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Elegant Island Living “Best Of” List 2015

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Elegant Island Living Best Of issue

Local island magazine, Elegant Island Living has published their “Best Of” issue for 2015 and we are happy to be named with the best of the best! The publication’s faithful readers have named us “Best Of” in the following categories:

Best Hotel: The King and Prince Resort

Best View From A Restaurant: ECHO St. Simons

Best Restaurant With A Beach Vibe: ECHO St. Simons

Best Golf Course: The King and Prince Golf Course

We would like to thank all of our guests and restaurant patrons. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without you. We look forward to many more wonderful years on St. Simons Island!

St. Simons Golf Course Welcomes Assistant Pro

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Robert Long, Assistant Golf Pro

The King and Prince Golf Course is proud to welcome Robert Long aboard as the new 1st Assistant Golf Pro. Robert will work alongside Course Manager Rick Mattox to provide players with an exceptional golf experience.

Mattox says: “I am very excited to have Robert joining our team. He is already a valued addition for the future of the King and Prince Golf Course. St. Simons Island affords him a wonderful place to live and enjoy quality family life while pursuing his chosen career path.”

The course enlivens the old school tradition of golf. Located at the crossroads of the Hampton & Frederica Rivers, the scenic drive to the north tip of St. Simons Island allows golfers to begin unwinding long before arrival; when you enter the Clubhouse, you receive a quality experience that is rarely forgotten. You become part of the Club’s family ~ to relax, play golf and make memories with a caring staff.

For more information about the course on St. Simons Island, Georgia, visit our website.

St. Simons Island Golf Course Recognized by GolfAdvisor

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Golf Course on St. Simons Island

 

GolfAdvisor has named The King and Prince Golf Course one of the top 50 courses in the U.S. for 2014. We are honored to be included on this list! Click here to view the full article.

The award-winning course is renowned for its challenging layout amongst ancient forests, vast salt marshes, dramatic island holes, and a vast lake characteristic of the 9th hole, overlooked by a comfortable clubhouse. With its welcoming clubhouse and exceptional staff, the King and Prince Golf Course is the perfect location for your next coastal Georgia golf vacation.

For more information on our golf course on St. Simons Island, visit our website.

The ABC’s of St. Simons Island, Part 2

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Christ Church on St. Simons Island

Christ Church on St. Simons Island

 

We love St. Simons Island and wanted to count down all of the reasons we love it, from A to Z! To read Part 1 (A-F) click here. Stay tuned for the rest of the alphabet in upcoming blog posts!

G. Golf- The island is a golfer’s paradise with 162 holes of golf, many of which are on the ocean or have beautiful marsh views! The King and Prince Golf Course is on the marsh and is located at the north end of St. Simons Island.

H. History- You will find history everywhere you look on the island. From the tabby slave cabins, to Fort Frederica to Christ Church and the historic tours with Lighthouse Trolleys, you are surrounded by history on our small island.

I. Island Time- Drive over the causeway and you are on “Island Time.” Slow down, smell the salt air, see the massive live oaks dripping with Spanish moss and you’ll know you have arrived. Time slows down when you get to the island. You’ll find smiling faces, lots of shops, restaurants, fishing, beautiful beaches and good times!

J. Barbara Jean’s Restaurant- An island staple for years, Barbara Jean’s sits right in the middle of the action in the pier village area. Get there early because tables go fast. You’ll love their selection of coastal cuisine and Southern favorites like shrimp & grits, crab cakes, she crab soup, catfish, ham and even a veggie plate.

K. Kennedy Outfitters- Your one-stop-shop for all of your fishing, hunting and beach needs, this outdoorsman’s paradise is the perfect place to stock up on gear before you head out fishing.

L. The St. Simons Lighthouse- This is one of only 3 lighthouses on the Georgia coast. It is an operational navigation aid for boats entering St. Simons Sound. The light can be seen up to 23 miles away at sea. Visitors are welcome to climb up it’s 129 steps to see the spectacular view from the top! For more information, visit their website.

 

St. Simons Island Golf Course Celebrates 25 Years

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

This August, The King and Prince Golf Course is celebrating 25 years! During  the past 25 years, the 18-hole golf course has stood the test of time. The Joe Lee design includes 4 salt marsh island holes connected by 800 feet of elevated cart bridges, and has the rare quality of playability for all ages regardless of their handicap.

The King and Prince Golf Course Celebrates 25 Years

In 2009, The King and Prince chose noted golf course architect Billy Fuller to spearhead a full restoration of the golf course utilizing the original Joe Lee drawings.  Fuller did a magnificent job of enhancing the project and protecting the integrity of the original design. He added a few new bunkers, a 5th set of tees and utilized four new grasses on the tees, fairways, bunker collars and greens. The course reopened in the fall of 2010 to rave reviews. We are proud to recognize that the next 25 years will promise future generations of golfers a truly unique and memorable experience.

Michael Johnson, General Manager of The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort states, “Although I was not part of the original team that designed and created the King and Prince Golf Course, I can appreciate how special and unique it was when it opened in 1989. However, I was honored to be intimately involved in the 2009 restoration by Billy Fuller and know firsthand the results of that effort. The King and Prince Golf Course appeals to golfers of all skill levels and provides an experience second to none. It should be a must play for anyone visiting the Golden Isles.”

