Sea Island Resort Golf Packages
Commonly Asked Questions
The best golfing weather in Georgia is from March through June and October through December. On the other hand, the hottest periods are July and August, when the temperature is fixed in the 90°s and humidity is high. The warm weather invites golfers to play nearly year-round in Georgia.
The PGA Tour plays at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. It features panoramic views of the city's skyline and is the permanent home of the PGA Tour's season-ending Tour Championship. East Lake's rolling layout tests the world's 30 best players every September with holes such as the uphill 235-yard, par-3 no. 18.
Sea Island Resort
Opened in 1929, Sea Island Resort has a rich history. Today, it is home to three spectacular golf courses:
- The Seaside Course: This golf course has by far the most dramatic layout and is periodically ranked among the top 100 courses nationwide. It features beautifully and carefully manicured fairways and greens, sweeping dunes mixed with native grasses, wildflowers, and bunkers. The Seaside is an ocean-side links course that combines a picturesque natural setting with a golf course that is both challenging and fun. It is the most revered course at the resort and is featured on the PGA Tour's fall series of venues. The stunning coastal property has many water hazards and some sublime views of the Atlantic Ocean.
- The Plantation Course: The golf course has a classic design that has some traditional features and character, such as bulkheads, railroad ties, the Principal's Nose, and a punch bowl green. Along with the neighboring Seaside Course, it is the home of the PGA Tour's RSM Classic. Walter Travis' 1928 original nine-hole course was completely redesigned by Davis and Mark Love in 2019.
- The Retreat Course: Although geographically set apart from the other two courses, this course should not be overlooked. The Retreat course offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers of any skill level. Well-groomed fairways and greens keep it difficult yet friendly. When Davis Love III and his brother, Mark, began renovating the Retreat Course in 2000, they knew they had a difficult task. Blending the players' preferences from the previous design, they created a dramatic, breathtaking design. The green complexes are a combination of slope, sand bunkers, and undulations, creating a masterful test.
Sea Island Resort should be on the bucket list of every golf enthusiast, from beginners to veterans, as playing the courses it is home to will be a memorable experience that will make you want to return.
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is approximately 50 miles from Sea Island while Savannah (SAV) is approximately 75 miles. Other airports are Gainesville (GNV) approximately 120 miles and Charleston (CHS) which is approximately 140 miles from Sea Island.
No, they do not, however, Sea Island is home to The Speedway Putting Course. The Speedway Putting Course, located at The Lodge, was designed by Mark and Davis Love III. It is open year-round, Wednesday to Monday from 10 am to 10 pm and Tuesday from 1 pm to 10 pm. It is a first-come, first-served basis with no reservations taken. And yes, beverage service is available.
Our packages include lodging at either The Inn or The Lodge.
Sea Island is a stay & play resort, so golfers must stay on property to play their golf courses.
The Seaside Course was designed in 1929 by one of the most prominent and famous golf architects of all time, Harry S. Colt, along with Charles Allison. In later years it was re-designed by Tom Fazio. The Seaside Course is routinely ranked in the Top 100 Golf Courses in the United States. The Plantation Course was reopened, from the original 9-hole course designed by Walter Travis in 1928, after a complete 18-hole redesign by Dave and Mark Love of Love Golf Design. The third course at Sea Island, the Retreat Course, the Love brothers resigned it in 2001.
The RSM Classic is played on the Plantation Course and the Seaside Course from Thursday to Saturday, with the final round played on the famed Seaside Course.
Yes, not only does the PGA Tour have an annual stop at Sea Island Resort for the RSM Classic, but Sea Island is home to many top PGA Tour players such as Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, and Davis Love III, just to name a few. The PGA Tour plays the RSM Classic, hosted by Davis Love III, in November of each year.