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  • This Week at Sea Island

    This Week at Sea Island

    Weekly guide to recreation, entertainment
    and dining.

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  • Social Lounge

    Stay connected with your favorite island!

    Whether near or far, Sea Island is always at your fingertips. Use our social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more to stay connected with your favorite island!

    Visit the Social Lounge

  • St. Simons Food and Spirits Festival BBQ Pro-Am

    October 1, 2015

    Georgia Crown Distributing Co. & Bulleit Bourbon BBQ Pro-Am
    October 1, 2015
    6 - 9 p.m.
    Rainbow Island
    Watch legendary pitmasters and professional golfers go head to head while enjoying live music, unique libations and a friendly competition on Rainbow Island, hosted by Sea Island. 

    Tickets are available online only. To purchase tickets for this event and to view the entire list of festival events go to the St. Simons Food and Spirit Festival web site, Proceeds benefit Hospice of the Golden Isles.


  • Glow-in-the-Dark Weekend

    October 9-11, 2015

    When the sun goes down, the night is just getting started. This October 9-11, see Sea Island in a whole different light during Glow-in-the-Dark Weekend.

    Starting Friday afternoon of Glow-in-the-Dark weekend be sure to stop by The Spa to get all glammed and glowing!

    Throughout the weekend The Spa will be offering several services that will make you glow.  From nail polish, to hair accents, to eye and lip applications, eyelashes and spike hair styling The Spa will make you stand out once the lights go down. 

    Things That Glow Presentation with a Naturalist
    October 9, 2015
    3:30 - 4 p.m.
    Sea Island Kids
    Have you ever wondered how certain plants and animals glow in the dark? Join one of our naturalists for a short, but informative and fun presentation about fireflies, glow worms, plankton and stars. Learn about what it is that makes these things glow and why it may be beneficial. Complimentary.

    October 9, 2015
    8 - 9 p.m.
    Cloister Dock
    Learn about Sea Island's night sky. Begin with a short presentation, followed by identifying some of the more easily recognizable constellations and planets. Telescope provided for use.

    Glow-in-the-Dark Dinner
    October 10, 2015
    6:30 - 11 p.m.
    Cloister Clubroom

    Guests at Sea Island often give glowing reviews of our meals- but this particular dinner will shine more than the rest.  A dinner with many of your favorites, all in a presentation you’ve never seen.  From your favorite drink with a little extra sparkle, to neon desserts, this event will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen and something you don’t want to miss

    Blacklight Volleyball Tournament
    October 10, 2015
    9 - 10 p.m.
    Beach Club Volleyball Court

    Come enjoy some family fun as we light up the night with some Black Light Volleyball! Appropriate for ages 13 and up.

    Club Paddle
    October 11, 2015
    7 - 11 p.m.

    Join us for Club Paddle in the Clubroom we will be serving up a night of glowing table tennis, drinks and great music. Don your glow sticks as you play some themed-Ping-Pong with your friends. Entry is complementary.
    Call 1-855-572-4975 for reservations.

  • FOX & Friends co-host and author Brian Kilmeade presents "Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates"

    November 27, 2015

    FOX & Friends co-host and author Brian Kilmeade presents "Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates"
    November 27, 2015
    9 - 10 a.m.
    Cloister Ballroom From the authors of the New York Times bestseller George Washington’s Secret Six, the little-known story of Thomas Jefferson’s battle to defend America against Islamic pirates. Brian Kilmeade – cohost of “FOX & Friends” and the national radio show “Kilmeade & Friends” – returns with another fascinating historical narrative, co-written with Don Yaeger. Like their acclaimed bestseller George Washington's Secret Six, Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates sheds new light on a vitally important episode that has been forgotten by most Americans.

    Only weeks after President Jefferson's inauguration in 1801, he decided to confront the Tripoli pirates who had been kidnapping American ships and sailors, among other outrageous acts. Though inclined toward diplomacy, Jefferson sent warships to blockade Tripoli and protect American shipping, and then escalated to all-out war against the Barbary states. The tiny American flotilla—with three frigates representing half of the U.S. Navy’s top-of-the-line ships—had some success in blockading the Barbary coast. But that success came to an end when the USS Philadelphia ran aground in Tripoli harbor and was captured.

