Sea Island Golf Club, is a Resort, 54 hole golf facility located in St Simons Island, Georgia. The resort has three 18-hole golf courses, The Seaside Course, The Plantation Course and The Retreat Course.
The Retreat Course
The Retreat Course opened for play in 1926. The course was designed by Dick Wilson. Davis Love III and his brother, Mark, renovated the Retreat Course in 2000. Blending the players' preferences from the previous design, the brothers created an original design that is dramatic. The green complexes are a combination of slope, sand bunkers, and undulations creating a masterful test, challenging the golfer to hit a variety of shots.
The Retreat course features 6,490 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 71.8 and it has a slope rating of 133 on Bermuda grass.
$201 (cart included), played on Wednesday, November 2010 at 8am
This is a nice course, open to guests of Sea Island. For a period it was taken private, but I expect the bankruptcy of Sea Island Company and the overall economy opened it up to paying guests. It is somewhat expensive, but if you're staying at Sea Island, you expect to pay premium prices. Some of the homes on the course are not what you might expect for such a toney location, but by and large, it is a well maintained, well routed course with many challenging holes. The Davis Love Grill is a good option for a light lunch or post round libation.
$301 (cart included), played on Tuesday, April 2008 at 8am
Wow! It was a delight to play this course....greens are in excellent condition. Ambiance is outstanding. I look forward to the next time.
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