Amelia River Golf Club

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4.3
238
5 Stars
112
4 Stars
106
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
96.0%
Recommend this course
229 out of 237 reviews
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4.2
21
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.2%
Recommend this course
20 out of 21 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
56
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.6%
Recommend this course
53 out of 56 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6808
Slope 127
Rating 72.3
Type Semi-Private
Amelia River Golf 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6808 yards 72.3 127
Blue 72 6382 yards 69.9 125
White 72 6068 yards 68.6 119
Neutral 72 5373 yards 65.9 103
Neutral (W) 72 5373 yards 71.0 123
Red (W) 72 4786 yards 68.7 112
Scorecard for Amelia River Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.0/139 551 371 385 206 557 382 218 396 420 3486 366 384 178 587 360 356 431 164 548 3374 6860
Blue M: 71.6/136 521 337 372 176 521 356 190 363 389 3225 339 357 160 538 338 325 407 147 513 3124 6349
Blue/White M: 70.4/131 521 337 333 151 489 356 164 363 373 3087 339 357 160 493 338 325 383 122 478 2995 6082
White M: 69.4/127 469 312 333 151 489 337 164 343 373 2971 327 333 135 493 321 309 383 122 478 2901 5872
White/Gold M: 67.9/122 428 312 333 119 489 301 134 343 340 2799 327 296 120 456 321 309 383 98 437 2747 5546
Gold M: 66.7/118 W: 71.7/129 428 276 296 119 456 301 134 309 340 2659 311 296 120 456 280 282 351 98 437 2631 5290
Green M: 64.1/113 W: 68.4/117 390 253 266 94 436 264 103 284 274 2364 242 259 85 440 266 251 326 75 398 2342 4706
Handicap 3 9 17 15 7 11 13 5 1 12 8 18 6 10 16 2 14 4
Par 5 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 1 11 13 17 5 9 15 7 3 16 12 18 2 10 8 6 14 4

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.

Reviews

4.3
238

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Watching the Game 10
Brunch 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 26
Forced Carries 21
Bunkers 20
This course/club is great for:
Locals 19
Advanced Golfers 18
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 28
Convenient to the City 14
Near the Airport 13
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amelia River October 2018

Very nice course layout. Good variety, some doglegs, some short par 4’s, some long par 4’s.

Greens a little bumpy and slow.

Pace of play very slow.

There was a tournament in front of us which contributed to the pace of play issue. I wish the course or GolfNow would tell you that a tournament is scheduled, giving you the option to find another venue.

5 hour rounds are inexcusable. 18 holes of golf should take 3.5 hours, maybe 4.

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

Very nice daily fee course

Very nice layout with variety of holes and tees. Green complexes are very nice with average bunker conditions and good roll to the greens. Fairways a little thin but rolling the ball 2-3 inches usually good get acceptable lie. Great course for the money with GolfNow deal for a single at noon. Better than most of the resort courses in the area for the money. Would definitely play again if staying in the area.

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

Awesome value!

I booked this course through Golf Now one day ahead. The course is in great shape and the staff from bag drop off to bartenders are wonderful! I will definitely be back! In fact, I’m going back tomorrow!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fantastic

The course was in excellent shape! Enjoyed our round. Greens were excellent! We recommend this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun Course - Pro Shop staff NOT friendly at all

This was my first time playing this course.

The course is in average shape. Not great and not bad. The pro-shop staff was not too helpful. I asked for a cooler to use with water and gator aid which I purchased they told me they did not have coolers. This is the only course in the area I know of which does NOT have a cooler either on the cart or to use. This is Florida and it is summer time. Every one needs cold drinks and refreshment for a 4hr round of golf in the sun.

I liked the course and would play it again, but I would bring my own drinks and cooler. There was not a beverage cart out on the course. There was no on-course beverage cart service.

For the price I paid, there should be access to drinks and snacks on the course.

There are free range balls to hit, but the range was in rough shape (little grass and divots EVERYWHERE). Hardly a smooth surface anywhere to hit from.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Response from Amelia River Golf Club on 07/23/2018:
Thank you for coming out to Amelia River Golf Club and for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with the amenities. We appreciate your feedback as we work towards necessary improvements, and we hope to see you out here again sometime soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome Place

This course is top notch, one of my favorite courses I have ever played.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good Course....

This was a tournament that I played in and had a great time and the course conditions were really good. Greens were superb and true and layout was a challenge if playing from the back tees.

