The Sea Island resort continues to credit famed British golf architect H.S. Colt for its Seaside design, but in truth the present Seaside Course is purely Tom Fazio, who incorporated a nine originally designed by Colt (previously called the Seaside Nine) along with a nine (the Marshland Nine) designed in 1974 by Joe Lee, to create a totally new 18- hole course. But in keeping with the resort’s heritage, Fazio styled his new course in the design fashion of Colt, with big clamshell bunkers, smallish putting surfaces and exposed sand dunes off most of the windswept fairways. The Seaside Course has hosted numerous USGA championships and has been a mainstay of the PGA Tour’s early season roster for many years.
Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2013. Highest ranking: No. 155, 2013-'14. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 176.
100 Greatest Public: Ranked since the inaugural edition in 2003. Highest ranking: No. 22, 2005-'06. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 36.
Best in State: Ranked sixth, 2011-'12, 2017-'20. Ranked seventh, 2015-'16, 2021-'22. Ranked eighth, 2013-'14.