Coastal Georgia is a Golfer's Playground
St. Simons Island is home to a variety of beautiful and challenging golf courses, set among the natural landscape of marshes, oceanside dunes, and historic Oak trees. Including our neighboring communities, Brunswick, Oak Grove Island, Jekyll Island and Sea Island, there are more than 200 scenic holes to be played.
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. 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.
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.
Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center
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 912.638.3351
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.
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."
When Davis Love III and his brother, Mark, began renovating the Retreat Course in October 2000, they knew they had a difficult task. 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.
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.
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. The Golden Isles Invitational has broad appeal and attracts players from across the eastern United States.
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.
An 18-hole championship course. Exceptional course with driving range and excellent rates. Southeast Georgia's newest golf course.
Located on GA 99 between GA 341 and I-95, Brunswick
The golf course at Coastal Pines was designed by Mark Bennett and opened for play in 2001. With more than 6,800 yards of golf over some of the most picturesque scenery near Georgia’s coast, Coastal Pines is as appealing to your senses as it is to your competitiveness. Five sets of tees invite the entire family to enjoy the course.
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.
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!
The Jekyll Island Golf Club is 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.
The Jekyll Island Golf Club features three 18-hole championship golf courses, providing a variety of options for golfers of all skill levels. The courses are named Great Dunes, Oleander, and Indian Mound, each offering its own unique layout and challenges.
The Jekyll Island Golf Club offers excellent practice facilities, including a driving range, putting greens, and chipping areas. Golfers can warm up before their round or work on their skills to improve their game.
The golf club has a well-stocked pro shop where golfers can find a wide range of golf equipment, apparel, and accessories. The knowledgeable staff can assist with club fittings, equipment recommendations, and any golf-related inquiries.
Golf Lessons and Clinics
The Jekyll Island Golf Club provides professional golf instruction through lessons and clinics for golfers of all levels. Experienced instructors can help golfers improve their swing, refine their technique, and enhance their overall game.
Clubhouse and Dining
The clubhouse at the Jekyll Island Golf Club offers a comfortable setting to relax and socialize after a round of golf. Golfers can enjoy delicious meals and refreshing beverages while taking in views of the courses and the beautiful surroundings.
The Jekyll Island Golf Club provides a world-class golfing experience amidst stunning coastal scenery. With its well-maintained courses, practice facilities, and professional services, it's a must-visit destination for golf enthusiasts visiting Jekyll Island.
9 Holes - 3229 Yards - Par 36
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 912.635.2170
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.
The Great Dunes Course is the island's original course, showcasing scenic views of the marshes, forests, and Atlantic Ocean. The course offers a challenging round of golf with undulating fairways and well-manicured greens.
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 resplindent course to take in the natural beauty of the Island.
The Indian Mound Course is characterized by its natural beauty and strategic layout. This course takes players through dense forests and offers stunning views of the island's marshes. It challenges golfers with strategically placed bunkers and water hazards.
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.
The Oleander Course is known for its majestic oak trees, beautiful lagoons, and tranquil atmosphere. This course requires precision and strategy to navigate the tree-lined fairways and avoid the water hazards.
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.
St. Simons Land Trust
Home to more than 12,000 full-time residents, St. Simons is known for its stately live oaks, abundant salt and fresh water marshes, meandering creeks and rivers, and rich history. Spotted seatrout, redfish, flounder and tarpon are bountiful in the creeks and near shore waters. And, just offshore is the calving ground for the North Atlantic right whale - one of the world's most endangered large whale species. Not surprisingly, St. Simons is also a favorite destination for vacationers.
Like so many coastal areas, St. Simons experienced a population boom in the 1990s. Recognizing that the uniqueness of this barrier island would continue to attract new residents and thus be heavily impacted by development, the St. Simons Land Trust was born. Recognition is given to the vision of local leaders such as Ben Slade III, Frances McCrary, and Jim and Jeannie Manning who were the Land Trust's founding members, and the organization's first Executive Director, Catherine Main, who operated the Land Trust out of her home until 2001 when an office was opened on Frederica Road.
The St. Simons Land Trust has become a community institution entrusted with an extraordinary responsibility: to protect our scenic and historic treasures and to preserve the beauty and charm of our island for generations to come.
Since those early days, the Land Trust has preserved more than 1,000 acres (and another 200 acres in a nearby county). We also hold over 300 acres in conservation easements. We are guided in our work by our most recent strategic plan for land conservation on the island that has established target areas for our work and priorities for transactions.
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Map of St. Simons Island and Coastal Georgia Golf Courses