Renowned for its picturesque courses, Amelia Island is a paradise for any golf fan. Courses bound with several public and numerous private one. You can even find a links course on the island. Here are just a few of the more notable places to play a round of 18 on the island:
Amelia River Golf Club – Renowned for the condition of its greens, this golf course also features a stunning area of local trees – various holes feature live oaks, sabalpalms, southern pines and wax myrtles. The result is a course that plays at a world class level but also captures the beauty of the surrounding area. In the last regard, pay special attention to the signature 17th hole.
The Golf Club of Amelia Island – Another truly memorable public golf course on Amelia Island, the G.C.A.I. not only has a tremendously challenging course but also stunning oceanfront views. When first opened, it was named best new golf club of the year. Depending on which tees you use, it can be quite daunting but the natural beauty of the course also makes it one of the most stunning to experience.
Omni Amelia Island Plantation – With three courses – Oak Marsh with its tight fairways and tiny greens, the Long Point for the heavy hitters and Ocean Links, a water lover’s dream – this golf club has something to offer to every golfer. Play both courses and you will even get an excellent view of the marshland – and the alligators – that surround the club.
Fernandina Beach Golf Club – At one time, the City Course was once one of the premier municipal golf courses in the United States. Disrepair and mismanagement set in during the 1990s and the course has seen a significant rebound in the late 2000s and early 2010s. These days, the club features three different 9-hole courses – each favoring a distinctly different playing style.
The Golf Club At North Hampton – While not technically on Amelia Island, this links course – designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer and the renowned course architect Ed Seay – is only a 15 minute drive away. The course features a unique layout in its own right but the fairway bunkers lined with fine-grained sand and coquina shells are a particular challenge to the accomplished duffer.
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