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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!

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  • National Geographic Live Presents Photographer Steve Winter

    September 2-3, 2016

    Steve Winter has been stalked by jaguars in Brazil, charged by a grizzly in Siberia, and trapped in quicksand in the world's largest tiger reserve in Myanmar. He's flown over erupting volcanoes and visited isolated villages where residents had never before seen a blond foreigner—or a camera. Growing up in Indiana, Winter dreamed of traveling the world as a photographer for National Geographic. His first camera was a gift from his father on his seventh birthday. Over the next few years, Winter's dad taught him the basics of photography.

    After graduating from the Academy of Art and the University of San Francisco, Winter signed on as a photojournalist for Black Star Photo Agency. Since then, he has produced stories for GEOTimeNewsweekFortuneNatural HistoryAudubonBusiness WeekScientific American, and Stern, and National Geographic, where he began shooting in 1991.  He's also featured talent on Nat Geo WILD TV programs.

    “On the Trail of Big Cats: Tiger, Cougars, and Snow Leopards”
    Friday, September 2, 5:30 p.m.
    The Cloister Ballroom

    Go around the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer Steve Winter. A determined explorer, Winter will lead you from Asian jungles where the most endangered of the big cats, tigers, persist, to the Himalaya, home of the rarely seen snow leopard. Follow him into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar and to Hollywood in pursuit of the American cougar. He’ll share both dangerous and lighter moments: from getting stuck in quicksand to mishaps with remote-controlled cameras. Co-author of the new National Geographic book Tigers Forever, Winter’s mission is to share the beauty of big cats while working to save them. 

    An Intimate Dinner with Steve Winter 
    Friday, September 2, 7 p.m.
    Georgian Private Dining Room

    Join Steve Winter for an intimate dinner and conversation. À la carte. Limited seating.

    Photography Workshop with Steve Winter
    Saturday, September 3, 10 a.m.
    The Cloister Ballroom 1

    Acclaimed National Geographic photographer Steve Winter will lead a one-hour seminar featuring photography tips and techniques, including how to visualize a photograph, what to look for, how to tell a story, how to lend narrative to vacation and travel pictures. The presentation will be followed by Q&A. 

    Events are complimentary for resort guests and Sea Island Club members. Reservations required for all events above, 912-638-5111

  • The RSM Classic

    November 14-20, 2016

    Seaside and Plantation Golf Course

    Hosted by Davis Love III, The RSM 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 14

    • Community Day — grounds open to the public FREE of charge
    • Youth Day sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System — special activities from 2pm to 4pm
    • Monday Pro-Am Event — Seaside Course
    • Practice rounds for PGA TOUR Players — All Day

    Tuesday, November 15

    • Grounds closed to the general public
    • Practice rounds for PGA TOUR Players — All Day
    • Wiffle Ball Classic presented by Krispy Kreme featuring PGA TOUR Players and Wives — FREE to the public, Frederica Academy Baseball Field, 5pm

    Wednesday, November 16

    • Gates open at approx. 7am
    • The 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, 4pm

    Thursday, November 17

    • Gates open at approx. 8am
    • All hospitality venues open at 10am
    • Round 1 of The RSM Classic (Seaside and Plantation Courses) — tee
      times TBD

    Friday, November 18

    • Gates open at approx. 8am
    • All hospitality venues open at 10am
    • Round 2 of The RSM Classic (Seaside and Plantation Courses) — tee times TBD

    Saturday, November 19

    • Military Appreciation Day
    • Gates open at approx. 8am
    • All hospitality venues open at 10am
    • Round 3 of The RSM Classic (Seaside Course only) — tee times TBD
    • The RSM Concert Event featuring Cole Swindell sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System — located at McKinnon/St Simons Island Airport

    Sunday, November 20

    • Gates open at approx. 8am
    • All hospitality venues open at 10am
    • Final Round of The RSM Classic (Seaside Course only) — tee times TBD
    • Trophy Presentation on the 18th green immediately following the completion of play


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  • Equinox Holiday Program

    November 26, 2016

    Saturday, November 26, 8 p.m.
    The Cloister Ballroom

    Join the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra for an amazing night of all your favorite holiday tunes with a big band twist! Equinox is celebrating the release of their first nationally televised PBS special and European tour. Continue their celebration and join us in The Cloister Ballroom for a spectacular evening. Jackets required.

    Event is open to resort guests and Sea Island Club Members. Reservations required, 912-638-5111.

  • Planning Guide Sea Island

    Summer Planning Guide

    June - August 2016

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  • Fall Planning Guide

    September - November 2016

  • The Indigo Girls Live in Concert

    September 8, 2016

    The Southern Grown Concert Series presents the Indigo Girls live in concert at Rainbow Island.

