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Retreat Course

A reliable favorite.

While geographically set apart from our other two courses, Seaside and Plantation, Retreat is not a course to be overlooked. But like its sister course Plantation, Retreat has also seen a redesign at the hands of Sea Island Touring Professional Davis Love III and his brother Mark, who redesigned the course in 2001. Paying close attention to player preferences (including their own), Retreat is a dramatic course, a favorite that is challenging, yet very playable and interesting.

An additional 300 yards of length and wider fairways give Retreat an open feeling with a lower profile. Defined by large Georgia pines, native oaks, and bunkers, the course still allows players to swing freely for the target. Davis Love III changed the way the course plays to appeal to a broad range of players. And so everyone might enjoy the game as much as he does.

*Forecaddie is not included or required at Retreat, but is available upon request more than 24 hours in advance at an additional cost.

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100 Retreat Avenue
St Simons Island, GA 31522

Select a Hole
  • Retreat Hole 1
    Hole 1|Par 5
    Blue
    518
    Green
    495
    White
    489
    Silver
    475
    Gold
    420
    This starting hole has bunkers flanking the left side of the fairway and water in play on the approach shot. After a good tee shot, the player is left with a chance to go for this par five in two shots.
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  • Retreat Hole 2
    Hole 2|Par 4
    Blue
    382
    Green
    373
    White
    318
    SIlver
    307
    Gold
    265
    This hole has a slight dogleg right with a fairway bunker protecting the drive zone on the left. Accuracy off the tee is a premium on this hole; a nicely placed tee shot leaves the player a short iron approach. Staying below the hole is key on the approach as this green complex slopes back to front.
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  • Retreat Hole 3
    Hole 3|Par 3
    Blue
    192
    Green
    176
    White
    151
    Silver
    136
    Gold
    119
    Bunkers guard both sides of the green on this par three hole. A sizeable green gives the player ample room to work with from the tee.
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  • Retreat Hole 4
    Hole 4|Par 4
    Blue
    424
    Green
    394
    White
    432
    Silver
    335
    Gold
    307
    This par four provides a benign landing area, but is protected by a sizeable waste bunker on the left. The second shot to this green is made tougher, with a bunker protecting the left side of the green and chipping swales falling off on all other sides.
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  • Retreat Hole 5
    Hole 5|Par 4
    Blue
    388
    Green
    359
    White
    341
    Silver
    305
    Gold
    287
    Precision from the tee can set up a short iron second shot, or mid-to-long iron for those playing it safe. The green is protected by a greenside bunker on the left and a creek that runs parallel to the fairway on the right.
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  • Retreat Hole 6
    Hole 6|Par 4
    Blue
    321
    Green
    293
    White
    282
    Silver
    265
    Gold
    272
    This is Retreat's signature hole. The tee shot provides numerous options, giving long hitters the ability to drive the green and the more conservative players the ability to lay up to a comfortable yardage of their choice. This green has three tiers from left to right with a sizeable valley in the center. Depending on where the approach shot is left, this green will make the payer work to two-putt.
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  • Retreat Hole 7
    Hole 7|Par 3
    Blue
    175
    Green
    151
    White
    144
    Silver
    117
    Gold
    111
    The short par three lends itself to a mid-to-short iron for most players. A long green from front to back and protection from the creek that meanders alongside the right of the hole makes this a challenging, yet fun hole.
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  • Retreat Hole 8
    Hole 8|Par 5
    Blue
    533
    Green
    512
    White
    486
    Silver
    451
    Gold
    445
    This long par five is one of the more risk/reward holes on the outward nine. Protected by bunkers on the left drive zone and a large lake on the approach, a good drive and precision approach can lead to a great chance for a birdie.
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  • Retreat Hole 9
    Hole 9|Par 4
    Blue
    398
    Green
    380
    White
    363
    Silver
    355
    Gold
    306
    A bunker protects the left side of the fairway on this long par four. After a good tee shot, players will be left with a mid-to-long second shot to a green that is protected by a large greenside bunker to the left.
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  • Retreat Hole 10
    Hole 10|Par 5
    Blue
    503
    Green
    485
    White
    The 426
    Silver
    422
    Gold
    350
    A short dogleg right par five, this hole requires two solid golf shots. A firm tee shot is a must, to be in position to attack this raised green, which is protected by a large bunker both front and right.
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  • Retreat Hole 11
    Hole 11|Par 4
    Blue
    384
    Green
    372
    White
    354
    Silver
    330
    Gold
    289
    A favorable drive zone leaves the player with a short-to-mid iron into the green. The green tilts from back to front and is protected by bunkers right and left, as well as a false front that can protect a front hole location.
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  • Retreat Hole 12
    Hole 12|Par 3
    Blue
    188
    Green
    164
    White
    154
    Silver
    130
    Gold
    122
    This long par three is at the mercy of the hole location. With a tremendous pitch from right to left on the green, approach shots can easily feed to a back left hole location. Large bunkers protect both sides of the green.
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  • Retreat Hole 13
    Hole 13|Par 4
    Blue
    445
    Green
    402
    White
    357
    Silver
    308
    Gold
    307
    This long par four plays at the mercy of the wind. A slight bend to the left and lengthy calls for a long-to-mid iron approach, depending on the teeing ground played.
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  • Retreat Hole 14
    Hole 14|Par 4
    Blue
    462
    Green
    444
    White
    411
    Silver
    374
    Gold
    363
    Much like the 13th hole, this too, is a demanding par four due to its length. Playing 465 yards from the championship tee, it is the longest par four on the course. A solid drive will still leave the player facing a sizeable approach to this massive green.
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  • Retreat Hole 15
    Hole 15|Par 4
    Blue
    374
    Green
    357
    White
    343
    Silver
    338
    Gold
    289
    One of the most underrated par fours on the course, this hole provides many options from the tee. Aggressive players are left with a wedge approach and conservative players face a mid-iron approach to a green with a false front that falls off to the left.
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  • Retreat Hole 16
    Hole 16|Par 3
    Blue
    146
    Green
    132
    White
    116
    Silver
    113
    Gold
    99
    This short par three is protected by a bunker and water to the left.
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  • Retreat Hole 17
    Hole 17|Par 5
    Blue
    525
    Green
    505
    White
    480
    Silver
    450
    Gold
    431
    Once again, the wind plays a large part in this hole requiring correct club choice. Two large bunkers protect this large green that provides multiple pin locations.
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  • Retreat Hole 18
    Hole 18|Par 4
    Blue
    365
    Green
    355
    White
    319
    Silver
    315
    Gold
    249
    This short but tight finishing hole measures 365 yards, requiring players to negotiate water to the left throughout the hole and out of bounds area on the right.
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Other Courses To Play

