Jekyll Island Golf Club - Oleander Course in Jekyll Island, Georgia, USA | GolfPass
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3.4
198 Reviews (198)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
78
3 Stars
42
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
16
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
68.5%
Recommend this course
150 out of 198 reviews
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2.9
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.3
Value
3.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
3.8
38.9%
Recommend this course
7 out of 18 reviews
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3.2
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
62.9%
Recommend this course
22 out of 35 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6521 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.7
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Oleander at Jekyll Island Golf Club
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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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.4
198 Reviews (198)

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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Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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The staff at the pro shop was very rude due to the fact that we had booked our tee time with Golf Now. He was rude enough for me to send an immediate email to the contact us to the course!

This course could be premium but needs a lot of TLC - needs mowing and matured!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 84
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great layout

Very nice layout with many different shots required. Greens were medium speed but nice. Fairway grass was a little long. Restaurant was great.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

No Carts, Walk and carry, Terrible condition

We knew going there that there were no power carts allowed on Oleander. They were all being used on the other 2 courses for a tournament. Didn’t expect no pull carts either. All being used again for the tournament. So my wife and I walked and carried.
First tee following a single. 4 practice swings, stretches and 3 breakfast balls. You know the Fowler commercial where the guy asks to play through? This is him. Followed him painfully for 5 holes and finally played through him on 6. He was holding up the golf course as a single! Never seen that before. No Marshall on the course. Likely all on the other 2 courses. We quit after 9 holes as continuing to carry on this course wasn’t worth it. Go to Tortuga Jacks patio on the island for a drink or some great Mexican food. Saved the day for us.

Course layout was quite good. Some nice holes. The course conditions were terrible. Rained hard 5 days ago. Course still wet. No drainage I guess.
Fairways were a mix of weeds, mud and some grass.
Greens were okay. Bunkers awful. Tee boxes worn out and patchy.

Go play Sanctuary Cove, King and Prince, Sea Palms instead of this. Brunswick too but it’s private.
Really disappointing for Jekyll Island. Looks like a tournament facility; not interested in walk up play. Maybe the other 2 are better but I have heard from others they are not. Coming back for 2 months next year but won’t be playing on Jekyll unless I hear of vast improvements.
Cheers, Carsce

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

wet

First, the entire course was wet and they had cart path only on every hole. This we were not informed of and I have disability that makes walking short distances a challenge and painful. I went back into the clubhouse when we were about to tee off and asked to have GPS on my cart turned off. At first the lady behind the desk asked what my cart number to turn it off when another man behind the counter said if your playing Oleander its cart path only--he never looked at me as he was I assume helping someone else. Very short and when I said I have a disability, only to be told "Oleander course is cart path only! Instead of saying (there were two more courses across the street that they manage also) we can help you, let us see what we can do, they brushed me off. Right at this moment I am still in my bed from the pain of walking so much yesterday.
I have no desire to come back as not only was the entire course extremely wet they hadn't cut the grass on the tee boxes or fairways. I understand mowing couldn't be done because being so wet, what I don't understand is why they were allowing people to play and not closing the course? Iam sure MONEY was the big issue, but people drive a good distance to play there (We drove an hour and half to play there) and don't except to be treated like we were. I am totally disappointed how I was treated and the course conditions, what a waste of time and money!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

I tried to find something positive about the course...

My husband and I played the course. We were NOT informed that it was cart path only prior to the start of the round, otherwise we would not have played. We arrived to the first tee and the GPS on the cart said "Cart Path Only". It was that way for the other 17 holes. The condition of the fairway, tee boxes and greens are in serious need of reconditioning. There are very few ball washers throughout the course. No started on Number 1, Two groups attempted to but in front of us at the turn. One of the groups passed on starting the back night. Never a good sign when there are 4 groups on one hole. In addition tot he cost of the round of golf there is a charge to get onto Jekyll Island of $8.00 per car. On the plus side, it was scenic but....

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Could have been better

Good layout for the course but the course conditions were less than expected, I am happy I didn’t pay full price

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The scenery is beautiful but the course was not well maintained

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Scenic Setting

This is a course that has seen better days. The tees are fine but the fairways and greens need lots of work, the cart paths are in disrepair, Seems like it would take several million $'s to bring it up to modern standards. The carts had yardage systems in them, wondered why the Club invested in the system and not the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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