Sea Island

Sea Island, Georgia


Sea Island Reservations



Located on the southeastern coast of Georgia, halfway between Savannah, GA and Jacksonville, FL, you’ll find one of the most luxurious resorts in the world, Sea Island. Sea Island is home to two of the top five resorts and one of the top five hotel spas in the Continental U.S., according to Travel + Leisure’s 2013 and 2014 World’s Best Awards. With four Forbes Five-Star experiences – The Cloister at Sea Island, The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club, The Spa at Sea Island, and the Georgian Room restaurant – and an extensive array of engaging nature adventures and recreational experiences, Sea Island entices families, outdoor and activity enthusiasts, and those simply wanting to refresh and recharge. It is the only resort in the world to have received four Forbes Five-Star awards for seven consecutive years.

Well known as a family resort, Sea Island is steeped in golf tradition and is home to three championship golf courses, including Seaside, site of the PGA Tour’s McGladrey Classic, as well as the nation’s finest Golf Performance Center. Sea Island features five miles of private beach, a Beach Club, tennis and squash centers, Yacht Club, Shooting School, and Camp Cloister. Guests may also enjoy nearby Broadfield, a Sea Island Sporting Club and Lodge, offering a variety of seasonal hunting, fishing, sporting and organic culinary opportunities. Renowned for its gracious service and heartfelt hospitality, Sea Island has been creating life-long traditions for discerning travelers and offering real estate ownership opportunities since 1928.


Sea Island Real Estate & Accommodation

Sea Island offers an uncomplicated privacy and easy-going, elegant lifestyle that transcends resort experiences and real estate offerings. With private neighborhoods such as Sea Island’s Cottages and Ocean Forest Golf Club community, Sea Island was named the “top golf community” in the U.S in both 2007 and 2008 by Travel + Leisure Golf. The resort’s recent transformation married Sea Island’s storied charm with unparalleled 21st century amenities. At the forefront was the rebirth of the Forbes Five-Star Cloister, an American icon, and opening of The Lodge, annual recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star awards and centerpiece to Sea Island Golf Club’s legendary, impeccably transformed courses.

Sea Island Cottages – There are approximately 600 privately owned Cottages on Sea Island, 150 are available for rent. Each is custom-designed, providing guests with a selection of styles and décor from which to choose. The homes range from three to eight bedrooms and most residences offer beach, salt marsh or tidal creek views. Rental of the Cottages includes complete access to dining, golf, spa, and resort privileges at The Cloister and The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club.

The Cloister – The Forbes Five-Star Cloister emerged after a three-year renaissance to become a Mediterranean masterpiece that preserves the original architecture’s lustrous history and unique essence. The 175 elegant guest rooms and suites offer sweeping views of the Black Banks River, Atlantic Ocean and lush Georgian setting. The uniquely designed rooms are defined by elegance, sophistication and comfort. The Cloister encompasses a sprawling range of world-class buildings and amenities, including the The Cloister Ocean Villas, The Cloister Spa, The Cloister Beach Club, and Sea Island Yacht Club.

The Cloister Ocean Villas – Located on the southernmost end of Sea Island, the Cloister Ocean Villas provide a private enclave of 22 remarkable beachfront residences within a short walk to the Beach Club, Cloister, Fitness and Spa, and Tennis Club. One, two and three bedroom residences range from approximately 1,200-3,500 square feet and are offered with fully deeded ownership opportunities in three separate buildings. The Cloister Ocean Residences feature Cloister resort services, including room service, concierge, housekeeping, maintenance and more.

Lake Cottages – located within minutes of The Cloister at Sea Island is the Mediterranean-inspired Lake Cottages. Lake Cottages is a private, gated enclave of 40 townhomes on St. Simons Island offering three- and four-bedroom residences ranging in size from approximately 3,500-4,000 square each equipped with individual elevators and the most tranquil marsh, lake and wooded views.

River Club – A popular condominium neighborhood near The Cloister comprising 44 residences from 2-5 bedrooms.

Sea Island Beach Club –  located inside the celebrated grounds of Sea Island are 3 extraordinarily outstanding community residences just steps to the beach and Beach Club and an array of world class Cloister resort services.

  • Beach Club Ocean Residences, an enclave of 20  three- or four-bedroom condominiums, featuring panoramic ocean views and a private swimming pool with cabana.
  • Beach Club Garden Residences, an enclave of 32 single-level the garden-centered three- and four-bedroom condominiums neighboring the Beach Club Ocean Residences in two buildings offering family-style living long cherished by the guests of The Cloister.
  • Beach Club Suites consist of 36 furnished one- and two-bedroom residential suites located on the second and third levels of The Cloister Beach Club neighboring Dunbar and Mackay Houses.

The Ocean Club – located just 450 feet from the new Sea Island Beach Club along five miles of private beach are 14 single-level, four- and five-bedroom residences in two three-story buildings. Residences range 4,000-5,500 square feet. Owners enjoy a private entrance and pool, as well as full Cloister resort services, housekeeping and maintenance.

