100 Retreat Ave,
St Simons Island, Georgia GA 31522
Office+1 (800) 732 4752
Pro shop+1 (912) 638 5118
Fax+1 (912) 634 3121
Golf proJack Lumpkin, Craig Allan, et al.
AcademySea Island Golf Performance Center
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Woodland (including tidal creeks and lakes) and residential.
Plantation course: the product of Rees Jones (1998) combining and updating two of Sea Island's four nine-hole layouts (Plantation & Retreat). Plantation-nine originally designed by Walter Travis (1926); Retreat-nine by Dick Wilson (1960).
Seaside course: in 1999 Tom Fazio combined and updated the other two Sea Island nine-hole layouts (Seaside & Marshside), to create the resort's current Seaside course.
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).
83 miles S of Savannah.
Sea Island Resort (Plantation 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 Plantation course is a championship layout that ranks with some of the best in Georgia. This tree-lined and open parkland course provides a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy. The layout unfolds among avenues of ancient live oak and cedar, with a hint of danger lurking in its tidal creeks and lakes. Rees Jones called the renovated Plantation a "parkland by the sea" for its magnificent vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and its lush natural scenery. A must play if you are in the area.
Stay&Play: a variety of luxury onsite accommodation is available at the Sea Island resort (see Where2Stay section below).
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Caddies and forecaddies available.
In 1926 Sea Island founder Howard Coffin purchased Retreat Plantation, a former cotton plantation on St. Simons Island. The plantation had been owned and managed before the Civil War by Anna Matilda Page King (1798-1859), the wife of the frequently absent Thomas Butler King. After the war, the land was made available by descendants of the King family. Coffin knew that playing golf would be important for his future resort guests’ enjoyment.
100 Retreat Ave, St Simons, GA 31522
+1 (855) 572 4975Visit website
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.
Sea Island (Seaside and Plantation courses).
Sea Island (Retreat course).
Ocean Forest (pvte); King & Prince.
299 Main St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522.
+1 (912) 634 2175Visit website
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.
Sea Island (Seaside, Plantation and Retreat courses).
Ocean Forest (pvte); King & Prince.
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
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Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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