Business Meetings on the Golf Course

Monday, February 24th, 2014


The ability to blend work with play is an unspoken prerequisite among the majority of most meeting attendants. That’s why some executives prefer meeting venues located in close proximity to a golf course. Here at The King and Prince Resort, meeting coordinators can fulfill the checklist of conference space and amenities.

Business Meetings on the Golf Course

Business meetings at golf courses are becoming a popular alternative to a traditional meeting setting. With experts urging more movement throughout the day and praising the benefits of exercise on creativity, encouraging employees to move is becoming more and more common. This popular TED talk on walking meetings gives a scary statistic: on average, we sit for 9.3 hours per day, more than the average person spends sleeping.

The King and Prince Golf Course

An escape from average conference facilities, The King and Prince’s newly renovated meeting venue is in close proximity to our Par 72 course. With the climate allowing for an 18 hole game most days of the year and stunning salt marshes, towering oaks and island holes, it provides a much-needed alternative to the standard meeting. The practice facility also includes a 6,500 square foot putting green, a 3,000 square foot chipping green, and five target greens.

So take that idea and run – well, walk – with it and host your next meeting on the green!

Contact us to find out more about our meeting facilities and golf course.

The Next Generation of Golf Professionals Comes to The King and Prince Golf Course

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

King and Prince Golf Professionals

Mr. Rick Mattox, one of America’s most respected PGA professionals, has been leading the King and Prince Golf Course at the Hampton Club  for 25 years. Mattox, General Manager and Head Professional, who was honored in 2011 to receive the Bill Strasbaugh Award (presented to PGA members who have shown outstanding integrity and commitment to mentoring) has brought two new members to his island golf club team.

COLE STILES:

Born and raised in Athens, Georgia, Cole was ‘on course’ with his family before he even took his own first steps. He played collegiately at the University of West Georgia through 2006 and knew that golf would be a main frame in his future. He began his PGA work at the private San Jose Country Club in Jacksonville Florida as assistant Golf Professional and the Outside Service Manager. Cole moved to Sea Island Golf Club in 2011 where he completed his PGA work and became a Class A Professional. At the King and Prince Golf Course “Home of the Hampton Club”, he is the First Assistant Professional where he is working directly with Mattox to help build and grow both the experiences and opportunities for club members and guests. Cole and his wife Courtney, daughter Palmer (age 5) and son Parker (age 1), are enjoying life in the Golden Isles and all it has to offer for their young family.

 

‘JB’ WORKMAN

JB is a native of Hartwell, Georgia where he grew up in the golfing industry. His father is a superintendent and his mother is the Executive Director of the Georgia GCSAA chapter. He received his BA degree in Biology from Emmanuel College and Masters Degree from the University of Georgia in Turfgrass Science. With his passion focused on golf course superintendent, he also worked on his PhD for 1.5 years at the University of Missouri. JB is pleased to be working under Chuck Moore, Golf Course Superintendent where he is already serving the members and learning to manage the crew to maintain premier playing conditions at the Club. JB and his wife of one year, Crystal Workman, are very excited to be back in Georgia.

 

Mattox comments: “I am very excited to have Cole and JB joining our team. They are already a valued addition for the future of the King and Prince Golf Course. St. Simons Island affords them a wonderful place to live and enjoy quality family life while pursuing their chosen career paths.”

It’s no surprise that Mattox cares about his club members, visiting golfers, employees and the golfing industry. The Bill Strasbaugh Award recognized his impact on the career of others, obviously well deserved as his newly developed lineup move forward together into 2014.

The Local Fauna of a Georgia Golf Course

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Annette White has done a series of posts about The King and Prince and St. Simons Island on her blog.  Her 3-day stay included a guided tour of The King and Prince Golf Course.  The unique location of our course, which includes 3 “island holes” in the marsh, lends itself to an abundance of wildlife.  Even if you or your companion is not a golfer, enjoy the simple pleasures of riding in the cart and spotting an eagle’s nest or sunbathing gator.

Annette’s hopes of finding an alligator were dashed, but the experience was still rewarding, making for an entertaining blog post.  Read on…

Searching for Alligators at a Golf Course in Georgia

The King and Prince Golf Course

 

Annette White at King and Prince Golf Course

Groomsmen, Unite! Golf Digest Votes Your Destination Wedding Venue a Top Buddies Trip Spot!

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Georgia Golf Resort

 

Groomsmen get their day in the sun on St. Simons Island!   Voted one of the “Best Buddies Trip Destinations” by Golf Digest, the island teems with links, most notably from our point of view, the King and Prince golf course.  Designed by noted architect Joe Lee, its recent renovation carves a course through live oak and Spanish moss, out over the fabled saltwater Marshes of Glynn, and back to the classic clubhouse.  So while you’re here for your destination wedding event, take a little time with the guys to try a round of golf at the resort.  Whether your best buddies are duffers or pros, all will enjoy challenge and relaxation, blow off a little steam, and return refreshed to the excitement of your wedding event.

#5 Destination for “Best Buddies” Trip

Friday, December 28th, 2012

The King and Prince Golf Course is proud to have made the #5 spot along with Sea Island on Golf Digest Magazine’s “America’s 36 Best Buddies Trip Destinations”.  Our staff, led by General Manager Rick Mattox, truly love The King and Prince Golf Course and work hard to help bring back “best buddies” year after year.  Let’s hear it for our incredible team!

Read the artcle here: Best Buddies Trip Destinations

Read more about our golf course here: The King and Prince Golf Course

 

Sunset on Hole 12