Set between two of Sea Island’s three championship courses, The Lodge was named the #1 Resort in the Continental U.S. in Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best Awards. The English-style manor and clubhouse features 24-hour butlers, exposed beam ceilings, oriental rugs, hardwood floors, deep soaking baths. The Lodge manifests the charm, character and time-honored traditions that have made Sea Island an American icon.
RESORT FACILITIES & INFORMATION: 40 rooms, including 2 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, 2002-2013; AAA Five Diamonds, 2001-2013; #1 Resort in the Continental U.S. – Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best Awards; Top 10% Worldwide for Traveler Feedback, TripAdvisor.
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.
AREA ATTRACTIONS: Historic Christ Church, Fort Frederica National Monument, St. Simons Island Lighthouse and A.W. Jones Heritage Center.
100 Retreat Avenue, St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
Telephone: (855) 572-4975