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3.2
185 Reviews (185)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
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3 Stars
56
2 Stars
31
1 Stars
20
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
59.0%
Recommend this course
123 out of 185 reviews
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3.1
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
57.1%
Recommend this course
12 out of 21 reviews
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3.1
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
10
3 Stars
10
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2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
50.0%
Recommend this course
14 out of 28 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6777 yards
Slope 117
Rating 71.8

Fernandina Beach Golf Club is home to three distinct nines, the North, South, and West that make up three different 18-hole combinations. This 27-hole facility boasts a unique configuration on each of the nines for a truly diverse golfing experience. The North/West course at Fernandina Beach Golf Club combines the longest nine, the West, and the shortest nine, the North. The North nine features undulating greens and water hazards but the generous, wide-open fairways of the West nine make the golf course accessible to players of all skill levels. Native foliage in addition to towering oaks and pines throughout the course allow for a scenic escape in addition to an excellent round.

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Course Details

Year Built 1920
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tommy Bird Songs

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $21
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.2
185 Reviews (185)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Watching the Game 10
Brunch 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 17
Narrow Fairways 15
Water Hazards 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 24
Seniors 17
Walkers 17
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 24
Worth the Drive 14
Near the Airport 12

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Worst fairways on Amelia Island.

West course was in decent shape. Greens were goods. Tee boxes best I’ve seen for this course, need to be leveled though. Can’t find a flat stance in any tee box.

South course is horrible. Trees are overgrown on first hole making an almost impossible shot on what was already a tough golf hole. Fairways are either dead grass that looks like it was recently laid or dirt. Greens are nice. A lot of tee boxes are nothing but dirt as well.

Course design is fun and challenging just hard to find a lie. Playing partner constantly found a big chunk of crab grass behind his ball making it impossible to strike ball first in rough and on fairway.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome place to play on vacation, great layout, great people!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good value for the money.

I've been playing this course for years as a regular visitor to the island. The staff is friendly and courteous. The pace of play can slow from time to time but is generally pretty good because they manage the flow to the three 9 hole courses. The fairways can vary in condition but the greens are in great shape and roll fast and true. For the money especially with the afternoon and online rates it's hard to beat the value for your money!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/30/2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review, Jason! We are so glad to hear you enjoy our course and wonderful staff. We look forward to having you back in the future.

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

Couldn’t Play

Unfortunately we could not play as one of our guests was ill. We enjoy the course and the convenience of the Golf Now App.

Tried calling to see if we could get a credit to come back and play.

Appreciate your consideration
Tim Brannon

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Commented on 06/23/2020

Thank you for your review! We are sorry you did not end up getting to play and home your guest gets well soon. Please feel free to reach out at info@fernandinabeachgolfclub.com if you need further assistance.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Problems with GolfNow

Booked course through GolfNow for 3:22 on June 9. Huge storm hit while in parking lot. Told by starter could get money back from GolfNow and directed me to web site. No human on GOLFNOW phone.
GolfNow website had no way to get credit for washed out round. Disappointed with my experience with GolfNow.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 06/11/2020

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Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Course with Potential

The course has a decent layout and could be a nice facility, but it has a few things working against itself. First, the layout (West Course), although relatively straight, is extremely long and narrow. It could be a fantastic challenge for those who like to push themselves. However, the fairways are covered in weeds and bare spots. I had very few decent lies in the fairway. Second (and probably most frustrating), you don't have the choice (or even knowledge) of which two of the three nines you'll be playing. We arrived an hour before our round to warm up, and it wasn't until 20 minutes before that we knew. There should be a way to reserve the pair of nines you'll play, particularly if you want to play a more challenging or relaxing 18. That situation is maddening. Lastly (and sort of a minor point), the starter leaves at 1. So, if you are told the starter will tell you which courses you will play when you check in, but your tee time is after 1:15 or so, and the starter is gone, you're left scratching your head. Fernandina Beach could be a much better course, if they spent a little time on the fairways and improved the reservation / communications situation.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 06/12/2020

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible shape. Can’t believe I wasted my money.

Tee boxes are never flat. Alway teeing off on a hill. Today half the tee boxes had no grass, felt like teeing off in a bunker. Fairways on the south course were 40% grass 60% sand. Can’t believe how bad the shape of the course is. Greens were not perfect but rolled pretty good, perhaps the only bright side of the course. Not worth it though when every shot in the fairway felt like a fairway bunker shot. And every tee box you are sliding in sand while trying to drive.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/12/2020

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day with the boy

Well for the first time playing this course. It was a very pleasant day with some great challenges for the average golfer. My son loved the experience and enjoyed the round and the people that we connected with. While the course was a little rough (I.e. tee boxes with more sand than grass, and the fairways a bit more brown than green) it is expected to be with the pandemic and not much rain but all in all. It was a good day out on the course with the boy. Well done Fernandina Beach Golf Club. See you again soon!

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/12/2020

Thank you for your review! We are glad you and your son enjoyed your time at the course and we look forward to seeing you backs soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0

Sad state of affairs

Very simple. They have let this course go and don’t seem to care. Little grass on fairways not to mention tee boxes, and greens are horrible. We have played this course many, many time but feel it’s not worth the cost or aggravation. I consider this our home course but we will be playing somewhere else. Wish they would put some effort into keeping course at least playable.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Three Nine Hole Slots, Nice Setting

There are three nine hole courses: south, west and north. We played the south first which was a bit narrow at times but really beautiful. The north course was easier but less interesting. We had been playing at a pretty good pace on the first nine and then the starter dropped a threesome in front of us when we went to the "back 9" which slowed us down. The greens were just ok, but the fairways were in good shape. Good experience overall.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/02/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to see you enjoyed our course, despite the slow downs towards the end. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Nothing Special

I've played courses public courses like this in much better condition. I played the West and South courses here and it is appparent not much of the money is put back into course maintenance. The vast majority of tee boxes are awful due to the lack of size and were concave and alot of the tee shot site lines were obstructed by overgrown tree trees/limbs. The cart paths are mostly dirt covered with tree roots and what concrete is there needs repair. The greens and sand traps seemed well maintained nice given the time of year.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/02/2020

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Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Quick pace of play

Course is fairly tight but still had a good pace of play. Fairways were in great shape but greens were a little ragged and rolled pretty quick.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/02/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our course. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice little track, nice price

Enjoyed the day albeit the wind was coming from the north at 18mph continuously. Greens I’m sure will be better nice in summer. Staff very friendly. We played West/South nines.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/02/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to hear you enjoy our course and wonderful staff. We look forward to having you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

The overall condition of this course was disappointing. The greens were in pretty bad shape, divots weeds etc.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/02/2020

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Played On
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
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/02/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to hear you enjoy our course and wonderful staff. We look forward to having you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value for money

You can find nicer courses if you want to pay a lot more money but this is a nice course for a great price. I liked playing at off peak times so I often finished in a little over 3 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/02/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our course. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fast Greens Terrible rough

Played North and West Course’s. The greens and fairways were excellent. The rough around the greens was terrible. Very few flat tee boxes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 04/02/2020

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It’s in much better condition than last year and it’s a terrific design.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/02/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to see you enjoyed our course and the improvements that have been made. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/02/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to see you enjoyed our course. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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