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The interior design of Colt & Alison uses traditional steakhouse elements, but it also takes inspiration from its surrounding golf courses at The Lodge at Sea Island, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. In the dimly lit, intimate space, a stone fireplace sits along one wall. White-linen-covered tables have either high-back wooden chairs with a maroon and pale gold floral print, cozy paisley banquettes in the same color scheme and burgundy bolsters, or oversized leather studded armchairs in orange-red or tan. A mini lampshade with a wood neck and silver base is placed atop of each table, and the wooden chandeliers use the same lampshades. The walls of the Sea Island restaurant mix dark mahogany paneling and deep red paint.
Golf is a big deal at the hotel — after all, its Seaside Course is home to PGA Tour’s McGladrey Classic — so it makes sense that you’ll see nods to its golf offerings on the walls. Clubs are framed in boxes and hung on the walls alongside trophies and drawings of courses. The steakhouse was named after Harry S. Colt and Charles H. Alison, who designed the second set of nine holes on the Seaside Course (after the previous architect died midway through the project). A black-and-white photo of the pair hangs above the wood-burning fireplace. Opposite of the fireplace, there’s the best ode to Sea Island golf: a bank of windows that look out on the 18th hole of the Plantation Course.