Oak Marsh Golf Course
Did you know that the Oak Marsh Golf Course at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation reopened on October 19th after some great renovations to the Amelia Island golf course? During the renovations this fall we re-surfaced all 18 greens with Tifdwarf Bermuda grass on the Florida golf resort course. We pruned over 90 trees to increase the sunlight and airflow around the greens, which will give us a sustainable growing environment for the new putting surfaces. A state of the art irrigation system was installed on the back nine of the Oak Marsh Golf Course (front 9 completed in 2006) that will provide 100% coverage of all turfgrass while using 20% less water.
You may also notice that the driving range was lengthened by nearly 40 yards, pushing the first tee farther east and back approximately 20 yards, adding length to the renowned Florida golf course. Golfers will experience much firmer and faster greens following the renovation which will certainly challenge every level of golfer.
The feedback from players on the Oak Marsh golf course has been great. Scott Burgess, Director of Business Rental Sales with Enterprise Holdings said “the course is in the best shape and is offering all the challenges you would expect from a Pete Dye design. You’re better be able to move the ball around, it takes every shot in your bag to score well!”
Another frequent Amelia Island Plantation golf player said that ” the new greens on Oak Marsh are very firm and the rough is very thick making for a difficult challenge. It was well worth the wait!”
Looking for a tip to improve your golf swing before hitting the links for the newly renovated Oak Marsh golf course? Watch this unique tip from Dan Hackney, head golf professional at Omni Amelia Isalnd Plantation.
We’re very excited that the course is in such great condition as we’re going into our cooler golf weather. Whether you’re a member or a resort guest, or perhaps playing in a local charity tournament, we hope to see you all on the links soon!