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
784 Reviews (784)
5 Stars
412
4 Stars
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3 Stars
55
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
95.4%
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4.5
112 Reviews (112)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
94.6%
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4.5
205 Reviews (205)
5 Stars
124
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
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Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
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
784 Reviews (784)

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fantastic course

One of the best courses I’ve played. Great day of golf. More affordable than other courses near by.

Course was in wonderful condition. Was able to book same day and play solo.

Pace of play was good, staff was friendly.

Will definitely play here again next time I’m in town.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/05/2022

Hello, JDubz123. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back The Amelia River Club!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The play

Greens were true course is fair from the blues.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/05/2022

Hi, wbricker. 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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice track

Great value. Good shape. Greens need another couple of weeks to bounce back from aeration. Some really fun holes( risk/reward). I will definitely be back. I wish I knew the course a little better. A lot of hazards you can’t see off tee. Friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/28/2022

Hello, u314161571065. 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.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Wonderful course

I’m new to jax and Amelia river club is by far my favorite course in the area. The greens are lighting quick and true. A few short par 4’s and some awesome par 3’s.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/27/2022

Hello, ColeD423. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your round at The Amelia River Club. Please visit us again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course!

Was a great layout and greens were awesome even though they were just punched a few weeks earlier, still still ran very true. Lots of birdies out there! Can't go wrong with this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/24/2022

Hello, David8462438. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your round at The Amelia River Club. Please visit us again soon!

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

Greens are tricking but good

Very nice place to play, plan on playing again next time I’m in town

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/23/2022

Hello, u314162940164. 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
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/23/2022

Hello, u314162884902. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at The Amelia River Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Whaat a day on this great course!

Shot my lowest round ever (74) with 5 birdies to beat all of my playing partners (all had lower handicaps too!). THey punched greens a couple of weeks prior, but the course and the greens were excellent considering. Our starter actually is a distant cousin and we met for the first time (we share the same family name, Stockton). All in all, one of the most fun days I've ever had playing golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/29/2022

stockeller, 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 Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course but way too slow

It was a nice course. Tight fairways presented a challenge and it was well kept but the 5 hour + round was horrendous. We didn’t see a Marshall the entire time to speed the pace up. Probably a one and one for me.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/22/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, LOUISTOMASSONE. 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 2
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 06/22/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, killerkwang! 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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always Great

Course is always well maintained. When I made reservation I was made aware that course had been aerated. You could hardly tell. Great course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/16/2022

JDPeele, 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 The Amelia River Club.

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 Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/15/2022

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

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
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 06/15/2022

gscotthillery, 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 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect greens

This was a perfect scenario for playing a round. The weather, greens and pace of play were awesome. I would highly recommend The Amelia Island River Club.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/10/2022

Hi, gscotthillery. 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 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/10/2022

Hi, u314160480797. 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 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 06/10/2022

Hi, u909799790. 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 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/02/2022

Hello, u314162821392. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing The Amelia River Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

GREAT Greens! Minimal Amenities

I thought the course was a pretty great value for the price, especially the condition and speed of the greens. They were GREAT.

The course isn't super interesting from a layout standpoint, but it is challenging in places.

The amenities were not great, especially because there was NO on-course drinking water or a beverage cart.

I would play it again, but make sure to bring all my own snacks/drinks/water etc.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/01/2022

Hello, joshprints. 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 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amelia Island Golf

Nice course in decent condition with good layout and friendly staff and bar tenders.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/02/2022

Hello, u000001407459. 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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great place to spend a day

I shot my best round of golf to date on the fantastically groomed course. If I could afford the fee I would play all the time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/27/2022

Hello, MichaelP63. 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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