Sea Island: Retreat & Seaside Courses

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

out

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

in

Yards

475

220

395

425

500

350

145

355

475

3340

400

430

225

410

350

495

425

195

475

3405

6745

Hndcp

7

6

3

1

4

8

9

5

2

4

3

5

2

7

6

1

8

9

Par

5

3

4

4

5

4

3

4

4

36

4

4

3

4

4

5

4

3

5

36

72

Sea Island: The Retreat & Seaside Nines are combined most often for tournament play at this 36 hole tradition laden resort at St. Simons Island just off the southern Georgia coast. The development opened in the late 1920's with a nine hole course, the Plantation designed by Walter Travis. In 1929 the picturesque Seaside nine was added, designed by the English team of Colt and Alison. The Retreat nine laid out by Dick Wilson was added around 1960 and later in 1973 the Marshside nine by Joe Lee completed the complex. The Retreat and Seaside combination offers a combination of similar, but contrasting nines. The Retreat, the front nine, is tighter with narrower fairways, encroaching trees and lakes as water hazards. The Seaside course is more open, subject to the winds off the Atlantic Ocean and the marshland hazards can vary according to the tides. Neither course has a lot of elevation change so bunkers can be deep with exaggerated lips and greens are often elevated. In terms of variety and beauty the Seaside nine wins hands down, but the chosen layout offers a rich trek through some beautiful southern coastline scenery and challenging golf as well.


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