West/South at Fernandina Beach Municipal Golf Course

2.9383470588 2.9 stars from 5 (144)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7001 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $21
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 144 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
53
3 stars:
40
2 stars:
27
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

100 out of 144 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near the airport   Great for locals seniors walkers   Challenges include bunkers narrow fairways water hazards   Great for drinks watching the game brunch  

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"Not impressed"


u8488634's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



bwkga's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointment"


jerry4364181's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in horrible shape. Needs senificate work and money


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Fernandina golf club"


bwjones97's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u985449562's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good deal"


kharbour's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


MikeLalonde's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tolerated not welcomed"


ikempls's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Not friendly"


u800488126's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"nice senior course"


optionsplusqc's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



u000001183465's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A fun muni"


u875879533's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"It's January!"


u000001183465's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Jeff3011940's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Bang for your buck"


Aaron8264635's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not recommended"


u208378599's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Bad time at Fernandina Beach GC"


1bbarry's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Packed with men's group, snails pace of play"


Ryan8401220's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked a hot deal and it was not very hot! They had a men's group shotgun on the entire course go off right ahead of me. Beware, this men's group apparently goes ~noon every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I joined up with another group behind me and we waited on every shot for over 5 Hours. The course is packed because it's cheap. It's not well maintained, a lot of places not mowed. I played the back tees and on two holes there were no tee markers so I just played at the blue marks where they should've been. It looked like there was some work being done and temporary tees and tee markers were in other places. On two of the greens there were holes cut into the slope of the hill making it impossible to stop the ball from above the hole. Not a recommended hike location according to the USGA.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"South course is a “rat-hole”"


Jaxsteeler's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The South course was in terrible shape. The fairways were barren in many area and tee boxes were not level and many had weeds growing on them. The west course was in great shape. The club doesn’t care about pace of play. Too many geriatric walkers who don’t care how many balls they hit with stacks of groups on the tee boxes. It will probably be another 10 years before I play there again


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



flyguy's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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