An aerial view of Amelia River Golf Club's replica of the 17th hole of the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass.
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4.5
829 Reviews (829)
5 Stars
441
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
16
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
95.5%
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4.5
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.8%
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4.5
210 Reviews (210)
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129
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6860 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.0

The Amelia River 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

4.5
829 Reviews (829)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Watching the Game 10
Brunch 9
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 28
Forced Carries 23
Bunkers 22
This course/club is great for:
Locals 20
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 20
Advanced Golfers 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 30
Near the Airport 15
Convenient to the City 14

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Reviews 2
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Best value hot deal ever!

Great value, quality’ course ! Enjoyed more than The Ritz

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/30/2022

Hello, u000007577906. Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the price of our course is important to us. We always want to make sure we are offering golfers a competitive price for their round. It is our goal to give visitors the best chance to get out and play more. Thank you for playing The Amelia River Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Good course; would play again

I enjoy playing here. Good course and challenging. Fees are a bit higher (in my opinion) than they should be. I would not play here at $100 a pop which is typical.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/29/2022

Hello, u314163452414. Thank you for visiting us at The Amelia River Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/26/2022

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

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Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/30/2022

PaulVFerraro, thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing The Amelia River Club.

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Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Good course

Good value for course of this caliber. Course met all my expectations. Plan to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/15/2022

Hello, maleklinda. Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the price of our course is important to us. We always want to make sure we are offering golfers a competitive price for their round. It is our goal to give visitors the best chance to get out and play more. Thank you for playing The Amelia River Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Not disappointed

Once again the staff were wonderful to interact with and the course is in better shape than the last time I played. Really enjoyable course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/15/2022

Doughking, thanks for the amazing review and for choosing The Amelia River Club. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/20/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314163370501! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Amelia River Club!

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Should be less expensive.

Very nice course. Greens very large and in good shape. I wouldn’t come back for the $105 it cost. Other courses are just as good and for less money. But, they have a captive audience.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/12/2022

Hello, u314161095158. Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your round at The Amelia River Club. That's what we like to hear! We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/09/2022

ksharrock, thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing The Amelia River Club.

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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/15/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314162348092! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Amelia River Club!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/06/2022

Hi, u342212360. 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 The Amelia River Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/09/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, addisongd4! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Amelia River Club!

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fl rain

Even with all the rain,, greens were in great shape and only some low spots in fairways retained water. Great course and layout and staff is friendly. Only thing that keeps our group from routinely playing here is the higher greens fees than other nice courses within a 30 minute ride

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/31/2022

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

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Reviews 5
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 08/29/2022

flyby763, thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing The Amelia River Club.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Tom the starter was awesome !!!!

Tom the starter was awesome thank you !!!

The rest of the staff was also great !!!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/22/2022

Hello, H1ZwGnsW0MvFQWauo7nl. Thank you for visiting us at The Amelia River 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 Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great pace of play!

Great pace of play! Staff was so nice! Will play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/22/2022

Hi, mickeychiappetta. 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 The Amelia River Club.

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friendly Staff

From the bag drop to the 19th hole, everyone is helpful and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/22/2022

Hi, Dh1973. 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 The Amelia River Club.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent course, highly recommend

My son and I played this course for the first time. We had heard good things about it and were very pleased. Good practice area. The tee boxes and fairways were in excellent condition and the greens were super for a public course. The course is tight and has a lot of water in play so it's a challenging layout for any level of golfer.

The pace of play for a Sunday morning was a little slow and we never saw a ranger so I did mention that but overall we loved the course and will definitely be going back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/10/2022

Hi, thralp66. 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 The Amelia River Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Very Nice Course

The course was in very good condition. Greens were true and consistent. The difficulty of course is up to you. Pick the tees you feel like playing. The staff here is friendly, not stuffy. The bunkers need better sand is my only complaint. Hardpans and ruble made bunkers tough.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Hello, careybjones. Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your round at The Amelia River Club. That's what we like to hear! We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Hi, caryb. 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 The Amelia River Club.

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