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Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
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About

Holes 9
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 36
Length 3229 yards
Slope 122
Rating 35.5
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
Scorecard for Great Dunes
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Blue M: 35.5/122 390 374 311 348 524 164 397 223 498 3229 3229
White M: 34.3/117 W: 37.1/126 364 326 286 330 466 137 358 204 457 2928 2928
Gold M: 32.5/107 W: 34.9/117 315 290 268 282 452 132 310 155 396 2600 2600
Red W: 33.0/111 234 254 235 263 412 107 275 125 364 2269 2269
Handicap 3 5 6 1 8 2 4 7 9
Par 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 36 36
Handicap (W) 3 6 8 4 1 9 2 7 5

Course Details

Year Built 1926
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Walter Travis (1926)

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.

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Reviews

4.2
52 Reviews (52)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 12
Water Hazards 12
Elevation Changes 10
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 25
Walkers 20
Locals 15
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 12
Worth the Drive 12
Near Local Attractions 8

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Fantastic Experience

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!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent shape

Love the layout and the condition of the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fun and scenic historic golf course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Exceeded expectations

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

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great historic links course

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Fun

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Tiny greens and some really unique challenges

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Love the Georgia coast

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

NN-practicing

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

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

Conditions Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

SMALLEST GREENS I EVER PLAYED

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Relax and practice

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Great 9 holer

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 .

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Most difficult 9 holes on the island.

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

GOOD COURSE FOR THE MONEY

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

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

Quality inexpensive option on Jekyll

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

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

Great 9 hole with cart value

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nine hole jewell

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Walk only today

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Dunes Course - Delight

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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