Ocean Forest – located on the northernmost point of Sea Island, this community is home to four distinctive residential offerings with views of the Hampton River, Ocean Forest Golf Course, saltwater lagoons and the Atlantic Ocean. Originally zoned for more than 300 residences, the final plan for the Dune, Forest, Ocean and River Cottages features 109 properties inspired by their natural surroundings.

Note: While Ocean Forest residents enjoy application rights to Sea Island Club. Use and access of the private, members only Ocean Forest Golf Course and Ocean Forest Golf Club is not included in residence purchase.

Hawkins Island – close to all Sea Island amenities, connected by a single, gated roadway off Sea Island Road, residents cross a picturesque lantern-lit stone bridge to a private guard gated community comprising 70 homes and home sites.

The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club – The AAA Five-Diamond, Forbes Five-Star Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club caters to guests seeking ultimate privacy and luxury. The intimate 40-room hotel and golf clubhouse offers expansive ocean views, and is surrounded by the emerald fairways of The Sea Island Golf Club. The stunning accommodations offer the feel of a classic English country manor with hand-crafted Oriental rugs, spacious marble baths with deep-soaking tubs and rainhead showers. The Lodge’s unprecedented gracious hospitality features first-class amenities including a 24-hour butler offering freshly-baked cookies and a daily performance by the resort’s resident bagpiper at sundown.

Kings Point – located near The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club and Sea Island amenities is the magnificent private, forested enclave of 35 homes and home sites at Kings Point.

Seaside also located near The Lodge between the waters of St. Simons Sound and Tom Fazio’s brilliantly designed Seaside Golf Course is the stunning Seaside neighborhood, home to just 12 extraordinary homes and home sites.

Golf Retreat North –  located on Sea Island Golf Club’s world class Plantation Course is the exclusive private community of Golf Retreat North featuring luxury golf course homes and home sites with some of the most outstanding golf course views.


Sea Island Club Membership:

Most residents of Sea Island communities enjoy application rights to Sea Island Club , featuring some of world’s finest club facilities with unparalleled activities and amenities. Members may enjoy world-class golf and golf instruction, an oceanfront beach club, Forbes Five-Star Cloister Spa and fitness center, sport shooting, tennis, squash, boating and fishing, children’s programs, social events, nature programs, and casual and fine dining at six restaurants, including the Forbes Five-Star Georgian Room.

Please visit or contact Frankie W. Strother, Director of Membership, in the Sea Island Membership Office at 912-634-3247 for further membership information.

• Sea Island Golf Club:

Sea Island has three 18-hole championship courses, Seaside, Plantation, and Retreat all situated on some of the country’s most breathtaking landscapes. The Sea Island Golf Performance Center is one of the resort’s signature experiences. The state-of-the art facility offers an indoor video studio, 300 yards of teeing area, target greens, short-game areas and an exclusive club-fitting service. The Performance Center’s holistic, multidisciplinary approach to the game and exemplary instructors has welcomed some of the top PGA professionals for training.

  • Seaside – Par 70; 5,048 to 7,005 yards course situated at the southern tip of St. Simons Island, Seaside is the pinnacle of links golf. A true links-style course – linking the sea to the land – it  is Sea Island’s most demanding layout featuring 15 holes flanked by captivating views of the Georgia coast’s diverse landscapes. Seaside is the host venue for the PGA TOUR’s McGladrey Classic.
  • Plantation – Par 72; 5,194 to 7,058 yards; Rees Jones-designed course entices both the experienced and novice player with a hint of danger lurking in the course’s tidal creeks and lakes.
  • Retreat –  Par 72, 5,082 to 7,106 yards course was dramatically redesigned by Davis Love III and his brother, Mark in 2000, the green complexes are a combination of slope, sand bunkers, and undulations creating a masterful test for golfers of all skill levels to hit a variety of shots.


The Cloister Tennis Center serves up creative programming, partnerships and instruction under the leadership of the legendary Jensen Brothers. In addition to the direction provided by Murphy and Luke Jensen, USPTA professional instructors offer a full-service program of year-round instruction for adults and children as well as clinics, round robins and partner

matching. The Tennis Center offers sixteen Har-Tru® courts, including eight lighted courts, and fast-dry clay composition courts, including one stadium court.


• Spa:
The Forbes Five-Star Cloister Spa is a 65,000-square-foot haven for guests and members seeking a sanctuary of unparalleled elegance and serenity. The Spa’s expert staff of therapists, consultants, and providers offers a wide array of massages, body and skin care treatments. A strength and cardio studio features over 5,000 square feet of training equipment and fitness classes that are held each week in four studios dedicated to personal training, yoga and Pilates. The fitness center also features an indoor lap pool and three squash courts.


• Beach Club
The Cloister Beach Club is a gateway to five miles of private beach on the Atlantic Ocean. The Beach Club offers guests an endless supply of engaging activities including kayaking, sailing and swimming as well as lessons in aqua exercise, scuba diving, and snorkeling during the summer months.


Sea Island’s culinary program is a food enthusiast’s paradise. The resort’s seven restaurants feature a distinctive menu of delectable cuisine under the direction of Executive Chef and Director of Culinary Programming, Jonathan Jerusalmy.




