Sticks & chips golf tournament at the omni amelia island

Golfers Plan Their Best Game - and Poker Hand - at Luxury North Florida Resort

AMELIA ISLAND, FL (August 10, 2011) – Boasting 54 holes of championship golf and the most seaside holes in Florida, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation  welcomes golfers and card sharks alike to the annual Sticks & Chips Golf Tournament, Sept. 3, 2011, combining the skills of a steady golfers’ hand and the hand of Lady Luck. With room rates starting at $155 per night, each player is invited to relax and unwind – win or lose.

Teeing off at 10 a.m., participants will swing their way through the Ocean Links course, receiving one playing card at five different tee boxes. Following the round, the clubhouse will provide two community cards at the scoreboard, allowing each player to create their best five-card poker hand for the win. Prizes are awarded to the three best hands as $150, $100 or $50 resort gift cards. For those whose golf game outweighs their luck, Nike golf prizes will be awarded to the closest to the pin, longest drive and longest putt completed. Registration is $60 per person and includes two drink tickets for domestic beer or soda.

Designed by Pete Dye and Bobby Weed, the Ocean Links course meanders through a unique coastal maritime hammock, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, saltwater marshes and wooded interior of Amelia Island. Winding along lagoons, marsh wetlands and sand dunes, five holes feature ocean views. Narrow fairways and prevailing seawinds provide exhilarating views while increasing difficulty, stretching the play on the 6,300-yard course. Recently named the No. 1 Florida course for women, Ocean Links was ranked in Golf Digest’s “Top 50 Courses for Women” in June 2011.

Nestled at the tip of a barrier island off the Northeast Florida coast, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation surrounds itself with sparkling Atlantic waters and lush salt marshlands. With 249 rooms in the beachfront hotel, the resort also offers spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom villas across 1,350-acres of canopied live oaks and ocean views. Vacationers can become adventurers with countless recreational opportunities available, including horseback riding along the Atlantic shoreline, kayaking tours around Amelia’s barrier island or assisting in sea turtle recovery with an on-property naturalist.

To register, or for more information on the Sticks & Chips Golf Tournament, call the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Links Pro Shop at (904) 277-5907. For more information on the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, call 1-800-The-Omni or visit .

About the Omni Amelia Island Plantation 

The Omni Amelia Island Plantation is Florida’s award-winning island destination recognized for offering a upscale resort experience in perfect harmony with nature. A certified Green Lodging Destination, the resort is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean, marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway. Just north of Jacksonville, Fla., the 1,350-acre resort features three-and-a-half miles of wide, uncrowded beaches; 49,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; 54 holes of championship golf; 23 tennis courts; a large, two-tiered poolscape and beach club; 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. The Omni Amelia Island Plantation features 249 oceanview guest rooms. The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation Resort offers one-, two- and three-bedroom villas featuring ocean, golf or resort views. 


For more information about the Omni Amelia Island Plantation please call 1-800-The-Omni or visit the website at .



Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences that take guests on “A Total Departure” to 50 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations such as Harris Interactive’s most recent EquiTrends® report which ranked Omni as the Top Luxury Hotel Brand in 2011.


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