Jekyll Island Golf Club - Great Dunes Course

4.5404142857 4.5 stars from 5 (52)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3229 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 35.5
  • 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
Blue 36 3229 yards 35.5 122
White 36 2928 yards 34.3 117
White (W) 36 2928 yards 37.1 126
Gold 36 2600 yards 32.5 107
Gold (W) 36 2600 yards 34.9 117
Red (W) 36 2269 yards 33.0 111

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 52 Reviews
5 stars:
19
4 stars:
26
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

51 out of 52 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive near local attractions   Great for 9-hole rounds walkers locals   Challenges include bunkers water hazards elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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"Fantastic Experience"


mcdader's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

My wife and I were staying on St. Simons Island and decided to spend a day on Jekyll Island. We are very glad that we made the short drive because this golf course was one of the best experiences of the week. The staff is very accommodating and super friendly. We played the Oleander course which is challenging, but fair. The scenery is amazing with many holes near the water and plenty of wildlife. The course conditions were in great shape, but much different than what we are used to in Kentucky. This is a must play when visiting the Golden Isles. We will definitely be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent shape"


Joseph2819232's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the layout and the condition of the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun and scenic historic golf course"


Sean8701702's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing this 9 hole course on historic Jekyll Island and I was pleasantly surprised. There was not a lot of traffic ahead or behind me on the course which allowed me to play at my own pace. The course is not overly difficult but is fun to play with scenic views on hole #5 green and hole #6 tee box. The price was very reasonable so I decided to play another 9 when finished and was only charged $12.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Exceeded expectations"


snyderj's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2016
First time playing Used cart Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wow! Best 9 on Jekyll Island. I will be back. Best value possible.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great historic links course"


gggolf13's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very small excellent greens. Course changes with the wind as it should.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Fun"


Ausablegolf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My first time playing the course, it was really fun playing golf here, some really nice holes and with some good placement of the ball you can score well. We had fun playing golf here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tiny greens and some really unique challenges"


u419486721's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of my favorite courses. The tiny greens and tight surroundings of several of the greens make this a very challenging course. I play for the challenge not the score, and I get my money's worth. The approach up a hill and between the trees to the 5th green is the ultimate. It is even harder if you are in the wrong place. Then the 6th hole is a short par 3 tight on both sides with the smallest green I have ever seen and a trap guarding most of the front of the green. I'll play here often.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Love the Georgia coast"


KTSK's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a low-keyed, deceptively easy course. One of the biggest difficulties is to find your way from hole to hole. The signage is rare and the holes seem to be squeezed together in a space-saving, but somewhat confusing way. In one hole the rough is almost impossible to avoid and even a good shot to its green is invisible to the player. Still, as an intermediate golfer, I enjoyed the challenges and will certainly play Great Dunes again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"NN-practicing"


Nicholas3605144's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is a nice practice course in that it is not very long but the greens are smaller, making it more difficult.<br/> Fairways and greens are in nice condition too.

It's interesting this course has no cart paths. Enjoy!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"SMALLEST GREENS I EVER PLAYED"


uYYVQ9346YY's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a fun 9 hole track with the smallest greens I have ever played on. #6 is really small. #5 is a pretty little par 5 that has a great view from the green. Great Dunes isn't as manicured as the other Jekyll courses, but it is a lot of fun. I really enjoyed playing it for the first time. The history of the course is also very interesting.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Relax and practice"


Nicholas3605144's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Have played this course several times over past 3 years. No cart paths, but they have carts & the course is<br/> layed out well. Greens small for good practice. Staff is friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great 9 holer"


John1966819's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course had standing water in places so no electric carts , greens where average speed , tee boxes need cutting but since it has been so wet they were unable to cut I assume . Will definitely play again .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Most difficult 9 holes on the island."


baughdr's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2015
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great, old course. The greens are small so accuracy is paramount. The layout is interesting and a bit tricky.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"GOOD COURSE FOR THE MONEY"


THOMASBROADBENT's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

THIS COURSE IS A GREAT PRACTICE COURSE. #5 HOLE IS A VERY NICE PAR 5. BALANCE OF COURSE AVERAGE PAR 9.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Quality inexpensive option on Jekyll"


Edward1224273's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got hot deal for this course and was happy with outcome. Nice fairways and greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great 9 hole with cart value"


u000001547050's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great setting. True challenging yet forgiving 9 holes. Ocean breeze and island setting makes this a great year round treat for the whole family.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nine hole jewell"


u000006771363's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course 4 times in the last 4 months. It is a trip back in time. The course is open to help the speed of play. It is layed out perfect for the walker as well. One of the most challenging things about the course is the small greens. Good luck with number 5 but when you get on the green make sure you take in the view.


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


"Walk only today"


tlk33148's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course looked decent. It was too wet for the golf carts to go out, and they were out of pull carts. The sent us to Pine Lakes for nine holes at the same rate. We had a wonderful experience there.


Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Dunes Course - Delight"


Steve1719504's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fantastic day on Jekyll Dunes. Course was dryer than expected & play was lots of fun. Gators are beginning to peek from ponds. Booking through GN is best bargain within 50 miles.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This old course was played by some of the world' richest men. D"


u741285248's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great 9 hole course with a unique layout. The par5 fifth hole is a real challenge . Very interesting course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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