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Plantation Course

A well-loved course, re-invented.

A vision. A labor of love. An on-going conversation between brothers about the course they grew up playing more times than they can count. Inspired by the traditional profile of Walter Travis’ 1928 original nine-hole course, our beloved Plantation Course was completely redesigned by Davis and Mark Love of Love Golf Design in 2019. The result? A course you’ll want to play again and again.

A historic course for a historic resort, Plantation is a classic design that brings back some traditional features and character: bulkheads, railroad ties, the Principal’s Nose on #10 green, a punch bowl green on #13. And a few of Travis’ chocolate drops here and there. Fewer bunkers, a more open feel. Strategically interesting, with a challenging finishing hole. But since this is a course that keeps playability top of mind for all levels, there’s always a way. Along with the neighboring Seaside Course, it is the home of the PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic, a FedEx cup event hosted by Love.

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100 Retreat Avenue
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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  • Plantation Hole 1
    Hole 1|Par 4
    Blue
    353
    White
    331
    Green
    315
    Black
    287
    Gold
    261
    At this generous opening hole, a drive down the left side of the fairway will open up the green for the approach. The two-tiered green with swale through the middle will call for an accurate approach.
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  • Plantation Hole 2
    Hole 2|Par 4
    Blue
    367
    White
    353
    Green
    339
    Black
    312
    Gold
    255
    One of the shorter par fours on the course, the drive here must challenge the bunkers on the right side of the fairway or the player will face tree trouble on the approach. A lofted second shot is needed to carry the front bunker at this elevated green.
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  • Plantation Hole 3
    Hole 3|Par 3
    Blue
    190
    White
    180
    Green
    162
    Black
    152
    Gold
    135
    This long par three has a strong “false front” and is protected by bunkers on the left. The large green provides multiple hole locations and the open front allows for run-up approaches. Par is a good score here.
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  • Plantation Hole 4
    Hole 4|Par 5
    Blue
    569
    White
    535
    Green
    492
    Black
    462
    Gold
    450
    This long par five won’t be reached by many players in two shots. Generous width off the tee leads to a more difficult lay-up as players must negotiate a lake down the left and central bunkers in the fairway. The green is well protected with bunkers, making a birdie on this hole a true accomplishment.
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  • Plantation Hole 5
    Hole 5|Par 4
    Blue
    446
    White
    419
    Green
    394
    Black
    374
    Gold
    304
    A long par four, this hole demands an accurate tee shot. Once in the fairway, the player is faced with a wide but shallow green. Missed shots right of the green will find a large bail out area providing an opportunity for recovery.
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  • Plantation Hole 6
    Hole 6|Par 4
    Blue
    415
    White
    382
    Green
    375
    Black
    342
    Gold
    333
    This medium-length par four has no fairway bunkers but accuracy is still a premium. Players must be on the correct side of the fairway to get an open look into one of the course’s smallest greens.
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  • Plantation Hole 7
    Hole 7|Par 3
    Blue
    146
    White
    133
    Green
    118
    Black
    99
    Gold
    89
    This island par three green, the largest green on the course, makes an inviting target. Hole locations on the large undulating green can make hitting the green only the first test to overcome for par.
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  • Plantation Hole 8
    Hole 8|Par 5
    Blue
    519
    White
    482
    Green
    448
    Black
    438
    Gold
    411
    This par five will be reachable depending on the wind. With bunkers on both sides of the fairway, players hitting good drives have the opportunity to reach the green, but must negotiate a lake running the right side of the fairway. A back right hole location provides a tough shot even with a short iron.
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  • Plantation Hole 9
    Hole 9|Par 4
    Blue
    459
    White
    422
    Green
    414
    Black
    370
    Gold
    340
    A long par four, this hole is tree lined and features a large ridge protecting the left side of the fairway. Players hitting the fairway will be faced with a long second, but the open entry to the green and large chipping swale will allow for run-up shots and recovery opportunities.
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  • Plantation Hole 10
    Hole 10|Par 4
    Blue
    283
    White
    254
    Green
    238
    Black
    229
    Gold
    215
    This short, drive-able par four provides the golfer with numerous options. The boldest player may try to go for the green, but the danger lurks with the left edge of the green guarded by the water. More conservative players face a lay-up decision to avoid the “principal’s nose” bunkers. Once negotiated, the players will find a small, gently undulating green surface.
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  • Plantation Hole 11
    Hole 11|Par 3
    Blue
    216
    White
    198
    Green
    178
    Black
    161
    Gold
    113
    Flanked by bunkers on both sides, this medium length par three is open in front. Multiple hole locations on its large green will demand high quality approach shots with a mid-iron.
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  • Plantation Hole 12
    Hole 12|Par 4
    Blue
    399
    White
    384
    Green
    370
    Black
    360
    Gold
    309
    This par four calls for a driver for some off the tee, while others may hit a fairway wood to avoid trouble. A second shot to this green provides challenge with cross bunkers, with care needed to avoid going over the green into the lake.
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  • Plantation Hole 13
    Hole 13|Par 4
    Blue
    422
    White
    410
    Green
    371
    Black
    317
    Gold
    305
    With a lake on the left and out of bounds on the right, this may be the most difficult driving hole on the course. Once finding the fairway, the player will need to negotiate the large bunker guarding the right two thirds of the green protecting this “bowl” green.
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  • Plantation Hole 14
    Hole 14|Par 5
    Blue
    536
    White
    519
    Green
    493
    Black
    440
    Gold
    410
    The split fairway on this medium length par five requires decision making off the tee, but can be reachable with a good drive. The large, slightly undulating green is receptive to both long and short approaches while subtle green contours separate the green into multiple hole locations.
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  • Plantation Hole 15
    Hole 15|Par 4
    Blue
    353
    White
    335
    Green
    321
    Black
    307
    Gold
    225
    This short par four will require a lay-up off the tee for most players. Native areas protect the left side of the fairway but a well-placed tee shot will give the player a good view of the smallest green on the course. Two accurate shots will be required to hit this green in regulation.
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  • Plantation Hole 16
    Hole 16|Par 3
    Blue
    141
    White
    131
    Green
    121
    Black
    111
    Gold
    92
    The shortest par three on the course doesn’t necessarily make it the easiest. With a deep pot bunker front left of the two-tiered green, an approach to the center and two putts will make for a good par.
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  • Plantation Hole 17
    Hole 17|Par 4
    Blue
    340
    White
    325
    Green
    311
    Black
    296
    Gold
    245
    A well-placed tee shot is critical at this lay-up hole. Bail out right and the view of the green will likely be blocked by the ridge. Take on the lake left of the fairway to get a good look at the green. A short second will follow a good drive, but this large undulating green will make finding a short birdie putt difficult.
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  • Plantation Hole 18
    Hole 18|Par 5
    Blue
    517
    White
    471
    Green
    455
    Black
    435
    Gold
    425
    This reachable par five finishing hole can provide a great finish end to the round. The water off the tee will only affect the longest hitters, but all players will have to deal with the water eventually. Players hitting to this green with second or third shots will face water lining the left side and bunkers protecting the right side. This birdie hole can give some chances at eagles.
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Our Other Courses

