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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.4
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
3.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6521 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.7
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
Scorecard for Oleander
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.7/128 333 404 193 552 426 478 322 171 378 3257 363 530 437 193 344 486 143 351 417 3264 6521
White M: 70.5/124 310 370 173 527 402 461 303 156 354 3056 349 516 424 180 326 468 130 333 395 3121 6177
Gold M: 67.5/120 W: 72.4/128 288 298 153 505 344 442 249 135 331 2745 334 503 412 167 265 450 118 276 329 2854 5599
Purple M: 65.4/115 W: 70.2/122 288 298 134 416 344 403 249 113 331 2576 334 413 348 123 265 402 118 276 329 2608 5184
Red M: 64.1/112 W: 68.6/116 232 290 134 416 321 403 243 113 276 2428 273 413 348 123 251 402 90 265 320 2485 4913
Handicap 13 5 15 1 3 7 11 17 9 10 4 2 16 12 8 18 14 6
Par 4 4 3 5 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1922
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dick Wilson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

3.2
109 Reviews (109)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Brunch 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 22
Water Hazards 22
Narrow Fairways 12
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 24
Walkers 20
Playing Multiple Courses 19
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 17
Near Local Attractions 8
At a Resort 6

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Lots of doglegs

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrence Verrett

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 .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrific course, needs a haircut

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Getting Better...

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Jekyl, Oleander golf course

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Overall, Great Experience

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Pace of Play Was Unbearable

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

The condition of this course is a shame

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Wet, wet, and soggy

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Sinkeli pelaaaja paskana draivi päivänä

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

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Wet w/ 0% chance of rain

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Terrible

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

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Christmas Golf

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Thanksgiving golf

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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Florida Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Review of Indian Mound- nice course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great natural setting wit no homes

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

oleander

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Do Not Play

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course Not like the other review claimed

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Family reunion golf outing

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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