Groups & Tournaments

Jekyll Island Golf Club has been hosting tournaments since the Jekyll Island Club Era in the early 1910s. With three, 18-hole championship golf courses and the historic 9-hole Great Dunes course, events of all sizes can be accommodated. From wedding parties and corporate outings, to NCAA collegiate events, the professional staff at Jekyll Island Golf Club can create customized packages to suit your needs. Please call the golf shop for additional details 912.635.2368.


A most enjoyable type of tournament – only the best shots are played and the pace of the game is very fast. All players drive, the best ball is selected and all players take their next shot from that point. The process is repeated until the ball is “holed out.” The team records one score. Gross scores can be used and handicaps are not required. The scramble format promotes faster, easier scoring.

Best Ball
This format may be played as 2, 3, or 4 person teams. Golfers play their own balls on each hole, and the lowest score is recorded to be the team score. This format may be played with or without a golf handicap. Best Ball is a fun format with a medium pace of play. Results can be calculated quickly.

An individual play format: a “skin” is a point given to the player with the lowest score on each individual hole.


Putting Contests
Elaborate 3 to 5 hole course, usually held before the tournament to attract more players and add excitement to the tournament. This can also be used to raise additional funds for charity events.

Longest Drive
Prize awarded for the longest drive from the tee-box (in the fairway); normally played on the course’s longest par 5.

Shortest Drive
Prize awarded for the shortest drive off the tee-box (in the fairway); normally played on the same par 5 as the longest drive contest.

Closest to the Pin
Prize awarded for the shot that comes to rest closest to the pin; played on a par 3.

Straightest Drive
A white line is placed down the middle of the fairway. The drive off the tee that comes to rest closest to the line is the winner; normally played on the course’s last par 5.

Longest Putt
Prize awarded to the person who makes the longest putt on a specific green; normally played on a low handicap par 4.

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