Amelia Island Plantation (Oak Marsh course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Amelia Island Plantation (Oak Marsh course) Est. 1973

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Amelia Island Plantation (Oak Marsh course): Fabulous marshland vistas and a wonderfully testing Pete Dye layout are the hallmarks of Amelia Island Plantation's excellent Oak Marsh course. Often used as the resort's "competition course", the two nine-hole loops meander along a mix of good-width and some tighter fairways. Straight-away and dog-legging holes are skirted by drive-thru sandy waste areas, while moss-laden oaks, pines, palms and other tree varieties screen off the unobtrusive housing and maintain a natural feel throughout. The very good par-4 9th gives you a taster for the scenic highlights to come on the back-nine. The stunning par-3 12th brings you out alongside expansive marshlands, which connect somewhere in the far distance to the Amelia River; the Plantation's Long Point course is on your left across the reed-filled swamp.

The fabulous closing trio, starts with a challenging tee-to-green carry over the edge of the marsh at the par-3 16th, its well bunkered green beautifully framed by live oaks and a lonesome pine. More marshland views and challenging carries accompany your progress down the long par-4 17th and terrific risk-reward par-5 18th. Although perhaps not Dye's most flamboyant layout, the Oak Marsh provides plenty of golfing challenges and two wonderfully scenic marshside stretches to close out each of the nine-hole loops.

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Making Contact

Oak Marsh Golf Course
Amelia Island Plantation,
Amelia Island, Florida FL 32035
USA
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Office   +1 (904) 261 6161
Pro Shop   +1 (800) 874 6878 (toll free)
Fax

  +1 (904) 277 5990

Email  
Website   www.aipfl.com
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Golf Pro
 
Robert Dugger (Director of Golf)
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Academy
 
Amelia Island Plantation Golf Academy
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk (although some long green-to-tee distances).
 
Surroundings: Woodland, residential and riverside
 
Designer: Pete Dye
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6580 5560 4983
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72.2 67.8 70.7
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-70 Ocean Links course (6108 yds from back tees)
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How2Get There?

36 miles NE of Jacksonville
North of Jacksonville, leave Interstate-95 at exit 373 and head east on the A1A/200. After 11.2 miles turn right onto Amelia Island Parkway. After 3.4 miles turn right onto Amelia Road. After 1 mile go straight across at traffic light onto First Coast Highway (A1A). After 2.7 miles Amelia Island Resort is on your left. Access to Clubhouse is via the Resort entrance.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 resort guest fee, 18-holes in high season (March thru' mid-May): $180, golf cart included. Reduced twilight rates (from 2pm) also available. [Above rate based on best info available at the time. Contact club or Florida First Coast of Golf (www.florida-golf.org) for current actual rates, seasonal discounts and special Stay&Play offers] Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Resort guests (staying at Amelia Island Plantation Resort) can book to play on weekdays and weekends.  No outside visitor play available.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts are fitted with GPS. Walking permitted at certain times (contact Pro Shop for information).

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Amelia Island Plantation is a member of the the Omni Hotels & Resorts collection, which operates several prestigious Stay&Play golf resorts across the United States. These facilities include many well-known resorts, some of them regularly hosting PGA and LPGA Tour events. Included in the Omni golf collection are: Tucson National (Arizona), La Costa and Rancho Las Palmas (Calif), Grove Park Inn and Hilton Head Oceanfront (Carolinas), Interlocken (Colorado), Amelia Island Plantation and ChampionsGate (Florida), Mount Washington (New Hampshire), Bedford Springs (Pennsylvania), Barton Creek (Texas), and The Homestead (Virginia).

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Location

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Latitude: (30.554593)
Longitude: (-81.450727)
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Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort AAA 4-Diamonds
Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, Florida 32035
+1 (904) 261 6161
www.omnihotels.com

Located alongside the Atlantic Ocean on a wonderfully natural and tranquil island created by the Amelia River, the Amelia Island Plantation Resort includes four excellent championship golf courses and top-quality practice facilities. Florida's "Premier Island Resort" also provides the full range of tennis and racquet activities, fishing, cycling, jogging, fitness, Spa and Salon, swimming, nature tours, youth programs and great dining experiences. Or you can just takes things easy beside the ocean.

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