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The Amelia Island Lighthouse is considered the oldest structure on the island. First constructed in 1820 on Georgia's Cumberland Island, it was dismantled and moved in 1938 and reconstructed on Amelia Island. Construction was completed in 1839.

For those interested in a closer look, lighthouse tours are offered on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Tours depart from the Atlantic Recreation Center. The cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children age 12 and under.

The Amelia Island Museum of History is housed in the historic Nassau County jail and showcases some 4,000 years of Florida history, including its eight flags of occupation. The museum offers exhibits, educational lectures, walking tours and ghost tours.

233 South Third Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
(904) 261-7378

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Amelia River Golf Club
6800 First Coast Highway
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Toll free: 800-874-6878

Amelia River Golf Club is located just three miles from Amelia Island Plantation’s main entrance and is renowned as one of the best conditioned courses in the area. Smooth Eagle greens, sculpted around a forest of majestic live oaks, sabal palms, southern pines and wax myrtles make it as beautiful to play as it is challenging.

Ann Cain Golf Academy
4700 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-8015
Toll free: 800-245-4224

The Anne Cain Golf Academy at the Golf Club of Amelia Island, just an iron-shot away from The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, features world-class video instruction from renowned LPGA instructor Anne Cain. Anne was recently selected as one of GOLF MAGAZINE'S TOP 100 TEACHERS IN AMERICA.

Fernandina Beach Golf Club
2800 Bill Melton Road
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-7370

One of the most popular municipal golf courses in the Southeast.

Florida First Coast of Golf
415 Pablo Avenue, Suite 102
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Phone: 904-249-9683
Toll free: 800-530-5248

As home of the World Golf Hall of Fame, THE PLAYERS Championship, PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, Northeast Florida, known as Florida's First Coast, offers some of the worlds finest golf courses and resorts. Visit the website to view special packages and book tee times for Amelia Island Plantation - Ocean Links, Amelia Island Plantation - Amelia River Golf Club, Amelia Island Plantation - Long Point, Amelia Island Plantation - Oak Marsh and The Golf Club at North Hampton.

Amelia Island Plantation - Ocean Links
6800 First Coast Highway, Amelia Island, FL 32034

Winding along a coastal Atlantic dune ridge, Ocean Link's #4, #5, #6, #15 and #16 provide golfers with five oceanfront golf holes. The fairways and greens are parallel to the beaches of Amelia Island and meander through a unique coastal maritime hammock. Named by Golf for Women as one of the "50 Best Courses for Women", this close proximity to the ocean and the ever changing sea breeze provide the golfer with exhilarating views and intriguing play.

Ocean Links has 10 holes that feature lagoons and marsh wetlands in addition to concluding with a par three whose green is strategically placed in the waters of Red Maple Lake. The course winds through six miles of the natural sand dunes and seaside terrain that make Amelia Island so special. It can be said that this is as much a nature tour as it is a round of golf. The course yardage of 6,300 yards is somewhat deceiving since small greens, narrow fairways and prevailing winds make the course play much longer. At par 70, this 18 hole combination provides a challenge to golfers of all levels.

Amelia Island Plantation - Long Point
Completed in 1987, Fazio's award winning design challenges golfers with natural hazards, tight fairways and elevated greens. The rolling fairways wind through three spectacular and distinctive settings: the magnificent marshes, the thick oak and pine forest and the scenic oceanfront dunes. Long Point's character is shaped by natural waste bunkers, large undulating greens and our very distinctive back to back oceanfront Par 3's. In addition, the golf course demands that the golfers' shot carry the water hazard on eight different occasions. Many of these holes leave the casual observer with breathtaking views of the Amelia River and expansive salt marshes.

Long Point is a par 72 course with a back tee yardage of 6,775 yards. It has been acclaimed as one of the "Top Fifty Courses in Florida", by Golfweek Magazine and one of the "Best Places to Play" by Golf Digest. The Florida Women's Amateur, Men's US Open and US Amateur qualifiers have been held here in the past in addition to numerous Amelia Island Club events and championships. This course is also the primary course of our Amelia Island Club members.

