Wilmington Island Club

3.5698588235 3.6 stars from 5 (120)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6715 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared Shirt (No Denim)
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6715 yards 72.0 132
White 71 6266 yards 70.7 129
White (W) 71 6266 yards 77.6 141
Gold 71 5682 yards 67.7 120
Gold (W) 71 5682 yards 73.6 134
Red (W) 71 5191 yards 70.8 129

Previously known as Savannah Inn & Country Club Golf Course.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 120 Reviews
5 stars:
42
4 stars:
51
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

98 out of 118 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals walkers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries  

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"Go or Stay?"


wvn9lZ2hfafC2Da1lIqH's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Joined here couple of years ago and the course has not improved under new management, but they are upgrading pool and clubhouse but for a golfer I was more intrigued by the course. I don't think the new owners are golfers their current investments are towards the swimming pool and clubhouse, but I assume this is what other members prefer. The vibe now seems to be more of a drinking establishment for alumni from a college called Benedictine and a place for housewives to order overpriced food. For this place to be called a real Country Club they will need to make other improvements related to policies of employee parking, what is the their definition of Private (employees friends in restaurant, public practicing on the course, etc.)

I found the course was a great design, challenging and easy to get to from mid-town, but I will probably let my membership lapse and look for somewhere that is about the golf first then the amenities. I wish them well and hope they achieve the level of acceptance the owners want in this place.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Poorly Maintained Front Nine"


u000007413947's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice staff, and good course layout. The front nine fairways were not cut recently, making for a very ugly outing.

It wasn't clear why this was so, and when compared to the back nine, there was no explanation other than just lack of maintenance.

Somewhat challenging due to numerous bunkers protecting the greens on many holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Good greens"


Devin1080's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the course was in good shape. Only a few blemishes on the greens. Tee boxes were in good shape and fairways were in great shape. Would recommend this course especially if there is a hot deal. Food was good at the turn house, and the food attendant was very nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This Classic Donald Ross Course is Back"


Bobemac's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Texas Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This country club changed ownership and its name in March 2018.

There is a lot of history here. The golf course was designed by the Iconic Scotch architect Donald Ross in 1927.

During the late nineteen twenties and thirties, this club was the gathering place for the New York and Chicago Mafia.

The classic old hotel was originally named The Oglethorpe in honor of the founder of the state of Georgia.

Connor was an outstanding fellow in the pro shop. He was so accommodating and helpful.

The golf course is in good condition with impressive greens. There are 200-year-old oaks and pine trees surrounding the course. Water is used to intimidate on half a dozen holes with some tough carries. All holes have bunkering but do need a lot of sand added to upgrade from dirt.

The restaurant there was a big and pleasant surprise. Their grille room was active on a Sunday afternoon. Aleigha was our very helpful server.

My blackened grouper was amazing and the trio of shrimp salad, tuna salad, and chicken salad was tasty.

My BW had the Caesar salad and the bowl of She Crab soup. Both of these dishes disappeared quickly.

The new chef here is named Frank and he's a keeper.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



macsfix318's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Donald Ross design"


Rick3194557's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course by the master course architect. Well maintained with a friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u3156004's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course with very friendly and helpful staff at a reasonable price. Definitely recommend this course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"No gators?"


u6643439's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for ladies and a surprising little gem! An impromptu trip to Savannah with golf clubs and GolfNow led me to this course. The greens had been aerated so the rates were reduced. This course is nice and flat with a few water hazards. No dynamic landscape and or alligators (I was hoping to see one in the south) but the morning temps were nice, fairways well cared for, sandtraps well sanded, and greens (other that aeration) in great condition. I think the clubhouse is going through a remodel or ownership change? The proshop has NOTHING for women, not even souvenir items. No towels in the carts or on the course. We were snubbed for using GolfNow (if course doesn't want our money then don't allow GolfNow). But here is the truth, if it weren't for GolfNow we wouldn't have known about the course and they wouldn't have gotten $200 in green fess. So tell the staff to "Smile, be nice, and provide all the amenities and courtesy you would to members!" Member or Guest, it's my experience that ALL golfers appreciate the courses and any opportunity to play.

After a round of golf we had lunch in the clubhouse. Food was good and staff very friendly. A great place to spend some time in the AC after a round of golf (even if we did ride in carts).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Course Closed with no notification"


fellerdave's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

I had planned on playing a round here with my father who was visiting for the weekend. We rarely get to spend time with one another in person, and so a round of golf is a special treat for the two of us. We had played the course before and enjoyed it and so we booked it the night before, knowing we were working with a pretty tight window, schedule wise. We arrived at the golf course early enough and were greeted by a man on a golf cart who informed us that the course was closed for the day for a private event. I understand these things can happen, but we had received no notification ahead of time, even though they had our email address and phone number. They offered us a tee time on the next day, but as my father was leaving town, that was not doable.

I do not know if the fault was with the course or the website, but needless to say, this special outing with my father was ruined.


I don't recommend this course


"Forgot how much I like this course."


ron3487's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really nice course with and older course feel to it. I really like the layout some holes can be challenging but nothing to severe. Staff was friendly and pace of play was ok did slow done Abit on back nine. If it was a little cheaper on Golf Now I would definitely play this one more often.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



tomkleinhhi's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Times passing"


mwzenz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Courseneeds some update and care to find back to what it might have been.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Very average Donald Ross"


angusmaria's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was expecting a better layout for a Donald Ross course. There were 5 or 6 excellent holes the rest very average as was the course conditioning. Not worth the drive from Hilton Head. In its defence it was cool and windy which upped the ante difficulty wise.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Boring"


G0lfergal's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Average course. Nothing exciting about it! Not a good value for the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice Course but over priced"


Gene9831929's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is nice...flat and wide open...have now played a lot of courses in the Savannah, Bluffton and Hilton Head area and this course is over-priced relative to others in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u000006496032's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall great course to play. Very tricky greens to read. Your best bet is to put your approach shot inside 10 feet.

The staff was great. You have to meet Franklin the starter. It was a pleasure meeting and talk to him. He literally knows everybody.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


Mwayne22's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I played Wilmington Island while vacationing in Savannah with my family. I was very interested to play once I learned it was a Donald Ross design. The course is very nice and was in great shape, although the greens were a little bit on the slow end. We arrived before the pro shop opened and had a great conversation with the starter who has been at the course for a very long time. We warmed up at the driving range before the round but we had to stay on the mats, which was a tad bit frustrating. Overall, it is a very nice course for the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Rbashlor's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Poor overall shape"


Joe7214138's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens good other conditions average at best. Not manicured well at all. Tee boxes thin grass mostly sand. Just not plush like other reviews have said. For the area average. For the money poor. Would expect more green plush conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



Rick3194557's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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