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This is a "Reunion" Event . . .
All Members of ASGA (current and former) are invited to Welcome in the New Year!
Former members invited and if married may bring spouse. Slight upcharge for non-members. See registration form.
The Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island, Florida
January 2 - 5, 2018
Hotel Address: 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Hotel Phone: 904-277-1100 Hotel Website: click here
Amelia Island, in Nassau County, Florida, is the southernmost of the Sea Islands, a chain of barrier islands stretching along the east coast of the United States from South Carolina to Florida. It is 13 miles long and approximately 4 miles wide at its widest point. The communities of Fernandina Beach and Amelia City are both located on the island. The island was named for Princess Amelia, daughter of George II of Great Britain, and changed hands between colonial powers a number of times. It is claimed that eight flags have flown over Amelia Island: French, Spanish, British, Floridian/Patriot, Green Cross, Mexican, Confederate, and United States.
Getting There: Amelia Island a mere 15 miles from Jacksonville International Airport (airport code is JAX). If driving, it is just a short drive off of I-95.
Need a Roommate?
We're a singles organization and many members would like to reduce their cost by rooming with a same-gendered fellow member. So before or after you sign-up, you can use this website to find a roommate by going to our Event Forum page here.
$500.00 GUARANTEED PAYOUT ON CLOSEST-TO-PIN!
Just One Lucky Winner! Will it be you?
We will designate one (1) hole to be the "cash hole."
All mulligan money "pre-paid" via your registration form will be paid back to the winner of a pre-designated par 3 closest-to-pin. This hole will be announced in the Program and Pairings Guide you will receive prior to attending the event and/or at the event. So if $500 is pre-paid for mulligans, $500 will be given to the proximity winner of this contest at our final night's dinner. ASGA National will make-up for any amounts collected less than $500 so the GUARANTEED AMOUNT TO BE WON will be at least $500.00. Mulligans purchased at event do not count as pre-paid mulligans, only those who pay when registering and notated on your registration form.
This is a "reunion" event. We generally hold two reunion events each year, allowing former members, married or not, to attend for only a 5% upcharge (New Year's and Memorial Day Weekend). Otherwise, membership in the American Singles Golf Association is required. You must be an ASGA member at the time of the event in order to attend. To see when your dues expirego here.
The Packages - Room by yourself or Save $$ with a Roommate
This Multi-Chapter Golf Weekend includes:
3 nights’ stay at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island - - - a 3-minute walk to the ocean
Welcoming cocktail upon arrival provided by the hotel (no drink ticket required). Cocktail is "bartender's choice."
All rooms have coastline view. Balconies for all attendees.
2 rounds of golf (incl. cart, green fees, range balls, prizes for winners). Click on GOLF TAB at left for details of courses.
Also includes: Welcome gift, welcome party on arrival Tuesday (cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres), dinner at course after our first package round of golf + final awards dinner
Reduced rate valet parking from $26+ tax to $15 inclusive of tax per day. No self-parking at this resort hotel.
Resort service fee is OPTIONAL. You will be asked at the front desk if you wish to pay for it.
We'll have TWO OPTIONAL ROUNDS of golf, day of arrival and day of departure. See details under the GOLF TAB at left.
If you room with someone else, cost is $649 for the standard package. If you room by yourself, cost is $$899 for the room-by-myself package. All prices shown on this website include sales tax and service charges for dinners.
Every ASGA member is guaranteed a room with a coastline view and a balcony. The rooms we are being assigned are an assortment of both King and Double/Double rooms. Under our group contract with the hotel, we have what are called "ROH" or "Run of House" rooms which means the hotel can put our attendees in any of their rooms in the hotel. We do that to get our best rates which hopefully gets our largest attendance.
Airfare is NOT INCLUDED in any package. If you're flying in, you'll likely fly into Jacksonville International (JAX), a 15-minute drive to the hotel. If you don't want to rent a car, just take a taxi or Uber to the hotel and back. (Note that it is easier to get an Uber ride TO the hotel than it is to get one BACK FROM the hotel due to the number of Uber riders in the hotel area, which might require more time to plan.) Use the FORUM BUTTON at left to communicate with others attending this trip so you can possibly share a ride back to the airport.
