Jekyll Island’s 63 holes of golf make for a great location for golf tournaments. And they’re not just for adults. One of the 18-hole courses, Pine Lakes, provides an even playing ground for adults and younger players, one of the few courses in the country to do so.
The following calendar lists some of the regularly scheduled Jekyll Island golf tournaments.
Jekyll Island Cup – US Kids Golf – a 2-round tournament, it is the oldest US Kids regional championship. Jekyll Island hosted the inaugural US Kids Golf World Championship in 2000 and hosted the regional Jekyll Island Cup since 2004. These regional tournaments are open to kids through age 14. The 2017 tournament hosted more than 330 players from 32 states and 11 countries.
Georgia-Florida Golf Classic – two days of full tournaments play held during the last week of October. This traditional golf rivalry coincides with the football rivalry held the following weekend in nearby Jacksonville.
High Tide Classic Golf Tournament – a 4-person team play fundraiser for the Georgia Chapter of the Marty Lyons Foundation. This tournament raises money for children with life-threatening and terminal illnesses. Scheduled for October 13, 2018 marks the foundation’s 6th annual tournament.
Hurricane Junior Golf Tournament – a youth tournament open to kids between the ages of 8 and 18. Check the HJGT schedule for times. The HJGT came to Jekyll Island in April of 2018, and it will play Jekyll again in 2018 in late September. Founded in 2007, the HJGT aims to provide young golfers the opportunity to play competitively on exceptional courses.
Create Your Own Tournament
If you have a group of friends that would like to play together in their own small tournaments, the Jekyll Island Golf Club will work with you. They can customize a package to suit your needs.
The Lions Club has held a fundraising tournament in the past, and it’s possible they will revive it at some point.
Jekyll Island also offers summer golf camps for kids, focused on ages 6-12.
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