Jekyll Island Golf Club
322 Captian Wylly Road
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Jekyll Island has been a heralded golf destination since 1898, when members of the Jekyll Island Club created the Island’s first golf course. In the decades that have followed, Jekyll Island has maintained its reputation as one of the premiere golfing destinations in the nation, attracting acclaimed golf course designers such as Walter Travis and Joe Lee, among others.
The challenges of Jekyll’s 63 holes on four courses are matched by the sheer beauty of the location, set in a coastal environment of warm breezes and sunshine. Using the Island’s natural landscape as inspirations for creating classic course designs alongside spectacular scenery, the Island’s four golf courses provide users not only a challenging game, but also a striking setting for play.
OLEANDER COURSE The Oleander Course, considered the local favorite among Jekyll Island golf courses, follows the Island’s inland lakes and Pine forest on the grounds that once was the 34th oldest registered golf course in the United States. The 1964, Dick Wilson-designed course challenges golfers with numerous dog legs, par 4’s, 5’s and situated only 300 yards from the ocean, trade winds will often affect your play.
INDIAN MOUNDS COURSEJoe Lee mapped out this 18-hole challenge with trademark strategically situated fairway bunkers, playing through some of Jekyll Island’s most pristine lakes and marshes. Lee named it Indian Mound after the large oyster shell middens deposited by aboriginal tribes hundreds of years prior. Indian Mound, like Jekyll Island’s other courses is unobtrusive by residential or commercial development.
PINE LAKES COURSE Pine Lakes is a veritable masterpiece that meanders through ocean forests and undisturbed hammocks populated by migratory birds. The original Dick Wilson/Joe Lee design was completely renovated in 2002 by course architect Clyde Johnston, designer of Southerness Golf Club, Golf Course in Atlanta. Johnston took what was a near perfection and added his vision and flavor – including new lakes and bunkers, redesigned greens and drainage improvements – making it the premier course on Jekyll Island.