St. Simons Island, GA (July 2014) The King and Prince Golf Course, Home of the Hampton Club, will celebrate its 25th anniversary on August 1, 2014. Mr. Rick Mattox has proudly served as General Manager and Head Golf Professional since April 1, 1990, and has over 40 years experience as a PGA Professional.
During the last 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.
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 as well as adding a few new bunkers, a 5th set of tees and utilizing 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, Director and 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 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”.
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
201 Arnold Road
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522