Honors such as being named one of the top Luxury Golf Resort in North America by Golf Magazine is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to Sea Island. Known for exceptional golf for more than 90 years, this Forbes Five-Star resort on the Georgia coast recently completed a $30 million enhancement program that will secure its place in the top echelons of golf for years to come. Combined with mild, year-round temperatures, it’s no wonder why more touring professionals live, play, or train at Sea Island than anywhere else.
First to debut were two- and four-bedroom oceanfront, “golf-in, golf-out” cottages at The Lodge at Sea Island, home to the Sea Island Golf Club and its three championship courses. Each with a spacious living area, wet bar, marble bath, and 24-hour butler service, these accommodations are top-of-the-line. Options get even better for your golf group of eight with the King Cottage.
This 4,200-square-foot masterpiece overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and features four bedrooms each with marble bathroom; large living and dining area for entertaining; a catering kitchen with the option of an Executive Chef; and a private, indoor hitting bay where players hit directly onto the driving range. King Cottage is steps from the Speedway putting course, an 18-hole, oceanfront course designed by Davis Love III and his brother, Mark. It’s a fun spot for new or seasoned putters, especially when the sun is setting over the water and The Lodge bagpiper is piping away the day, as he does every evening.
When you’re hitting from your indoor bay at King Cottage, you can’t help but notice the 17,000-square-foot Golf Performance Center across the range. Now becoming known as the finest golf instructional center in the world, the “GPC” features industry-leading technology, instruction and club fitting bays, putting studio, golf club workshop, gym, and indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces. It’s world-class instruction, however, that truly sets Sea Island above the rest, with more top teachers than any other single golf instructional center in the country, including such internationally known putting coaches with multiple tour winners Phil Kenyon and Justin Parsons, Golf Magazine Hall of Famer Jack Lumpkin, Sports Psychologist Dr. Mo Pickens, and three Top 100 Master Clubfitters. Whether you’re just starting the game or are a Masters or Open champion, golf instruction just doesn’t get any better than right here.
And finally, Plantation, Sea Island’s oldest course, re-opened last fall following a full redesign by Mark and Davis Love III. Along with the signature Seaside Course, Plantation is the site of the annual RSM Classic, a PGA TOUR FedEx Cup tournament hosted by Davis Love III. Sea Island’s third course, Retreat, rounds out Sea Island’s trio of exceptional golf options.
Did we mention the new oceanfront pool and pool house at The Lodge? Two more reasons that being acknowledged as a top luxury golf resort makes perfect sense. There is no finer place to play, to hone your game, and to relish all that is Sea Island.