I had the distinct pleasure of traveling to St. Simons Island, GA to play the historic Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club. The Seaside course is host to the PGA TOUR’s McGladrey Classic every year in October. Sea Island Golf Club, which is situated on the southern tip of St. Simons Island, is pure beauty at it’s finest. The Seaside course at Sea Island was originally built as a nine hole course by legendary English architects Colt and Alison in 1929. In 1973, Joe Lee designed Marshside Nine. These two distinct nines were transformed into the current world-class Seaside course in 1999 by Tom Fazio. Seaside is prominently placed at #4 on Golf Digest’s list of “The 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America.” From the championship tees, Seaside is a 7,055 yard, par 70 course with a 141 slope rating.
This true oceanside course places a premium on careful shot selection, recovery and putting. Offering Sea Island’s most demanding layout, the storied Seaside Course has been the site of many prestigious golf events and has challenged some of the game’s finest golfers including Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus and Sam Snead. Sea Island Golf Club offers a fore-caddie program* which allows golfers the best opportunity to play their game without having to worry about yardage, green reading and ball placement, which are all vital to playing the Seaside Course. Our caddies, Chip and Kelly, were friendly, outgoing, respectful and above all knowledgeable about the course. Chip is also a great painter.
**caddie program that includes both fore-caddies and walking caddies upon request**
Recognized as the home of the #1 and #2 Resorts and the #4 Spa in the continental U.S. in Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best Awards, Sea Island offers a variety of accommodations at The Cloister, The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club, and in the Cottages. Surrounded by the splendid natural beauty of the Georgia coast, Sea Island provides its guests with an extensive variety of experiences, including five miles of private beach, casual to Five-Star dining, three championship golf courses, tennis and squash courts, children’s programs, fishing, boating, water sports, shooting school, hunting preserve, fitness center, and the 65,000-square-foot Forbes Five-Star Spa at Sea Island. Best known for its genuine hospitality throughout its 85-year history, Sea Island has received four Five-Star Awards for the past six years at The Cloister, The Lodge, the Georgian Room restaurant and The Spa.To book a vacation to Sea Island please visit their website at www.SeaIsland.com. For general information call 1-(800)-SEA-ISLAND.