Jekyll Island has been a heralded golf destination since 1898, when members of the Jekyll Island Club created the Island's first golf course. In the decades that have followed, Jekyll island has maintained its reputation are one of the premiere golfing destinations in the nation, attracting acclaimed golf course designers such as Walter Travis and Joe Lee, among others.
In 1886, Jekyll Island was purchased to become an exclusive winter retreat for America's most elite families, known as the Jekyll Island Club. For more than half a century, the nation's leading families, including the Rockefellers, Morgans, Pulitzers, and Goulds came to Jekyll Island "to secure an escape.
Southern charm meets coastal whimsy to set the ideal backdrop for a fairytale wedding on Jekyll Island. From the live oaks draped in Spanish moss to the dazzling seaside sunsets and picturesque historic venues, the Island is the perfect place to say "I Do."
During the monthly Jekyll Island Authority Board meeting Monday, May 20, College of Coastal Georgia president Dr. Valerie Hepburn and Jekyll Island Executive Director Jones Hooks presented a fresh, new idea that would combine the college’s culinary arts program with the island’s dining experience.
The partnership would put culinary and hospitality students from the college into the [...]
On May 20, 2013, Jekyll Island made history when it broke ground on the new Westin Hotel, which will be an integral part of our Convention Center/Beach Village campus. Not only is this a major day for Jekyll Island, it marks a triumph for the state are a whole, as this is only the second new [...]