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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4.4
617 Reviews (617)
5 Stars
310
4 Stars
238
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
92.5%
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575 out of 617 reviews
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4.6
104 Reviews (104)
5 Stars
65
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.1%
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101 out of 104 reviews
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4.5
208 Reviews (208)
5 Stars
124
4 Stars
73
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.7%
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199 out of 208 reviews
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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

4.4
617 Reviews (617)

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 3
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Great condition

Course is in fantastic condition right now. My only complaints are the lack of yardage markers on sprinkler heads and on the par three tee boxes. Course was cart path only today but seemed unnecessary so that was a bit of an annoyance.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Moodster5! 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Hi, Ppurko1655. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at The Amelia River Club!

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Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Day

Everything was great except the ball cleaners - no water, and this has happened several weeks in a row. Maybe it's just Tuesdays, not sure, but they need to remove the one inch of filthy water and put in about a quart of fresh water everyday.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/09/2021

Hello, nbkdc68. 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
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Previously Played

Greens

The greens were absolutely perfect .. They were the best I have ever played there .. Great job by the greens staff ..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/08/2021

reebok5555, 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
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Nice Greens

Love the course and especially the greens. Had a slow group or two in front of us on Labor Day weekend but it seemed to get sorted out with the ranger on the back nine and no more back ups. A little pricey without a discount.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round, u314162138038! We look forward to seeing you again soon at The Amelia River Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160061262! 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 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Hi, RGBF13E3FD9F2E630663. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at The Amelia River Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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 09/03/2021

jwr8181, 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 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/31/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u4018895! 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
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/25/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Stuart125! 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 Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 08/23/2021

Hi, u7681656. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at The Amelia River Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/23/2021

Hi, 3EOEOTsgfC3Z6f2OX3Nl. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at The Amelia River Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

They have reinvested in the golf course and it is really showing. Golf course in good shape, new carts . Greens a little slow but not bumpy. Well worth the price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/23/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, u000001036760. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. The Amelia River Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good but not great

Course is in good shape, greens are rolling well. Still room for improvement compared to the courses potential. The greens use to be super fast, let’s see that again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/23/2021

Hello, jmikailonis. 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.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
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 08/23/2021

u888897584, 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 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/23/2021

Hi, u000004719291. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience and what we can do earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at The Amelia River Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was nice. But the 4 some in front of me would allow me to pay through as a single player.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/23/2021

Hi, Shawn8572457. 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 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course, need marshals

Is my favorite course on Amelia Island but today they clearly needed marshals on the course. The back line was totally ruined by a a foursome that couldn’t play golf and definitely couldn’t play fast

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/17/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, u029400628. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting The Amelia River Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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 08/05/2021

jsgtorres, thanks for choosing The Amelia River Club. We hope to see you again soon!

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