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
629 Reviews (629)
5 Stars
318
4 Stars
242
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
4.1
92.9%
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587 out of 629 reviews
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4.6
103 Reviews (103)
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.1%
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100 out of 103 reviews
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4.5
197 Reviews (197)
5 Stars
116
4 Stars
71
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.4%
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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
629 Reviews (629)

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 4
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Previously Played

Great condition

My favorite course around Jax and Fernandina.
The greens are in great shape and rolling true, fairways and tee boxes are also well maintained. The staff in the bar and on the course are awesome! Love playing here!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Hi, sortino01. 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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/12/2021

Hi, Johnnyt74. 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!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First time ezperienxe

Great course. Layout and , pace of play , friendly staff.

I definitely look forward to playing again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/12/2021

Hi, Aquathor. 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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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course !

Greens are in fantastic condition! Great layout with lots of character

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/12/2021

Your feedback is important to us, Ryan5110196. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing The Amelia River Club.

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Commented on 10/12/2021

Your feedback is important to us, Ryan5110196. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing The Amelia River Club.

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Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Golf perks

For whatever reason these guys never want to give you the range balls. When you are booking it says golf perks, free range balls. They either need to get the range balls or take the golf perks off the ad

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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Commented on 10/12/2021

Thank you for your review, Rick9909717. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at The Amelia River Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Commented on 10/12/2021

Thank you for your review, Rick9909717. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at The Amelia River Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/12/2021

Hello u314162261255,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

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Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf perks,

,Course was good pace of play was OK only problem is the course is listed with golf perks which means free range balls and the guys inside always give me a problem about giving me the balls. I either need to give the balls or quit listing the golf course with golf perks

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/12/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round, Rick9909717! We look forward to seeing you again soon at The Amelia River Club.

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Commented on 10/12/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round, Rick9909717! We look forward to seeing you again soon at The Amelia River Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
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 10/05/2021

wmagill, 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
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 09/30/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, rmallcott! 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
Handicap 0-4
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 Good
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Commented on 09/22/2021

u000005247528, 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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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Commented on 09/21/2021

Hello, flyby763. 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!

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Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
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
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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
Verified Purchaser
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!

Played On
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.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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!

Played On
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!

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