at The Lodge at Sea Island
Sea Island, USA
Retreat Course overview
The Retreat Course at Sea Island was re-designed by touring professional Davis Love III and his brother in 2001. They added some length to the back tees but also widened the fairways to give players a little more freedom to swing. Whilst the course is relatively flat, it is beautifully defined by the large pine trees and strategic bunkering.
The Retreat Course might not be the most famous of the three at Sea Island, but it is very playable and a great course on which to start your golf vacation at Sea Island.
The short par-4 6th hole is the Retreat’s signature. A driveable green for the longer hitters but the carry to the front-edge is across water all the way. For those choosing to lay-up to their favorite yardage, you then play a second shot to a three-tiered green from left to right with a valley in the center. A short par-4 that offers lots of options.