Amelia Island Plantation - Oak Marsh
The Oak Marsh Golf Course is one of the premier courses at the Amelia Island Plantation. This Pete Dye design was built in 1972 shortly after he designed the Harbour Town Golf Links at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The 6,500 yard par 72 is the most demanding course at Amelia Island with its reputation for having tight fairways and small greens. The course received its name from the towering Spanish draped centuries old oak trees, which you will find all around this 18 hole course. The Oak Marsh Golf Course will be a challenge for all level of golfers with strategically placed bunkers and 14 out of the 18 holes having water that comes into play; you must have control over your shots. The Oak Marsh Golf Course has played host too many events such as the 1991 PGA Sectional Championship and the 1992 Society of Seniors Championship.

Oak Marsh has been included in Golf Digest's prestigious list of the "Top 75 Resort Courses in the U.S." and Amelia Island Plantation is a Golf Magazine "1996-2004 Silver Medal Golf Resort”. With its great location to the Amelia Island Plantation and its outstanding playability, the Oak Marsh Golf Course is truly a Northeast Florida gem.

The Golf Club at North Hampton
Designed by the “King” Arnold Palmer, the Golf Club at North Hampton is one of the newest additions to the Northeast Florida golf scene. Built in March 2001 this par 72 truly lives up to being an Arnold Palmer Signature Course. The course ranges from 7,247 yards down to 5,225 yards with its five set of tee boxes. Sculpted out of pure Florida woodlands, you will find yourself playing around 10 spring fed lakes, coquina boulders and man-made sand dunes. On the front nine you will be surrounded by woodlands with rolling fairways and immaculate greens found in between the woods. The wide open contoured back nine may give you the feeling that you stepped onto Turnburry or Carnoustie. This course can prove to be a challenge with its wild grasses and elevation changes of over 40 feet, but you still find yourself playing a fun and pleasant round of golf.

You will find at the Golf Club at North Hampton the customer always comes first. This Arnold Palmer Signature course is one of the finest new courses in Northeast Florida and will leave you more than satisfied.

The Amelia Island Plantation Golf Academy
6800 First Coast Highway
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-6161

The world renowned Long Point course is home to the Amelia Island Plantation Golf Academy led by director, Ed Bowe. Nestled between ancient live oaks, the academy overlooks its own private driving range and practice green while offering personalized instruction to golfers of every skill level.

The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach
4700 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-8015
Toll free: 800-245-4224

The course at The Golf Club of Amelia Island is rich in natural wonders-and in pure golfing pleasure. Designed by PGA-TOUR Veterans Mark McCumber and Gene Littler, this 18-hole course exemplifies the essence of the game of golf. With challenges to put you to the test, it remains for-giving enough to remind you that golf is, after all, supposed to be fun

Nestled along the shores of the ocean, the course, when first opened, was nominated as the best new course of the year. Meticulously maintained, it winds its way through palm, pine and oak trees, offering spectacular views of Amelia Island's many natural treasures. It is simply an unforgettable golfing experience.

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Getting to Amelia Island
Amelia is only 30 minutes from Jacksonville International Airport. By auto, two bridges connect Amelia Island with the mainland. From I-95, take Fernandina Beach Exit 129, turn east onto A1A and travel 15 miles, cross the Intracoastal Waterway into the heart of Amelia Island.

Visitors traveling from the south may prefer to take A1A north of Jacksonville to the Mayport auto ferry which crosses the St. Johns River, or take A1A farther north to J. Turner Butler Blvd., then north on Hwy 115 over the Dames Point Bridge. Both options continue on A1A north over Big and Little Talbot Island onto Amelia.

Amelia Island Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Golfing on Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach is a splendid pleasure, with natural surroundings, oceanfront golf courses and pristine golf resorts that challenge skilled golfers and reward those lucky enough to experience all the wonderful golfing that Amelia has to offer. Public and Private courses abound as well as Golf Lessons and Instruction from the Pros.

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