Plantation at Sea Island Golf Club

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4.0
7
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.9
Value
3.5
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
5.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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3.5
2
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
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0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
3.0
Layout
3.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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3.5
2
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
3.0
Layout
3.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6531
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6531 yards
Green 72 6174 yards
White 72 5881 yards
Silver 72 5447 yards
Gold (W) 72 5081 yards
Scorecard for Plantation
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.1/135 380 390 218 590 430 390 163 529 465 3555 452 231 406 431 387 156 555 351 519 3488 7043
Green M: 71.4/131 356 367 196 552 401 357 148 476 445 3298 429 222 385 409 366 142 531 332 492 3308 6606
White M: 70.0/128 350 356 172 525 383 357 127 476 420 3166 409 185 378 400 360 128 505 325 470 3160 6326
Silver M: 68.2/124 W: 72.7/130 335 345 172 515 375 320 136 446 416 3060 404 178 361 381 341 130 497 303 465 3060 6120
Gold M: 66.3/120 W: 70.6/125 286 266 134 460 323 311 109 413 326 2628 343 122 310 309 298 93 439 255 426 2595 5223
Handicap 13 11 17 1 5 9 15 7 3 4 14 6 2 10 18 12 16 8
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 4 36 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 5 17 3 7 1 15 11 9 2 16 8 4 12 18 10 14 6

Course Details

Year Built 1928
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Walter Travis (1928) Rees Jones (1998) Dick Wilson (1960) H. S. Colt (1929) C. H. Alison (1929) Greg Muirhead Rees Jones (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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Reviews

4.0
7
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor

A nice course but nothing spectacular

This is a nice course with many fine golf holes in a very pretty setting. The course has a good mix of hole types. There just isn't anything, other than the surrounds, that really stands out. There are some water holes and the fairway corridors are decently wide. A few holes are memorable in their set-up, such as an island green or greens perched by the water. I've read that they are going to completely make the course over next year so I hope to play again after it is re-done.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice enough, but ready for renovation

The Plantation course has always been second-fiddle to the Seaside at Sea Island. Rees Jones' 1998 renovation certainly installed a stern challenge at the course, but the straightforward demands of the course have fallen out of favor in recent years. When Scot Sherman and Love Golf Design renovate it, starting in December 2019, they will give it a much-needed refresh from a stylistic and strategic perspective. This will put it in much closer competition with the Seaside, which will nevertheless always have an advantage because of its superior land. But the new Plantation will close the gap considerably.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice course with tough elevated greens.

Plantation is the sister course to Seaside and it very enjoyable. Not a memorable course like Seaside but challenging. Hole #10 and #18 are great holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Golf Channel Am Tour

Round 2 was played on this course. The first was on the seaside course. This review can be for both.

The weather was not great (cold and windy) however everything else about the event was great. Well maybe not my score. lol. The staff was exceptional. The course conditions were great for this time of year in fact the greens rolled super fast and true. The accommodations are first class. This was a great venue for the GCAT and the 5 stars says it all. A must to place to stay and play. BTW, the price was for the event so I am not sure what the green fees were but its worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Atlanta Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Plantation is a solid secondary track!

Plantation at Sea Island resort is definitely secondary to the premier sister course at Seaside, but its still a big time course with lots of challenges. Plantation is more inland and off the coast but still gets a good bit of wind, especially on number 10. This course isn't overseeded but you would never know it because of how green it is in the middle of January. I enjoyed playing the course and the variety of holes that it had to offer but the greens were very challenging and tougher to read because the grain is almost impossible to read as its not as apparent as Seaside's greens. Plantation can be more sneaky tough as there is a lot of water crossing mid-fairways or peninsula/island greens that isn't very obvious unless you've played the course previously. Overall a wonderful addition and complement to the Sea Island resort golf courses but Seaside is the definite premier course to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Hosting the Tour will shine the spotlight on Plantation

Plantation will always live in the shadow of Seaside, but at least it will finally get a piece of the spotlight by hosting a portion of the McGladrey Classic for the first time in 2015. With the same amenities as Seaside - the awesome practice facilities along the ocean/sound and access to the swank men's locker room inside The Lodge - Plantation is a four-star course that delivers a five-star experience. Ponds threaten throughout the round on a layout redone by Rees Jones in 1998. Golfers play the 10th hole along the water, then head inland on this parkland-by-the-sea ... never far enough to escape the wind, however.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Watch out for Wind

We played on a very windy day and it was very tough. I have never seen tee boxes as immaculately maintained as these. They are as good as some greens that I play. The greens were very fast but very true!!! Fairways were awesome. Practice area was very nice. Can be very penal if you misshit the ball. Fairways dont have lot of rough so wayward shots will get wet. There are several holes where you choose how much of the marsh to carry.....be conservative and safe. Some of the greens have shaved areas so chips can come back to your feet. Our group had never played the course and there were some shots that were a little blind. Would be helpful to take a 4caddie if possible. Staff is super friendly!! GREAT COURSE!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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