322 Captain Wylly Road
Tel: (912) 635-2368
Georgia's Largest Public Golf Resort Invites You to Bring Your Clubs!
Jekyll Island has been a golf destination since 1898, when Jekyll Island Club members added the first course on the island near the present-day airport. Today, Jekyll Island boasts 63 holes of golf on three 18-hole courses and one 9-hole course, earning Jekyll Island the bragging rights as Georgia's largest public golf resort.
Pine Lakes Golf Course
The newest (originally designed and built in 1968 and completely renovated in 2002) and longest (at 6760 yards) course, Pine Lakes is a veritable masterpiece that meanders through ocean forests and undisturbed hammocks populated by migratory birds. The original Dick Wilson/Joe Lee design was completely renovated in 2002 by course architect Clyde Johnston, designer of Southerness Golf Club, Golf Course in Atlanta. Johnston took what was a near perfection and added his vision and flavor – including new lakes and bunkers, redesigned greens and drainage improvements – making it the premier course on Jekyll Island. During course design Clyde Johnston incorporated "Family Friendly" tee boxes, making this the only course in America that allows players of all ages to compete evenly. Pine Lakes and Jekyll Island are the official hosts for the annual US Kids Golf Jekyll Island Cup.
Joe Lee, in 1975, mapped out this a new 18-hole challenge with trademark strategically situated fairway bunkers, playing through some of Jekyll Island's most pristine lakes and marshes. Lee named it Indian Mound after the large oyster shell middens deposited by aboriginal tribes hundreds of years prior. Indian Mound, like Jekyll Island's other courses is unobtrusive by residential or commercial development.
Considered the local favorite among Jekyll Island ’ golf courses, the Oleander Course follows the Island's inland lakes and Pine forest on the grounds that once was the 34th oldest registered golf course in the United States. The 1964, Dick Wilson-designed course challenges golfers with numerous dog legs, par 4's, 5's and situated only 300 yards from the ocean, trade winds will often affect your play.
In 1926 the "Old Man" Walter Travis, the leading golf course architect of the time, was summoned by Mr. Rockefeller and the wealthy members of the Jekyll Island Club to create the "Best course money could purchase". His vision did not disappoint and had the club members golfing along Coastal Georgia's beach, swept with oats, natural sand barrier of the coastal dune system and the unique coastal terrain. Still in its original condition, this 9-hole golf course highlights the alternating simplicity and difficulty that only the "Old Man" could accomplish and a direct descendent of all modern American Ocean Links courses.
• Tee times for all courses can be made up to six months in advance, and walking is allowed year-round.
Memberships are available on an annual, 3-month and 6-month basis.
• Private or group instruction by one of Jekyll Island’s staff of PGA teaching professionals is available at the clubhouse.
• The three 18-hole courses are served by a centrally located driving range/practice bunker
The Jekyll Island Golf Pro Shop in the Clubhouse – serving Jekyll Island’s three 18-hole courses – features a full line of golf equipment and apparel, as well as golf cart, pull cart and club rentals.
Meeting facilities on the second floor of the Clubhouse offer a spectacular view of the courses from both inside and on the second-floor patio. The Clubhouse also is served by Morgan’s Grill, a full-service restaurant and lounge that provides a relaxing way to start or end your round.