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Amelia Island, FL

Golf Club of Amelia Island

The Golf Club of Amelia Island is an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Mark McCumber and Gene Littler, with an adjacent beach club, and is located on the award-winning 444-room Ritz-Carlton™ Amelia Island property. In March 2012, Condé Nast Traveler named Ritz Amelia No. 5 for Best Resorts in North America. Each March, the golf resort also hosts the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the most prestigious car collector show on the East Coast.

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The Golf Club of Amelia Island’s Partnership with Concert Golf

In 2012, the developers of The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island found a win-win solution by selling the adjacent Golf Club to Concert Golf Partners, a leading golf club owner-operator. Importantly, an Easement and Use Agreement that runs with the land was developed to allow resort guests to continue their priority access to the golf course and other club amenities.

“We realized that we did not need to keep our capital tied up in a 165-acre asset in order to keep the full benefits of being a top-rated golf resort,” said Ritz Amelia General Manager Jim McManemon.

Key Benefits to Hotel Owners:

  • A multi-million dollar cash infusion from the sale of the golf club
  • No more burdens of funding the golf operation (including a $1.5-2.0m annual maintenance budget)
  • Attractive profit-sharing relationship (resort receives a percentage of sales referred to the club)
  • Enhanced merchandise for hotel guests due to a strong purchasing network
  • Direct marketing access to Concert Golf’s affluent member network (15,000+)
  • Improved course conditions and guest experience

Over 10 years later, the relationship between the resort and the club has been a resounding success for both entities. “We have truly appreciated the partnership with Concert Golf Partners and especially the team here on Amelia Island,” said McManemon, “I give a glowing report on our experience with Concert Golf Partners and the Golf Club of Amelia Island.”