Sea Island Resort
The Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club, host of the US PGA Tour’s McGladrey Classic this week, is rated No 4 out of the 75 Best Golf Resorts in the USA.
The resort offers three exceptional 18-hole championship courses along with high-class practice facilities, a stand-out pro-shop and all of the other trappings you can expect of a high-class golf establishment, but in truth Sea Island is much more than a golf resort, offering to its residents and resort guests a huge variety of facilities that cater for fitness and health, tennis, squash and swimming and many mature-based outdoor activities such as horseback riding, open sea kayaking, fishing and shooting.
The Seaside Course, home for the past few years of the McGladrey Classic, is a links course graced by the majestic ocean vistas which dominate the region.
The Plantation Course winds enticingly through marsh and forest, while the Retreat Course offers a uniquely dramatic and challenging design cultivated by Davis Love III and Mark Love.
The Seaside Course, which, as one of the pinnacles of links golf in the USA, has, along with the McGladrey Classic, also hosted multiple USGA amateur championships.
Situated at the southern tip of St Simons Island at The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club in Georgia, it places a premium on wise shot selection, skilled shot-making and recovery, and, as always, an efficient putter
Although initially designed in 1929 by the renowned golf course architects of their time, Harry S Colt and Charles Alison, the Seaside Course was updated in 1999 by the 21st Century’s equally famous Tom Fazio after which it was to earn a prominent place on ‘Golf Digests’ list of ‘Top 100 Courses in the United States’.
Tidal creeks, dunes, salt marshes and the St Simons Sound frame the course, which plays fast and firm in the true traditions of ancient and legendary Scottish links courses like St Andrews and Carnoustie.
Tour of the course
You can take a tour of the course on the club’s official Website by clicking here.
Consistently rated as one of the top resorts in the world, according to its official Website, Sea Island provides luxurious guest experiences at The Cloister, The Lodge, and The Cottages which, between them, offer a wide-enough variety of settings ranging from sea-front, river-front and inland Georgian vistas as to suit most tastes
Sea Island is a gourmet’s dream able to attract some of the world’s top Executive Chefs.
The result is seven exceptional dining venues that include the renowned Forbes Five-Star Georgian Room.
Between them, the seven offer cuisine sufficient to satisfy every taste, ranging from the casual to formal dining, the hallmark of which is a strong partnership with local farmers, butchers and fishermen that ensures that the freshest regional ingredients are used..
Spa and Fitness Centre
The resort’s Forbes Five-Star Spa and Fitness Center is among the nation’s most prestigious.
It’s 65,000-square-feet combine the best of the ancient and the modern, featuring, as it does an expert staff of therapists, consultants, and providers. The spa’s facilities are top-notch with an emphasis on personalization.
And the Fitness Center is extensive and modern, embracing personal training, indoor pools, cycling classes, and yoga
Tennis and squash
As we have already stated, Sea Island is not all about golf.
Members and resort guests also have access to state-of-the-art tennis and squash facilities. The Cloister Tennis Center includes the Sea Island Stadium Court and Retreat Tennis Center and is also home to the Sea Island Murphy Jensen Tennis Academy which provides a program of year-round instruction.
Sea Island is also one of the only resorts in the USA to offer squash facilities that include two international softball courts and one North American hardball doubles court.
Nature-based outdoor activities
Situated as it is on the Southern Georgian coast, it enables members and guests of the resort to take advantage of numerous outdoor and nature-based activities that vary from horseback riding and open sea kayaking to fishing and shooting at world-class shooting school that includes a competitive five-stand sporting clay field, two skeet ranges and a trap field
For a limited period, Sea Island is offering Invitational and Junior Memberships
Until now, only the purchasers of real estate in the Sea Island community could become Sea Island Club members, however currently the invitational and junior memberships enable non-residents to obtain memberships via the invitation of a member or members in good standing that offer, among other things, use of the:
– Sea Island Beach Club with its three pools and five miles of private beach
– all three championship golf courses
– all of the resorts dining facilities
– access to the Spa and Fitness Center..
– the Sea Island golf tennis and Shooting School
– the Sea Island Yacht Club
– access to some of the finest fishing on the East Coast via inshore, near-shore and offshore fishing adventures
Contact the resort:
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