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3.5
167 Reviews (167)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
68
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
75.0%
Recommend this course
131 out of 167 reviews
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3.6
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
3.8
76.5%
Recommend this course
13 out of 17 reviews
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3.5
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
73.2%
Recommend this course
30 out of 41 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

3.5
167 Reviews (167)

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 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Shouldn't let people play

The course is very nice, but was in terrible condition. It was saturated and was very difficult to play. We had to play cart path only which only meant you had to wade through the boggy fairway to get to your ball. My son did enjoy the food in the pro shop.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course!

This is a course that has something for everyone! The course is in great shape, and the surrounding scenery makes it even better! Where can you play where a mother deer and her fawn hold up play and everyone is just amazed! Great being on the course today!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful but Slow

Gorgeous course and layout but waiting 5to 10 minutes on every hole to tee off sucked. Aged 7 1/2 of our 18 holes and left due to over crowding and slow play.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs improvement

6 to 8 holes were cartpath only very wet in places the fairways we’re like being in the rough

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good State Park with high rough

The rough was way too high. Slowed down play looking for balls just out of the fairway. Vacation players beware.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Big Disappointment

This course was on of THE worst conditioned golf course I have ever played. The staff was very unfriendly.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

An absolute dog track

We met Rick, who set up our bags and was a delight to talk with. That was the best things that happened all day on this course. OK, so they had a lot of rain in the past couple days and the range was closed. There were puddles here and there in the rough, but that's no excuse for not mowing the fairways, raking the bunkers and maintaining the course. The pro shop claimed they only had 8 - count them 8 - grounds crew to maintain all 3 courses and they were spending all their efforts at Pine Lakes across the street.
The greens were a disgrace. Divots or animal diggings in the green. Stripes of scalped grass on almost every green, bare spots everywhere.
The following day we played Pine Lakes and that course was not perfect, ,but miles better than that sorry excuse called Oleaner.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Jim j

Great pace. Fun course. Grass on fairways very short. Mowers out blowing dirt around.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hard winter weather?

A nice layout and friendly staff with great practice facility along with new carts and gps but the grass on fairways was thin and some rough spots on the greens that looked like freeze damage? The greens rolled well but had some rough patches which hopefully will heal but it might take a few weeks.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course... Will definitely test your mid game with sands in front of greens...!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 263
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Michigan Advisor
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First Time Playing

Average Dick Wilson Course

Conditions were not up to my expectations for the resort and the cost of my round. Course is flatter than flat and that might be the reason for the poor conditions, I know the other courses were raised several feet during recent renovations.

Layout is nothing special, but with the flat terrain, the character comes with the greens and bunkering. I would play the Great Dunes course twice over Oleander.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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