Sea Island Golf Club

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 pro

    Jack Lumpkin, Craig Allan, et al.
  • Academy

    Sea Island Golf Performance Center

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland (including tidal creeks and lakes) and residential.

  • Designer:

    The Plantation course was established in 1998 as the result of Rees Jones combining and updating two of Sea Island's four nine-hole layouts (Plantation and Retreat). The Plantation-nine had originally been designed by Walter Travis (1926); the Retreat-nine was designed by Dick Wilson (1960). In 1999 Tom Fazio combined the other two Sea Island nine-hole layouts (Seaside and Marshside) into the resort's current Seaside course.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7058
6037
5194
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.7
69.6
70.4

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).

Location

Latitude:

31.139017

Longitude:

-81.406020

How to get there:

83 miles S of Savannah.

Sea Island Golf Club (Plantation course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1928

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).
List of courses: Georgia

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in summer season (July/Aug): $185; golf cart and forecaddie included.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Caddies and forecaddies available.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

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.

Where2Stay

  • The Lodge at Sea Island Golf ClubAAA 5-Diamonds

    100 Retreat Ave, St Simons, GA 31522

    +1 (855) 572 4975

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    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).

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Sea Island (Retreat course).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Ocean Forest (pvte); King & Prince.

  • Holiday Inn Express St Simons Island4 star

    299 Main St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522.

    +1 (912) 634 2175

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    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Sea Island (Seaside, Plantation and Retreat courses).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Ocean Forest (pvte); King & Prince.

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