Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center is the only resort on St. Simons Island to offer 27 holes of championship golf on site. Our courses were designed by George Cobb and Tom Jackson in 1967. The course have established themselves 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 in Charlotte NC.
Recent renovations to the main 18-hole course have many raving. Bunkers have been rebuilt, reshaped and replaced with brilliant white G-angle sand. Native ornamental grasses were also planted in strategic areas which have raised the aesthetic appeal. The 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 9-hole West course is a shorter layout that plays to a par of 34 (four par 3's). This first-rate traditional coastal design is a challenging "Executive" course. Water comes in into play on seven of the nine holes which adds another element for accurate shots.
Sea Palms golf amenities also include private lessons, practice putting green, short game practice areas and a driving range. Our golf staff can help plan tournament formats, pairings, scoring and cart staging. Rental clubs are also available.
Sea Palms courses are local favorites, as well as an affordable option for visitors.