Get Your Daily Dose of Iron with our Golf Packages!

Cooler temperatures not only bring festive holiday fun, but also the perfect weather for an afternoon out on one of Jekyll Island’s golf courses!

Jekyll Island can be seen as a golfer’s dream, with over 63 holes and four unique golf courses to explore.

The Great Dunes 9 hole course, designed by Walter Travis in 1926, meanders oceanfront around Jekyll, swept with oaks and steeped in history. Summoned to the Island by some of the nation’s most elite families during the Club Era, Travis created the best course money could buy and the first course on the Island. Great Dunes’ 9-holes alternate in difficulty and simplicity, creating a stimulating round on the links.

The Indian Mound course plays through pristine lakes and marshes. Designed by the legendary Joe Lee in 1975, this serene setting is named for the oyster shell midden deposited by Aboriginal tribes hundreds of years ago. Indian Mound is the shortest of Jekyll’s three 18-hole courses, but offers plenty of challenges.

The Oleander course, built by Dick Wilson in 1975, is generally thought of as the most difficult course on Jekyll Island. Designed by one of the most respected course architects in the game, Oleander is also known as the most distinct of the Island’s three 18-hole courses. Though from its fairway the course is not particularly a difficult layout, it is considered tightly designed, with ocean breezes and short grasses providing a challenge to golfers of all skills levels.

Completing your dream Jekyll Island golf vacation is the Pine Lakes course, which makes its way through oceanfront forests, populated by migratory birds. Originally built in 1968 and renovated in 2002, Pine Lakes is the Island’s longest golf course. The “family friendly” tee boxes make this layout the only golf course in America that allows players of all ages to compete evenly. Golfers and naturalists alike will find solace in this tranquil outdoor venue.

In addition to all of the idyllic golf settings, the Jekyll Island Golf Club has recently added high-tech golf carts to the experience!

With 160 carts with GPS and geo-fencing capabilities, along with 20 new carts without GPS for the shorter Great Dunes course, the golf scene just got even better on Jekyll Island.

The new carts have 8” screens that can display course GPS and flyovers at the beginning of each hole. Players can track shot distances and yardage on the fly. The carts also have larger coolers for beverages. But what does all this really mean? Jekyll Island golf staff will be able to track pace of play based on locations of the carts, which means faster rounds for golfers because they’ll be able to gauge and track yardage and gain in-depth understanding of the holes thanks to flyover video and shot trackers. Pretty cool, right?

To explore the Jekyll Island golf scene with the new high-tech golf carts, check out one of our many year-round golf packages!

Birdie Golf Vacation Package (2 players) Includes:

  • Traditional Accommodations with Queen, King, or two Double Beds
  • Green Fees for 18 Holes
  • Electric Cart for 18 Holes
  • Breakfast Buffet for Two in the Grand Dining Room

Golf Widow (1 player, 1 non-player) Package Includes:

  • Traditional Accommodations with Queen, King, or two Double Beds
  • Green Fees for 18 Holes
  • Electric Cart for 18 Holes
  • Breakfast Buffet for Two in the Grand Dining Room

Golf Single (1 guest in room) Package Includes:

  • Traditional Accommodations with Queen, King, or  Double Bed
  • Green Fees for 18 Holes
  • Electric Cart for 18 Holes
  • Breakfast Buffet for One in the Grand Dining Room

 

One thought on “Get Your Daily Dose of Iron with our Golf Packages!

  1. Catherine Samulski says:

    I am interested in putting together a golf gift package for my husband to be used in the spring. Thinking about 3-4 nights. Lots of golf for him and a little for me. Maybe some dining included. Can you help me be creative?

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