More on getting from the airport(s) to the Resort under the "Getting There" link on the left.
It is our policy to email updates to attendees during and after the registration period. If you do not have email or access to email, we rely on you to stay updated on the event by checking-in with this website from time to time. All emails that update, modify or alter any detail of this event will have links to this page for your later review. ASGA is not responsible if you do not read or receive emails once you're registered. Continue to check back to this site for updates.
To make sure you get all the emails, use this form to add your email. Note: Even though you submit your email to us, they may not always be welcomed by your inbox. This is especially true with emails ending in @att.net or @bellsouth.net. In order to have the best chance for our emails to get into your email account, please add these FIVE email addresses to your address book in your email account:
If you have any questions about the amenities at the hotel, please contact the hotel directly at 904-277-1100.
EXTRA NIGHTS: It's New Year's Weekend . . . so if you want to arrive early or stay late, your cost per night will vary. As you can imagine, everyone wants to be in Florida for either bowl games or just the warmer weather. So here is a chart of what additional nights will run you and as compared to what the public would pay (public rate requires additional payment of $33 for resort service fee):
(Note: All "public rate" figures are from The Ritz-Carlton website as of 10/12/17)
December 29 - ASGA rate, including 11% sales and occupancy tax is $332 rooming alone or $166 with roommate. Public rate: $579
December 30 - ASGA rate, including 11% sales and occupancy tax is $332 rooming alone or $166 with roommate. Public rate: $579
December 31 - ASGA rate, including 11% sales and occupancy tax is $332 rooming alone or $166 with roommate. Public rate: $579
January 1 - ASGA rate, including 11% sales and occupancy tax is $234 rooming alone or $117with roommate. Public rate: $471
January 5, 6 & 7 - ASGA rate, including 11% sales and occupancy tax is $234 rooming alone or $117with roommate. Public rate: $405
Roommate must stay the same number of nights that you stay unless other sharing costs have been worked out ahead of time with ASGA National.
RESORT ACTIVITY FEE: The hotel normally charges all guests $33.00 per day for the resort service fee. As an ASGA attendee, you are NOT REQUIRED to pay this, however, you may be asked upon check-in if you wish to purchase it once the benefits have been explained to you.
This fee (again optional) covers:
Use of one beach umbrella daily
One beach bodyboard daily, per room
Local, toll-free and domestic long distance phone calls
Enhanced high-speed wireless in-room internet access for up to five devices
One fitness class daily, per room
Two bicycles for two hours
Use of practice facilities and one bag of range balls at The Golf Club of Amelia Island. Proper golf attire is required.
Tennis court privileges including racquets and balls for one hour
Courses. We will play our "competition" rounds at North Hampton Golf Club and The Golf Club of Amelia Island on per the times and schedule below. Green fees, cart and range balls are included each day. Eagles and birdies are not included, you'll have to earn them on your own.
GETTING TO THE COURSES: Three of the four courses are within a 10-15 minute drive of the hotel. The Golf Club of Amelia Island is out the front door of the hotel. We'll have a "Need A Ride / Give A Ride" form at registration but it up to you to secure or share a ride to the courses if you don't have your own car. The group leader (Tom) has a 6-passenger Yukon and will comp a ride if you comp a drink! But he kids a lot!
Prizes and Scoring. We'll have first and second place team prizes as well as proximity (closest to pin) prizes for both days. So when submitting your registration, please make sure you provide an accurate handicap index or average golf score. Team prizes are based on the two (2) best net balls out of the foursome and closest-to-pin competitions. Winners will be announced at the final night's awards dinner. ASGA $25 Prize Certificates will be awarded to the winners. Certificates must be used by the date of expiry on the certificate. We cannot replace lost certificates under any circumstance.
We will have one competition for $500.00 for closest-to-pin on a certain hole announced prior to the round of golf on the second day. Every participant has a chance to win since the par 3 will be less than 130 yards for men.
Golf Club Storage. Most likely, The Ritz-Carlton has golf club storage so check with the bell captain upon arrival. This might prevent you from sleeping with your golf clubs!
Tentative Itinerary (your Program & Pairings Guide will show your final itinerary, dates, times, etc.)
