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Par for the Course: Golfing on Jekyll Island

With Georgia’s largest public golf resort, experienced golf professionals and three renowned 18-hole golf courses, Jekyll Island is the place to take your golf game to new heights.
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Program No. 11981RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,449
Georgia

Par for the Course: Golfing on Jekyll Island

With Georgia’s largest public golf resort, experienced golf professionals and three renowned 18-hole golf courses, Jekyll Island is the place to take your golf game to new heights.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,449
Program No. 11981 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Sep 12 - Sep 17, 2021
Starting at
1,449
Oct 10 - Oct 15, 2021
Starting at
1,449
Nov 7 - Nov 12, 2021
Starting at
1,599
Feb 6 - Feb 11, 2022
Starting at
1,489
Mar 6 - Mar 11, 2022
Starting at
1,489
Apr 3 - Apr 8, 2022
Starting at
1,489
May 1 - May 6, 2022
Starting at
1,489
Sep 4 - Sep 9, 2022
Starting at
1,489
Oct 2 - Oct 7, 2022
Starting at
1,489
Nov 6 - Nov 11, 2022
Starting at
1,489
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Sep 12 - Sep 17, 2021
Starting at
1,949
Oct 10 - Oct 15, 2021
Starting at
1,949
Nov 7 - Nov 12, 2021
Starting at
2,029
Feb 6 - Feb 11, 2022
Starting at
1,989
Mar 6 - Mar 11, 2022
Starting at
1,989
Apr 3 - Apr 8, 2022
Starting at
1,989
May 1 - May 6, 2022
Starting at
1,989
Sep 4 - Sep 9, 2022
Starting at
1,989
Oct 2 - Oct 7, 2022
Starting at
1,989
Nov 6 - Nov 11, 2022
Starting at
1,989

At a Glance

Jekyll Island has bragging rights as Georgia's largest public golf resort. With three 18 hole golf courses — Pine Lakes, Indian Mound and Oleander — Jekyll Island has something for golfers of all ability levels to enjoy. In addition to its spectacular 18 hole courses, Jekyll Island also boasts Great Dunes, the historic nine hole course. Lower your handicap and make your game more enjoyable by letting Jekyll Island's best golf professionals show you ways of improving your putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Golfers of all ability levels welcomed. Standing and swinging clubs during morning instruction, and playing 18 holes during three afternoons. Carts provided for afternoon play. At the hotel, there are steps leading from the Bellstand to the veranda at the entrance (there is a handicap lift available). There are also 4 steps leading to the front desk. There is a gift shop at the hotel that has steps as well, which include 3 steps up and 3 steps down.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Each morning, work with Jekyll Island's best golf professionals to improve your putting, chipping, full swing and more.
  • Play golf on three afternoons on one of three 18-hole courses on your own — Pines Lakes, Indian Mound and Oleander — and 9-hole course Great Dunes.
  • Off the course, learn from local experts about the history and ecology of the island.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Spencer Brookman
Spencer Brookman went to James Madison University, where he played on the club golf team. He interned at Jekyll Island Golf Club during his senior year of college, and graduated with a degree in sports and recreation management. After graduation, he worked at Fredericksburg Country Club before returning to Jekyll Island in the spring of 2011. He is a PGA Head Golf Professional.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Spencer Brookman went to James Madison University, where he played on the club golf team. He interned at Jekyll Island Golf Club during his senior year of college, and graduated with a degree in sports and recreation management. After graduation, he worked at Fredericksburg Country Club before returning to Jekyll Island in the spring of 2011. He is a PGA Head Golf Professional.
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Linda Arthur View biography
Retired from a career in education, Linda Arthur served as a professor, assistant superintendent and interim superintendent, and received numerous community service awards. She enjoys sharing the history of Jekyll Island, playing bridge, mahjongg and golfing.
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Georgia Graves has developed and coordinates teacher training workshops on Georgia's sea turtles, shorebirds, marine mammals and coastal ecology for the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve, one of 26 such reserves in North America. Georgia leads nature and history programs and works with Georgia's sea turtle conservation project.
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Kevin Tuerff View biography
Kevin Tuerff grew up in Laporte, Indiana, and graduated from The San Diego Golf Academy in 2002. He has been in the golf business for 10 years and has worked at a Golf Resort on St. Simon's Island, Ga., a private country club in Charlotte, N.C., and is currently teaching at Jekyll Island Golf Club. He really enjoys getting to know new people and sharing his passion for the game of golf.
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Matt Frazier View biography
Matt Frazier attended Milligan College on a golf scholarship after an accomplished high school career. After graduating college he began working at Sea Island before starting his tenure at Jekyll Island. Matt has over 15 years of experience working in golf. Along with being an instructor, Matt is a certified club fitter for Ping and Callaway Golf.
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6 days
5 nights
12 meals
5 B 3 L 4 D
DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Welcome Dinner, Orientation
Jekyll Island, GA
D
Jekyll Island Club Resort

Activity note: Hotel check in from 4:00 p.m.

