Jekyll Island Golf Club - Oleander Course

3.1629882353 3.2 stars from 5 (109)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6521 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 71.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Crane/Blue 72 6521 yards 71.7 126
Rockefeller/White 72 6177 yards 70.2 122
Rockefeller/White (W) 72 6177 yards 75.0 129
Gould/Gold 72 5599 yards 67.6 117
Gould/Gold (W) 72 5599 yards 71.8 122
Morgan/Purple (W) 72 5184 yards 69.7 116
Maurice/Red 72 4913 yards 64.5 110
Maurice/Red (W) 72 4913 yards 68.4 112

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 109 Reviews
5 stars:
22
4 stars:
54
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

88 out of 105 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near local attractions at a resort   Great for wildlife/ scenic views walkers playing multiple courses   Challenges include bunkers water hazards narrow fairways   Great for drinks brunch  

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"Lots of doglegs"


RavensGolfer's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

None of the Jekyll Island courses have completely recovered from Irma damage, but the damage is most visible on this course. The layout is nothing outstanding, with a few interesting holes. Lot of doglegs and a fair amount of water on the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Terrence Verrett"


Terrence3564741's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only thing My son and I didn't like we look to be almost 2 holes ahead of the next group and twice we look back and out of no where it had someone behind us .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Terrific course, needs a haircut"


Liamn's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lovely course with plenty of nature. The grass just off the fairways was too long, struggled to find balls at times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Getting Better..."


Gary9540523's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played this course (Oleander) for the first time in 5 years. I usually play the other two JI courses because they are in better shape. Oleander had become tired and seemed to be the less manicured and cared for. It was a soggy mess even on days when it hadn't rained recently.

I was pleasantly surprised that the conditions were very good. Greens a bit worn but very playable. Layout is very challenging from the blue tees. Some long par 4s and 3s. Par 5s can be reachable. Good track and I hope they keep it maintained. Fun to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Jekyl, Oleander golf course"


timmckeon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This a great layout the front nine is more difficult than the back, very few straight holes, always a dogleg. will play it again soon, the other Jeykl courses are good also, they seem to be taking care of them better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Overall, Great Experience"


u413001301's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was perfect. Weather was perfect. Course was in the best shape I have seen it in a long time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pace of Play Was Unbearable"


GStrand's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although this was a nice enough course, I wouldn't return unless I was assured that they got a ranger on this part of the course. Oleander is adjacent to Pine Lakes and The Mounds, and I believe they might have rangers. We had such a slow foursome about 3 groups ahead of us that there were 3 empty holes by the time we reached hole #10. We gave up after 13 or 14 holes and went to the clubhouse in disgust.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"The condition of this course is a shame"


branedamag's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This is a Donald Ross design updated by Dick Wilson. I didn't realize until I started that I had played there before. The previous round, several years ago, was much more enjoyable. The starter didn't know or seem to care what pin position they were using that day. The fairways were extremely thin, with what appeared to be some sort of top-dressing that made good lies rare. The greens weren't too bad, where there was grass. It seemed to me like they just didn't care.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor


I recommend this course


"Wet, wet, and soggy"


u000007192505's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

It rained on Monday, we played on Saturday. Course was a swamp.

We had 90 degree rule with carts, but this course is a muddy mess.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Sinkeli pelaaaja paskana draivi päivänä"


Timo3049102's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Kenttä kaunis, ja greenit hienossa kunnossa, GF n18euroa sis auton. Mutta kenttä oli tosi märkä ja mutainen. Mutta silti maksetun arvoinen


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Wet w/ 0% chance of rain"


paulmtalleyjr's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played Oleander and Pine Lakes yesterday. Was surprised to hear the cart staff mention one of the courses they just started allowing 90 degree rule that day, but when we started playing we understood. Not one tee box or fairway, much less rough, has been cut in several days. grass was covered 3/4 of the ball in the middle of the fairway. The worst part to me was when I called in about a week before making our tee times the staff mentioned how great of shape the courses were in. But the most confusing part is I live about 30 mins south of the course and we haven't had hardly any rain lately, so I got home and looked it up...1.35 inches on the last 30 days.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible"


Tyler2207120's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fairway grass is as tall as my grass in my yard. Would not recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Christmas Golf"


Matthew7470807's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Great Course!!!! I have played it a few times but considering the weather it was in great shape. Early fog delayed a little but that is not the courses fault. Great time playing with family.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Thanksgiving golf"


richrich's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course and well maintained. Staff was friendly and it all made for a good morning of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Review of Indian Mound- nice course"


RobKempinski's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pro sent me to Indian Mound instead of Oleander. I enjoyed the layout- didn't see any Indian Mounds but lots of deer. At 6450 yards from the back tees it played longer than the card as the fairways did not have much roll. The grass appeared to be old school Bermuda. Decent variety of holes and plenty of room to hit off the tee. The course is surrounded by nature and reflects well on the tidewater experience. I enjoyed my late afternoon round and played 18 holes in under 2 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great natural setting wit no homes"


jaybird56's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pine Lakes and Indian Mound at Jekyll Island well kept from tee to green. Great value. A must play along the Georgia coast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"oleander"


u00000732087's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Oleander is a nice old time course. No houses within the confines of the golf course.Greens a bit tatchy and needed to b. Verticut. Delightful layout. Sand traps could use new sand but again a fun golf experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Do Not Play"


oscardog's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We booked thru Golfnow for the Oleander course 3 days in advance. When we checked in we were told in the pro shop that we would be playing Pine Lakes. Got to hole #2 and there were temporary greens for the par 3 at 50 yards. The pro shop nor the starter told us about the temporary green at #2. We called golfnow on hole #3 and all they could do was refund our booking fee which was very nice of them. The greens were in very bad condition. We only played 9 holes and left. We were told by the pro shop that they could give us a rain check but since we were on vacation and not coming back that did not work for us. No apology from anyone. Do not play or at least confirm ahead of time that you are playing the course you booked for. Pace of play was good because not many were playing the course probably for good reason.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Course Not like the other review claimed"


Jeff9461003's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a municipal course on a beautiful island. Greens were horrible, they had been air-raided awhile back and they never recovered. Many bald and ground under repair spots on the bumpiest greens ever. The greens are unplayable if you're a real golfer. Fairways being mowed with tons of cuttings left in the fairways. If your looking for a well manicured course this is not for you. It is convenient and inexpensive.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Family reunion golf outing"


u516339643's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very friendly staff; course is in good condition for being a state run course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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