    Kilmeade and Yaeger recount the dramatic story of a young American sailor, Stephen Decatur, who snuck into the harbor, boarded the Philadelphia, and set her on fire before escaping amid a torrent of enemy gunfire. Another amazing story is that of William Eaton’s daring attack on the port city of Derna. He led a detachment of Marines on a 500-mile trek across the desert to surprise the port. His strategy worked, and an American flag was raised in victory on foreign soil for the first time. Few remember Decatur and Eaton today, but their legacy inspired the opening of the Marine Corps Hymn: “From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, we fight our country’s battles in the air, on land, and sea.”

    Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates tells a dramatic story of bravery, diplomacy, and battle on the high seas, and honors some of America’s forgotten heroes.

    Complimentary. Books will be available for purchase. Reservations required.

  • Planning Guide

    Planning Guide

    June - August 2015

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  • Sea Island Concert Series

    September 10, 2015

    JJ SOLOSea Island Concert Series - JJ Grey & Mofro
    September 10, 2015
    7 - 10 p.m.
    Rainbow Island

    JJ Grey & Mofro are a Southern Rock/soul/funk/blues/jam band from Jacksonville, FL. From the days of playing local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer. Experiencing this band live is a must!

     Event will be at Rainbow Island. Ticket cost: $40 General Admission and $90 VIP VIP receives stage front access, 2 drink tickets and light bites will be available in the VIP area. Chairs and blankets are welcome.

    No coolers or outside food and beverage allowed. Doors open at 7pm; concert begins at 8pm-10pm.

    To purchase tickets to JJ Grey and Mofro click here. EZTix: 800-656-0713

  • The McGladrey Classic

    November 16-22, 2015

    Seaside and Plantation Golf Course

    Hosted by Davis Love III, The McGladrey Classic is an official PGA TOUR event held on the Seaside and Plantation golf courses at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

    Monday, November 16

    • Gates open at 10 a.m.
    • Community Day – grounds open to the public FREE of charge
    • Youth Day sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System, Special Activities, 2 – 4 p.m.
    • Monday Pro-Am Event
    • Practice rounds for PGA TOUR professionals

     Tuesday, November 17

    • Grounds closed to the general public
    • Practice rounds for PGA TOUR professionals
    • Wiffle Ball Classic presented by Krispy Kreme featuring PGA TOUR Players & Wives – open to the public – Frederica Academy Baseball Field – 5 p.m.

     Wednesday, November 18

    • Gates Open at approximately 8 a.m.
    • Yamaha Pro-Am Event – located on Seaside and Plantation courses
    • Charity Putting Event featuring PGA TOUR Players – Sea Island Golf Performance Center Practice Putting Green, 4 p.m.

     Thursday, November 19

    • Gates Open at approximately 8 a.m.
    • All hospitality venues open at 10 a.m.
    • Round 1 of The McGladrey Classic – Tee Times TBD

     Friday, November 20

    • Gates Open at approximately 8 a.m.
    • All hospitality venues open at 10 a.m.
    • Round 2 of The McGladrey Classic – Tee Times TBD

     Saturday, November 21

    • Gates Open at approximately 8 a.m.
    • Military Appreciation Day, Special Activities TBA
    • All hospitality venues open at 10 a.m.
    • Round 3 of The McGladrey Classic – Tee Times TBD
    • Live “Under the Oaks” Concert Event sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System featuring Martina McBride — located at McKinnon/St. Simons Island Airport

     Sunday, November 22

    • Gates open at approximately 8 a.m.
    • All hospitality venues open at 10 a.m.
    • Final Round of The McGladrey Classic – Tee Times TBD
    • Trophy Presentation on the 18th Green immediately following completion of play

    For a complete list of schedules and events please visit:

  • Expand Your Sea Island Experience

    in 2015 with 12 months of Specials

    Expand your skills with our very own Squash Pro at one of few Five-Star resorts to offer squash.  Learn More.