Seaside at Sea Island Golf Club

4.9607882353 5.0 stars from 5 (7)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6657 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6657 yards 72.3 137
Green 70 6323 yards 71.1 135
White 70 5980 yards 69.2 129
Silver 70 5546 yards 67.4 127
Gold (W) 70 4978 yards 68.8 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 7 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

7 out of 7 reviews


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"Need I say more"


Ross3102118's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is an amazing golf course. It is a privilege to get to play this golf course. Thank you Davis Love Foundation for offering this deal. There is not a blade of grass out of place on this golf course. The Men's locker room is a special treat. It was great to be treated like the best of the best.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best course on St. Simons Island"


tejones's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Tee boxes and greens were in great shape. Course plays tough on a windy day but docile in perfect conditions. Seaside is one of my favorite courses that I have played to include Ocean Forest, Frederica and TPC Sawgrass.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Seaside is the pinnacle of coastal Georgia golf."


zbuechner4's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Atlanta Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The seaside course at Sea Island resort is the premier course of the 3 Sea Island courses and also host to the RSM classic. This course runs along the ocean and gives way to some stunning views. However, due to the exposure of the course to the ocean, the wind plays a major factor here. There is nothing easy about the Seaside course but it is a fantastic layout with tons of options off the tee and around the greens. The greens crew does an incredible job of overseeding throughout the winter so you get dark green grass and beautiful lush fairways, tees, and tightly mowed greens in every season of year. This is easily in my top 5 courses of all time but what really makes Seaside and Sea Island so special is the additional off-course amenities. The driving range sits right on the water which has gorgeous views, the practice area is extensive and well manicured where you could hone in your game for hours on end (which we did), and the bagpiper who plays outside the clubhouse near the practice green every night during sunset is such a unique touch. My favorite area to hang out once we finished our round was the men's locker room inside the very large but classically designed clubhouse. The locker room is not just lockers but hosts a cigar room, couches, bar and dining area with numerous TV's for relaxing after a steam and shower in the oversized mens room. The walls are decorated with old Davis Love III golf memorabilia in a subtle but elegant way. The waiters/bartenders are incredible here and tend to your every need. Sea Island is a special place but its not all about the golf. Davis Love has really made this into an experience unlike any other.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"One of the best in the state of Georgia!!!"


JustHacking's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Sea Island is without a doubt one of the top courses in the state of Georgia. The Sea Side Course is the annual host to the RSM Classic. The conditions you see on TV during the tournament are exactly as you will find them if you play the course. The greens are fast and smooth. The fairways are green and lush,. The tee boxes are well maintained. The course while challenging is also fair. The views from the course are incredible as well.

As far as the clubhouse goes, the men's locker room in amazing!! Probably one of the best in the country. Big comfy chairs and sofas with TV viewing. The locker room has it own bar as well. There are several dining options on the property. Sea Island also boasts on of the top rated learning centers in the country. Oh and the view from the extremely large practice area is amazing.

I recommend everyone that loves great course, amazing views and luxurious amenities check out the courses Sea Island.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Excellent coastal golf. Spectacular lodge."


mr79golf's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

As with nearly everything at Sea Island, this is a first class experience. Conditions were perfect with Georgia Amateur being played immediately after. Greens were best bermuda I have ever played. Good forecaddie (Max) read greens well and did a good job. This is a challenging layout through the marsh. Some visually stunning holes and demanding off the tee. Approaches afford a bailout on every hole. Wind plays a big factor year round. Pace of play was great for a resort course (less than 4 hours!). Only negatives were lack of range balls on the practice area (even after we told them), and 3 empty water coolers on course in July heat. But overall, a very very good experience and one of my 3 favorite courses in Georgia. To finish the round, go to the Oak Room bar in the lodge and have a drink and enjoy the view.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wild and wonderful weather on Seaside"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I caught the best and worst of the weather on Seaside, the host of the PGA Tour's McGladrey Classic. My first round ended after 12 holes when rain and ferocious wind blew my foursome off the course. The following day was picture perfect, so we gave the back nine another try. This time, Mother Nature was so kind. It was late in the day when the shadows make the marshes on the Saint Simons Sound even more beautiful than usual. The wind was calm, more like a whisper than the roar from the day before off the Atlantic Ocean. The holes closest to the water are special. Nos. 13-16 are all spectacular doglegs that require course knowledge to get the right angles of attack. I misjudged the distance over the fairway bunker at the corner of the dogleg on the par-5 15th hole and the distance to the fairway bunker across the water hazard on the par-4 16th hole, forcing escapes just to secure bogey each time. Those who want the timeless experience of walking the course with his/her mandatory caddie might enjoy the day even more. Walking or riding, in good weather or bad, you'll cherish every round on Seaside.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Low Country Gem"


JerryFoltzGC's avatar
Golf Channel
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2013
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Sea Island is as enjoyable to play is the city is to visit. The town reminds me of the way life was intended to be, and perhaps the way it was a generation or two ago. A slow paced, unpretentious, and welcoming spirit is on display from the moment you drive over the bridge, and more than one time I wished I didn't ever have to make the return trip back over the bridge. I would love to call this place home, and a growing number of PGA Tour players do just that.

The Fazio design is demanding. Designed to play primarily without rough, the generous play much tighter than they actually are due to the fact that if you miss them, you're likely reaching into your pocket for another pellet. Part of the beauty of the design is that the prevailing wind produces primarily a cross wind on the majority of the holes. The greens aren't all that demanding to putt in terms of undulation and slope, but the are small and they all have those shaved runoff areas that drive me mad when I miss a green and then never manage to save par...or worse if an extra pellet has been utilized.

On paper, it doesn't look all that challenging, but trust me, it's no cupcake. Part of what Fazio does so well is design championship courses that are capable of challenging the world's best, yet player-friendly enough for the resort and recreational golfer to enjoy. I could name a few designers who could learn from that.

The driving range might be the prettiest you've ever seen. So pretty in fact, that you wonder how they ever convinced the owners to use that tract of prime land for a practice tee.

The staff is southern, which means that you'll feel welcome from the moment you walk on property. I once asked a food server if they ever say the word no. She said, "I can't answer that...because I'd have to say that word." Everyone makes you feel special whether you're a captain of industry, or a free-loading golf commentator.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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