Sea Island Golf Club:
An award-winning golf resort in Georgia, Sea Island is home to top instructors, a Golf Performance Center, and three championship 18-hole golf courses. The courses wind through the beautiful pond while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. To play these courses you must be either staying in the resort, or a member of the club. As a member, you are allowed to bring a guest.
18 holes – 6687 Yards – Par 72
With Rees Jones’ masterful renovation, Plantation Course unfolds among a forest of ancient live oak and cedar, with a hint of danger lurking in its tidal creeks and lakes. Plantation boasts expansive fairways that give definition to the course, showcasing beautiful views of the ocean, oaks, and blooming flowers – enticing the accomplished and inviting the novice. Jones calls the new Plantation “parkland by the sea” for its magnificent vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and its lush natural scenery. Rees added, “I took the work of Walter Travis (who designed Plantation in 1926) and Dick Wilson (who fashioned Retreat in 1960) and produced a classic style course with a similar flavor.”
18 holes – 6490 Yards – Par 72
Davis Love III and his brother, Mark, began renovating the Retreat Course in October 2000. Blending the players’ preferences from the previous design, the brothers created an original design that is dramatic. The green complexes are a combination of slope, sand bunkers, and undulations creating a masterful test, challenging the golfer to hit a variety of shots. The Retreat course features 6,490 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 71.8 and it has a slope rating of 133 on Bermuda grass.
18 holes – 6657 Yards – Par 70
Seaside is the pinnacle of links golf. Situated at the southern tip of St. Simons Island at The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club, this oceanside course places a premium on careful shot selection, recovery, and putting. Offering Sea Island’s most demanding layout, Seaside is the host venue for the PGA TOUR’s McGladrey Classic. Seaside has also hosted multiple USGA events, challenging golf’s best amateur players.
Originally designed in 1929 by famed architects Harry S. Colt and Charles Alison, the Seaside Course was updated in 1999 by Tom Fazio – earning it a prominent place on Golf Digest’s list of “Top 100 Courses in the United States.” Tidal creeks, dunes, salt marshes and the St. Simons Sound frame the course, which plays fast, firm, and fun in the tradition of legendary Scottish links.