Coastal Georgia is a Golfer’s Paradise
St. Simons Island and the surrounding area is home to a variety of beautiful and challenging golf courses. With topography ranging from marshes to oceanside dunes, St. Simons is sure to thrill most any golfer. Counting the surrounding communities, there are more than 200 scenic holes to be played. If recreation is calling, why not try your hand at tennis? You can also take your outdoor excursions to the water on a sightseeing or fishing charter, or catch the view from above on a biplane tour! Landlubbers seeking maximum exposure to island views can explore freely via rental bikes or even golf carts… they aren’t just for the course, after all!
St. Simons Island Golf:
18 Holes – 6462 Yards – Par 72
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
St. Simons Island, GA 31522 – Get Directions
The newly restored King and Prince Golf Course, Home of the Hampton Club, is an 18-hole championship course of extraordinary beauty that unfolds in harmony with the challenges of one of Georgia’s great courses. It is renowned for its ancient forests, vast salt marshes, lagoons, and dramatic island holes, making this a true golf experience.
Two professional PGA instructors are available for lessons on the driving range, the oversized putting green, or the short game area. This is a great way to warm up for your round of golf. Billy Fuller, formerly course superintendent of Augusta National, has enhanced the brilliance of the late Joe Lee’s original design.
18 Holes – 7217 Yards – Par 72 (Private Equity Facility)
100 Pikes Bluff Drive
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 – Get Directions
Frederica Golf Club is a bastion of Southern hospitality, the centerpiece of a community where gracious service, attention to detail and putting members’ needs first is a heartfelt commitment. If the world-class golf course, Golf Learning Center and unique practice facilities are the crown, then the crown jewel is the 36,000-square-foot Clubhouse – the social hub of the community. Here is where members and their guests can dine, enjoy a handcrafted cocktail, unwind after a round and be pampered by staff that holds themselves to the highest standards of service. The Golf Club is a place to gather with your neighbors. And from here, it’s just a short walk or bike ride to other facilities: The Adirondack-style boathouse, the 400-acre fresh water lake, pool, tennis courts and lakeside fire pit and comfortable patio.
Main Course: 18 Holes – 6477 Yards – Par 71 (Daily Fee)
West Course: 9 holes – 2460 Yards – Par 34 (Daily Fee)
5445 Frederica Rd
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 – Get Directions
Designed by George Cobb and Tom Jackson in 1967. Recent renovations to the main 18-hole course have many raving. Bunkers have been rebuilt, reshaped and replaced with brilliant white G-angle sand. Native ornamental grasses were also planted in strategic areas which have raised the aesthetic appeal. The course plays to a par of 71. At just under 6,500 yards from the tips, the course is not long by today’s standards. The pines, palms and palmetto trees that line the fairways along with some overhanging moss place a premium on driving accuracy. There is a considerable contrast in length between the two nines, with the longer back including a pair of fairly long par 5s, the second of which is part of a stout trio of finishing holes that includes the longest par 5, par 3 and par 4 on the course. The water-lined 18th is a terrific finishing hole.
The 9-hole West course is a shorter layout that plays to a par of 34 (four par 3’s). This first-rate traditional coastal design is a challenging “Executive” course. Water comes in into play on seven of the nine holes which adds another element for accurate shots.
Sea Palms golf amenities also include private lessons, practice putting green, short game practice areas and a driving range. Our golf staff can help plan tournament formats, pairings, scoring and cart staging. Rental clubs are also available.
Sea Island Golf:
Plantation Course: 18 Holes – 6687 Yards – Par 72 (Daily Fee)
Retreat Course: 18 holes – 6490 Yards – Par 72 (Daily Fee)
Seaside Course: 18 Holes – 6657 Yards – Par 70 (Daily Fee)
100 Retreat Rd
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 – Get Directions
HOTEL GUESTS ONLY (Daily Fee), MEMBERS OR MEMBERS’ GUESTS
18 holes – 6687 Yards – Par 72
With Rees Jones’ masterful renovation, Plantation Course unfolds among a forest of ancient live oak and cedar, with a hint of danger lurking in its tidal creeks and lakes. Plantation boasts expansive fairways that give definition to the course, showcasing beautiful views of the ocean, oaks, and blooming flowers – enticing the accomplished and inviting the novice. Jones calls the new Plantation “parkland by the sea” for its magnificent vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and its lush natural scenery. Rees added, “I took the work of Walter Travis (who designed Plantation in 1926) and Dick Wilson (who fashioned Retreat in 1960) and produced a classic style course with a similar flavor.”
18 holes – 6490 Yards – Par 72
Davis Love III and his brother, Mark, began renovating the Retreat Course in October 2000. Blending the players’ preferences from the previous design, the brothers created an original design that is dramatic. The green complexes are a combination of slope, sand bunkers, and undulations creating a masterful test, challenging the golfer to hit a variety of shots. The Retreat course features 6,490 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 71.8 and it has a slope rating of 133 on Bermuda grass.
18 holes – 6657 Yards – Par 70
Seaside is the pinnacle of links golf. Situated at the southern tip of St. Simons Island at The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club, this oceanside course places a premium on careful shot selection, recovery, and putting. Offering Sea Island’s most demanding layout, Seaside is the host venue for the PGA TOUR’s McGladrey Classic. Seaside has also hosted multiple USGA events, challenging golf’s best amateur players.
