St. Simons Island…a Golfer’s Paradise

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St. Simons Island, one of 4 islands known as the Golden Isles off the coast of Georgia, is about as close to Paradise as you will ever get…and for golfers, it may just be Utopia.   With over 219 sunny days a year and an average high temp of 75.9 degrees (the average low is 60.1 degrees!)  The mild weather and gorgeous beaches draw people from all over the country…the world class golf courses draw golfers from all over the world, including quite a few PGA Tour Golfers who make their home on our Island…and nearby Sea Island.

 Sea Island

Sea Island, a sister Island to St. Simons in the Golden Isles, is the kind of place people come back to year after year…the beach vacation becomes a family tradition.   For Professional Golfers, it all started when Davis Love, Jr (yes…the father of the famous Davis Love, III) opened the Golf Performance Center 1980s (Beautifully renovated a couple of years ago) opening the world’s eyes to the beauty and temperate weather of this beautiful island location.  The beaches, on Sea Island and St. Simons, are long stretches of unspoiled beauty with colorful sunsets that are so beautiful you stare in openmouthed awe from their start to their fiery finale!  The people are friendly and always have a kind word and warm smile for residents and tourists alike.  The professional golfers who make their home here, Matt Kuchar, Harris English and yes, Davis Love, III among others, love the family atmosphere and the opportunity to let their hair down between tours and still get the chance to play around on some of the loveliest greens in the country.

The Courses

The Sea Island Golf Club is ranked 4 out of 75 Best Golf Resorts in the US…all 3 of its 18 hole courses are championship ones.  (Seaside, Plantation & Retreat Course) With beautiful ocean views and challenging designs that still remain fun to play, these courses have topped the bucket lists of professional and amateur golfers since the first one opened in 1929.  The King and Prince Golf Course on St. Simons Island originally got its start as the Hampton Plantation and is worth visiting for the history alone…but the golf is what will have you coming back year after year.  4 different marsh islands accessed by golf cart bridges create 4 of the most unique holes to play and is the signature of The King and Prince Golf Course…and the ancient oaks, lakes and lagoons create a scenic landscape like no other.  These 2 resorts are just 2 of the many golf courses that help create this golfer’s paradise…isn’t it time to book your vacation today and discover what all else is available?