Sea Island’s Seaside Course in St. Simons Island, Georgia – the main layout of the two in play this week for the PGA Tour’s 2023 RSM Classic – originally opened in 1929 and was extensively renovated in 1999.
Th original design was by Harry S. Colt and Charles Alison, and it underwent several modifications over the decades. It was most recently redone by Tom Fazio in 1999.
The Seaside will be one of two courses in play for this week’s RSM Classic. The first two rounds also include the popular resort’s Plantation course – each player completes one round on each course – before all weekend play moves solely to the Seaside Course.
The Seaside will play to 7,005 yards with a par of 70 for the RSM Classic. The Plantation Course – renovated by Davis Love III and his brother, Mark, in 2019 – will play to 7,060 yards with a par of 72.
The Seaside Course ranks No. 1 in Golfweek’s Best list of public-access courses in Georgia, and it also ties for No. 75 on Golfweek’s Best list of modern courses in the U.S. – the renovation by Fazio was extensive enough for the layout to qualify as a modern course. The Plantation Course ranks No. 6 on the list of top public-access courses in the state.
Thanks to yardage books provided by StrackaLine – the maker of detailed yardage books for thousands of courses around the world – we can see exactly the challenges the players face this week on the Seaside Course. Check out the maps of each hole below.