Jekyll Island is known for its scenic views and great weather. One way to enjoy both of these is on its historic Jekyll Island golf courses. Jekyll Island features 63 holes of breathtaking Jekyll Island golf and each of the four courses is better than the last. Players will play through Jekyll Island’s most pristine lakes, marshes, and forests that all make challenging and natural courses. Players can choose their course from outstanding designers and world renowned golfers. The four Jekyll Island golf courses are Great Dunes, Indian Mound, Oleander, and Pine Lakes.
Great Dunes Course
The Great Dunes course is a smaller 9-hole course that was designed by famed course designer Walter Travis. Travis was called upon by Jekyll Island’s elite to build the best course that money can buy. This course was the first to be built on Jekyll Island and is the most historic. The course is swept with oats and reflective of the Island’s coastal terrain; the 9-hole layout is as difficult as it is beautiful. Travis used the natural landscape to craft a simple, yet dangerous design that will leave you wanting more.
Indian Mound Course
Constructed in 1975, the Indian Mound course is a masterpiece designed by Joe Lee. The course displays Lee’s signature fairway bunkers in precarious locations and showcases the island’s natural beauty and woodlands. Indian Mound is the shortest of the 18 hole courses, but the course is challenging to make up for the lack of distance. The pars 5s on this course seem to be a modest distance, but they are more difficult then they seem. Tread cautiously on this course.
This course is generally seen as the most difficult of the Jekyll Island golf courses, but it also has the honor of being the host course for the Georgia Open during its four-year Jekyll Island run. Designed by Dick Wilson, the course is known as the most distinct of the island’s 18 hole courses. Its fairways are not particularly difficult, but the course is tightly designed and effected most by the ocean breezes.
Pine Lakes Course
Built in 1968 and renovated in 2002, the Pine Lakes course is the longest on Jekyll Island. The course wanders through ocean forests and marshlands making a great Jekyll Island activity for golfers and naturalists alike. The designer, Clyde Johnson, incorporated family aspects to make this Jekyll Island golf course one of the most family friendly in the country.
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