Three very different resorts provide the golf experiences on St. Simons Island in the Golden Isles of Georgia. The King and Prince Golf & Beach Resort is located directly on the Atlantic and has an 18 hole course on the north end of the island and beachfront hotel rooms and villas. Sea Island offers 3 distinctive courses, luxurious lodging and world-class dining. Sea Palms has 27 holes of golf and marsh-front condos, plus delectable clubhouse dining.
The King and Prince Golf and Beach Resort
18 Holes – 6462 Yards – Par 72
100 Tabbystone, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 • 912.634.0255 • kingandprince.com
On the northernmost reaches of this famed barrier island is golf and all its pleasures at their very best. The King and Prince Golf Course – Home of the Hampton Club, is renowned for its challenging layout amongst ancient forests, vast salt marshes, and dramatic island holes, making your day at the course a memorable one. The course was designed by renowned architect Joe Lee, considered a master at coaxing brilliant design from the landscape.
Sea Island Golf Club – Seaside & Plantation Courses
HOTEL GUESTS ONLY
Plantation: 18 holes – 6687 Yards – Par 72
Seaside: 18 holes – 6657 Yards – Par 70
100 Kings Way, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 • 912.638.5118 • seaisland.com
With Rees Jones’ masterful renovation, the Plantation Course unfolds among a forest of ancient live oak and cedar, with a hint of danger lurking in its tidal creeks and lakes. Plantation boasts expansive fairways that give definition to the course, showcasing beautiful views of the ocean, oaks, and blooming flowers enticing the accomplished and inviting the novice.
Seaside is the pinnacle of links golf. Situated at the southern tip of St. Simons Island at The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club, this oceanside course places a premium on careful shot selection, recovery, and putting. Tidal creeks, dunes, salt marshes and the St. Simons Sound frame the course, which plays fast, firm, and fun in the tradition of legendary Scottish links. Offering Sea Island’s most demanding layout, Seaside is the host venue for the PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic.
Sea Island – Retreat Course
MEMBERS & HOTEL GUESTS ONLY
18 holes – 6490 Yards – Par 72
100 Retreat Rd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 • 912.638.5118 • seaisland.com
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, 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.
Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center
Main Course: 18 Holes – 6477 Yards – Par 71 (Daily Fee)
West Course: 9 holes – 2460 Yards – Par 34 (Daily Fee)
5445 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 • 912.434.5336 • seapalms.com
Sea Palms Resort is the only resort on St. Simons Island to offer 27 holes of championship golf on site. The courses were designed by George Cobb and Tom Jackson in 1967. Recent renovations to the main 18-hole course have many raving. Bunkers have been rebuilt, reshaped and replaced with brilliant white G-angle sand. Native ornamental grasses were also planted in strategic areas, which have raised the aesthetic appeal. The pines, palms and palmetto trees that line the fairways along with some overhanging moss place a premium on driving accuracy.