Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center is the only resort on St. Simons Island to offer 27 holes of championship golf on site. Designed by George Cobb and Tom Jackson in 1967, our golf course has established itself as one of the Golden Isles’ most rewarding courses, offering challenging play for golfers of all skill levels.
In his prime, George Cobb created more than 100 original golf course designs, along with dozens of redesigns. His most prominent design is his shortest course – the Par 3 Course at Augusta National Golf Club, completed in 1959. He was also the original designer of Quail Hollow Golf Club
Renovations on all of the bunkers and new agronomy measures have many raving about our courses. The bunkers were re-shaped and filled with brilliant white G-angle sand. Native ornamental grasses were planted in strategic areas which have also raised the aesthetic appeal of the course.
The main 18-hole course plays to a par of 71. At just under 6,500 yards from the tips, the course is not long by today's standards. The pines, palms and palmetto trees that line the fairways along with some overhanging moss place a premium on driving accuracy. There is a considerable contrast in length between the two nines, with the longer back including a pair of fairly long par 5s, the second of which is part of a stout trio of finishing holes that includes the longest par 5, par 3 and par 4 on the course. The water-lined 18th is a terrific finishing hole.
The newer West nine- hole course is a shorter regulation layout that plays to a par of 34 (four par 3's) and is a first-rate traditional coastal design by George Cobb that is approaching its 50th birthday.
Players enjoy gorgeous views of the surrounding marshes while navigating challenging shots over glassy lagoons. Winding your way through the majestic Spanish moss-laden oaks and long leaf pines, you will certainly enjoy the ride. Sea Palms courses are a local favorite, as well as an affordable option for visitors.
Our additional St. Simons golf resort amenities include lessons, practice putting green, short game practice areas and a driving range. Our golf staff can help plan a number of different tournament formats, pairings, scoring and cart staging. Rental clubs are also available.