St. Simons Island is an island located between Savannah, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida, just east of Brunswick.
Visitors flock to this Golden Isle to explore its famous salt marshes, discover fascinating history, enjoy beautifully sandy stretches of coastline like East Beach and Sea Island Beach, and, of course, to have a fantastic stay in a stunning vacation home rental.
Many visitors head out onto the water to have fun in the sun, with kayaking and paddleboarding both being popular pursuits. However, if you prefer a unique thing to do and for your excitement to take place on dry land, mini golf might be the activity for you.
There are two fantastic courses to enjoy in the St. Simons area — let’s take a look at them.
Jekyll Island Miniature Golf
- Address: 100 Great Dunes Ln, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
- Website: https://www.jekyllisland.com/activities/miniature-golf/
- Opening hours: 10 am – 6 pm Sunday to Thursday / 10 am – 7 pm Friday & Saturday
- Price: Adults $8, kids 6-10 $6, children five and under are free with a paying adult
This family-friendly mini golf spot located south of St. Simons Island on Jekyll Island makes a great day out for golfers of all skill levels. There are two mini-golf courses available: one for beginners and another for those who prefer more of a challenge. Whichever one you choose, children will love the cute obstacles — and they are certain to bring out the big kid in you, too. Each course will take approximately 40 minutes to complete, depending on your skill level (and that of the folks ahead of you).
The miniature course is located on the corner of Shell Road and Beachview Drive, which is the perfect location for a day full of family fun. Red Bug Motor’s Pizza is right next door and is a great place to grab a slice after a competitive afternoon on the golf course. Or, you can order Italian eats for takeout and head over to the nearby Great Dunes Park to enjoy an al fresco lunch on the covered picnic tables.
Bike rentals are also available nearby at Beachview Bikes. Rentals are in great condition and the friendly staff will help you find the right bikes for you and your family.
St. Simons Island Miniature Golf
- Address: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522 (next to the SSI lighthouse)
- Website: https://glynncounty.org/1059/Miniature-Golf-Course
- Opening hours: 112 pm – 8 pm Thursday & Friday / 11 am – 8 pm Saturday / 1 pm – 8 pm Sunday
- Price: $8 per round, 10 round pass $60.00, groups $6 per person for a group of 20
Saint Simons Island’s mini golf spot is located at the Neptune Park Fun Zone. This park is one of the best of its kind in Georgia and the whole family will love this 18-hole miniature golf course. The course is nestled among palm trees that give it a tropical feel while also providing much-needed shade on those hot Glynn County summer days.
Be sure to check our St. Simons lighthouse once you’ve finished your game — it’s a great place for a group photo and the attached museum is where you can learn more about The Golden Isles’ nautical past and present. Neptune Park Fun Zone pool is one of the best places to take the family swimming and has all the thrills you’d expect from a water park including slides, water activates, and certified lifeguards around all pool areas to keep you safe while you play.
The course is open year-round but opening hours can change seasonally, so check the website or call ahead to confirm. Groups of any size are welcome, and discounted rates are available for large groups. The course is also available to rent for parties. If you live nearby, it may be wise to purchase 12-month season passes for your family. Unlimited play can be enjoyed for $225 per person, $250 for couples, or $275 per family (up to 5 people living in the same household, $25 for each additional child).
Group reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, and all active duty U.S. Military personnel, their spouses, and children receive a 50% discount on all entry fees (military ID is required).
Other Golf Courses in St. Simons Island
If you prefer full-size golf courses, you’re in luck! St Simons is home to several stunning courses set among beautiful natural landscapes. Let’s take a look at some of the top picks.
The King and Prince Golf Course
For beachfront golf, The King and Prince cannot be beaten. Offering an 18-hole championship course, this spot attracts serious golfers from all over the country. The challenging layout weaves through ancient forests and salt marshes, and the 9th hole in particular is spectacular and is overlooked by the Hampton Clubhouse. For those still working on their skills, there are two PGA instructors available for lessons on the driving range, the oversized putting green, or the short game area.
The King and Prince is the perfect option for anyone wanting a relaxing golf vacation, and the attached hotel resort is extremely luxurious. Choose to stay in one of the well-appointed rooms or a private beach villa, and take advantage of the two on-site restaurants for meals you won’t soon forget.
Frederica Golf Club
Frederica is an unforgettable golf experience set among 300 acres of breathtaking surroundings. Designed by Tom Fazio in collaboration with Sir Michael Bonallack, more than 1,100 live oaks were transplanted to tower over this picture-perfect par 72 course. The course itself delivers varying challenges thanks to its five sets of tees, broad fairways, and sharp-edge bunkers.
The clubhouse is a social hub of the local community and is the perfect place to relax after a great game out on the course. Fill up on high-quality cuisine or unwind over a handcrafted cocktail, all served by friendly and attentive staff.
Pickleball, tennis, fishing, and boating can also be enjoyed at Frederica, and six comfortable guest cottages of varying sizes can be found on-site for those who’d like to make a weekend of it.
Sea Palms Resort
Sea Palms has two courses on offer: 18 holes with a par of 71, and 9 holes with a par of 34. The course was originally designed by George Cobb and has been recently renovated to highlight its unique terrain and show-stopping views. Expect canopies of live oaks and pines, scenic salt marshes, and tropical lagoons. A light sea breeze keeps golfers cool in the hot Georgia sun.
Golf lessons are available from a team of professional golf staff, and guests can choose from private or group sessions. If you’d prefer to master your game before you tee off, head to the driving range to get into the swing of things. There is also a golf shop on-site where you can pick up the freshest golf attire and equipment as well as beverages, snacks, and light grab-and-go meals. Clubs can also be rented for the day if you don’t bring your own along.
Putt Putt Fun on St. Simons Island
As you can see, there’s plenty of opportunity for golfing fun in St. Simons. Whether you’re a pro-level golfer or just picking up clubs for the first time, you’re sure to have a great time swinging a club or two.