West/South at Fernandina Beach Municipal Golf Course

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3.0
147
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
41
2 Stars
29
1 Stars
16
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.6
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.4
64.2%
Recommend this course
101 out of 147 reviews
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Average Rating
2.6
9
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
1.9
Value
3.0
Layout
3.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
33.3%
Recommend this course
3 out of 9 reviews
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Average Rating
2.7
22
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
2.4
Value
3.4
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.0
45.5%
Recommend this course
10 out of 22 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7001
Slope 118
Rating 72.6
Type Public/Municipal
Just north of the Jacksonville Airport, Fernandina Beach Golf Club offers three 18-hole courses that are conveniently located within distance of both Jacksonville and the beach. There are three distinct nines at the club that create three different 18-hole combinations. The West/South combination is the tournament course at Fernandina Beach Golf Club. The West nine is long and there is a challenging par-5 that is one of the most difficult on the golf course. The South nine features an abundance of trees and water hazards, putting a heavier emphasis on accuracy rather than distance in scoring well. The golf course is also considered a perfect example of scenic Florida golf with native foliage and wildlife throughout.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7001 yards 72.6 118
White 72 6525 yards 70.5 116
Gold 72 5853 yards 67.7 115
Gold (W) 72 5840 yards 74.2 126
Red 72 5290 yards 65.4 103
Red (W) 72 5290 yards 70.7 119
Scorecard for West/South
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.9/135 407 607 418 360 491 227 426 561 186 3683 499 398 168 591 379 398 167 337 379 3316 6999
White M: 71.6/130 390 590 391 341 471 205 404 538 172 3502 475 385 147 501 356 354 140 309 356 3023 6525
Gold M: 69.0/122 332 488 313 339 456 144 318 433 157 2980 401 341 109 420 260 261 116 285 272 2465 5445
Red M: 65.8/116 W: 70.5/124 325 483 304 329 446 139 313 428 147 2914 401 331 103 415 255 251 109 239 272 2376 5290
Handicap 3 1 9 13 15 11 7 5 17 10 2 18 8 12 6 14 16 4
Par 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 37 5 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 36 73
Handicap (W) 7 1 11 9 5 17 13 3 15 2 4 18 8 14 12 10 16 6

Course Details

Year Built 1920
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ed Matson

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

Reviews

3.0
147

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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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

west nine ok. south just goofy

west nine pretty playable with rough 2 to 21/2 inches. penal but you could find it. greens decent. mostly smooth with a few bumpy spots. fairways parched and thin. south nine goofy with rough 4 to 12 inches (i measured a couple spots). fairways ample but miss by a yard and tee a provisional. you won't find 1st ball. i was in middle of several fairways (and left side of one tee box) less than 160 to hole with no shot. trees blocking what looked like a fine tee shot from tee. left after 5 holes and 4 lost balls. just wasn't fun to try to hit from the fairway over trees to blocked greens. dye or hills would be proud.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Rough

Course is in very rough shape. Weeds all over the greens, and a lot of tee boxes were mostly sand.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 09/22/2018

north and west are pretty easy and forgiving. fairways are parched & thin. rough is 3 or more inches and inconsistant thickness. greens were just ok. some smooth some a bit bumpy. south nine is just goofy. hills or dye would be proud. rough was 4 to 12 inches. i lost four balls in four holes and quit. 3 just off the fairway. found a 5th ball when i stepped on it. laid up to 155 on 2nd hole. middle of fairway. had no shot around a more than 90 degree dogleg. hit a wedge over trees at corner but never found the ball in rough i measured at 12 inches. can't recommend it.

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

Bumpy greens

South course has a very interesting layout but fairways and approaches were in poor shape. Sad. West Course has fairways in much better condition; layout is longer, wide open and a bit uninspired. Greens on both 9s may be the worse I have ever played. They were bumpy and sparse, as if they had been plugged and not recovered. Very few golfers on course, so pace of play was great.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Not impressed

Greens were in very good shape but fairway rough was just that (rough). Some grass had not been cut in a good while. Driving range was closed due to recent rains. No cart service offered during the weekend. Gas powered carts were very slow.The west course is open and fairly easy to play. The south course has much tighter fairways but had shade which was nice for the 90+ degree day.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointment

Course was in horrible shape. Needs senificate work and money

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fernandina golf club

The course was in very bad condition and greens were terrible. Would not play again without going to look at first

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This was a great course fir us. Will definitely go back

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Good deal

Good value for the $. Played South 9 and West 9. Fairways good greens good. No rough to speak of. Not resort course but not priced as one. Staff was friendly. Nice enough I went back and played again same price as golf now. I'll go back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course

We had a great time playing this course. West was long but straight. North was a bit shorter but with many doglegs. I played off the white tees and had a challenge reaching the greens in regulation. Great course for the price!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tolerated not welcomed

I have played a lot courses with Golfnow. Many are not happy with the discounts they need to give to participate in this program but generally do a good job accommodating their customers. Here they treat you like the evil stepchild in Cinderella. This course is convenient if staying on Amelia Island but that is about all I can say about it.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not friendly

We traveled from St. Augustine to go to this club we had a child with us 6 years old who we are teaching to play. When we got to the club they were not nice at the desk. They had overbooked TeeTimes and looking for an excuse to not occomodate us. We booked on golf Now and they were not friendly with that, as we were not one of their locals. Definitely not kid friendly. We will not go back to that course. A few minutes away in Jacksonville was a nice course . They were accommodating with last minute players, and with kids. The course was great.

Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

nice senior course

open fairway, moderately long, green fairway moderately open rough on hard soil. nice greens

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value, friendly people. Course was in OK shape, considering it was the end of January.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A fun muni

Fun and fast- a great muni course not complicated. Little water, more bunkers. Highly recommend if you visit Amelia Island.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It's January!

Fun to play this early in the year. This muni course is ok for an early round. Long par 5s. Greens were ragged but that is to be expected. Fairways were fine. Good value.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bang for your buck

This course had challenging but fair holes. Was well maintained with very friendly staff.

Negatives..very flat and some repetitive holes.

Could use some "color" around tee boxes.

Otherwise, very good course for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not recommended

Price was reasonable on GolfNow. Course was not maintained, for what part is concrete it has pot holes on the cart path and much of the path is not paved. Very bumpy ride throughout

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bad time at Fernandina Beach GC

Mike the manager was rude checking us in. He made us wait 25 minutes when there was hardly anyone else on the course too check us out for the twilight rate. His interaction with the public was very poor.

We played 9 holes and no one told us we were not able to play the second 9 under their policy. Mike proceeded to race onto the course and embarrass me by telling us we could not play any additional holes.

Course in good shape though, Mike ruined it for us. Unfortunately Fernandina Beach GC will not be at the top of my list to revisit. Their management needs to know.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
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