OMNI AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION - Long Point 904-261-6161
Florida Golf Course Review - This is a private & members only golf club located at Omni Amelia Island Plantation.
Long Point is a Tom Fazio award winning design reserved for members at the Omni Amelia Island Resort, with limited play for resort guests. Located just
north of Jacksonville, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort features a variety of accommodations situated on 1350 acres adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean.
Amenities at this AAA-Four Diamond property include 23 clay tennis courts, a health and fitness center, full service spa, fine shops and dining options,
heated outdoor and indoor pool areas (with lap lanes) with Jacuzzis, a beach, conference and meeting facilities, seven miles of bike trails, plus fishing and
sailing charters. For photos and information on the resort and to log on to their web site, visit our page for Amelia Island Plantation Resort by clicking here. Keep in mind - You Must Stay Here To Play Here, as golf course play is available to guests and members only!
Long Point Golf Club
Long Point is the premier layout on Amelia Island - a 6,775 yard design that has been awarded 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest Places to Play. It also has been
honored as the fifth best course in the state by the Miami Herald, and has been a qualifying site for the men's US Open, US Amateur, and the Florida
Women's Amateur. This par-72 golf course features rolling fairways that wind through a variety of landscapes, including magnificent marshes, thick oak
and pine forest, and scenic oceanfront dunes. The Amelia River, expansive salt marshes and natural waste areas, plus distinctive back to back oceanfront par threes add to the allure.
The Long Point clubhouse features a pro shop with golf accessories, equipment rental, customized gifts and sportswear. Across the walkway there is a
separate building with locker rooms/showers for men and women, plus a restaurant and lounge. A complimentary grass range and putting/chipping green
are available for members and guests. On course golfers will find that the course is well marked with 150-yard stakes, yardage blocks in the middle of the
fairways, and sprinkler heads measured to the center of the green. Daily information is provided for the different sets of rotating pin placements. Each cart
is equipped with cart covers which protect clubs during inclement weather.
Four sets of tees allow golfers of varying skill levels to choose a distance that meets their game. The blue tees play to 6706 yards and a 132 slope rating,
and the whites are playable for the average golfer at 6121 yards/125 slope. An alternate set (green tees) measure 5480 /114 slope and the forward tees
are 4825 yards with a 123 slope rating. 15 water hazards, 46 sand bunkers and the high quality but slippery Tif Eagle putting surfaces will make golfers
earn their scores. Long Point, as with the other two courses at Amelia Island, features challenging green complexes, with undulations, ridges, collection
areas and strategically placed bunkers all in play. There is not much call for bump and run approaches, and golfers that miss the greens will frequently be
confronted with tough up and downs from greenside swales.
The par five first plays along a severely undulating fairway. Mounding in the middle will funnel mis-hit shots even further off line, and swales and
collection areas serve to gather balls bouncing along this roller coaster fairway. The green complex is noticeably elevated, requiring an extra club on the
approach. Number two presents an open fairway, but is demanding on the approach as shots hit left of center will catch a slope leading to the marsh. The
safe target area is the right side of the green. The third is a long par three that plays all of the distance advertised. Pay attention to the pin placement as
the putting surface is deep and undulating. Four doglegs left around a marsh, and can be cut with a shot aimed just left of the bunker lying deep of the
fairway. There is more room for error than it appears on the second shot. The short par three 5th is very score-able, and is followed by beautiful par five,
which can be reached in two by long hitters. Played cautiously with a lay up about 50-100 yards out, this hole becomes a possible birdie, easy par.
Though not as severe as hole # 1, the seventh also has mounding in the middle that directs balls away from the center of the fairway from about 140 in.
With a deep green and ominous bunker winding around the left and back side, this is a tight approach. Number 8 demands a long, accurate tee shot
placed to the center of the fairway in front of the marsh that awaits about 110 yards out. The second shot is nearly all carry, with a small landing area short
right of the green. The finishing hole on the front is a long par four along a tree lined fairway with swales and collection areas greenside.
The back side plays a bit shorter than the front, and features back to back ocean front par threes on 15 and 16. Number ten invites a tee shot placed in
the left center of a fairway that narrows as the double tiered green is approached. Check the pin placement. The par five 11th doglegs left around a marsh
and is a true 3-shot hole, with the approach an extremely demanding one - to a small putting surface surrounded by trouble in the form of bunkers and
drop-offs into grassy swales. The green location on 12 is diabolical. The pot bunker short right makes chipping from that side a tough proposition, and a
marsh runs the length of the hole along the left, with the green tucked in between. This is one of the tougher # 14 handicapped holes we have
encountered. Thirteen is a tight par four that can elicit some high scores if the green is missed on the approach - tough up and down here. The narrow
fairway on 14 slopes left to right, inviting a tee shot to the left center - a good scoring hole if on the short grass. The next two holes are gorgeous par
threes that play parallel to the ocean. This means a couple of things: 1) the scenery is extremely beautiful and 2) the wind together with the pin placements
can make up to a four club difference. On 15 it is a good idea to stay below the hole as the downslope is sneaky fast. The green on 16 has a "bowl" effect -
which will funnel shots hit along the edges towards the center. Seventeen is a mid range four par that plays from an ample fairway to a two-tiered putting
surface that is quite undulating. Pay attention to the pin placement here. On the final hole golfers will encounter a tight tree lined par five that can be
reached in two if the tee shot is played long and down the middle. The fairway opens up a bit past the trees on the right, and mounds and gullies between
the 150 and 80 yard markers provide incentive to avoid this section of the fairway. The green complex is shallow, making a high wedge approach on the third shot on good idea.
Long Point is a great compliment to the two resort owned courses at Omni Amelia Island Plantation. The putting surfaces here are the best on property,
presenting scoring opportunities when approached efficiently. The views of the surrounding marshes, water hazards and the ocean are at times
spectacular. This is a " must play" while at Omni AIP. Highly recommended!
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