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Women’s Golf Getaway Weekend

Golf Performance Center

The Sea Island Women’s Golf Getaway Weekend is all about you, golf, and sharing your passion for the game with others. Offered over various dates throughout 2024, it promises to revitalize your golf game with personalized and guided instruction from two of the Sea Island Golf Performance Center’s elite, expert instructors who make learning fun and productive. Gale Peterson, Elite Instructor, is routinely named one of the “Top 50 Teachers” by the LPGA and was the 2023 Georgia PGA Teacher and Coach of the Year. Chrissy Felton is a Senior Instructor and has been awarded “Teacher of the Year” by the Georgia PGA East Chapter. Following instruction, apply your learnings and improve your shots while playing rounds at the Sea Island Golf Club, the annual host of the PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic each fall. Sea Island accommodations range from select service to two Forbes-Five Star hotels.

Weekend includes:
• Meet and Greet                                    • Nine and Wine with instructors
• Course strategy for your game         • Practice plan to match your time
• Driver and Woods strategy               • Hybrids and Irons strategy
• Wedges–chip, pitch, and bunker     • Putting and green reading sessions
• 14 hours of on-course, full-swing, and short-game instruction
• Green fees and cart fees during instruction
• Loads of fun and great shots!

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Price:

Event Price: $1,995/person

Meet Your Instructors

Gale Peterson at the Sea Island Golf Learning Center

Gale Peterson

Elite Instructor
  • LPGA Top 50 Teachers 2022-2023
  • Top 100 Teachers, 2012, 2017, 2021, 2024 – Golf Magazine
  • LPGA National Teacher of the Year
  • Georgia PGA Teacher of the Year
  • America’s Top 50 Teachers, 2002–2012
  • Top 50 Women Teachers, 2014 – Golf Digest
  • Top 100 Teachers, 2012, 2017 – Golf Magazine
  • Top 50 Teachers, 2012 – Golf for Women
  • Top 10 Golf Teacher, – Black Ink

A PGA and LPGA Member, Gale Peterson has taught at Sea Island for more than 30 years. Peterson is one of the mentors/presenters for LPGA, PGA AND NCAA Women’s Coaches Educational Programs throughout the country. She is on the Board of Directors for LPGA Education Division and the PGA National Education Board. Peterson’s experience has earned her numerous accolades, including National LPGA Teacher of the Year, Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers and LPGA’s Top 50 Teachers. Peterson has appeared as a guest instructor on national television broadcasts such as the Golf Channel, ESPN, FOX and NBC’s Today. Peterson co-authored LPGA’s Guide to Every Shot and is a contributor to FOX Sports “Inside Golf Magazine,” Golfer’s MD, and Golf Magazine. She continues to instruct players of all talents and ages and prides herself on helping players reach their potential and become their own best coach. Personalities such as Sam Nunn, Bob Schieffer, Marguerite Salle, and Mort Kondracke have worked with Gale to improve their games and become their own best coach. Gale teaches all aspects of the game and specializes in wedge play.

LPGA Tour Students: Dori Carter, Karlin Beck, Alison Whitaker, and Stephanie Connelly

beginners ladies golf instruction

Chrissy Felton

Senior Instructor and Group Golf Professional
  • Georgia PGA Youth Player Development Award, 2019
  • “Top 50 Master Kids Coach, 2019 – U.S. Kids
  • “Top 50 Kids Coach, 2017, 2018 – U.S. Kids
  • Georgia PGA Youth Development Award, 2016
  • Teacher of the Year, Georgia PGA, East Chapter, 1997
  • Competed in the 1989 Ladies U.S. Amateur Championship
  • Golf Honorable Mention Top 50 Kids Teacher, 2014, 2015, 2016 – U.S. Kids
  • Completed the Positive Coaching Alliance – Double-Goal Coach: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons
  • U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach

A PGA professional since 1995 and LPGA member since 1997, Chrissy Felton began her golf career at the Sea Island Golf Performance Center in 1992. She became a teaching professional after many hours of observing several of the top instructors in Golf Digest schools and in private instruction. She studied under noted golf professionals Jack Lumpkin, Scott Davenport, Gale Peterson, Tom Ness, Bob Toski, and Lousie Suggs. As a junior golfer, Felton was a student of the late Davis Love, Jr. and Jimmy Hodges. Felton’s golf career includes collegiate golf at Furman University, post-college amateur and professional competition. She competed in many tournaments including the 1989 Ladies U.S. Amateur Championship.

Golf Performance Center

The Sea Island Golf Performance Center’s multidisciplinary, individualized approach creates proven results to lower scores and improve your game, regardless of your skill level. It’s one reason that more than 20 touring pros live, play, and/or train here, including Davis Love III, Harris English, Zach Johnson, and Brian Harman. What’s more, you’ll be in one of the most beautiful settings in the world, with access to the amenities of a Forbes Five-Star resort.

Golf Performance Center
Golf Performance Center

Golf Performance Center

State-of-the-art 17,000 square-foot golf instruction and training facility at The Lodge, with world-renowned golf instructors, six hitting bays, and cutting-edge technology.

Outside shot of the main entrance of the Cloister

The Cloister at Sea Island

Comprising of rooms in the Main Building, The Cloister Wings, and Beach Club, The Cloister offers vibrant rooms and suites on the lush Georgian coast. Here you’re surrounded by activity, and close to wherever your day will take you.

The Lodge at Sea Island

Forbes Five-Star boutique hotel in a secluded private setting. The Lodge is welcoming, comfortable, and the hub of its own Sea Island world. With championship golf right next door. Make your way to the stunning Avenue of the Oaks, Retreat Avenue, on St Simons Island, off the roundabout at Frederica Road and Kings Way.

The Inn on Sea Island

The Inn by Sea Island

A casual comfortable offering on St. Simons Island with 85 rooms, a vibrant outdoor area with heated pool, continental breakfast, complimentary bicycles, and a Topgolf Swing Suite. Located on Sea Island Road, a 10-minute drive from the Sea Island Golf Performance Center at The Lodge, The Inn is the perfect base to explore St. Simons Island and Georgia’s beautiful Golden Isles.

Seaside Course

Seaside Golf Course

Enjoy the beauty and tradition of legendary Scottish Links. A beautiful ocean-side course with sweeping dunes mixed with native grasses and wildflowers. A challenging and fun course, where you’re often at the mercy of the wind. Located at the Sea Island Golf Club on Retreat Avenue.

Overhead view of plantation golf course

Plantation Golf Course

A historic course that was re-designed to bring back some traditional features and character. Along with the neighboring Seaside Course, it is the home of the PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic, a FedEx cup event hosted by Davis Love. Located at the Sea Island Golf Club on Retreat Avenue.

Retreat course

Retreat Course

An additional 300 yards of length and wider fairways give Retreat an open feeling with a lower profile.