The Ultimate Golf Getaway
For many golfers, the pursuit of gorgeous and equally challenging golf courses is just as important as the time spent perfecting their game. There’s something about playing a phenomenal round on an award-winning course that elevates the golf experience to the next level. On 1,350 acres between the tranquil beaches of the Atlantic and the tidal marshes of the Intracoastal Waterway lies a secluded island paradise that offers just that and more – Omni Amelia Island Plantation, a resort and golf experience like no other.
Recognized for offering a world-renowned golf program in perfect harmony with nature, the greens and fairways are carefully placed between Spanish moss-covered oaks, bordering the ocean, marshes and wooded interior of the island.
Amongst the championship courses is Oak Marsh, a Pete Dye-designed 6,500-yard course, noted for its tight fairways and small greens, challenging golfers with 18 holes accompanied by water hazards. Blending into its natural setting, Oak Marsh winds beneath bulkhead greens, past native plant life and utilizes coquina shell cart paths. Numerous resort tournaments have been played here and Travel & Leisure ranks it as one of “Florida’s 50 Finest Courses.”
Another must-mention is Omni Amelia Island’s Golf Academy. Directed by Ed Bowe, the Academy provides the latest in teaching technology with video stroke analysis and a GC2 Game Changer Launch Monitor, providing students the most accurate feedback available. To increase distance and accuracy, The Launch Monitor allows pros to fine-tune the equipment to each individual player, testing various shafts and lofts for the optimum launch angle and spin rate.
Omni Amelia Island offers the best instructors with professional experience as PGA Tour Qualifiers and Nationwide Tour and the Canadian Tour players. The instructors have conducted more than 100 schools, including ESPN Golf Schools and The Golf Academy Programs, making Omni Amelia Island Plantation Golf Academy a top golf school in Florida.
Just recently, the award-winning island destination partnered with The Amelia Island Club Golf Channel Academy at Long Point to offer guests access to world-class coaches and top-tier teaching facilities dedicated to improving players’ games. In tandem with this valued partnership, Omni Amelia Island introduced the Golf Channel Academy resort packages, welcoming guests to enjoy the ultimate golf vacation.
Available now through March 31, 2018, this beachfront retreat curated full and half day resort packages golf-fanatics do not want to miss. Highlights of the package include hands-on instruction, lunch at the members-only Long Point Clubhouse, commemorative gift, Golf Academy hate, golf glove and personalized golf tag, daily “Art of Breakfast” buffet in Sunrise Café, Swedish massage and more.
From the awe-inspiring views of the Atlantic, the emerald salt marshes that sigh in the breeze, to the centuries-old Live Oaks in the maritime forest, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is a golfer’s dream come true.