Sea Island Golf Club (Retreat course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Sea Island Golf Club (Retreat course) Est. 1975

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Sea Island Resort (Retreat course): The Sea Island Resort on St Simons Island is home to three top-quality championship golf courses. The highly-regarded Seaside course was created in 1999 when Tom Fazio oversaw the combining of the resort's nine-hole Seaside and Marshside layouts. A year earlier Rees Jones had combined the former Plantation and Retreat nines, to form the modern-day Plantation course. The Retreat course is the newest of the Sea Island layouts; originally designed by Joe Lee and subsequently reworked in 2001 by Davis Love III and his brother Mark.

The Retreat course is a championship layout that ranks with some of the best in Georgia. This tree-lined parkland course provides a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy. The course is laid out over relatively flat terrain, cut among tree-lined avenues and occasional housing, and located just a short distance from the Sea Island Lodge.

Stay & Play: a variety of luxury accommodation is available at the nearby Sea Island resort (see Where2Stay section below).

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Sea Island Golf Club
100 Kings Way,
St Simons Island, Georgia GA 31522
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 732 4752
Pro Shop   +1 (912) 638 5130
Fax

  +1 (912) 634 3121

Email  
Website   www.seaisland.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Original design by Joe Lee (1975); redesigned by Davis Love III and his brother Mark Love (2001).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6490 6114 5361
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 71.0 70.1 70.0
 
At the Same Location:
The three 18-hole championship courses at Sea Island are: Seaside course (par-70; 7055 yds from back tees); Plantation course (par-72; 7058 yds) and Retreat course (par-72; 6490 yds).
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How2Get There?

83 miles S of Savannah.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in summer season (July/Aug): $150; golf cart and forecaddie included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Caddies and forecaddies available.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

The Retreat course takes its name from the original cotton plantation that was established here by Anna Matilda Page King (1798-1859), the wife of the frequently absent Thomas Butler King. Anna single-handedly ran their St Simons Island Plantation, Retreat, caring for their "family, black and white," raising crops, and preparing their children for "productive and honourable lives". The Retreat Plantation was bought in 1926 by Sea Island's founder Howard Coffin.

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Location

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Latitude: (31.155151)
Longitude: (-81.401761)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club AAA 5-Diamonds
100 Retreat Ave, St Simons, GA 31522
+1 (855) 572 4975
www.seaisland.com

Located between Sea Island's Seaside and Plantation courses, the 40-room Lodge is equal parts intimate hideaway and Forbes 5-star hotel. The best of both worlds. Situated on the site of an antebellum plantation whose ruins are still visible, it is enchanting and welcoming. Also in the area, luxury Sea Island accommodation is also available in The Cloister, The Inn and The Cottages.

Golf at this hotel Sea Island (Seaside and Plantation courses).
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Golf within 5 miles Sea Island (Seaside and Plantation courses).
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Golf within 20 miles Ocean Forest (pvte); King & Prince.
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Holiday Inn Express St Simons Island 4 star
299 Main St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522.
+1 (912) 634 2175
www.holidayinnexpress.com

Featuring all the conveniences of home, from complimentary Wi-Fi access and a spacious workstation to expanded cable programming with HBO, standard guest rooms provide the amenities needed for a pleasant stay at this Holiday Inn Express on Saint Simons Island.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Sea Island (Seaside, Plantation and Retreat courses).
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Golf within 20 miles Ocean Forest (pvte); King & Prince.
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