Big Break Florida Films at Amelia Island Plantation
We love our reality television don’t we? Season after season, shows like “Survivor,” “The Apprentice” and “Real Housewives” have attracted huge audiences. It’s a tried and true format. Show "real" people overcoming "real" challenges and you’ve got yourself a #1 show. Enter the Golf Channel's “Big Break” series. Premiering in 2003, the show placed contestants in a series of golfing challenges, with the weakest performer eliminated after each challenge. The last man standing received a cash prize along with exemptions into top professional golf tournaments. Big Break ended up a success, providing a huge boost to the Golf Channel’s ratings and its subscriber base.
11 years and 21 seasons later, Big Break is still going strong.
For its 22 second season, Big Break Florida series, hit pretty close to home, since the Golf Channel selected the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort as its stage. With a variety of holes and fairways that meander all along The Intracoastal Waterway, the location seems like a no brainer (sure, we're a little partial, but still...)
Named a "Top 121 Golf Resort in the World" by Condé Nast Traveler, both of Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort’s courses are Audubon International Certified Sanctuaries. Essentially, that means we care about our habitat and are pretty careful when it comes to preserving it. Designed by top golf architects Pete Dye and Tom Fazio, each 18-hole course offers challenging play and some of the best views in Florida.
And what’s not to love about the show? For starters, the 22nd season of Big Break Florida includes an all female cast. Now in the world of reality television, this tends to strike a chord with the viewing audience. Who knew that putting beautiful women in front of a camera could boost a show's ratings? Anyway, this season finds twelve very competitive ladies facing off for more than $175,000 in cash and prizes, which happens to be the largest collective amount in series history. Ultimately, the lucky winner of Big Break Florida will receive a jackpot of more than $100,000 in cash and prizes, including an exemption to the 2014 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic and a four-day, three-night stay at any Omni golf resort in the United States.
Want to take a swing on some of our TV worthy waterfront holes and oak covered greens, visit the Oak Marsh Golf Course to book your tee time.