Phil Kenyon helps design Sea Island’s golf performance center

Sea Island, a Forbes Five-Star resort on the coast of Georgia, has opened the new Golf Performance Center at the Sea Island Golf Club.

The 17,000-square-foot facility has six instruction and club fitting bays, a putting studio designed by putting instructor Phil Kenyon, a full-service golf club workshop, gym with locker rooms, retail area, and indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces. 

The Golf Performance Center is part of a nearly $30 million enhancement program at The Lodge at Sea Island. The new 18-hole Driftwood putting course, designed by Davis and Mark Love, opened in 2018.  In November 2018, The Lodge introduced six new cottages with 14 new sleeping rooms, a new oceanfront pool, pool house, extended practice facility and short game area, all overlooking the Atlantic. Capping the program is the redesign and renovation of the Plantation Course, which (along with the signature Seaside Course) is the site of the annual RSM Classic, a PGA Tour FedEx Cup tournament hosted by Sea Island touring professional and resident Davis Love III. Love Golf Design is overseeing the renovation, which began in November 2018 and will reopen ahead of the 2019 RSM Classic this fall. 

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The pool, pool house, cottages, and the new Golf Performance Center were designed by Hart Howerton, with interior design by Johnson Vann of St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Photo credit: Sea Island

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