515 North Windward Drive, St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522, US
(912) 638-3351
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About Sea Palms Resort

Sea Palms Resort is a golf community on St. Simons Island in coastal Georgia with condominium style accommodations in the resort village or beachfront. Guests at Sea Palms Resort have access to the club's 18-hole golf course, fitness center, pool and other member amenities. The Sea Gate Inn features condominium-style suites with modern, full kitchens, private balconies and living spaces. The beach on St. Simons Island is accessible on the south end. The 18-hole golf course was originally designed by George Cobb and fully renovated in 2019.

Facts

Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★
Year Opened1967
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsBar, Casual
Room TypesVillas/Casitas, Suite
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
MarinaYes
Beach AccessYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Sea Palms Resort

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
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Overpriced

For the price you might as well play King & Prince. Remodel was nice and can see they spent some money but still not a course that is top tier. They sprayed the greens with paint pigment first thing in the morning so shoes have green stain on them. Loaded the tee times to where we had to wait close to 30 minutes to start the turn. Driving range is still an absolute joke and they don’t even give you a token for balls to hit so add that to total play cost. Overall disappointed with course even after the renovation. I would have to be out of options to play sea palms again.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day at Sea Palms

Course was in great shape. Can't wait to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Sea Palms vs. King and Prince

There are two main golf courses at St. Simons for the public to play: Sea Palms (SP) vs. King and Prince (KP). Below I compare and contract the two.
Cart: SP has a more comfortable cart by far. It includes a map of the hole locations. KP has a ball and club washer on the cart, but mine was muddy water. I doesn't seem like they changed the water. SP offers a towel in their card; KP does not.
Practice Range: For the price of these courses, they should give you free range balls. They don't. KP has a better facility which is near the clubhouse with a putting green, chipping green. The grass to hit range balls was below and doesn't replicate a lie in the fairway. SP range is a bit far away. The putting green is near the clubhouse.
Tee Boxes: about the same for both courses
Fairways: about the same for both courses
Greens: Soft. Very soft. Very slow.
Signage: Neither course has maps of the holes on the scorecard or tee boxes.
Slope/Yardage: KP had a very nice combo of tees to choose from so that we could get the yardage and slope that we are used to. I would recommend that SP adjust their scorecard similarly. The yardage from the tips was a bit too far, but from the next one in, it was a bit low. I nice combination of these two would have been perfect.
Value: Paid $65 for SP and $80 at KP.
Course: KP had some lovely signature holes created within the marsh. SP was a great course as well. KP is located all the way on the north side of the island; SP is seems like it is right in the middle of town.
My recommendations: It would be really hard to walk KP due to the "marsh" holes. But I could easily see walking SP if wanted to. For the money, the amenities and the proximity of course to where we were staying (East Beach), I would choose SP over KP.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great course oversees coming in noce

Course in great shape oversees coming in nice. Staff very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Tight layout, very good condition.

Front nine holes ease you into a tough back nine. Course is tight with out of bounds on most holes. Greens are challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrible customer service

The course was great, but the customer service from the Head Pro could not have been worse. We booked a foursome on line and got a $49 rate, and as it turned out, were the last group off that day. We had one other friend decide to join us, so we first asked if we could play a 5 some and were told no, the course was too busy??? Then the Pro said that our $49 rate was for internet only, so our other friend had to pay $65. So we split up and played a 2some and 3 some. But after 3 holes we caught 2 incredibly slow groups. We then started playing a 5 some, and still waited on every shot. Plus, never saw anyone behind us.
But it gets worse. I left my range finder in the golfcart. I called the next day and aforementioned Pro said they had not seen it but would call if it showed up. Since I was playing in a tourney at another course, my wife went over to the course and asked the cart guy, and sure enough, he found it still attached to the cart. I hope he didn't get fired, because she said the Pro was still giving excuses as to how he looked and they had not found it. I know everyone has a bad day, but when you are in these business, you need to treat your customers as if they are paying your check---because they are! Although we love the course, will probably find somewhere else to play next time where we are made to feel more welcome.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Board of Directors

Course was good. Greens very fast. Overall I would give it four stars.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Average Course for Premium course price

Traveled in from out of town to play my first East Coast Course near the beach. Expectations were to see beautifully manicured fairways and greens. I found a very normal course for the price comparable to places I play in Augusta, GA for half the cost. It’s not a bad course at all, it’s just didn’t meet the expectations of the drive and the cost.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome greens

It had rained pretty hard prior to my round and rained a little during the round so the course was understandable wet and played long because there was NO roll......lol. But it was challenging. Long par 3’s which I like. Very well kept!! Absolutely awesome greens!!!!! Thanks!!! Very enjoyable

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

Expectations were high given the green fees but left disappointed as the course was not in great shape with the exception being the greens. I thought the greens were in great shape. However, I recommend playing King and Prince for the overall $ value and its more challenging with better views there. A course that charges what Sea Palms does should at least have paved cart paths.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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