Standing and swinging clubs for extended periods; golf carts provided for afternoon play.
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.
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.
At the golf course restaurant, we’ll order from the menu with a choice of salads and sandwiches, iced tea, soft drink, water.
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.
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.