Sea Island Golf Club (Seaside course)


5-star : simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.
   Sea Island Golf Club (Seaside course) Est. 1928

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Sea Island Resort (Seaside 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.

Sea Island's Seaside course is one of the top-rated and finest championship layouts in Georgia. The open, predominantly links-style course contains a wealth of wonderfully crafted, memorable and challenging holes. Tidal creeks, dunes, salt marshes and the St Simons Sound frame the course, which plays fast and firm, in the tradition of legendary Scottish links. Definitely a course that will challenge your all-round game, and well worth going out of your way to play.

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

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Making Contact

Sea Island Golf Club
100 Retreat Ave,
St Simons Island, Georgia GA 31522
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 732 4752
Pro Shop   +1 (912) 638 5118
Fax

  +1 (912) 634 3121

Email  
Website   www.seaisland.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open, links-style course.
Relatively flat terrain.
 
Surroundings: Woodland, wetland and river estuary.
 
Designer: The Seaside course was established in 1999 as the result of Tom Fazio combining and updating two of Sea Island's four nine-hole layouts (Seaside and Marshside). The Seaside-nine had originally been designed by Walter Travis (1926) and completed by Harry Colt and Charles Alison (1928). The Marshside-nine was designed by Joe Lee (1974). In 1998 Rees Jones had combined the other two Sea Island nine-hole layouts (Plantation and Retreat) into the resort's current Plantation course.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7055 5980 4978
Par 70 70 70
SSS or Slope 73.8 69.2 68.8
 
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): $235; 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?

Sea Island has hosted many top-level tournaments, not least in recent years the PGA Tour's RSM Classic (See our Tournaments section >by Venue >Sea Island GC).

At Sea Island, golf legend and Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III learned how to play golf from his golf professional father. It was also here that he practiced with his brother, and introduced the game to his son.

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Published Ranking
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: 160th best course and 32nd best public course in the USA; 6th best course in Georgia.
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Location

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Latitude: (31.1390)
Longitude: (-81.4060)
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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 (Retreat course).
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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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