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The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club is on a private island off the coast of Georgia, between Savannah and Jacksonville, Florida. Despite its island location, the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel is fairly accessible from local airports if you rent a car. The Savannah/Hilton Head International Island is less than two hours away. To get to the luxury hotel from there, take I-95 South from Savannah, to Exit 38 (North Golden Isles Parkway). Then turn left onto Golden Isles Parkway (GA 25 Spur). Drive 4.7 miles and veer right onto US 17 South, then drive 1.6 miles and turn left onto F.J. Torras Causeway. You'll drive on this for about 4.4 miles, and after you cross the Frederica River Bridge onto St. Simons Island, get into the right lane, which will turn into Kings Way. Turn right at the light onto Retreat Avenue. Continue straight on the Avenue of the Oaks and drive to the gatehouse.
The drive from Jacksonville International Airport will take you about an hour and 20 minutes. From there, take I-95 North toward Georgia to Exit 29 (US 17/US 82 Brunswick/S Georgia Parkway). Merge right onto GA 25/US 17. Then drive 9.7 miles (you?ll go over the Sydney Lanier Bridge) and make a slight right onto F.J. Torras Causeway. Drive about 4.4 miles over the causeway, and after you cross the Frederica River Bridge onto St. Simons Island, get into the right lane. This becomes Kings Way. Turn right at the light onto Retreat Avenue. Continue straight on the Avenue of the Oaks and drive to the gatehouse.
Of course, if you're lucky enough to have your own plane, you can fly into Malcolm McKinnon Airport, which is three miles from the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. After you land, all you have to do is turn right on Demere Road, right on Ocean Boulevard and continue onto Kings Way. Turn left onto Retreat Avenue and continue onto Canary Drive to The Lodge.