Sea Island Life - Fall/Winter 2023/24

8 SEA ISLAND LIFE | FALL/WINTER 2023/24 Welcome to Sea Island! It’s not uncommon to see multiple generations enjoying Sea Island together or meet members and guests whose families return year after year, for decades. Whether it’s the graciousness of our team members or the abundance of activities, once people discover Sea Island they simply never let it go. Read about one such family in our Meet the Members spotlight (page 40), as well as two more in our Then and Now department — which explores the long-standing history of honeymooners at Sea Island (page 98). There is much to enjoy in our fall/winter issue of Sea Island Life. Railway enthusiasts will be fascinated by our feature on luxury train travel (page 72), while discerning gentlemen will appreciate our look into the resurgence of barbershops across the nation, including one right here at Sea Island (page 76). Golfers can learn about the latest tech advancing the game (page 42), as well as how amateur and junior tournaments help aspiring golfers on their journey to the pros (page 34). Architectural aficionados can discover the story behind some of the most iconic building blocks of Sea Island, such as red tile roofs, cut coral and pecky cypress (page 50). For those who appreciate the value of a hand-written note, you won’t want to miss our feature on handwriting (page 66) and what yours might say about your personality. We also delve into the important roles bees play in agriculture and how pivotal landscaping can be to their overall population (page 62). To help you make the most of your Sea Island visit, this issue also takes you deep inside the Nature Center (page 20), introduces you to two pairs of our resident lovebirds (page 37) and uncovers the fascinating history of Broadfield preserves — complete with a recipe to try at home (page 18). This has been an exciting year at Sea Island, including the revamping of two of our signature restaurants, the reopening of Davis Love Grill at Retreat Clubhouse, launching our collaboration with Creature Comforts Brewing (page 82) and celebrating our 95th anniversary. We look forward to welcoming you home for many more years to come. Sincerely, Scott Steilen President and CEO, Sea Island WELCOME