Originally designed in 1929 by famed architects Harry S. Colt and Charles Alison, the Seaside Course was updated in 1999 by Tom Fazio – earning it a prominent place on Golf Digest’s list of “Top 100 Courses in the United States.” Tidal creeks, dunes, salt marshes and the St. Simons Sound frame the course, which plays fast, firm, and fun in the tradition of legendary Scottish links.
Brunswick Country Club (PRIVATE)
18 Holes – 6452 Yards – Par 72
4041 Darien Highway
Brunswick, GA 31525 – Get Directions
Established in 1920, Brunswick Country Club has been a part of the Golden Isles for nearly a century. This private club has shared an association with many recognizable names in the game of golf, such as Andy Bean, Steve Melnyk and Davis Love III. Brunswick Country Club plays host to the Golden Isles Invitational Tournament each year and has done so since the inaugural event in 1949. In November 2007, the course reopened after Love Golf Design’s completion of a twelve month restoration project which returned the golf course to its original 1938 Donald Ross design. The new clubhouse opened in June 2009. Amenities include a fully stocked golf shop, large dining room, locker rooms, a bar and grill, swimming pool and fitness room.
Brunswick Country Club is fortunate to have the opportunity to host to several PGA Tour sponsored events. In September, the Club is one of six national host sites for the Web.com Pre-Qualifying Tournament for Stage One Q-School. The Club also hosts the Pre-Qualifier and the Monday Qualifier for the PGA Tour’s McGladrey Classic.
18 Holes – 6781 Yards – Par 71
Oak Grove Island
100 Clipper Bay Road
Brunswick, GA 31523 – Get Directions
Par 71, 18-hole championship course. Features a well-maintained driving range, excellent rates, and quality course conditions. Dine at the clubhouse or enjoy refreshments on-course from our refreshment cart. Public welcome. From I-95, exit 36B, go 2.5 miles west on Hwy. 341. Follow the signs.
18 Holes – 6887 Yards – Par 72
1354 Marshview Drive NE
Shellman Bluff, GA 31331 – Get Directions
Sapelo Hammock Golf Club is an 18-hole, par 72 daily fee course. Annual member passes available. $29.96 during the week, $40.66 on weekends and holidays for a round of golf (per person) – includes cart, tax, and all the golfing challenge you can stand. Driving time from either Brunswick or Savannah is approximately 40 minutes. Sapelo Hammock Golf Club is tucked away on a pristine stretch of land along the Sapelo River. Play is routed through historic oak-lined fairways with breathtaking views of the unique Georgia marshland.
Sapelo Hammock Golf Club features five sets of tees to accommodate golfers of all skill levels. The 18-hole, 6,887-yard, par 72 course is the main attraction, boasting Champion Bermuda greens, 4 – 19 Bermuda fairways and roughs, and coastal Georgia marsh grass hazards. The thought-provoking layout will test the veteran players while the picturesque scenery will help newer golfers relax as they enjoy learning the classic game.
There’s a reason Sapelo Hammock Golf Club has received numerous honors, including Golf Digest’s “Top 100 New Courses.” We can’t wait for you to experience our course!
Jekyll Island Golf:
Indian Mound Course: 18 Holes – 6469 Yards – Par 72
Oleander Course: 18 holes – 6521 Yards – Par 72
Pine Lakes Course: 18 Holes – 6700 Yards – Par 70
Great Dunes Course: 9 Holes – 3229 Yards – Par 36
322 Captain Wylly Rd
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 – Get Directions
Georgia’s largest public golf resort with 63 holes on three 18-hole courses and one 9-hole course. “Great Dunes” is an authentic links course. “Oleander” consistently ranks among the state’s best. “Pine Lakes” is the longest and tightest. “Indian Mound” showcases Jekyll’s spectacular scenery. For 9-hole course info call 912.635.2170.
18 Holes – 6469 Yards – Par 72
This Joe Lee designed golf course winds through some of Jekyll Island’s most pristine woodlands, offering a wonderful setting to see some of the Island’s natural surroundings. Lee named this course Indian Mound, after the large oyster shell middens deposited by aboriginal tribes hundreds of years ago. Indian Mound, like Jekyll Island’s other golf courses, is untouched by residential or commercial development, making it a resplendent course to take in the natural beauty of the Island.
18 Holes – 6521 Yards – Par 72
Local residents consider Oleander one their favorite Jekyll Island golf courses. Designed by Dick Wilson in 1964, this challenging 18-hole course is surrounded by inland lakes and Pine forests, with numerous doglegs and narrow fairways to overcome. Situated only 300 yards from the ocean, a steady ocean breeze is constantly working on your golf ball flight.
18 Holes – 6700 Yards – Par 72
The newest and longest (6760 yards) golf course on Jekyll Island, Pine Lakes wanders through ocean forests and migratory bird habitat. Offering “family friendly” tee boxes, Pine Lakes is the only course in America that allows players of all ages to compete fairly. Pine Lakes and Jekyll Island are the official hosts for the annual U.S. Kids Golf Jekyll Island Cup.
9 Holes – 3229 Yards – Par 36
In 1926, wealthy Jekyll Island resident J.D. Rockefeller commissioned the leading golf course architect of the time, Walter Travis, to build the “best course money could buy.” His creation resulted with this challenging 9-hole golf course played host to the Jekyll Island Club’s elite members, with a natural terrain of sand barriers and coastal dunes.