Afternoon: Program Registration: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, and other important information. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in.

Dinner: In a private banquet room at the hotel, we’ll enjoy a plated meal with salad, entrée, dessert, coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. We’ll also discuss arrangements for getting to/from the golf club, renting its clubs, and getting back to the hotel at the end of the day. Small group golf instruction typically involves 8-10 participants. The number of courses we will be able to play each day depends on tournaments or other club activities at the time of the program. We’ll travel by passenger vans. Periods in the daily schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

DAY
2
Golf Instruction, Play 18 Holes, Local Reptiles
Jekyll Island, GA
B,L,D
Jekyll Island Club Resort

Activity note: Standing and swinging clubs for extended periods; golf carts provided for afternoon play.

Breakfast: In the hotel’s Victorian-era Grand Dining Room, we’ll enjoy a buffet with an assortment of seasonal fresh fruits, yogurt, scrambled eggs, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, breakfast potatoes, grits, homemade pastries, toast, bagels, and muffins, and a daily special breakfast entrée, plus coffee, tea, milk, juices, and water.

Morning: We’ll take a passenger van to the Jekyll Island Golf Club, where we’ll begin our group instruction. Today, our golf pros will cover putting, full swing, and set-up fundamentals, along with course management skills.

Lunch: At the golf course restaurant, we’ll order from the menu with a choice of salads and sandwiches, iced tea, soft drink, water.

Afternoon: We’ll put what we’ve learned into practice and play eighteen holes of golf. Jekyll Island has been a golf destination since 1898, when Jekyll Island Club members added the first course on the island. Today, there are sixty-three holes of golf on three eighteen-hole courses: Pine Lakes, Indian Mound, and the popular Oleander. There is also a nine-hole course. Our pros will assign the course available for afternoon play.

Dinner: Hotel meal.

Evening: We’ll have a hands-on encounter with native reptiles and amphibians, learning about the biology and ecological roles of our local herptiles, or “herps,” and enjoy the chance to handle snakes, turtles, alligators, and more in a safe environment.

DAY
3
Golf Instruction, Play 18 Holes, Sea Turtles Expert
Jekyll Island, GA
B,L,D
Jekyll Island Club Resort

Activity note: Standing and swinging clubs for extended periods; golf carts provided for afternoon play.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: During this morning’s group instruction, we’ll concentrate on the short game, chipping and pitching, and full swing mechanics.

Lunch: Plated meal at the golf course restaurant.

Afternoon: We’ll play another eighteen holes this afternoon after our morning instruction.

Dinner: Hotel meal.

Evening: Sea turtles use the Golden Isles beaches for nesting. Tonight, we’ll learn more from a local expert about this threatened species and how to help them survive.

DAY
4
Golf Instruction, Free Time
Jekyll Island, GA
B
Jekyll Island Club Resort

Activity note: Standing and swinging clubs for extended periods.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: Our instructors will cover bunker shots and drivers/fairway woods during our group instruction session.

Lunch: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.

Afternoon: Free time. Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions. You might like a leisurely walk to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, to the historic district, or visit the island’s pristine beaches and nature reserves.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
5
Golf Instruction, Play 18 Holes of Golf, Local Entertainer
Jekyll Island, GA
B,L,D
Jekyll Island Club Resort

Activity note: Standing and swinging clubs for extended periods; golf carts provided for afternoon play.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: Our instructors will provide video swing analysis using computer software and will also conduct a question and answer session.

Lunch: Plated meal at the golf course restaurant.

Afternoon: We will play our final round of eighteen holes.

Dinner: Hotel meal. We’ll share our favorite experiences, enjoy the camaraderie of new friends, and prepare for departure after our final session in the morning.

Evening: Let’s sit back and relax as a local entertainer performs beach music and much more.

DAY
6
Behind the Scenes, Program Concludes
Jekyll Island, GA
B

Activity note: Hotel check-out by 12:00 Noon.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: We’ll go behind-the-scenes at the Jekyll Island Club to see how it has maintained standards of luxurious service for more than a century. This concludes our program. If you are returning home, safe travels. If you are staying on independently, have a wonderful time. If you are transferring to another Road Scholar program, detailed instructions are included in your Information Packet for that program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on another rewarding program in the future. Don’t forget to join our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram. Best wishes for all your journeys!






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