Posts Tagged ‘St. Simons Island Golf Course’

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.”

Bring Your Golf Group to The King and Prince

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

The King and Prince Golf Course 

St. Simons Island is a golfer’s paradise with over 200 holes of golf to be played in the area. Add to that sunny weather, sea breezes, great fishing, shopping and dining and you’ve got the perfect spot for your next golf group getaway! Choose Your Accommodations. Our resort is able to accommodate any golf group, no matter how large or small. We have a 3 bedroom townhome located on our golf course for groups of 6 as well as the 5 bedroom Hampton House located at the resort for up to 10 couples. If you are looking for more room, our sales managers can set aside a block of rooms and villas so your guests can choose where they would like to stay. Ready, Set, Golf! The King and Prince Golf Course is a short 20 minute drive from the resort property and is available for resort guests and the public to play. Course manager Rick Mattox is able to set up a day of golf for you and your friends, PGA Pro instruction or even a friendly tournament! There’s no need to rush back to the resort for lunch, as the course has a restaurant for your convenience. Explore The Island. Enjoy your time off the course by exploring St. Simons Island. Let the men try their hand at salt water fishing while the women shop at the many stores and boutiques located on the island. Book your golf group today! Give our sales office a call at 912-638-3631 for more information.

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