Amelia River Golf Club

4.4286705882 4.4 stars from 5 (202)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6808 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: 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: Proper dress is required for all golf activities. Bathing suits, cut-offs, blue jeans, tank tops, halter tops and t-shirts are not permitted.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 202 Reviews
5 stars:
98
4 stars:
90
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

196 out of 201 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city near the airport   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards forced carries bunkers   Great for drinks watching the game brunch  

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"Nice course, good value"


redman63's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’m from out of town but I booked a round here on a Sunday morning prior to flying home. The outside service staff greeted me and dropped off a cart next to my car, which was a nice touch. Friendly shop staff and starter. Layout is good, greens are above average. Pace of play was great, under 4 hours on a Sunday morning!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Delightful!"


scrudle99's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice time playing the Amelia River course. BEST HOT DOGS in the state!

Greens were quick and true and fairways good - grass was still dormant; looks like good Spring conditions within two weeks. Definitely will come back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



pwgroot's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Back for third year."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Winter snow birds back for third year. Like the course and the people. Best greens we've seen so far this year.


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Early January Round"


u291767851's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was the first to tee off as a single. Greens were in exceptional shape and very fast. The course layout and design were better than I expected. Friendly staff and great morning round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Wonderful golf course"


Crazeeebaby's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play this course every time I visit my family down here in Florida. Love it more than any other course as it is not surrounded by houses and has a beautiful layout that is private and peaceful.

Love the water and creeks and marsh nearby you drive past on the last hole.

The staff takes care of you too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Golf!"


Wally6059469's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great place for golf! Never an issue in the past, however this time the Starter sent the group I was with off without me and one other. 20 minutes early. He then had us start right on their heels and sent another group (probably 25 minutes early) off on our heels. Got bogged down with the group ahead of us and no Ranger to get them moving. Never had an issue in the past. Just a fluke this time. Free range balls, nice tee boxes, fairways and greens. Greens ran real fast.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u2177382's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"drain well, soft green little effect on green speed"


bridgesb's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even though it was cart path only track, because of the day before down pour it drained well; and the greens rolled true. 3.5 hour start to finish.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fast greens"


u5746530's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun layout and greens were nice to put on. Get to hit every club in the bag was a good day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Experience"


chonour's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens faster than most around Jax and roll pretty true. Excellent shape.

Fairways in good shape too.

Pace of play was about three hours for threesome.

I always enjoy a trip to Amelia River!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"I wish it was closer to home"


tominjax's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I live in Mandarin, if this course was closer to where I live I would play it all the time - especially when I can get on with a Hot Deal! It is a challenging but fair layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course and staff were excellent."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My first time playing Ameila River, I had friends visiting from out of town (Washington State) The staff was exceptional and the course was in outstanding condition. Our tee time was at 8:00 am, so the greens were a little slow at first because of the morning dew, but it didn't take long to dry up and the greens were excellent. Enjoyed my par on the par 3 island green.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent course - kinda pricey though"


Devin1458726's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course but not worth the retail price. Got this from discount site at 1/2 price and well worth that. Fast greens and challenging course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Opps! Heads Up"


u000003484568's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I called Golf Now and they reserved my Tee Time and sent me a confirmation. The Tee Time was correct at the right course but the address of the course was at another Golf Course. I was on vacation and using their email with the course address put me in a wrong area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best Value in AI"


rauschjt's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout. Great practice facilities. Great pace of play. My go to for AI. Last 3 holes will test you - 16 tee shot can intimidate and get in your head, particularly from the tips. 17 is an Island-like shortish par 3. 18 is a 3 shot par 5 for all but the biggest hitters with lots of trouble on all 3 shots.

Great course. Value is great with hot deals.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent layout and welcome"


Marmitage1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really great fro arrival to departure

Great fri madly staff

Course is beautiful and in great shape

Thoroughly recommended

We will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great value on Amelia Island"


jsbonardi's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was very friendly, and I got a great deal on Golf now hot deals. Layout is fine, and the price is right. While it is on Amelia Island, it is not located near the beach so there are no ocean holes or views.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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