Sun and Fun Golf Association - Golf Travel Specialists

Rated #4 out of the 75 Best Golf Resorts in the U.S., Sea Island Golf Club offers three exceptional 18-hole championship courses. The Seaside Course, home to the PGA TOUR’s McGladrey Classic, is a links course graced by majestic ocean vistas in the tradition of St. Andrews. The Plantation Course winds enticingly through marsh and forest offering a uniquely dramatic and challenging design cultivated by Rees Jones.

Plantation Course:
With Rees Jones' masterful renovation, Plantation Course unfolds among a forest of ancient live oak and cedar, with a hint of danger lurking in its tidal creeks and lakes. Plantation boasts expansive fairways that give definition to the course, showcasing beautiful views of the ocean, oaks, and blooming flowers – enticing the accomplished and inviting the novice.

Jones calls the new Plantation "parkland by the sea" for its magnificent vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and its lush natural scenery. Rees added, "I took the work of Walter Travis (who designed Plantation in 1926) and Dick Wilson (who fashioned Retreat in 1960) and produced a classic style course with a similar flavor."

Par 72, Length, slope and rating for each tee
Tee / Yardage / Slope / Rating
Green / 6302 / 131 / 71.4

White / 6014 / 128 / 70.0

Silver / 5578 / 124 / 68.2

Gold / 5194 / 125 / 70.6

Seaside Course:
Seaside is the pinnacle of links golf. Situated at the southern tip of St. Simons Island at The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club, this ocean side course places a premium on careful shot selection, recovery, and putting. Offering Sea Island's most demanding layout, Seaside is the host venue for the PGA TOUR's McGladrey Classic. Seaside has also hosted multiple USGA events, challenging golf's best amateur players.

Originally designed in 1929 by famed architects Harry S. Colt and Charles Alison, the Seaside Course was updated in 1999 by Tom Fazio – earning it a prominent place on Golf Digest's list of "Top 100 Courses in the United States." Tidal creeks, dunes, salt marshes and the St. Simons Sound frame the course, which plays fast, firm, and fun in the tradition of legendary Scottish links.

Par 70, Length, slope and rating for each tee
Tee / Yardage / Slope / Rating
Green / 6233 / 135 / 71.1
White / 5881 / 132 / 69.4
Silver / 5444 / 127 / 67.4
Gold / 4911 / 123 / 69.1

As SFGA members you can experience first-hand what the world’s greatest golfers have enjoyed during the championship week; from spectacular golf to incredible Salamander hospitality, please register as soon as possible because space in limited and we have a short booking window.

This will be our fourth visit to Sea Island and this time our members will stay at the five-star Lodge at Sea Island.

The Lodge at Sea Island: is a golf resort where the only thing you'll have to think about are which club to choose. Your personal butler will take care of anything your caddy can't. Situated along the beaches of St. Simons Sound and the Atlantic, The Lodge debuted in 2001 as an English manor and clubhouse.  The estate features only 40 guest rooms, most featuring ocean and/or golf fairway views. They're elegantly furnished with antiques, overstuffed chairs, exposed beam ceilings, and deep soaking baths. The Lodge wine cellar houses an impressive backbone of 4,500 bottles and 750 different labels.  The Lodge is the heart of Sea Island's legendary golf mecca. If the greens don't cooperate, The Golf Learning Center employs three of Golf Digest's top 50 teachers. Lodge guests also have full access to eight clay tennis courts, a massive spa and fitness center, sailing, deep sea-fishing, salt marsh kayaking, trap and skeet shooting and private beach.

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Room Features Include:  the plush splendor of rich wood furnishings, exposed beam ceilings, overstuffed chairs, and hardwood floors. Hand-crafted Oriental rugs deepen the aesthetic experience, while spacious marble baths with deep-soaking tubs and rain-head showers provide cleansing replenishment. Rooms at The Lodge are spacious, featuring 700 square feet of space. Standard amenities include 24-hour room service, deluxe toiletries, large LCD HD televisions, and spacious oversized bathrooms with deep soaking tubs.Our package is priced substantially less than if you were to visit on your own and partake in all the package items we’ve included. This is one of the finest golf resort venues in the world and I hope you will join us for promises to be another outstanding SFGA event!