    The Indigo Girls have spent thirty-five years performing together, produced fifteen albums (seven gold, four platinum, and one double platinum), earned a Grammy and seven Grammy nominations, and have toured arenas, festivals, and clubs the world over. It is rare to find musicians together so long, rarer still with such profound successes. Their music lives in the hearts of generations of dedicated fans and continues to inspire young musicians. This loyalty is not accidental. Perhaps their relevance over three decades can be credited to the mighty collisions of distinct aesthetics forging new paths over time. The Girls’ refinement — not only of style and skill, but of their own creative processes — allows access to ever new and liminal spaces.

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  • John Warley Presentation and Book Signing

    October 13, 2016

    Award-winning author John Warley discusses and signs his latest book, A Southern Girl. Set against a historical background of Charleston’s insular South of Broad neighborhood, it is a tale of international adoption and of families lost, then found anew through revelations, courage, and the perseverance of a love without bounds. Warley is also the author of a political novel, Bethesda’s Child, and a satire, The Moralist. In 2011, his essay "Lingering at the Doors" was selected by NPR for publication in This I Believe on Fatherhood and he is currently writing about the history of The Citadel.

    Event is complimentary for resort guests and Sea Island Club Members. Books will be available for purchase. Reservations required, 912-638-5111.

  • Two Generations Compare Notes on Advising U.S. Presidents and World Leaders

    November 25, 2016

    Dr. Pippa Malmgren served Presidents George W. Bush and President Reagan. Her father, Dr. Harald Malmgren, served John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

    Both Dr. Malmgrens spend time with policymakers worldwide and will discuss the critical issues that are unfolding including:

    • Tensions between the US and China over the South China Sea
    • Tensions between NATO and Russia
    • The rise of global immigration stress
    • The future of the European Union
    • Trade policy going forward

    Dr. Harald Malmgren is the former advisor to the Secretary of Defense and advisor to President Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Under President Johnson, he became the first Assistant U.S. Trade Representative. President Nixon subsequently appointed him the Principal Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, with rank of Ambassador. In this role he served as chief U.S. trade negotiator under Presidents Nixon and Ford. In 1975 Malmgren left government service and was appointed Woodrow Wilson Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution and taught at various universities including Georgetown and SAIS (School of International Studies.) During his lengthy career in the private-sector, Malmgren authored numerous peer-reviewed scholarly articles. In 1998, he co-founded the Cordell Hull Institute with former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger.   He graduated from Yale University and became a Henry Fellowship at Oxford, worked with Nobel Prize winner Thomas Schelling at Harvard, and completed his Doctorate of Philosophy at Oxford.

    Dr. Pippa Malmgren is the author of the Amazon best-selling book Signals: the Breakdown of the Social Contract and the Rise of Geopolitics and Signals: How Everyday Signs Can Help Us Navigate the World's Turbulent Economy as well as Geopolitics for Investors. She founded an economic consulting firm, DRPM Group, and co-founded H Robotics, a robotics manufacturing firm that makes commercial drones in the UK. She won the 2015 BBC and Intelligence Squared debate on Robotics and AI. She served as Special Assistant to the President and on the National Economic Council and the President's Working Group on Financial Markets and the Working Group on Corporate Governance during Enron and 9/11. She was the Chief Currency Strategist at Bankers Trust and Deputy Head of Global Strategy at UBS. She is on the management committee of the Ditchley Foundation, and on advisory boards at Indiana University and Real Vision TV, and participates in the Ministry of Defence working group on Global Strategic Trends. She is a guest anchor on CNBC and a regular on “Newsnight”. She is an honorary graduate of the 101st Airborne Division’s Air Assault School. She was named one of the Top Five Women Influencers on Twitter in 2016 by Nexchanger

    Event is complimentary for resort guests and Sea Island Club members. Reservations requried, 912-638-5111.

  • Marshall Tucker Band Live in Concert

    December 1, 2016

    In the early fall of 1973 The Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. Their debut album had already spawned numerous hits. The band’s recent release of their Live! From Englishtown album is a time capsule from that period. “We were a bunch of young guys who didn’t know any boundaries” says founding member and longtime lead singer Doug Gray. As it turned out, the collective talents of The Marshall Tucker Band took them very far indeed.

    Today the band records on its own RAMBLIN’ RECORDS Label (distributed by Sony / RED) and continues to release new and previously unreleased material. For their most recent release, the band dug into the vault and emerged with the original live recordings from its biggest show to date. The new Live! From Englishtown album was originally performed in 1977 and reportedly drew more than 150,000 fans. Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, they represent a time and place in music that will never be duplicated.

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