It was formerly known as the Royal Amelia before it changed its name into Amelia River Golf Club but none of its royal splendor had gone with the old name. The golf vacation destination has remained to be amongst the best and most beautiful ones in Florida’s Amelia Island, both in layout and conditioning.
This Tom Jackson creation is an 18-hole, par 72 spectacle that coasts along the Amelia River and the forest of live oaks, sabal palms, wax myrtles and pines encompassing it. In many of its holes, these trees make an appearance – and golfers must not expect it to be anything other than grand. True, they make the holes rather picturesque, but it goes without saying they make them difficult as well. Apart from the trees, the smooth and strategically placed bunkers also add challenge and beauty to the course. Add to that a good helping of Alligator Creeks that meander through the whole layout, golfers get a really unique course. The Amelia River Golf Club ends rather majestically, with the final hole edging the Amelia river and its tidal marsh, making golf vacations hereabouts more interesting.
The impeccable conditioning of the course’s TifEagle greens make the Amelia River Golf Club even more regal than it already is. With its promise of a challenging game through and through, made even more challenging by the constant blowing of the wind, it is a must for golfers to pack along an extra stash of ball control and accuracy skills along with their other golf trip essentials. Other than that, they are well on their way to a golfing experience of royal caliber.