11981
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.
Program No. 11981RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
12 meals
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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: Plated 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: Plated 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: Plated 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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