Wilmington Island Club

3.8924117647 3.9 stars from 5 (103)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6715 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

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 | Full Scorecard

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

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 103 Reviews
5 stars:
39
4 stars:
45
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

88 out of 101 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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Reviews


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Poor overall shape"


Joe7214138's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens good other conditions average at best. Not manicured well at all. Tee boxes thin grass mostly sand. Just not plush like other reviews have said. For the area average. For the money poor. Would expect more green plush conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



Rick3194557's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Brodyfish's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Favorite course in savannah area"


tiger278's avatar
North Carolina Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I love this course. The staff is friendly. The facilities are top notch. The course conditions are amazing. The course is typical Donald Ross. Don't be long into the greens. The fairways were like carpet. There are tons of bunkers in great shape and a good amount of water. The rough is thick Bermuda. Don't be a hero and just get it back into the fairway on long rough shots. My family goes to tybee every other year and I make sure I have time to play each time. The course has never disappointed. The price is perfect as well. Course of this shape typically cost $20-$30 more per round. Thanks for another great outing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great place to play except after rain."


James6647367's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Usually in good shape, sometimes the greens are spotty with mold/dead spots. Overall a fun course to play with a good layout. It is usually quiet in the afternoons, especially on the weekends. Don't play here if it rained 1-2 days prior because some of the fairways don't dry out well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good time and course"


golfsouth's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is must play while visiting Savannah. Golf course was in good shape and the pace of play was perfect.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough Course"


hmhunter65's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tough course for average golfer. Only three or four par 3s; long and wide par 4s and 5s. Tough to find balls in the rough; pine cones etc. Sand flees annoying this time of the year. Need to carefully navigate around tee boxes, most of which are not numbered. Good for private club members familiar with the course,but not new visitors.

All said , overall liked the course and plan to return while on vacation in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value course,, recommend"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of the two best available courses in the Savannah area, and the least expensive of the two, so I would recommend to anyone traveling to Savannah. Old style course that has been kept in very decent condition for a non-private. Course is challenging without beating you up. Not as long as most newer courses but well bunkered, very little water to deal with. Good facility, unlimited practice area included with round.

Members get preferred tee times, and the staff makes no effort to pair you with other players so you may be stuck as a single if traveling alone, or unable to meet someone on the range before playing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Questionable Donald Ross"


gotigerslsu's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Have to agree with previous reviewer--no way this is a 4 star track--2 stars maybe. They punched the greens but failed to indicate this in the pro shop--shouldn't this be a given now....Seems this was a private track at one time then went public. You can certainly tell this as course conditions were not very good.

No ranger on the course to speed up play....I quit after 4 holes due to too many golfers on the course and frustrated by slow play....


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"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



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