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Seaside Course

A stunning classic.

Sea Island’s most dramatic layout, Seaside is routinely ranked among the top 100 courses in the United States. Beautifully manicured fairways and greens, sweeping dunes mixed with native grasses, wildflowers, and bunkers. And a wind that creates a different golf experience daily. Seaside is an ocean-side links course that combines a beautiful natural setting with a golf course that is both challenging and fun. It’s tough to have a bad day on a course like this.

A Tom Fazio re-design of the 1929 classic by famous golf course architects Harry S. Colt and Charles Alison, today’s course ties the original Seaside with the old Marshside course, transforming two nines from “18 holes that didn’t match into 18 matchless holes,” according to Sea Island touring professional Davis Love III. Along with the Plantation Course, it is the home of the PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic, a FedEx cup event hosted by Love.

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  • Seaside Course Hole 1
    Hole 1|Par 4
    Blue
    400
    Green
    392
    White
    376
    Silver
    366
    Gold
    343
    This starting hole is a slight dog-leg left with bunkers protecting the right side of the fairway. After a good tee shot, the player is left with a slightly uphill second shot to a raised green protected on the left by a greenside bunker.
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  • Seaside Course Hole 2
    Hole 2|Par 4
    Blue
    398
    Green
    388
    White
    353
    Silver
    310
    Gold
    295
    From the tee, there is marsh and bunker to the left and water on the right. The second shot to this green can provide a test, with a bunker and water protecting the right side and a peninsula green providing a difficult back pin placement.
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  • Seaside Course Hole 3
    Hole 3|Par 3
    Blue
    204
    Green
    190
    White
    175
    Silver
    163
    Gold
    140
    A bunker guards the front of the green on this par 3. Missing the green to the left makes for a challenging up and down for par.
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  • Seaside Course Hole 4
    Hole 4|Par 4
    Blue
    421
    Green
    411
    White
    392
    Silver
    344
    Gold
    336
    This spectacular par four requires precision off the tee, with marsh on the left and a lake to the right. The second shot to this green is not easy, as a bunker protects the left side of the green and chipping swales fall off on all other sides.
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  • Seaside Course Hole 5
    Hole 5|Par 4
    Blue
    388
    Green
    365
    White
    340
    Silver
    340
    Gold
    290
    A tee shot on this sharp dog-leg right can set up a short iron second shot for the longer hitters or a mid-to-long iron for those playing it safe. The green is protected by a greenside bunker on the right as well as marsh running the right side and behind the green.
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  • Seaside Course
    Hole 6|Par 3
    Blue
    164
    Green
    137
    White
    125
    Silver
    120
    Gold
    105
    A downhill par three protected by a bunker in front and water behind the green, this hole is made tricky by swirling winds and requires the right club selection.
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  • Seaside Course Hole 7
    Hole 7|Par 5
    Blue
    531
    Green
    520
    White
    483
    Silver
    451
    Gold
    451
    The lone par five on the front side is flanked with water to the right and dunes to the left. A good tee shot, depending on the wind, can leave a player the opportunity to reach this green in two shots. A large fairway bunker complicates a second shot lay-up due to a large fairway bunker left and dunes to the right. The green has substantial movement and is protected by marsh long and right.
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  • Seaside Course 1
    Hole 8|Par 4
    Blue
    360
    Green
    338
    White
    315
    Silver
    302
    Gold
    260
    This short par four provides players with many options off the tee. A 3-wood or long iron off the tee will leave a short, slightly uphill iron in for a second shot. A false front protects front pin locations and a large right greenside bunker protects back right pin locations.
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  • Seaside Course 2
    Hole 9|Par 4
    Blue
    410
    Green
    400
    White
    390
    Silver
    360
    Gold
    348
    A bunker protects the left side of the fairway in this long par. After a good tee shot, players will be left with a mid-to-long second shot to a green protected by a large greenside bunker to the left.
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  • Seaside Course 10
    Hole 10|Par 3
    Blue
    399
    Green
    385
    White
    373
    Silver
    363
    Gold
    398
    Not an extremely long par four, this hole requires two solid shots. With water left and a large bunker to the right, a solid tee shot is a must to be in position to attack this raised green protected by a large bunker both front and right.
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  • Seaside Hole 11
    Hole 11|Par 4
    Blue
    415
    Green
    385
    White
    355
    Silver
    338
    Gold
    279
    Facing bunkers that flank both the right and left sides, longer hitters can carry the left bunker leaving a short iron in for the second shot. The green tilts from back to front and is protected by bunkers right and left as well as marsh long.
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  • Seaside Hole 12
    Hole 12|Par 3
    Blue
    213
    Green
    195
    White
    183
    Silver
    160
    Gold
    136
    This long par three is at the mercy of the wind. Playing to the center of the green, regardless of pin position, will be the aim of all players. A large bunker protects the right side of the green making it attractive as players must negotiate the marsh short and left.
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  • Seaside Hole 13
    Hole 13|Par 4
    Blue
    409
    Green
    388
    White
    372
    Silver
    279
    Gold
    274
    This signature hole plays once again at the mercy of the wind. Players have to negotiate the marsh running the entire left side of the hole while paying attention to three large fairway bunkers protecting the right side. An uphill shot to a green protected by a large front bunker makes birdie on this hole a bonus.
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  • Seaside Hole 14
    Hole 14|Par 4
    Blue
    407
    Green
    364
    White
    354
    Silver
    310
    Gold
    305
    This long par four is set up by the drive. Players must play far enough left to avoid the large oak trees that can inhibit the second shot on this hole, while avoiding the marsh to the left. Wind off the ocean is always a factor here and, while there are no bunkers guarding the green, marsh runs the entire left side, making the swales right of the green a common place to play third shots.
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  • Seaside Hole 15
    Hole 15|Par 5
    Blue
    545
    Green
    527
    White
    511
    Silver
    473
    Gold
    408
    Long hitters can carry the fairway bunker stretching across the left side to have a shot at reaching this par five. Players unable to carry the bunker must play right on the tee shot and lay up for a short third shot. The raised green is very well protected with bunkers left and right, and back pin positions can provide a difficult two putt.
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  • Seaside Hole 16
    Hole 16|Par 4
    Blue
    378
    Green
    363
    White
    342
    Silver
    342
    Gold
    257
    This signature hole requires thinking on the tee. With a tidal creek running the entire left side driving area, players will hit their tee shots out to the right, but the farther right one plays, the longer the second shot to the well-protected green. A bunker protects the green on the front, right side, while a false front runs the entire left side.
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  • Seaside Hole 17
    Hole 17|Par 3
    Blue
    176
    Green
    154
    White
    141
    Silver
    135
    Gold
    107
    Once again, the wind plays a large part in this hole requiring correct club choices. Two large bunkers protect this large green that provides multiple pin locations.
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  • Seaside Hole 18
    Hole 18|Par 4
    Blue
    439
    Green
    410
    White
    400
    Silver
    390
    Gold
    342
    This dramatic finishing hole requires both length and accuracy off the tee. At 470 yards, players have to negotiate fairway bunkers both right and left to have a second shot into the green, protected by bunkers both left.
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Our Other Courses

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…

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.

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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.

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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.

Golf Club 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.

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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

Golf Packages

A hole-in-one.

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

 

Group Outings

Groups & Outings

All work and all play.

There’s simply no better place for that golf trip with your buddies or a corporate outing.

PGA Touring Pros

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.

Seaside Course

Seaside Course

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

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.

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?

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 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.