Tuesday, January 2 - Getting in early? Want to play an optional round? We've got 16 slots open for Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 11:00 tee times. Very nice course for your "warm-up" round. See more info under the GOLF tab at left.
Tuesday, January 2 - Event registration opens from 5:00-7:00pm at or around the lobby bar area. Come here to pick-up your nametags, program, etc. If you miss this event, your registration materials will be held at the welcoming party across the driveway at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Clubhouse.
Tuesday, January 2 - 7:00pm - Welcome reception at The Ritz-Carlton clubhouse. We'll have some food but it may not be your major meal of the day!
Wednesday, January 3 - Golf at the Golf Club of North Hampton - 12:00 shotgun. Picnic-style dinner immediately afterwards at the golf course clubhouse.
Thursday, January 4 - Golf at The Ritz-Carlton Course (Golf Club of Amelia Island). Shotgun start at 9:00am. Afternoon on your own - go shopping! (See link under "Miscellaneous" tab for things to do.) Dinner later this evening at Luca's Restaurant and Bar.
Friday, January 5 - Optional round of golf at Amelia River Golf Club. We set early times starting at 8:20am so you can make travel plans later in the day. A great way to end your event. Check out of hotel, head to the course, then to the airport or home!
Friday, January 5 - Optional dinner for those saying over an extra night. We will announce a location at the event once we get the number signed-up who wish to gather once again.
This page will list all members who are actually signed-up (and paid) for this event. By signing-up, you have given us permission to post your name here. If you do not wish your name posted, please email info@SinglesGolf.com indicating such.
Note: This might not be a complete list. Some members may have asked that their name not appear on this public list.
Getting to The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, Florida:
If you're driving, you'll want to put the hotel address into your GPS system: 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Hotel phone is 904-277-1100.
If you're flying, you'll fly into Jacksonville International (JAX)
Need-a-Ride Once You're There?
Once you're at the event, we'll have a "Need-a-Ride / Give-a-Ride" form where you can offer to give a ride to the courses to someone who doesn't have a car. We have never left anyone behind as we typically have many members willing to help out, however, ASGA cannot make a guarantee that you will have transportation. You also have the choice in taking a taxi, sharing a taxi with someone else or using Uber or a taxi, whichever works best for you.
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Travel insurance is NOT INCLUDED in this event, however, you may purchase trip insurance on your own. This can cover you for a number of issues, including but not limited to your airfare, your registration fee and other expenses. Click the photo below for details:
For our Terms and Conditions, Indemnification, etc., click here.
To see our complete cancellation policy, click here.
Cancellation. There can be no cancellation of this event nor any portion thereof after December 2, 2017. If you find you cannot attend after that date, please notify ASGA at info@SinglesGolf.com so that we will not be looking for you. If you need to drop-out, you can sell your registration to another member on your own. There is a $25 transfer fee. Please do not ask ASGA to sell your position.
If you think something might come-up, you may want to purchase trip insurance. See the link on this website.
Parking Policy at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island - The hotel does not have self-parking. All parking is valet and the public rate for valet parking is $26.00 per night + tax. However, ASGA has negotiated a group rate of $15.00 per night (tax incl). We were successful in negotiating a great room rate, however, the $15 daily parking rate is the best they can offer.
If you have questions of a general nature, please contact the event host, Tom Alsop by email or for quick questions, text him at seven zero four 577-9481.
If you have questions regarding your room, roommate, payment, etc., please contact Irene Matthews at Irene@SinglesGolf.com. You can also contact the office at 980-833-6450, 9am to 2pm, M-F, Eastern time.
In order to attend, you need to register for this event. You'll need to make sure that you are a member at the time of the event in November. To see when your dues expire, go here. To renew your dues, or if you're not a member, annual dues are $79. Go to www.SinglesGolf.com/join to become a member and enjoy this trip with savings you would not get without an ASGA membership.
As indicated, this is a "reunion" event whereby past members, whether married or not, may attend the event and register their spouse as well. There is an additional five-percent (5%) fee for non-members. NON-MEMBERS MUST USE THE PDF REGISTRATION FORM AS THEY DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE ONLINE FORM.
PDF Registration Form: You can sign-up for this event online or use the PDF Registration form if you're mailing a check or faxing-in your registration form.