• Children Programming
Sea Island Staff devotes full attention to imaginative and engaging programs that children of all ages find enchanting. Popular activities include Camp Cloister, Cookie Cutters, Air Rifle Bull’s-Eye Hour, Beachcombing and Dinner-Pajama parties. Teenagers are encouraged to mix and mingle during activities like bowling, excursions to St. Simons Island, movies, kayaking tours, golf and tennis lessons. Spa treatments, cooking classes, nature hikes and many other events at Sea Island are designed to foster family participation. Customized itineraries are available.


• Broadfield – Sea Island Sporting Club & Shooting School
Broadfield, is a 5,800-acre sporting property offers a wide range of experiences, challenging everyone from the novice to the most seasoned outdoor enthusiast. Shooting at Sea Island has been a tradition since 1929. The Sea Island Shooting School provides guests an opportunity to participate in the time-honored sport of shooting at one of the premier shooting facilities in the US.


• Horseback Riding
Sea Island is one of the very few resorts in the country that offers private horseback rides on the shore and along the dunes. This Sea Island experience is a unique way to explore the ocean beach habitat of the Georgia coast. Riders over the age of 10 are invited to participate in this invigorating activity and additional tailored experiences are offered to both skilled and novice riders.


• Nature
Sea Island maintains a high level of responsibility as stewards of the coastal habitat and its timeless natural beauty. The resort offers a variety of unique explorations through tidal salt marsh, ocean beach and dune habitats to experience this first hand. In addition to activities such as birding, horseback riding, boating, shelling and kayaking, Sea Island offers enhanced, curated programs that are designed to educate guests, as well as encourage exploration and interest in nature and ecology.


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Best Known For:
One of the Top Resorts in the World
One of only 2 Destinations in the US to receive 4 Forbes 5 Star Awards
Easy-Going, Private & Elegant Lifestyle
Generations of Family Fun
Oceanfront Beach Club & 5 Miles of Private Beach
“Top Golf Community” Family Friendly with Unparallelled Amenities
Championship Golf Courses & One of Finest Golf Performance Centers
Exceptional Dining from Casual to Five Star
Family-Friendly Activities. Children’s Programming & Social Events
Private Horseback Riding
One of the premier shooting facilities in the US
Distinctive Real Estate Ownership Opportunities
Extraordinary Accommodation Choices
Pet Friendly
Gracious Service and Heartfelt Hospitality

3 Championship Golf Courses
Golf Performance Center
Tennis Center with 16 Har-Tru Courts
175 Room & Suite Cloister Hotel
40 Room & Suite Lodge Hotel
Beach Club & Private Beach
7 Resort Restaurants
Broadfield Sporting Club and Lodge
Shooting School
65,000 Sq.Ft. Spa & Fitness Center
Kids Playground & Children’s Camp
3 Squash Courts
Biking & Hiking Trails
Yacht Club
Boating, Fishing & Water Sports
Full Service Hair & Nail Salon
25,000 Sq.Ft Meeting Spaces
Private Chapel for Weddings


100 1st Street
Sea Island, GA 31561

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Sea Island
Reservations: 1-866-201-1033


Sea Island Real Estate & Golf Resort


Club Structure*:
Luxury Resort & Private Golf Club Community
Most Residents of Sea Island Communities enjoy Application Rights to Sea Island Club


Home Facts*:
Condos, Lots, Single Family Homes & Luxury Estates
Real Estate
from $500K to $7,5million+


Awards & Accolades:
The Cloister at Sea Island
  Forbes Five-Star 2009 – 2015

The Gold List, Condé Nast Traveler, 2014
One of Top Five Resorts in the Continental U.S., Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, 2013, 2014
The Georgian Room, Forbes Five-Star 2008 – 2015
Top 100 Hotels and Resorts in the World, Condé Nast Traveler, 2012
#1 Family Resort, Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, 2011–2014 Readers’ Choice Awards

The Lodge at Sea Island
  Forbes Five-Star 2002 – 2015

The Gold List, Condé Nast Traveler, 2014
AAA Five-Diamond, 2001 – 2014
#1 Hotel in the U.S.A., U.S. News & World Report, 2014
One of Top Five Resorts in the Continental U.S., Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, 2013, 2014

Awards for Golf
Top 100 Courses, Golf Magazine, 2014
Top 25 Golf U.S. Golf Resorts, Cigar Aficionado, 2013
#4 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America, Golf Digest, 2011
Todd Anderson, PGA Teacher of the Year 2011
Reader’s Choice Awards, Golf Digest, 2010

Awards for Spa
Forbes Five-Star 2009 – 2015
#3 Hotel Spa in the Continental U.S. Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, 2014
#4 Spa Resort, Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report¸ Readers’ Choice Awards 2014
#8 Top U.S. Resort Spa, Condé Nast Traveler’s, Readers’ Choice Awards 2013
Top Ten Luxury Spas in the World,, 2012
Leading Spa Resort, World Travel Award, 2009

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