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You can choose among three stunning 18-hole golf courses at The Sea Island Golf Club. All of the courses at The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, overlook the Atlantic Ocean and the natural beauty that surrounds the English-style manor. As the host to the PGA Tour’s McGladrey Classic, Seaside is the most well-known and is regarded as the most challenging course of the bunch with an emphasis on putting and careful shots. Architects Harry S. Colt and Charles Alison created the course in 1929, but it got a redesign in 1999 from Tom Fazio. Seaside offers great views of the St. Simons Sound.
Plantation Course is no less picturesque with its grassy dunes and marshes as well as majestic oak trees everywhere you turn, showcasing the majesty of coastal Georgia. It may be the oldest course, made in 1926 by Walter Travis, but Rees Jones gave Plantation an update in 1998. Dick Wilson unveiled Retreat Course in 1960, and brothers Mark and Davis Love III overhauled it, turning it into a local favorite. While The Sea Island Golf Club is popular among players on the PGA Tour, the Love brothers have an even deeper connection — they grew up putting around the luxury golf club and still go there to practice their swings.