The bike trails, a water park, walks along the beaches or the sand bars, are among the many things that every guest at Jekyll Island can do. The live oaks and swaying pines can get rid of the stresses caused by the hustles of daily living. The unspoiled barrier setting of Jekyll Island also provides a perfect environment to number golf destinations that offer an array of golf vacation packages.
In 1975, Joe Lee came up with an 18-hole Indian Mound course built with fairway bunkers that were strategically placed. The entire layout winds through some of the Island’s most pristine marshes and lakes. Lee named the course as the Indian Mound after the oyster shell middens that were deposited by the aboriginal tribes prior to the European settlement.
The Oleander Course of the Jekyll Island Golf was once considered as the 34th oldest registered layout in the United States. Golf architect Dick Wilson created this haven of challenging holes on the island’s inland lakes and Pine forest. The course features numerous dog legs, par 4’s, par 5’s, along with the trade winds that will test the skill of every golfer.
The entire layout of the Pine Lakes Course of Jekyll Island Golf meanders through the ocean forest and undisturbed hammocks of the island. Designed and built by Dick Wilson in 1968, it was the longest among the other four courses. In 2002, the layout was renovated by course architect Clyde Johnson who later incorporated the “Family Friendly” tee boxes.
The Lakes was uniquely designed by Steve Burns using the native sand for the number of traps and waste areas. The course’s fairways as well as landing area were designed with links-style mounds that give accent to the three large lakes within the layout. It also features the undulating greens that gives every golfer fun rounds of golf.
The 18-hole layout of Lakeview Golf Club is set in the beautiful and peaceful ambiance of the Georgia Pines. This par 72 course also comes with complete practice facilities and the professional instruction. The course also features the infamous 7th hole. Aside from the well designed layout, the environment of the course provided the golfers with exciting rounds of golfing.
Every golfer on any skill level would enjoy the beautifully contoured Laurel Island Links designed by the famous Davis Love III. This 18-hole facility is set in the breathtaking marsh views, well bunkered greens and the tree-lined fairways of the Georgia Coast. Other amenities include the large practice putting green, practice sand bunker, and the spacious pro shop.
Golf week’s Golf and Travel lauded Osprey Cove Golf Club as one of the “Top 100 Modern Courses” in Georgia. Designed by the renowned Mark McCumber, the course challenges every golfer to incorporate variety, strategy, balance and surprise. Aside from the layout’s outstanding beauty, the first tee to the last hole is one of the many things that one should not miss when playing at Osprey.
The breathtaking marsh views and the centuries old live oaks that define the fairways have made the Sapelo Hammock Golf Course truly a marvel. This layout tucked away on the Sapelo River marshes is a definite “must play” for golfers on any skill level. What makes the round of play more challenging are the added five sets of tees.
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