Golden Isles Golf
From the mainland to the islands lie 189 holes of golf on some of the country's most spectacular and widely acclaimed courses. Lush natural beauty, delightfully inviting year-round weather and a wide range of accommodations — from name brand hotel chains to luxury resorts — all combine to make golf in the Golden Isles an experience to savor again and again. Hit the links at some of the top golf courses in Georgia on your next trip to the Golden Isles.
Golden Isles Golf History
Beginning with the millionaire members of the Jekyll Island Club in the late 19th century, the Golden Isles has a rich and storied history in the game of golf, whether for casual play or competitive tournaments. Throughout the early 1900s, more and more golf courses were introduced throughout the Golden Isles—with members of neighboring golf clubs aiming to outdo each other with challenging courses built by the world's greatest course designers. The likes of Clyde Johnston, Tom Fazio, Rees Jones and more have all left their mark on the Golden Isles and become a part of the area's renowned golf legacy. Read more about the history of golf in the Golden Isles and the golf events that have made the area famous.
Top Golden Isles Golf Courses
The Golden Isles offers classic 18-hole golf, 9-hole courses and links courses for your enjoyment. Learn more about golf in the Golden Isles in our insider's guides: Four Quintessential Golf Experiences in the Golden Isles and Top 5 Golf Experiences on St. Simons Island. Or check out one of the top courses in the area, listed below:
Brunswick Country Club
Address: 4041 Darien Highway, Brunswick, GA 31525
Phone: (912) 264-4377
Course Architect: Donald Ross
This 18-hole course went through a 12-month restoration in 2006, which returned the greens to their original size, shape and elevation and revealed the original black soil layer that was used to build the course almost 70 years prior. The course is now home to the annual Golden Isles Invitational Tournament, and considered one of the top courses in Georgia.
Heritage Oaks Golf Club
Address: 126 Clipper Bay Road, Brunswick, GA 31523
Phone: (912) 280-9525
Course Architect: Mike Young
This par 72 course is located within a semi-private golf club. The club also offers golf lessons with PGA teaching professionals, an on-site golf shop and a grill with refreshments and food.
Jekyll Island Golf Club
Address: 322 Captain Wylly Road, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Phone: (912) 635-2368
Course Architect: Clyde Johnson (Pine Lakes), Joe Lee (Indian Mound), Dick Wilson (Oleander), Walter Travis (Great Dunes)
Georgia’s largest public golf course, the Jekyll Island Golf Club has three 18-hole golf courses (Pine Lakes, Indian Mound and Oleander) plus a the 9-hole Great Dunes course. Instruction is offered on-site and Jekyll Island Golf Club can accommodate private events like wedding parties and corporate outings.
Sea Island Golf Club
Address: 100 Retreat Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 638-3361
Course Architect: Tom Fazio (Seaside), Walter Travis (Plantation), Davis Love III and Mark Love (Retreat)
Privacy: Private. Accessible to members and hotel guests only.
Home to multiple championship courses (Seaside, Plantation and Retreat) teeing areas and a 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Golf Performance Center, Sea Island Golf Club is the site of the PGA Tour’s annual RSM Classic. The courses at Sea Island are open to members of the Sea Island Club and guests of The Cloister or The Lodge at Sea Island.
Sea Palms Golf Club
Address: 515 North Windward Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 638-3351
Course Architect: George Cobb
At Sea Palms, you’ll find a newly reconditioned 18-hole championship golf course and a new state-of-the-art golf practice facility. Elsewhere on the property, the conveniently located Sea Marsh Suites (opening soon) will house golfers in beautiful suites overlooking the Marshes of Glynn and Black Banks River.
The King and Prince Golf Course
Address: 100 Tabbystone, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 634-0255
Course Architect: Joe Lee (later restored by Billy Fuller)
This 18-hole golf course is owned and operated by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort—one of the top places to stay on St. Simons Island. The course features four signature holes, carved from small coastal marsh islands and accessed by elevated cart bridges. The property also offers a clubhouse, as well as a pro shop, practice facility and golf lessons.
The RSM Classic
Watch the PGA TOUR’s best compete at The RSM Classic on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island. Held each year in mid-November, the tournament is hosted by 2017 World Golf Hall of Fame Inductee Davis Love III. The tournament is a beloved annual event in the area, with family-friendly events throughout the week leading up to the tournament. Visit the Golden Isles for the RSM Classic and enjoy concerts, kid-friendly activities, and world-class golf.
Golf Experiences for Kids
Looking for a golf outing that’s fit for the kiddos? Jekyll Island Miniature Golf offers two different courses for all ages and skill levels. The Neptune Park Fun Zone on St. Simons Island also features an 18-hole miniature golf course. Additionally, the The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort offers a Junior Golf Program over the summer months. Call the resort for the most up to date information about pricing and program dates.