Awards for The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club:

  • The Gold List, Condé Nast Traveler, 2014
  • Forbes Five-Star, 2002 - 2015
  • AAA Five-Diamond, 2001 – 2015
  • #1 Hotel in the U.S.A., U.S. News & World Report, 2014, 2015
  • One of Top Ten Resorts in the Continental U.S., Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, 2013 - 2015
  • Top 10% Worldwide for Traveler Feedback, TripAdvisor

Awards for Golf:

  • Top 100 Courses, Golf Magazine, 2014
  • Top 25 Golf U.S. Golf Resorts, Cigar Aficionado, 2013
  • #2 America’s Top 50 Courses for Women (Seaside), Golf Digest, 2013
  • #100 Best Clubfitters, Golf Digest, 2013
  • Dr. Morris Pickens, Top 10 Sports Psychologists, Golf Digest, 2013
  • #5 Best Golf Resort, Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards
  • Platinum Premier Resort, Golf Magazine, 2012
  • #4 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America, Golf Digest, 2011

Awards for Spa:

  • Forbes Five-Star 2009 - 2015
  • #3 Hotel Spa in the Continental U.S. Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, 2014
  • #4 Spa Resort, Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report¸ Readers’ Choice Awards 2014
  • #8 Top U.S. Resort Spa, Condé Nast Traveler’s, Readers’ Choice Awards 2013
  • Top Ten Luxury Spas in the World,, 2012 

US News and World Report recently put out their list of the Top 10 Hotels in the United States. The top hotels for 2015 stand out among a varied landscape of great American properties. High-end amenities, excellent customer service and gourmet restaurants contribute to the distinguished reputations of each of these hotels. Here is what they had to say… “Surpassing all other U.S. News-ranked hotels in the United States, The Lodge at Sea Island earns the top distinction of 2015's Best Hotel in the USA. Though The Lodge has been recognized as a Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond property for several years, the hotel skyrocketed to the top after gaining further recognition among experts and guests alike. Guests laud just about everything at the hotel — from the seven restaurants to the three 18-hole championship golf courses to the 65,000-square-foot spa (located at its sister property The Cloister, which is also on Sea Island grounds). Guest rooms are also met with praise for their waterfront views, wood furnishings, spacious patios and large bathrooms with rainfall showerheads and deep soaking tubs.” They didn’t even mention that the golf is so good that the PGA Tour stops there each year to play the McGladrey Classic!

We couldn’t think of a more fitting venue for our final event of the year than the Lodge at Sea Island Resort. It’s one of a few five star golf resort destinations in the country and one that should be experienced if possible. We’ve negotiated a terrific package and hope you will join us for this marvelous event. If you are interested I recommend registering early as it should be a popular trip.

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Friday, December 1, 2017:
4:00pm- Sea Island Resort check in time, however if rooms are available earlier you may be able to check in
6:00pm- Welcome Reception(Cash Bar) followed by group Dinner location(TBA)

Saturday, December 2, 2017:
7:00am- Breakfast service begins at your hotel
9:00am- Tee times on the Plantation Golf Course(2 Best of 4 Mixed Teams)
6:00pm- Dinner on your own

Sunday, December 3, 2017:
7:00am- Breakfast service begins at your hotel
9:00am- Tee times on the Seaside Golf Course(2 Best of 4 Couples Teams)*
6:00pm- Cocktail Reception(Cash Bar) followed by Awards Dinner location(TBA)

Monday, December 4, 2017:
7:00am- Breakfast service begins at your hotel  
11:00am- Participants depart after breakfast

*Fore-caddies are required on the Seaside Course and been included in your package price, but you are responsible for the gratuity, which is to be paid directly to the caddy at the end of your round. The suggested gratuity for the forecaddie is $25.00 and up per bag, depending on service. 

  • 4 days & 3 night’s accommodations at The Lodge at Sea Island(December 1, 2, 3)
  • 2 Rounds of Tournament Golf with cart:
    • The Plantation Course(December 2)
    • The Seaside Course(December 3)
  • Welcome Dinner preceded by cash bar cocktail reception(December 1)
  • Awards Dinner preceded by cash bar cocktail reception(December 3)
  • Breakfast each morning(December 2, 3 & 4)
  • Tournament Entry Fee and opportunity to win Prizes
  • Complimentary benefits applicable to accommodations include: Wireless and high speed Internet service, daily newspaper upon request, access to the resort’s Fitness Center, Spa, Beach Club, and Shuttle Service.Taxes & Gratuities on planned meals

Sea Island Resort

Sea Island, Georgia

​December 1 - 4, 2017