Wilmington Island Club

4.1290000000 4.1 stars from 5 (93)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6715 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

  • 501 Wilmington Island Rd, Savannah, GA 31410
  • (912) 897-1615
  • (912) 897-9075
  • www.wilmingtonislandclub.com
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Year built: 1927
Architect(s): Donald Ross (1927)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bermuda grass
Fairways: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared Shirt (No Denim)
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6715 yards 72.0 132
White 71 6266 yards 70.7 129
White (W) 71 6266 yards 77.6 141
Gold 71 5682 yards 67.7 120
Gold (W) 71 5682 yards 73.6 134
Red (W) 71 5191 yards 70.8 129

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 93 Reviews
5 stars:
36
4 stars:
41
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

80 out of 91 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals walkers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries  

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"very disappointed"


edc22's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Visiting Savannah from Canada.

Unfortunately, the greens were sanded the day before and thus felt cheated. Booked the round based on 4 star course reviews. Even if the greens were not sanded I would give it a low 3 rating. Drove a long way from hotel. Hope the course and/or golf now highlight such occurence in the future.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



dlong8556's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Some good, some less good"


u921504645's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My only negatives were prior to play.

AMX not accepted, did not know until paying in pro shop. Second, practice tee was hit off mat only, mats did not have tees. I don't care to scuff my clubs on a plastic mat.

Course was in reasonable shape for the dry time of year, greens were great.

As a single, I played 18 in just under 2.5 hours on a Wednesday mid-morning.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/31/2017

I had the same issue with AMEX not being accepted at the course and they acted like I was crazy. To put into perspective the course is on an island and I have rarely encountered golf courses that don't accept American Express. Good review



frtaylor1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition. Would play again should I be back in Savannah


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



frtaylor1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition with pace of play very good. I would recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Jodi2559039's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u00000394902's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the layout and the greens were beautiful.

I'll return soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Worth your time"


uARQX1070AR's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This was my first round at Wilmington Island. Always heard good things about the course. Played two weeks after Hurricane Matthew came through and except for the tree debris still piled up on the course, the course looked and played as if nothing had happened.

The rate was a little higher than I usually pay but understand as it is a premier course in this area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Deep Rough, Old Style Design"


Robert5649777's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course was in decent shape. Old design which was a nice change. The course is right in front of you with no tricks. A word of advice, "stay in the fairway if you want to score". They receive a lot of damage from the hurricane but a cleaning up the course nicely. We got a Hot Deal so the value was great but I wouldn't pay more than $50 to play this course. One good thing... Free range balls


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A huge surprise"


wss4080's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I was In Hilton Head and courses closed after Matthew. I was a little hesitant to drive this far to play golf but it was definitely worth the trip. Loved the course, was in good condition considering the storm and people extremely friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Always a treat"


travel1's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I have played Wilmington Island Club several times and this is the best condition I have seen. The greens putted very nicely and held and the tees and fairways were full and well prepared. The layout is interesting and also challenging, especially the par 3's. The fairways are fair, but some might find them tight and keeping the ball in the fairway here is a must for good scoring. Visiting Savannah? I highly recommend playing here as it is a good value for the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"very nice course"


u000005860572's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course in excellent condition. Good practice facility as well.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Deceptively challenging"


u000008120909's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This Donald Ross designed course challenges the player with holes protected by thick Bermuda roughs that punish the player that strays from the fairways. Many of the holes are guarded by deep bunkers and water that challenge the short game. The greens were beautiful and tested the players skills with angles and slopes that require good green reading ability.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course is maintained impeccably......"


u000007602796's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Look forward to playing again....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"another Ross gem"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Great course. Very fair but challenging. Course was in pristine shape. Easily walkable


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"BJOKC"


bjhall9393's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Played 6 holes in the rain. Layout was good. Would definitely play again when in the area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"don't pay more than $30.00"


jpigula's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

greens and tees in very bad shape, green sand on top of dirt on some greens.

don't pay more than $30.00.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Unplayable"


u75350955's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are sanded and unplayable. Booking through Golf Now seemed to upset the pro. Bad attitude.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Wilmington Island Club"


DoctorGee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Found the course to be fairly open, so there were few opportunities for a slicing duffer to lose balls in tight fairways. Several of the greens were a bit beat up, but they still played pretty well. Overall, this was an enjoyable course to play and I plan on going back when the schedule allows me the time.


I recommend this course


"Greens were in bad shape."


jimmorton2000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has a nice layout with some easy and some challenging holes. It was disappointing that is was not in good shape. Several greens were partially gone and under repair.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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