Omni Amelia Island Resort, an oceanfront destination located on a barrier island off the northeast Florida coast, has opened Little Sandy, a 10-hole par-three course designed by Beau Welling.
Open to Omni guests and members of the nearby Amelia Island Club, Little Sandy features holes ranging from 70 to 125 yards and has been designed to be played in just over an hour.
“We have created a course where players could use just their putters on nearly every hole or use several clubs in their bag, if desired,” said Welling. “The relaxed atmosphere and golf course strategy that includes multiple routes from tee-to-green will make Little Sandy a haven for fun and creativity.”
The course plays through a lowland oak marsh habitat on a site that includes sandy native grass areas and dunes. The routing wraps around Red Maple Lake with nearly every hole playing alongside water.
Welling has designed the course to be playable for golfers of all abilities, while also offering challenges with contoured greens.
He has also designed a putting course for the resort.
“Our golf experience is more welcoming than ever for all who stay with us on Amelia Island,” said Theo Schofield, managing director of Omni Amelia Island Resort. “We could not imagine a better complement to our championship layout, Oak Marsh, and we look forward to all guests enjoying Little Sandy as an entertaining and unique alternative.”