The humidity is gone and the air is turning crisp. It’s fall in the Golden Isles!
On October 10th The King and Prince Golf Course, Home of the Hampton Club re-opened after a full 6 month restoration project. The result is a beautiful 18 hole golf course which has been restored to its original splendor with spectacular marsh views. Along with the name change, and modernization of grasses, the course now boasts a brand new practice facility. This course is a must see for any avid golfer. Guests of the resort receive a special rate of $79 to play. We invite you to try out our new course and find out what St. Simons Island’s best kept secret is all about!
If Golf isn’t your game, watch history come alive on St. Simons Island as you tour our beautiful Lighthouse and Maritime Center. The Lighthouse, completed in 1872, and stands 106 feet high. This gives both adults and children a stunning view of the pier village area, St. Simon’s Sound and Jekyll Island. The Maritime Center is located less than a mile from The King and Prince and has natural history and marine life exhibits as well as artifacts from the original St. Simons Coast Guard Station. You can purchase combination tickets to both the Lighthouse Museum and the Maritime center. For more information please visit their website.
For those that love the ocean, come see a different side of the island – from the water! There are many adventures available out on the ocean and on the intracostal waterway. Spend a few hours on a working shrimp boat (my personal favorite) or take an Eco Tour in a Kayak with Southeast Adventure Outfitters. SEAO is owned and operated locally and their seasoned professionals will take you on a guided kayak tour. Many different tours are available from St. Simons, Jekyll, Cumberland and Sapelo Island. Whether you are interested in a 2 to 3 hour tour or spending the whole day out on the water you are bound to see fish, shorebirds, and maybe even a sea turtle or dolphins!
Join Captain Larry Credle with Credles Adventures aboard the Lady Jane for a fun and educational experience for both young and old! Larry operates the only coast guard approved shrimp boat in the U. S.. Take a ride on his boat and enjoy learning about coastal ecology, watch the crew drag the nets and then take a look and see what the nets bring in! From shrimp, jellyfish, horseshoe crabs, small sharks and puffer fish the captain and his crew will even give you a chance to touch some of the sea-life that they pull up! See dolphins up close as they follow the boat hoping to snack on the fish and shrimp that get thrown back. The cruise also includes fresh Wild Georgia Shrimp that’s cooked right on the boat for you to enjoy.
Fall in the Golden Isles is a wonderful time to take advantage of the mild weather and great activities. Plan a trip to The King and Prince and enjoy a game of golf or learn about coastal ecology. We look forward to welcoming you to our Resort this Autumn!