The Forbes Five-Star Cloister is a Mediterranean masterpiece that preserves the original architecture’s lustrous history and unique essence. Its guest rooms and suites offer sweeping views of the Black Banks River, Atlantic Ocean and lush natural setting. Accommodations are defined by elegance, sophistication and comfort, featuring gleaming wood furnishings, exposed beam ceilings, overstuffed chairs, hardwood floors, and handmade Turkish rugs.
RESORT FACILITIES & INFORMATION: 200 total, rooms and suites. Georgian Room (refined, Forbes Five-Star dining), Tavola (rustic Italian), River Bar (classic brasserie), Southern Tide (oceanfront, seafood), Oak Room (tavern), Colt & Alison (steakhouse), Davis Love Grill (pub fare, sports action); Three golf courses, golf learning center, 16 tennis courts, Beach Club with three pools, Five-Star spa, fitness center, squash courts, shooting school, hunting preserve, five-mile private beach, boating, fishing, children’s programs, paddleboarding, kayaking, horseback riding, biking. MANAGING DIRECTOR: Rick Riess.
GOLF FACILITIES: Seaside par 70, 5,048 to 7,005 yards. 1929 original course by Harry S. Colt and Charles Alison; redesigned in 1999 by Tom Fazio; Plantation par 72, 5,194 to 7,058 yards. Original 1927 course designed by Walter Travis; redesigned 1998 by Rees Jones; Retreat par 72, 5,082 to 7,106 yards. Original 1970s Joe Lee design; redesigned in 2001 by Davis Love III and his brother, Mark. DIRECTOR OF GOLF: Brannen Veal. HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL: Will Hutter.
AWARDS: Forbes Five Stars 2009-2013; #2 Resort in Continental U.S. Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards; The Georgian Room (restaurant) Forbes Five Stars 2008-2013; #1 Family Resort Harper’s Hideaway Report – 2011-2013; #1 Best Beach Resort Harper’s Hideaway Report 2012.
RANKINGS: #3 Best Golf Resort – Harper’s Hideaway Report 2012; #100 Best Clubfitters – Golf Digest 2013; Dr. Morris Pickens Top 10 Sports Psychologist Golf Digest 2013; Platinum Premier Resort – Golf Magazine 2012; #2 America’s Top 50 Courses for Women.
100 Cloister Drive, Sea Island, Georgia 31561
Telephone: (855) 572-4975