Omni amelia island plantation unveils the improved oak marsh golf course
Northeast Florida Coastal Island Resort Renovates Golf Course
AMELIA ISLAND, FL (November 29, 2012) – The Omni Amelia Island Plantation
proudly announces the $3.8 million “Re-Imagination” to Omni Amelia Island Plantation’s Golf facility. Preceding numerous improvements to the course, the greens are now re-surfaced with Tifdwarf Bermuda grass on all 18 holes of the Florida golf resort course. More than 150 trees were pruned to increase the sunlight and airflow around the greens, creating a sustainable growing environment for the new putting surfaces.
As one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 121 Golf Resorts in the World, with 54 holes of championship golf, the resort’s three courses – Ocean Links, Oak Marsh and Long Point – boast seven seaside holes, the most in Florida. Designed by Pete Dye, Bobby Weed and Tom Fazio, the course greens and fairways are carefully placed along Spanish moss-covered oaks, lush marshes and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean.
Along with key greens initiatives, the driving range has been lengthened by nearly 40 yards, adding length to the renowned Florida golf course. The resort has spent $1.2 million dollars on irrigation improvements to the back nine of the Oak Marsh Golf Course that will provide 100 percent coverage of all turfgrass while using 20 percent less water. Golfers will experience much firmer and faster greens, which will certainly challenge every level of golfer.
Additional funds were dedicated to enhancing the Oak Marsh pro-shop experience, along with the remodel of the Golf Shop Restaurant, which is now named Marsh View Bar & Grill. With a new 5,000 square-foot deck overlooking the marsh and Intracoastal Waterway, the Marsh View Bar & Grill offers a menu of southern-inspired, casual fare. As the sun sets over the marsh, guests can share an unforgettable experience around the new fire pit set under a stunning canopy of Live Oaks. The redesigned Oak Marsh pro-shop sells brands such as Nike, Cutter & Buck, Peter Millar, Kate Lord and TaylorMade.
Nestled between the dune-swept beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and natural salt marshlands, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation offers 249 oceanfront guest rooms, with multi-bedroom villas tucked among the 1,350-acres of Amelia Island Plantation. Developed by Charles Fraser in 1971, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is beginning a new chapter in its 40-year history, undergoing an extensive $85 million re-imagination project. The renovations include 30,000 additional square feet of conference center space; 155 new guest rooms and suites; an expanded beach club and new two-tiered pool; new lobby and arrival experience; more variety of food and beverage options and improved resort connectivity and parking.
For more information on the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, call 1-800-The-Omni or visit www.omniameliaislandplantation.com.
About the Omni Amelia Island Plantation
About the Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Beginning a new chapter in its nearly 40-year heritage, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is undergoing an extensive re-imagination project. As Florida’s award-winning island destination, the resort is recognized for offering a luxury resort experience in perfect harmony with nature, rich in recreational activities. The certified Green Lodging Destination is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean, lush marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway, located just north of Jacksonville, Fla. Situated on the 1,350-acres of the Amelia Island Plantation, the property offers three-and-a-half miles of wide, uncrowded beaches; 49,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; 54 holes of championship golf; 23 Har-Tru® tennis courts; award-winning recreation programs; a shopping village with restaurants, boutiques and gift shops as well as the nature-inspired signature spa; a state-of-the-art fitness center; nine culinary options ranging from casual to fine dining; kids camps; and numerous activities for adventurers including water sports, horseback riding, walking, hiking and Segway tours. With 249 guest rooms in the oceanfront resort, The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation Resort offer 300 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas with ocean, golf or resort views.
For more information, please call 1-800-The-Omni or visit omniameliaislandplantation.com.