Sports and Recreation
Whether you’re looking to take in a game, cast a line or cool off with a trip down a waterslide, Hinesville and Savannah offer a variety of recreational opportunities.
Bull River Marina
8005 U.S. Highway 80 E
Savannah, GA 31410 912-897-7300
Bull River Marina is a full-service, 100-slip marina in the salt marshes of Wilmington Island along scenic Highway 80 in historic Savannah. Bull River Marina offers boat rentals, dolphin ecotours, water taxi services, sunset tours, inshore-offshore fishing and more. Visit https://bullrivermarina.com for more information on tours, fishing and amenities such as the bait shop and lounge area.
Georgia has more than 500 golf courses, clubs and schools as well as the Masters Tournament played each year at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta. A variety of public and country club courses are available in the Fort Stewart area, including the 18-hole Cherokee Rose Country Club Golf Course in Hinesville and the public championship course, Henderson Golf Club, in Savannah. The beautiful semi-private Southbridge Golf Club has been creatively built amidst the mature forest of the Southbridge tract, and the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa can be found on secluded Daufuskie Island. For a full list of public and private courses in Georgia, visit www.golflink.com/golf-courses/state.aspx?state=GA.
Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah
711 Sandtown Road
Savannah, GA 31410 912-395-1212
The Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah is home to more than 150 animals from 50 different species. The animals are exhibited in large, natural habitats along a rustic trail through forest and marshlands. The Wolf Wilderness exhibit features gray wolves, armadillos, flying squirrels, screech owls and a selection of reptiles. Along the trail are cougars, bobcats, bison, alligators, red fox and birds of prey. Cows, sheep, goats and rabbits can be viewed in the Georgia Farm area.
Oglethorpe Speedway Park
200 Jesup Road
Pooler, GA 31322 912-964-8200
Oglethorpe Speedway Park entertains thousands of auto racing fans every weekend from March through October. It has been providing high-speed action for the area in many divisions on its half-mile speedway since 1951.
1401 E. Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404 912-712-2482
The Savannah Bananas are an amateur baseball team in the Coastal Plain League, a collegiate summer baseball league that began play in 2016. The Bananas play their home games at Grayson Stadium. Built in 1926, the stadium has hosted some of the most famous names in baseball including Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson.
Summer Waves Water Park
210 S. Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 912-635-2074
Summer Waves Water Park is more than a million gallons of splashing-water fun with 11 acres of rides, thrills, food, excitement and more. Dare to enter the Pirates Passage, an enclosed speed flume that jets riders in darkness over three breathtaking humps. Grab a friend and ride down the Force 3 inner tube flume. Or ride the rolling wave pool, or drift on an inner tube down Turtle Creek. For kids, the kiddie pool offers a supervised water playground with slides, waterfalls and lots of fun in only 12 inches of bubbling water. The park is open seasonally. For more information on hours and ticket prices, visit Summer Waves Water Park’s website.