Updated: Nov 2
Exploring Sea Island Golf, Beyond The Brochure
If you golf, it is likely you have seen an advertisement for a golf destination. Whether or not the copy behind the ad holds any truth value, they promise of lush fairways and impeccable service. Recently, The Par Train’s own, Evan Singer visited Sea Island Golf Resort and brought us all the goods on a golf destination that will introduce a few courses to the bucket list (if they weren’t already on there).
When we consider US locations for destination golf trips what places come to mind? Pinehurst, Scottsdale, Bandon Dunes, Sand Valley… you would be remiss to not include Sea Island to that mix. Sea Island is not limited to golf, which allowed this special locale to feature both a golf trip destination as well as a suitable location for all kinds of gatherings.
What does Sea Island provide as a golf destination?
Sea Island is a world class golf destination that offers more than just golf. Five world class courses in the area that would allow the golf-obsessed to indulge in the home of nearly a dozen tour pros while accessing cool local amenities and activities.
Tour pros that reside in Sea Island include:
Davis Love III
Who is Sea Island best suited for?
A broad range of off-the-course activities makes Sea Island an ideal destination for golf trips with non-golfers. Families, bachelor parties, couples getaway and more. The point is that in contrast to a place like Bandon Dunes, there is more than just golf for attendees to enjoy. World class golf plus (can we put other activities here like the spa, archery, fishing, paddle boarding, etc.) Perhaps this work/life balance is the reason many golf pros have decided to settle here. If it’s good enough for Tour Pros to call this place home, imagine how good it’ll be for you.
There’s a kitchen in the locker room at Seaside (!!!). Wood lockers with tour pros names on them, leather chairs and huge TVs. Southern hospitality where people are out to extend this cultural kindness and inviting nature. The Halfway Station at the Plantation Course is like walking into someone’s beautiful, inviting home. Delicious cocktails and eats. Transfusions galore!
Non-golf Activities in the Area
Sea Island is a great option for all ranges of trips from a bachelor party to a trip with family. Not the same as an all-golf destination such as Bandon or Pinehurst. Sea Island has all the amenities, activities and outdoors activities. Archery, beach club, boat rentals for fishing, horseback riding, guided nature tours and other activities for everyone. St. Simon’s is a cool, relaxing town that is also accessible for a low-key bar/restaurant scene without resort prices.
Difficulty and Conditions
Marsh, wetlands, huge bunkers, pristine grooming, spanish moss hanging off oak trees.
It feels like a BIG property with big time, pristine practice facilities.