Retreat at Sea Island Golf Club

4.1666666667 4.2 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6723 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout


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


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


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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6723 yards 72.1 129
Green 72 6350 yards 70.3 125
White 72 5876 yards 68.2 120
Silver 72 5526 yards 66.7 117
Gold (W) 72 5039 yards 68.7 116

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews


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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"A great additional 18-holes at Sea Island!"

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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The retreat course at Sea Island golf resort is the third course in the Davis Love III area and is geographically separate from the Plantation and Seaside courses. It has its own driving range/practice area/putting greens and it was an extremely impressive facility. The course itself is more inland with quite a bit of trees surrounding each hole but lots of fun to play. The layout is challenging and contains a variety of holes with water and trees being your biggest enemies here. The par-4's here stretch from as short as a drivable 290 yarder to a beastly 445 yard hole. For the most part, there is room to miss off the tee on a lot of holes but there are some strategically placed trees that block out approach shots, and being on the correct side of fairways the key to scoring well here. The greens are fast but roll true to the lay of the grain.

Some consider the Retreat course a step below the other 2 courses at Sea Island but I would respectfully disagree. Personally, the Retreat course was my second favorite of the 3 Sea Island courses, behind Seaside of course. You cant go wrong with Retreat, and you MUST add it to your list of courses to play when youre on St. Simons Island.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

"Must Play"

musselwhite's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

With so much great golf on and around SSI, this course is easy to overlook. Don't. Great care is taken to maintain this gem of a country club. Always in fantastic shape. Very flat, perfect course to walk.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

I recommend this course

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