Amelia Island Plantation Golf Course
Course review: Nothing ventured, nothing gained. So goes the motto goes at this well manicured public course. But beware. Not every hole is worth taking the big gamble!
The Amelia River Golf Club takes full advantage of the breathtaking beauty of Amelia Island, Florida. It runs adjacent to the local airport and is conveniently located close to the beach and some of the finest hotels on Amelia Island.
This Tom Jackson designed golf course opened in 2001 and it’s ambience is accentuated by the sights and sounds of the serene Amelia River. The greens are big, fast and run true for cozy approach shots and consistent putting. Some of the lush carpeted fairways run alongside forested terrain. Along with the relatively wide and slightly undulating fairways are thick brush which makes finding wayward golf balls a challenge. Many single, large trees and rolling hills dominate the landscape.
Water hazards are definitely a factor on holes like the 14th which has a sharp dogleg to the left. Long ball hitters may well attack the green and the hole may tempt the gamble in you. Hole 17 is somewhat similar to the Stadium Course at Sawgrass 17. And the final hole, a narrow par 5 requires the full attention and focus to steer clear of trouble.
Amelia River has hosted PGA Quailifiers and several USGA events. It features a new clubhouse with a full service pro shop, locker rooms and grill. The club is conveniently located near several luxurious Florida Golf Resorts.
Yardage: 6428 yards
Hampton Inn & Suites – Amelia island
Amelia Hotel at the Beach
Omni Amelia Island Plantation
6800 First Coast Hwy.
32035 Amelia Island
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