Golfing on St. Simons Island
When planning an island vacation, golf is not what you would think of as a normal island activity; but, on St. Simons Island, golfing IS considered a tropical sport. With 8 courses (2 of which are public courses) and 117 holes, even the low handicap golfers will find a course to challenge and amaze them. Spend a day knocking around that little white ball on St. Simons and we are sure you will come away with a new appreciation of Island Golf. For more information about how to gain access to play these private courses, contact Roland Daniel Properties.
Frederica Golf Course
When golfing on St. Simons Island, you have to try out Frederica Golf Course, a private facility, 18 hole, 7217 yard, par 72 course that comes complete with its own driving range. Challenging and beautiful you may want to take advantage of their professional caddies. Oh, and watch out for the alligators sunning themselves around the lake!
King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort
One of the more unique St. Simons Island golf courses, this 18 hole public course is probably also one of the most challenging of the courses. Famous for its series of 4 holes, created out of marsh islands you access by cart bridges…800 feet of cart bridges. Feel the need for a practice shot or two? The King and Prince Golf Course has its own practice facility, complete with putting greens, chipping greens and five target ranges.
Retreat Golf Course at St. Simons Island
The Retreat is an 18 hole private course that features a driving range, putting green and the renowned Davis Love Grill…golfers the world over have enjoyed their time spent at this 19th hole with spectacular views and icy beverages.
Sea Island Golf Club-Plantation and Seaside Courses
Sea Island Golf Course’s award winning Seaside Course, originally designed in 1929 then redesigned by Tom Fazio in 1999 is an 18 hole private course that has the unique distinction of being ocean side and therefore not a great course to be golfing on if you have a tendency to slice your drive! The Plantation course, renovated by Rees Jones is famous for its dazzling ocean views and the ancient oak and cedar trees that dot the course is also an 18 hole private course boasting over 7000 yards. These amazing courses are also the site of the McGladrey Classic, now RSM Classic, an official PGA tournament which is held every fall on the island, and sponsored by the Davis Love Foundation.
Sea Palms Golf and Tennis Resort
Sea Palms courses include the main 18 hole course, and the west course offering 9 holes, as well as the new fun sport of FootGolf. Both courses have recently been renovated with new landscaping featuring ornamental grasses, and rebuilt bunkers. Golf lessons are offered here, so it’s probably a good place to start if you haven’t had much experience on the greens. Rental clubs are also available if you forgot to bring your own.
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Of the nicest golf carts in town! We will gladly arrange the rental of a golf cart of your choice to enjoy during your stay. Remember, when you rent one of our vacation homes, you aren’t just getting a place to rest your head at night, you are getting over 20 years of experience and knowledge of the best places on St. Simons Island. We are the whole package…book your vacation with us today!