Wilmington Island Club

3.8162588235 3.8 stars from 5 (113)
  • 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 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 113 Reviews
5 stars:
41
4 stars:
48
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

94 out of 111 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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"No gators?"


u6643439's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for ladies and a surprising little gem! An impromptu trip to Savannah with golf clubs and GolfNow led me to this course. The greens had been aerated so the rates were reduced. This course is nice and flat with a few water hazards. No dynamic landscape and or alligators (I was hoping to see one in the south) but the morning temps were nice, fairways well cared for, sandtraps well sanded, and greens (other that aeration) in great condition. I think the clubhouse is going through a remodel or ownership change? The proshop has NOTHING for women, not even souvenir items. No towels in the carts or on the course. We were snubbed for using GolfNow (if course doesn't want our money then don't allow GolfNow). But here is the truth, if it weren't for GolfNow we wouldn't have known about the course and they wouldn't have gotten $200 in green fess. So tell the staff to "Smile, be nice, and provide all the amenities and courtesy you would to members!" Member or Guest, it's my experience that ALL golfers appreciate the courses and any opportunity to play.

After a round of golf we had lunch in the clubhouse. Food was good and staff very friendly. A great place to spend some time in the AC after a round of golf (even if we did ride in carts).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Course Closed with no notification"


fellerdave's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

I had planned on playing a round here with my father who was visiting for the weekend. We rarely get to spend time with one another in person, and so a round of golf is a special treat for the two of us. We had played the course before and enjoyed it and so we booked it the night before, knowing we were working with a pretty tight window, schedule wise. We arrived at the golf course early enough and were greeted by a man on a golf cart who informed us that the course was closed for the day for a private event. I understand these things can happen, but we had received no notification ahead of time, even though they had our email address and phone number. They offered us a tee time on the next day, but as my father was leaving town, that was not doable.

I do not know if the fault was with the course or the website, but needless to say, this special outing with my father was ruined.


I don't recommend this course


"Forgot how much I like this course."


ron3487's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really nice course with and older course feel to it. I really like the layout some holes can be challenging but nothing to severe. Staff was friendly and pace of play was ok did slow done Abit on back nine. If it was a little cheaper on Golf Now I would definitely play this one more often.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Times passing"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Courseneeds some update and care to find back to what it might have been.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Very average Donald Ross"


angusmaria's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was expecting a better layout for a Donald Ross course. There were 5 or 6 excellent holes the rest very average as was the course conditioning. Not worth the drive from Hilton Head. In its defence it was cool and windy which upped the ante difficulty wise.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Boring"


G0lfergal's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Average course. Nothing exciting about it! Not a good value for the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice Course but over priced"


Gene9831929's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is nice...flat and wide open...have now played a lot of courses in the Savannah, Bluffton and Hilton Head area and this course is over-priced relative to others in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u000006496032's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall great course to play. Very tricky greens to read. Your best bet is to put your approach shot inside 10 feet.

The staff was great. You have to meet Franklin the starter. It was a pleasure meeting and talk to him. He literally knows everybody.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


Mwayne22's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I played Wilmington Island while vacationing in Savannah with my family. I was very interested to play once I learned it was a Donald Ross design. The course is very nice and was in great shape, although the greens were a little bit on the slow end. We arrived before the pro shop opened and had a great conversation with the starter who has been at the course for a very long time. We warmed up at the driving range before the round but we had to stay on the mats, which was a tad bit frustrating. Overall, it is a very nice course for the money.


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



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



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