Jekyll Island Golf Club in Jekyll Island, Georgia, has selected Troy Vincent and Bill Boswell to develop a master plan that will serve as a blueprint for the future.
The resort has 63 holes of golf, designed by Walter Travis, Dick Wilson, and Joe Lee. It comprises three 18-hole courses (Pine Lakes, Oleander and Indian Mound) and one nine-holer (Great Dunes).
“The purpose of the Jekyll Island master plan consists of evaluating the overall condition of each course and the age of each element – including greens, tees, bunkers, irrigation, condition of turf and cart paths – as well as the playability and strategy of each course,” said Vincent.
Site analysis and due diligence phases were completed in December 2019 with the final master plan being completed by spring.
“The National Golf Foundation prepared an assessment that included recommendations in 2016, which has provided valuable information throughout the process,” said Vincent. “Vincent Design spent countless hours during the site analysis and due diligence phases evaluating each course as well as reviewing a number of documents relevant to Jekyll Island’s overall master plan, carrying capacity and infrastructure assessment, and conservation plan.
“Taking into account our findings and our team’s professional opinion, we developed four conceptual plans for Jekyll Island, all of which reduced the amount of golf that currently exists. The conceptual plans were presented to the Jekyll Island board, Jekyll Island Authority as well as the public for comments and concerns. We have taken this information and refined a preliminary master plan which was presented on 21 April.
“Bill and I have known each other for a number of years and the idea of collaborating on a project together appealed to both of us, but it had to be the right project,” continued Vincent. “Given the fact there are multiple golf courses and so many possibilities at Jekyll Island, it was apparent that this would be the perfect fit. We have varying design concepts and styles but that has proven to be advantageous when dealing with such a large project and has allowed us to explore a number of opportunities that will ultimately benefit Jekyll Island.”