ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Georgia, Nov. 24, 2014 – Sea Island Golf Club has once again landed an acclaimed spot on Golfweek’s list of Best Resort Courses for 2015. The Seaside course at Sea Island, which was originally designed in 1929 by famed architects Harry S. Colt and Charles Alison and redesigned in 1999 by Tom Fazio, has earned the No. 19 spot on the list out of 100 courses nationwide. The annual list is compiled by Golfweek’s panel of course raters around the country.
“It’s a tremendous accomplishment to our team here at Sea Island that Seaside received such a worthy recognition,” said Brannen Veal, director of golf. “Along with our Plantation course, Retreat course and new Golf Performance Center, Sea Island has everything golfers need for a fun and challenging golf trip experience.”
For the past five years, Seaside has served as the host site for the PGA TOUR’s McGladrey Classic and has also hosted multiple USGA events. Situated at the southern point of the resort right along the Atlantic Ocean, Seaside is a links course, which plays firm and fast in true Scottish links tradition, and offers stunning views and a demanding layout for golfers.
To see the full list of Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses for 2015, go to golfweek.com/news/2014/nov/05/golfweeks-best-resort-courses-2015.
About Sea Island
An exceptional destination appealing to those who appreciate gracious service and heartfelt hospitality, Sea Island is the home of two of the top five resorts and one of the top five hotel spas in the Continental U.S., according to Travel + Leisure’s 2013 and 2014 World’s Best Awards. With four Forbes Five-Star experiences – The Cloister at Sea Island, The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club, The Spa at Sea Island and the Georgian Room restaurant – and an extensive array of engaging nature adventures and recreational experiences, Sea Island entices families, outdoor and activity enthusiasts, and those simply wanting to refresh and recharge. It is the only resort in the world to have received four Forbes Five-Star awards for six consecutive years. Located on the southeastern coast of Georgia, Sea Island features five miles of private beach, a Beach Club, tennis and squash centers, Yacht Club, Shooting School and Camp Cloister. Well known as a family resort, Sea Island is steeped in golf tradition and is home to three championship golf courses, including Seaside, site of the PGA Tour’s McGladrey Classic, as well as the nation’s finest Golf Performance Center. Guests may also enjoy nearby Broadfield, a Sea Island Sporting Club and Lodge, offering a variety of seasonal hunting, fishing, sporting and organic culinary opportunities. Renowned for its hospitality, Sea Island has been creating life-long traditions for discerning travelers and offering real estate ownership opportunities since 1928. Experience Sea Island at seaisland.com.
Megan Godfrey, KemperLesnik