My only draw back was the head pro. He had ZERO customer service skills, never said hello or smiled and was bothered that he had to man the grill and the pro shop. He doesn’t look or act like a head pro even with a big thing of tobacco in his cheek...find a new profession sir because you are not what a golf professional resembles.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fair with some quirks

I enjoyed playing the course. The staff were especially helpful in walking me thru the course book and highlighting hazards that aren’t visible from the fairway. The greens rolled true and were moderately quick. The 1st green had a swell, closer to a gully, running down the middle. My approach on the par 5 landed on the opposite side of this feature from the hole and it made it impossible to roll any sort of true putt. Enjoyed a nice late lunch at the ample grill. Waitstaff first rate.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course with wonderful staff

Course was fun to play and in great condition. Free range balls and exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. Pace of play a little slow, but worth playing. Definitely would recommend to all.

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

Great course

The course is in great shape right now. And the staff was extremely friendly. There were three golfers in my group, ranging from a bogey golfer to a guy who shot 120. But we all had a great time and enjoyed the course very much. I would definitely play it again and recommend it to a friend. I gave 4 out of 5 stars because there was no on-course beverage cart service. Personally, I feel that for the price point, there should be access to drinks and snacks on the course. For $70+, one can reasonable expect certain amenities.

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

Great course for the Money

Great little course and extremely friendly staff. Well kept and just tricky and tight enough for you to think about how to score. Greens held approach shots well and putted medium speed. Most tee shots made you think about what you wanted to do, but open enough you could make a mistake. Take out your 1 iron a few times but enough holes to let the big dog eat. Cant wait to come back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Loved this course

From the time we pulled in to play until the time we left. I feel in love with this facility. The staff was extremely helpful to get me and my group off to a good start. The course was not packed so we were able to start about 10 minutes earlier than our scheduled tee time. Fairways were absolutely beautiful, and even though the greens had been aerated a few weeks prior, we found the greens to be very good shape. Hole 14 and 17 were my favorites. The only down side was not cart service but we were able to get refreshments at the turn. I look forward to coming back to this course. Its to bad I live 1 1/2 hours away.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

This is a well designed challenging course. It is a bit pricey, but it is located in a popular vacation destination, so that was to be expected. Some holes have wide open fairways where you can let loose, and others are tight where you have to make some strategic decisions. Water hazards abound and there are some large bunkers to be weary of. Large Oaks are all over the course which add to the lurking hazards. Greens were large and soft and rolled true.

The course is located next to the airport, so you get watch the planes take of and land which you don't see everyday. Only complaint is that there is no beverage cart. It gets hot on this island, so come pre-hydrated.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Fun course to play. Open from the tee with wide fairways.

Greens about 10- 14 days from being really good, recovering from aerification a couple weeks ago.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

2 putt

The fairways are in excellent shape. The greens were areated 2 weeks ago. We played automatic 2 putt once on the green. The greens are coming back quickly and they have given a discount due to the greens condition. You won't be disappointed.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sanded and treated Greens, large punched fairways

The Staff very friendly and helpful. The greens were just treated, had very sandy conditions on top of green. Fairways were punched, with very large holes, golf ball would roll into the hole, and look like a fried egg.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Amelia River Golf Club on 05/18/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Amelia River Golf Club. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played and your feedback is appreciated. It looks like you had a friendly experience with our staff. Thank you for your choosing our course, in the Fernandina Beach, Florida area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

3.5 stars

This is probably a 3.5 Star review. They had just aerated the greens, but they still had A TON of sand on them. I play on aerated greens several times a year and have never seen anyone leave this much sand. We played at a discounted rate. If the greens were perfect I would not have been happy paying the full rate for this course. It is nice and has a good layout but it is not a $60-70 course. The fairways were good overall, but there were some tee boxes that needed work. Also, there is no grass on the range,had to hit off dirt. Also, just as a note, for a course named Amelia River, there isn’t a single hole on the river. You finally see the river after you finish 18. It should be named Fernandina Beach Airport Golf Course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Response from Amelia River Golf Club on 05/15/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Amelia River Golf Club, and for the 3 stars. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played and your feedback is appreciated. It looks like you had a friendly experience with our staff. Thank you for your choosing our course, in the Fernandina Beach, Florida area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tight but good

I tend to drive it a bit crooked but I managed my way around with maybe 5 or 6 balls (found 4 or 5 while looking for mine). Greens were fast but the reads were not sneaky. Pretty good shape. Very playable for my wife who drives straight. Some forced carries which are what they are for shorter hitters. I’m an 11 and shot 82 even with my 8 or ten penalty shots so not a course where missing a green means instant double bogey. I enjoyed it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

This review is to let the public know that they will be aerating the greens May 8th to 11th 2018. The course will be closed. I do highly recommend this course once the greens make their way back from grooming.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Helpful review

Course is in great shape. Fairways are greening up . Greens are groomed and fairly quick. Course isn't overly challenging, but is a course worth playing. Driving range,golf cart and practice green are included in price.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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