Golf News for Friday, September 27, 2013 | Travel

Florida's Amelia Island offers range of Fall packages, discounts

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- Northeast Florida's Amelia Island is offering a variety of hotel packages and discounts designed especially for golfers to enjoy this fall and winter season. Known for its stunning, world class golf, Amelia Island is home to courses designed by some of the world's best golf architects - Dye, Fazio, Palmer and others. From oceanfront holes and oak-lined fairways, to Intracoastal marsh preserves teeming with wildlife, the links of Amelia Island offer irresistible play for golfers of every skill level.

Amelia has more than 30 accommodation options available, making it easy for golfers to find the perfect place to stay and play on island. A full list of accommodation options is available at www.ameliaisland.com/accommodations. The following properties are offering fall and winter golf packages:

Amelia Hotel at the Beach has a three-night Golf Package featuring three rounds of golf, complimentary hot breakfast buffet and free Wi-Fi. The package starts at $312 and includes one round of golf at Fernandina Beach Golf Club, Queens Harbor Golf Course and Golf Club at North Hampton. Visit www.ameliahotel.com for more information.

The Blue Heron Inn is offering an "On Par" Golf Package for just $75 per golfer. The package includes a round of golf at Amelia River Golf Club, lunch, cart, greens fees and a bucket of practice balls. To book the package, visit www.ameliaislandblueheroninn.com.

Elizabeth Pointe Lodge features a three-night Golf Package starting at $1,484. The package includes a round of golf at Amelia River Golf Club and North Hampton Golf Club, as well as oceanfront accommodations, breakfast each day, USA Today and NY Times Digest delivered daily, complimentary Wi-Fi, beach equipment, and evening wine and hors d'oeuvres. Rates are based on double occupancy. Visit www.elizabethpointelodge.com for more information.

Omni Amelia Island Plantation is offering a new Stay & Play Package with one round of golf for just $100 and a second round for free with a two-night stay at the resort. Guests can choose from Ocean Links, with holes along the Atlantic Ocean, or Oak Marsh, with 14 holes with water hazard. Visit www.omniaameliaislandplantation.com for further details and restrictions.

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island features a Beaches and Bunkers Golf Package, starting at $649 and valid through December 31, 2013. The package includes overnight coastal view accommodations, American breakfast for two at Café 4750 or in-room dining, two rounds of golf at The Golf Club of Amelia Island or at The Golf Club of North Hampton, and beach umbrella daily. For additional information, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/ameliaisland.

In addition to golf packages, the 27-hole Fernandina Beach Golf Club is offering a Football Frenzy every Saturday and Sunday through January 31, 2014. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. guests can play for $25 and after 3 p.m. for $20. Rates include all-you-can-play golf, and greens and cart fees. Guests must mention the Football Frenzy offer at check-in to receive rates. Additional information is available at FernandinaBeachGolfClub.com.

For additional information about Amelia Island, please visit www.ameliaisland.com.

* Packages must be booked directly through the property. All packages are based on availability and each package has restrictions and blackout dates. Please contact the individual properties directly for more information.

About Amelia Island
Northeast Florida's coastal treasure, Amelia Island is a barrier island rich in colorful history and breath-taking natural beauty. Consistently ranked in the top 10 North American Islands by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler, Amelia Island offers long, beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife, and pristine waters. Upscale resorts with world-class spas, championship golf and exclusive dining blend effortlessly with a captivating collection of bed and breakfast inns and historic districts. The island is home to Fernandina Beach, once a vibrant Victorian seaport village, and now a charming downtown district of eclectic shops, attractions and eateries. Forget the everyday getaway; Come make memories on Amelia Island.

For visitor information and online planning, visit www.ameliaisland.com.