Seaside Course

A stunning classic.

Play in the tradition of legendary Scottish links style, surrounded by tidal creeks, dunes, salt marshes, and the Atlantic Ocean. Dramatic, challenging. And fun.

Retreat Course

A favorite that appeals to a broad range of players.

Surrounded by towering Georgia Longleaf pines, sleepy native oaks, and dramatic greens, players of all levels will enjoy this course.

Golf Performance Center

When you offer the finest golf instruction in the world, you build a facility to match. A place where anyone from novices to champions find a unique, multidisciplinary approach to golf instruction. World-renowned golf instructors and a team of experts at the top of their game. You don’t have to be a PGA TOUR pro to train like one. And have a great time. Because at Sea Island, having a fun day out on the course is the name of the game.

Seaside Course 6

Golf Schedule

Keeping our courses in top playing condition means occasionally stopping play for maintenance to give all of our fairways, bunkers, greens, and cart paths the care and attention they—and you—deserve.

We also are home to a variety of tournaments and events, including the RSM Classic.

To make the most of your stay, plan your play around course closures due to these planned maintenance, events, and other activities.

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More Ways to Play

9-Hole Option

Short on time and want a quick round? Trying to fit everything in in one day? Play 9 holes on any course.

Family Fun

Start an exciting new family tradition or carry on a happily established one. Resort guests under the age of 19 never pay greens fees, only for cart and caddie. There’s nothing like a carefree day together on the course.

More ways to play

Pace of Play

Come ready to play and ready to have fun. Having a leisurely round? Let faster groups play through.

At Sea Island, we’re committed to making every round an enjoyable one, so here are a few things to keep in mind during play so everyone can enjoy their time on the course.

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Golf Club Shipping

Imagine having your gear and luggage picked up from your home or office and waiting for you when you arrive. Nothing to worry about but your swing.

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Caddies

An app can’t calculate the effect of wind, elevation changes, or texture of the grass. But a good caddie can. Part coach, strategist, course tour guide, and trusty companion.

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Golf Tips

Get inside information and advice from our golf pros and instructors that will have you driving farther and increasing your accuracy in no time.

Golf Tips

RSM Classic

This official PGA TOUR golf tournament hosted by Davis Love III draws top TOUR players, including the many players who live, train, and play at Sea Island.

This fantastic display for spectators and pros alike takes place on the renowned Seaside and Plantation courses at Sea Island Golf Club.

Proceeds from The RSM Classic benefit numerous local, regional, and national charities. Through this event, The Davis Love Foundation has given more than $17.6 million back to children and families in need to date.

RSM Classic

Golf History

Golf has been an important part of the Sea Island experience from the beginning.

Plantation opened as a nine-hole course in 1928, in the days when resort guests were accommodated on a nearby floating hotel, the Amphitrite, because The Cloister did not open until October of that year.

Since then, records have been set, championships have been hosted, and top touring professionals have been lured to Sea Island’s glorious setting.

But it’s the community atmosphere and the fun had out on our courses that we’re most proud of.

History at Sea Island

Golf Packages

A hole-in-one.

Save on golf and nightly accommodations at The Cloister, The Lodge, Sea Island Cottages, and The Inn.

PGA Touring Pros

What more needs to be said?

See why more golf pros choose to live, train, and play at Sea Island than any other golf destination in the US.

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.

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.

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.

Two-Bedroom Cottage at The Lodge

The Lodge Cottages

Six guest cottages with a total of 14 sleeping rooms overlooking St. Simons Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.

King Cottage

King Cottage

The Lodge’s largest golf cottage featuring 4,200 square feet that overlook the Atlantic, four bedrooms, and its own hitting bay on the driving range.

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.

The Inn at Sea Island exterior

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.

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.