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Golf on St. Simons Island Championship Courses

Program Number: 7689RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/7/2013 - 4/12/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: St. Simons Island, Georgia
Price starting at: $896.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Golf
Meals: 14; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian; Gluten Free    

Accept the challenge of three 9-hole championship courses on an exotic island. Learn through daily group instruction, practice sessions on a driving range, and four days of golf. Play all 27 holes along a landscape framed by moss-draped live oaks. Round out your stay on the island with a field trip to explore St. Simons and a taste of local cuisine at a favorite island spot. Test your golf skills at this impressive resort designed especially for those who love golf — with lots for non-golfers to do as well.




Highlights

• Study the finer points of golf etiquette and learn golf stretches you can use to loosen up.
• On the course, golf pros work with you on chipping, putting, club fitting and full swing.
• Learn from a naturalist and resident of St. Simons Island about island environmental issues, and join a historian on the island for an interpreted walk to its historic sites and notable architecture.



Activity Particulars

Walking the equivalent of two miles day.



Coordinated by Center for Educational Adventure.




St. Simons Island

Pristine waters and white sandy beaches make St. Simons Island a popular destination. Part of the Golden Isles, the landscape’s moss-draped oaks, shady lanes and creek-fed pockets of marsh create a thriving habitat for birds, turtles, armadillos and deer.



Accommodations
First-class golf and tennis resort.
Meals and Lodgings
   Sea Palms Golf and Tennis Resort
  St. Simons Island, Georgia 5 nights
 Sea Palms Golf and Tennis Resort
Type: Resort
  Description: Outdoor pool, surrounded by beautiful golf course, rooms overlook golf course or tidal marshes, rooms have small frig, and sink. Our deluxe guest rooms are some of the largest standard guest rooms in the Golden Isles. With breathtaking views from a screened porch or sunroom overlooking the marsh or golf course, the recently renovated rooms offer two double beds, a large bathroom with double sink vanity, a refrigerator, coffee maker and a wet bar.
  Contact info: 5445 Frederica Road
St. Simons Island, GA 31522 USA
phone: 800-841-6268
web: www.seapalms.com
  Room amenities: AM/FM Alarm Clock, coffee maker, kitchenette, sitting area, desk, data port, television with cable, iron/ironing board, hairdryer.
  Facility amenities: Sea Palms Golf and Tennis Resort offers 27 holes of golf on three newly renovated courses. Enjoy spectacular views of the marsh while placing challenging shots over lagoons and beneath the majestic live oaks. For fitness enthusiasts, we are pleased to announce the opening of a new fitness facility as part of the existing tennis and fitness center. Bicycles may be rented for full- and half-days at the Golf Pro shop. Biking is the perfect way to experience the beauty of St. Simons Island to its fullest. Take your time and cruise the bike path beneath the majestic live oak trees draped with Spanish moss. Historic points of interest, countless restaurants and charming shops will keep your attention for hours. All guests of Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort may enjoy unlimited access to the St. Simons Beach Club, located right on the Atlantic Ocean and just a four mile drive from the resort. The luxurious facility offers visitors private beach access, a swimming pool, jaccuzi tub, beach chair rentals and snack bar options in season. Stop by the front desk for beach towels and directions to the beach club. 27 Holes of Golf Three Clay Tennis Courts Three Large Pools State-of-the-Art Gym Two Diverse Restaurants Bike Rentals - Half/Full Day Just minutes from the beach Beautiful Views to Relax to
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Call for seasonal rates. Participants are responsible of making own reservations for any additional nights.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Call for seasonal rates. Participants are responsible of making own reservations for any additional nights.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Program begins with hotel check-in at 4 pm followed by orientation and dinner. You will be staying at Sea Palms Golf and Tennis Resort that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends with 11:00 am check-out. Golfers may extend their stay and play and leave luggage at hotel desk. You will be staying at Sea Palms Golf and Tennis Resort the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. None
  Parking availability:
Parking available at hotel free of charge.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  St. Simons Island, Georgia
  Nearest city or town:  Brunswick, Georgia
  Nearest highway: I-95
  Nearest airport:  Jacksonville International Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: St. Simons Island, Georgia
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Brunswick, GA

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
A2B Transport
phone: 912-223-3271
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$30.00 for one person and $5.00 for each additional person with a max up to $50.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

20 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

10 miles

   

Advanced reservations required. They accept all major credit cards. There is a $5.00 fee for credit card use.

 

Savannah, GA

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
A2B Transport
phone: 912-223-3271
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$100 for one person and $5.00 for each additional person
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 hour 35 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

85 miles

   

Advanced reservations required. They accept all major credit cards. There is a $5.00 fee for credit card use.

 

Jacksonville, FL to St. Simons Island, GA

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Advantage Limo - one of several
phone: 912-399-5833
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$75.00 for one person, $10.00 for each additional person
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 1/2 

 

Distance:

 

70 miles

   

The easiest way to get to St. Simons Island is to fly to Atlanta, GA and then take the commuter plane to Brunswick, GA, which is 17 miles from program site. You will have to change planes in Atlanta. Shuttle service from Brunswick airport to program site on St. Simons arranged by reservation. Advantage Limo 912-399-5833; Island Transport 912-634-0113; MAX Transport 912-634-7749; Island Premier 912-266-7450. Flying in to Jacksonville, use the same numbers above for shuttle service.

