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Pine Lake Course at Jekyll Island Golf Club
Oleander Course at Jekyll Island Golf Club
The history, the challenges, the serenity and the courses – these are the things that go into making golf “the greatest game there is.” Jekyll Island, one of Georgia’s Golden Isles, has a tradition of inspiring some of golf’s greatest stories and living up to expectations. The island has been a heralded golf destination for over 100 years, attracting such acclaimed designers as Donald Ross, Walter Travis and Joe Lee – as well as players from around the world.
Considered the most difficult course on Jekyll Island, Oleander is also the oldest Island course, built in 1898. Designed by one of the most respected course architects in the game, Dick Wilson, Oleander is the most distinct of the Island’s three 18-hole courses. At first glance, the course is not a particularly difficult layout. Yet, it is tightly designed, with ocean breezes and short grasses providing a challenge to golfers of all skills levels.
Famed course designer Walter Travis constructed Great Dunes in 1926. Swept with oats and reflective of the Island’s unique coastal terrain, Great Dunes’ 9-holes alternate in difficulty and simplicity, creating a stimulating round on the links.
Originally built in 1968 and renovated in 2002, Pine Lakes is the Island’s longest golf course,
meandering through ocean forests and undisturbed marsh hammocks. Golfers and naturalists alike will find solace in this tranquil outdoor venue. Known as the Island’s family- oriented course, Pine Lakes was developed by designer Clyde Johnson to incorporate family- friendly tee boxes.
Constructed in 1975, Indian Mound is a masterpiece from course designer Joe Lee. Known for displaying Lee’s signature fairway bunkers in precarious locations, this natural course displays the Island’s pristine beauty and woodlands. Though it is the shortest of Jekyll’s three 18-hole courses, Indian Mound offers plenty of challenges.
Whether you’re planning a golf getaway with your buddies, a relaxing weekend for two, a family vacation, or a group event, members of the Jekyll Island Hospitality Association offer a variety of lodging options from which to choose. From historic hotels to world-class resorts, you’ll discover just the right lodging to suit your needs and budget. They include Beachview Club Hotel, Days Inn &Suites, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Resort, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Jekyll Island Club, Jekyll Ocean Club, Seafarer Inn & Suites and Westin Jekyll Island. All JIHA members offer golf packages with Jekyll Island Golf Club.
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