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.

Plantation Course

Great views. Great play. For every skill level.

What happens when you give Mark and Davis Love III the chance to remake the course they grew up playing? Magic, fun, and oh, the views…

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.

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Golf Schedule

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.

Plantation Course

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.

Couple Golfing

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.

kids learning to golf at sea island

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.

Golf Shipping

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

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.

Retreat course

Retreat Course

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

Sea Island Plantation course

Plantation Course

A historic course for a historic resort, Plantation is a classic design that brings back some traditional features and character.

Seaside Course

Seaside Course

Sea Island’s most dramatic layout, Seaside is routinely ranked among the top 100 courses in the United States.

The Lodge Lobby

The Lodge at Sea Island

Warm and distinctive, nestled between Seaside and Plantation golf courses, The Lodge is equal parts intimate boutique hotel and Forbes Five-Star resort.

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

We could tell you about our beautiful state-of-the-art 17,000 square-foot facility. Or the personalized golf instruction delivered by a team of world-renowned golf instructors. But the one thing we always want to be sure of? Did you have fun?

Main Building Suite

Cloister Main Building

Vibrant and visually stunning, suites in the Main Building have Cloister grounds views. Here you’re surrounded by activity, close to wherever your day will take you.

The Inn on Sea Island

The Inn at Sea Island

A casual comfortable offering on St. Simons Island, with 85 rooms and a vibrant outdoor area with pool. The Inn is the perfect base to explore picture-perfect St. Simons Island and Georgia’s beautiful Golden Isles and soak up its easy pace.