 

Jacksonville, FL

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
A2B Transport
phone: 912-223-3271
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$90.00 for one person and $5.00 for each additional person
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 hour 25 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

77 miles

   

They require advanced reservations and accept all major credit cards. There is a $5.00 fee for credit card use.

 
Driving Directions
  From Atlanta, GA to Sea Palms Resort DIRECTIONS TO SEA PALMS FROM ATLANTA, GA Take I-75 south to I-16 East to I-95 South before you get to Savannah. FROM SAVANNAH Take I-95 South to Georgia Exit #38. Turn left onto Spur 25. In approximately 3 miles Spur 25 will turn into Hwy 17. At the third light turn left onto the F.J. Torras Causeway. The Causesway to St. Simons Island is approximately 4 miles long. As soon as you get on the island get in the left lane because you will take a left at the first traffic light. You will be turning onto Sea Island Road. Proceed on this road a couple miles then at the next traffic light, turn left onto Frederica Road. Approximately 2 miles on your left will be the Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort Registration building.
  From Brunswick Airport to Sea Palms Resort DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM BRUNSWICK AIRPORT TO SEA PALMS When leaving the airport turn left on to Jetport Road. At the end of the road take a right on to US. Hwy. 17, heading south. Stay on Hwy. 17 for approximately 5 or 6 miles. Once you pass the Hercules (Pulp mill on the right) you will take a left on to the St. Simons Island causeway. The Causesway to St. Simons Island is approximately 4 miles long. As soon as you get on the island get in the left lane because you will take a left at the first traffic light. You will be turning onto Sea Island Road. Proceed on this road a couple miles then at the next traffic light, turn left onto Frederica Road. Approximately 2 miles on your left will be the Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort Registration building.
  From Jacksonville, FL to Sea Palms Resort DIRECTIONS TO SEA PALMS FROM JACKSONVILLE, FL Take I-95 North to Georgia Exit #29. After you exit, turn right onto Hwy 17 N. Approximately 4 miles you will cross a large span bridge. After you cross the bridge, the exit for St. Simons Island Causeway will be approximately 2 miles on your right. The Causesway to St. Simons Island is approximately 4 miles long. As soon as you get on the island get in the left lane because you will take a left at the first traffic light. You will be turning onto Sea Island Road. Proceed on this road a couple miles then at the next traffic light, turn left onto Frederica Road. Approximately 2 miles on your left will be the Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort Registration building.
Equipment Requirements: Golf Clubs or rental available at resort
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Hotel Check-In after 4:00 PM
(Sunday, April 7)
   
 Afternoon: Road Scholar Orientation is held at 5:00 PM.
 Dinner: Dinner is at 6:00 pm
 Evening: The evening is free and a time to unpack and get to know your hotel and surroundings.
   
Accommodations: Sea Palms Golf and Tennis Resort
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Golf Etiquette/Putting/Play Golf/Golf Stretch Class
(Monday, April 8)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast
 Morning: Golf Clinic and lecture on golf etiquette. Golf lesson on the putting green with golf pros.
 Lunch: Lunch
 Afternoon: Golf play will begin at 1:00 pm.
 Dinner: Dinner
 Evening: Golf stretch class. How to loosen up before starting to play....injury free golf.
   
Accommodations: Sea Palms Golf and Tennis Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Golf Instruction/Lunch/Play Golf/St. Simons History
(Tuesday, April 9)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast
 Morning: Golf pro's will give a lecture and demonstration on chipping and will once again emphasize putting on the green.
 Lunch: Lunch at hotel.
 Afternoon: Golf play begins at 1:00 pm.
 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.
 Evening: Presentation called Under the Water is led by a naturalist and a resident of St. Simons . She is a favorite everytime.
   
Accommodations: Sea Palms Golf and Tennis Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: St. Simons Field Trip/Popular Local Restaurant/Play Golf/Dinner/Presentation
(Wednesday, April 10)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast
 Morning: Participants will board the motorcoach for a field trip on St. Simons Island to introduce you to your beautiful surroundings. An historian will accompany you and give a narrative along the way about the history of the island, stopping at selected sites. The group will be getting on and off the motorcoach for a closer look at some of the important architectural gems.
 Lunch: Sample local cuisine at a popular local restaurant.
 Afternoon: Golf play begins at 1:30 pm.
 Dinner: Dinner at hotel.
 Evening: Absorb the information about St. Simons Island and barrier island dynamics led by an expert naturalist from an environmental education center.
   
Accommodations: Sea Palms Golf and Tennis Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Golf instruction/Lunch/Golf Scramble/Farewell dinner/Social
(Thursday, April 11)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast
 Morning: Your golf pro will give instruction on club fitting and full swing.
 Lunch: Lunch at hotel.
 Afternoon: Golf Scramble will take place at 1:00 pm.
 Dinner: Dinner will be at the hotel.
 Evening: Enjoy fun and fellowship at a farewell social.
   
Accommodations: Sea Palms Golf and Tennis Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Golf Equipment/Attire
(Friday, April 12)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast
 Morning: Golf play on your own.
 Lunch: Hotel check-out is at 11 am. You may leave your luggage at a designated area while you play golf as long as you wish.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


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