a traditional Scottish links course on some holes and a narrow tree lined experience on others. The 13th hole is a good example of the course’s challenges. This long par five runs along the border of the Fernandina Beach Airport and is a strategic three shot hole. Too long and left at lay up and you will have to deal with a water hazard. The wind can play havoc with this hole as it reminds one of an open links style design. In contrast #9 is a tree lined par four with very little room for error and includes a forced carry over Alligator Creek.

The signature 17th hole is a par three surrounded by water demanding an accurate shot to the island green which closely resembles another very famous golf hole in our area! The final hole ends at the edge of the Amelia River and its expansive tidal marsh.

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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Greens TifEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Jackson (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper dress is required for all golf activities. Bathing suits, cut-offs, blue jeans, tank tops, halter tops and t-shirts are not permitted.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.3
476 Reviews (476)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Watching the Game 10
Brunch 9
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 27
Forced Carries 23
Bunkers 21
This course/club is great for:
Locals 19
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 19
Advanced Golfers 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 29
Convenient to the City 14
Near the Airport 14

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Commented on 01/07/2021

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, spunkis2! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Handicap 5-9
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A Northeast Florida Golf Staple

Amelia River Golf Club is located on Amelia Island, just north of Jacksonville and within minutes of the historic town of Fernandina Beach. It’s recognized as one of the most prestigious courses in all of North Florida and a favorite of both local golfers and visitors to the Amelia Island area.

This Tom Jackson designed championship course plays to 6,808 yards from the back tees with a course rating of 74 and a slope of 139. I found that the White/Blue Tees (6,082/70.4/1310 provided a challenge and still let me leave with a little dignity.

Amelia River Club is a course that is going to reward brains over brawn. Although the course is long enough that you’ll have ample opportunity to hit driver out here, it’s all about ball control and accuracy if you want to score well. The course could be described as a “Links meets Parklands;” some holes are wide open and highly susceptible to the winds that often blow off the nearby water, while others feature tree-lined fairways sculpted around the forest of majestic live oaks, sable palms, pines, and wax myrtles. Water comes into play on at least thirteen holes in one way or another; creeks cross the fairway in several places and there’s a good chance you won’t know they’re there. There’s a lot of mounding on the peripheries of the fairways and around the greens, predominantly on the sides that have no bunkering and the sand traps are well-manicured. This is particularly evident on the par 5 holes. There are no houses in the course, just you, lush green fairways, and that little white ball!

The club’s signature hole is Number 17, a 147-yard par 3 over water into an island green. That seems to be the theme up here in northeast Florida! The triangular green if guarded front left by a small bunker. If the pin is in the front, things can get interesting! The signature 17th hole is a par three surrounded by water demanding an accurate shot to the island green which closely resembles another very famous golf hole in our area! The final hole ends at the edge of the Amelia River and its expansive tidal marsh.

Before your round, warm up on Amelia River Club’s full-length driving range where you can hit every club in the bag. If your game needs some work, talk with the friendly PGA professionals in the pro shop and schedule a lesson.

After your round, grab a bite at the River Bar and Grille, Amelia River Club’s casual grill. The menu features delicious breakfast sandwiches, burgers, and salads. It’s perfect for both a hungry golfer with a hearty appetite and a player who wants a lighter fare. You can dine inside or out depending on the weather.

If you can’t get enough of the Amelia River Club’s golf facilities, you may want to consider becoming a member. Several membership categories are available including Single and Family Full Memberships, Corporate and Social Memberships. Your monthly membership fee entitles you to reduced cart fees and no fees after 2 pm if you’re walking, unlimited greens fees and range fees, advance tee time booking, and discounts in the pro shop and restaurant.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/11/2021

Thank you for your review, TheGolfinGuy. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Amelia River Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/05/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Sethlava! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Amelia River Golf Club!

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Commented on 01/05/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Sethlava! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Amelia River Golf Club!

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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/05/2021

Hi, magnas. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Amelia River Golf Club.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/04/2021

RustySwing, we want to hear more about your experience with us! Please call us at (904) 491-8500. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/04/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, u314161132723. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/29/2020

Hello, u314159694882. Thank you for visiting us at Amelia River Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/29/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000001675147! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Amelia River Golf Club!

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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/31/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u336084185. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Amelia River Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/28/2020

Hello, u314159748917. Thank you for visiting us at Amelia River Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good times

Great tough course. Had a blast and was able to play without any hold ups on the tee boxes. Staff is was very friendly and would come back any time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/31/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, scodego! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/28/2020

Hi, tylerbeeberay. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Amelia River Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 12/28/2020

Hi, Beachguy. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Amelia River Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/28/2020

u314160092749, we want to hear more about your experience with us! Please call us at (904) 491-8500. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/28/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, u485360062. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

$$$ over Safety

I’m a Senior and was denied a cart to ride as a single. Incredible!
Other local courses are managed better and sensitive to sincere requests for social distance protocol.
I would advise playing elsewhere.

Friendliness Poor
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Commented on 12/14/2020

Good day, we are sorry your experience was not Five Stars. We always do our best to accommodate requests and we follow all CDC guidelines and the PGA's back to golf recommendations.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing course

First time played, great course, loved it. worth it. Greens were fast , would definintly play agan. had a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 12/14/2020

stemenj, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Amelia River Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/10/2020

Hi, u314161078712. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Amelia River Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful landscape

Definitely nice course, we will play again for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/07/2020

Thank you for your review, u000002486184. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Amelia River Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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