Selva Marina Country Club

Selva Marina Country Club

1600 Selva Marina Drive
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

(904) 246-3144

Tee Par Yards Slope Rating
Gold 72 7007 136 73.8
Blue 72 6702 132 72.2
White 72 6239 127 70.1
Green 72 5539 119 67.0
Red 72 5340 123 71.2
Par: 72
Slope: 136
Rating: 73.8

Preserving the Past. Building the Future…

Acountry club that’s actually unpretentious and, yes, FUN. One of Jacksonville’s most venerable country clubs, Selva Marina in Atlantic Beach, loves its tradition of over a half-century of innovative service to its members. But it is also ready to add to that legacy and is offering you a rare opportunity to join in its exciting future.

The unique name (Selva Marina means “Rainforest by the Sea”) is just the first sign of the character of this Country Club. Selva Marina’s golf course, unlike many of the newer layouts, is not built through a housing development, it’s a core course with homes only bordering the outside of the course, making it a true sanctuary from the outside world. A great walking course, Selva Marina hosted the Greater Jacksonville Open, the precursor of the current PLAYERS Championship, back in the mid-60s where Jack Nicklaus made some personal history.

A plaque on the 18th fairway marks the spot where Nicklaus holed out his first professional double-eagle and countless players have taken their best shot to duplicate the Golden Bear’s ever since. Generous landing areas off any of the five different tees on each hole give players a fun start, but elevated greens that are well-bunkered and feature subtle undulations offer all the challenge you’ll ever want.

The par-3s are scenic (the 11th was surrounded by water on three sides a quarter-century before that island green at Sawgrass was created), there are few forced carries, and the finishing trio of holes, a mid-range par-3, a short par-4 and a reachable par-5, create an exciting finish to any group’s outing. Players this spring say the course is in the best shape it’s been in years.

But what truly separates Selva Marina from other country clubs is its people. This place has a personality, and very fun-loving staff & members who match that personality Most clubs have an Easter egg hunt for the kids, but a Scavenger Hunt for the grownups? Or Drive-In Movies where you drive your golf cart to see the outdoor show? Or camp-outs on the course itself? That kind of innovative approach is evident in the way the attentive staff caters to its members and guests.

Selva Marina has all the amenities of America’s great private clubs over and above the classic course that brings the personalities of Tillinghast and Ross into play The tennis program is the fastest growing participant sport, unless you also consider the wide range of social functions at Selva Marina. The pool has always been a very attractive gathering place, even with a beach just a few blocks away In fact, many members and their families take advantage of both during their relaxing summer days.

There are even two fitness centers, one on-site and another off-site that have become increasingly popular for all ages. The dining options range from casual family dining to more formal setting in the dining room with snacks and refreshments available near the tennis courts, at the turn on the golf course, and poolside. Rest assured, you won’t have to go far to quench your thirst or feed that appetite, year round.

But Selva Marina isn’t resting on its laurels. Plans are in the works to bring the renowned Jacksonville architect Bobby Weed in for a facelift, with some peripheral land sold to pay for the renovations to the course, the clubhouse, the pool and the grounds. And they’re offering those looking for a new country club a limited opportunity to try them on for size. Information on the course, the variety of memberships, even the club’s mission and values, are set out on the Web site, www. or you can call (904) 246-3144. Selva Marina-preserving its past, but also building an exciting future.

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