For those seeking the lifestyle of a golf course community with easy access to the beach in northeast Florida or southeast Georgia, the addition of golf instruction by the Ron Philo School of Golf adds to the allure of this Amelia Island area golf community.
The Ron Philo School of Golf is led by Ron Philo Sr. (teacher of the year northeast New York), and Ron Philo Jr. (New England Teacher of the Year 2011, Teacher of the Year Vermont 5 times and 2006 PGA National Champion).
Award-winning PGA Professional, Ron Philo, Sr., has spent his whole life sharing his passion for golf with his family. This passion for sharing resulted in the creation of Ron Philo’s School of Golf with his son, Ron Philo, Jr., and led his daughter, Laura Diaz, to success on the LPGA tour.
THINKING ABOUT BUYING A HOME IN A GOLF COURSE COMMUNITY? MORE ABOUT AMELIA NATIONAL
The first phase of new homes were built in this gated golf course property in 2006. Both resale homes and new construction homes from builder ICI Homes are available in this Nassau County, Florida neighborhood. Resale homes appear to be a bargain for the upgrades per square foot (and community amenities). Consider that existing homes can be purchased for as little as $80 per square foot — and that’s no typo. As of this writing, for example, a 5 BR/4BA Amelia National home with around 3,500 square feet is listed at $278,100. Another listing for sale is a 4BR/2.5 BA home with around 3,300 SF on the market for $265,000.
Amelia National Golf Club Features Tom Fazio Golf Course
For those who would like to visit Amelia National to check out the golf course and available homes for sale, note that you can’t just drive through the neighborhood. Be sure to call ahead for an appointment, as the community is gated with security guard on duty at the entrance 24/7. Either make an appointment with a local Amelia Island, Nassau County Realtor (or for new homes, contact ICI Homes onsite to view model homes).
Don’t miss touring the impressive, elegant clubhouse with its beautiful restaurant and bar, a resort-style swimming pool, and a nicely appointed fitness center. Drinks and snacks are available at the poolside cabana. The community also attracts tennis players with its championship-quality clay tennis courts. There’s also a tot playground for the kids and grandkids.
Amelia National residents have easy access to beautiful beaches and the quaint Victorian-era historic district of Fernandina Beach. For commuters, the neighborhood is just just 15 minutes from I-95, the main commuter corridor for employment in Jacksonville, Florida or the Navy base at Kings Bay, Georgia. Jacksonville International Airport is located nearby for quick travel out of town, just a 30-minute drive.
With a background in publishing, financial services, and real estate, Wendy is Amelia Island Living & Travel's digital content editor (including photography and social media channels). A nature lover, birding and biking enthusiast, she has lived on Amelia Island 20 years (a transplant from NY). eMail: contact@AmeliaIslandLiving.com. 904-206-7280.