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
760 Reviews (760)
5 Stars
400
4 Stars
281
3 Stars
52
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
95.5%
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4.5
100 Reviews (100)
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.0%
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4.6
210 Reviews (210)
5 Stars
133
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
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
760 Reviews (760)

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 every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/26/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Htkgolfer72! 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 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course and Conditions

First time playing here. Thought it was at the top of price range. But, now feels a good value. The course is in excellent shape given public play volume. Greens and tees were best I've seen for a public course. Played on a Sunday in a rare 3-3/4 hours. Will return and recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/26/2022

Hi, joed112358. 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.

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

180

3 years ago it was a dump and now probably the best course on the island.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/23/2022

Hi, brandtbc. Thank you so much for the 5 star rating. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing The Amelia River Club.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great Price

Vacationing Amelia Island for the first time and located Amelia River Club on GolfNow. Good price for an 11:40 tee time. Course in very good condition and weather was great. Polite staff. We had a nice day of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/23/2022

Thank you for your review, u000007169206. 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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Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Value for cost

The course was in poor condition in relation to the cost of playing the round. There are definitely better options at this price point.
This is a $75 course

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/17/2022

Hi, Alex01! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at The Amelia River Club!

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good choice!

Greens were great. Staff very friendly and good layout!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/12/2022

Hello, u000007973629. We are beyond happy to hear you enjoyed a great day at our course. Positive experiences make lifelong golfers. We look forward to many good times ahead with you, and we will pass on your kind words to those responsible so they can continue to help others enjoy great experiences at The Amelia River Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/10/2022

Hi, fishgolfpete. 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!

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

Greens are in great shape

Loved the layout; we played Black/Blue tees and had a blast.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/10/2022

Hello, u314162692233. 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 Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Got a hot now deal and played the course for 58 bucks. Best 58 bucks I’ve ever spent on golf. Greens are amazing but not immaculate.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/09/2022

Hello, ColeD423. 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 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/03/2022

Hi, c3retired. 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 Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amelia River Club Rocks!

I introduced Amelia River club to a friend of mine who played it for the first time. It was my second time playing and it just reinforced my memories from playing it earlier. The course was in immaculate condition and the pace of play was terrific. Its location next to an airfield makes for interesting sites while you’re moving to your next shot. Many planes taking off and landing. My friend and I both enjoyed the experience so much that we vowed to play it again the next time we visit Amelia island which will not be in the distant future. We both give the course five star ratings in terms of quality, overall experience, and price. Well done guys keep up the good work!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/03/2022

Hi, rwinch. 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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/02/2022

Hi, loucos. 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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/02/2022

Hi, PMTASS2000. 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
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course

Course was well maintained. They did give my scheduled tee time away but still had a spot for me.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/29/2022

Hello, alittleman. 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 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 04/22/2022

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, u000001724893. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round at The Amelia River Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/22/2022

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 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course

I had the chance to play this course and was very pleased with the quality oh tee off, fairways and greens. I recommend!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/15/2022

Hello, u000006480570. 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 16
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/08/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, dtrott62! 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
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Layout! Pricey!

Loved the layout of the course and the face that were no houses. The course is in pretty good condition. Two greens had a weed problem, and it's a little expensive to play there. Everything else from the staff to the course itself is very good. Will play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/07/2022

Hello, Leo7036577. 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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