The Oak Marsh Golf Course is one of the truly classic Pete Dye-designed golf courses in the world. The course, built in 1972 shortly after the completion of the Harbour Town Golf Links at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, is noted for its tight fairways and small greens, meandering along serpentine salt marsh creeks and through the moss draped heritage oaks for which Amelia Island is famous.
At par 72, this 6,500-yard course has 14 holes with water hazards and numerous bulk-headed greens. A variety of bunkers are placed throughout the course to add to the challenge, and a natural approach has been maintained as well with the use of coquina shell cart paths, native plant life and preserved habitats for the local wildlife. Walking is allowed after 4 p.m.
Oak Marsh played host to the 1991 PGA Section Championship and 1992 Society of Seniors Championship. In addition, numerous resort tournaments are played here. Included in Golf Digest's prestigious list of the “Top 75 Resort Courses in the U.S”, Oak Marsh also was selected by Travel & Leisure Golf as one of ”Florida's 50 Finest Courses.”
Oak Marsh is not available to property owners and residents in Club designated areas, south of the Fernandina Beach Airport and Bill Melton Road, and including Amelia Island Plantation, Summer Beach, Crane Island and Brady Point Preserve.