Glynco is a law enforcement training facility.
Glynco is a law enforcement training facility near Brunswick, Georgia. Due to its size, the 1600-acre facility actually has its own zip code, effectively making it a town. Glynco has no tourist attractions itself, but the surrounding area and towns have many points of interest. The facility is also centrally located between Savannah and Jacksonville, placing it close to the attractions in those towns.
The Golden Isles are a chain of coastal islands and peninsulas that are located 15 miles from Glynco. Jekyll, Sea, Little St. Simons and St. Simons are the four islands which make up the chain, forming a natural barrier between the mainland and the Atlantic. The area has miles of scenic sandy beaches, and numerous golf courses, restaurants, shops and museums. Ocean tours are available from the area, including dolphin watching and cruises on a working shrimp boat. The waters around the islands offer the opportunity for fishing, swimming and other water-based activities.
The Emerald Princess is a casino boat which runs day and night cruises from a dock at Gisco Point Drive, just 11 miles from Glynco. The casino offers a wide range of gaming options including slots, poker, and blackjack. Casino staff members offer short classes on the games prior to opening the tables, so novices may learn to play. Cruises are run seven days a week, at night, with day trips on Fridays and Saturdays. The admission price, as of October 2010, is $10. The Princess has an on-board bistro offering a light dining menu and a fully stocked bar. Guests must be 18 and over, with valid proof of age.
Fort Frederica was built by the British in 1736 to protect the southern region of Georgia from the Spanish, who at the time, had control of Florida. After a decisive British win over the Spanish in 1742, and the resulting declaration of peace, the fort was abandoned and left to fall into ruins. The National Park Service today maintains what remains of the fort and its surrounding town. Guided tours, a museum and educational film are all available for visitors, or guests are welcome to walk the site themselves. As of October 2010, the entrance fee stands at $3, and is free for those under 15.
Heritage Oaks Golf Club
The Heritage Oaks Golf Club is 6 miles north of Glynco. It is a scenic, par-72 course, set on Oak Grove Island. The course is well manicured and surrounded by natural features, such as ancient oak woodland and marshland, which make for challenging hazards. The course has an on-site restaurant offering a limited menu of American dishes; a full bar is also available. A pass for all-day golfing, as of October 2010, begins at $49, which includes cart rental.