Golf Destination: Amelia Island

Rich in history and natural beauty, Amelia Island invites you to reconnect with the things that matter most in life. Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach but hard to forget. With 13 miles of pristine beaches, upscale resorts, world-class spas, exclusive restaurants and championship golf courses, Amelia Island is the ideal destination for families, couples, nature lovers and golfers. Here’s a list of golf courses and accommodations you should check out if you’re visiting Florida’s top-ranked island destination.

Omni Amelia Island Plantation sits on 1,350 acres between the tranquil beaches of the Atlantic and the tidal marshes of the Intracoastal Waterway. The secluded island paradise offers a resort and golf experience like no other. The resort boasts 36 holes of championship golf that have received numerous awards and distinctions. The Ocean Links Course is parallel to the beach and the ever-changing sea breeze makes for intriguing play. The Oak Marsh course is known for having tight fairways and small greens and is a challenge for all levels of golfers. After your round of golf, you can relax by one of the resort’s pools, rejuvenate your mind and body at the spa, or experience a culinary delight at one of the many convenient dining locations.

The Golf Club at North Hampton is a par 72 course that lives up to being an Arnold Palmer signature course. Sculpted out of Florida woodlands, you will find yourself playing around 10 spring-fed lakes, coquina boulders and manmade sand dunes. On the front nine, you will experience rolling fairways and immaculate greens, surrounded by woodlands. The wide-open contoured back nine may give you the feeling that you stepped onto Turnberry or Carnoustie. This course can prove to be a challenge with its wild grasses and elevation changes of over 40 feet. The Golf Club at North Hampton is the perfect combination of the area’s natural beauty and the best of golf course architecture.

Immerse yourself in southern charm at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Conde Nast Traveler named the resort one of the Top Five Golf Resorts in Florida, and it’s one of few resorts to offer both on-property golf and beach access. Enjoy 18 holes of breathtaking landscape that is as beautiful as it is challenging. Meticulously maintained greens, strategically bunkered fairways and the ever-shifting ocean breeze ensures that no two rounds are ever the same. While you enjoy championship golf, you can explore the pristine beaches or bask in the sun as you swim or walk along the shores of the Atlantic. One of the most popular beach destinations in the world, the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island provides a welcome barrier between you and the rest of the world.

 

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