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The RSM Classic is held at Sea Island Resort (Seaside), Sea Island, GA. Learn About This PGA Championship, Course, History, & Why You Need to Visit!

History of the RSM Classic

The RSM started in 2007 as the McGladrey Classic. In 2011, RSM took over as title sponsor and held its first PGA Tour event in Sea Island.  In 2014, the event became known as the RSM Classic.

RMS Classic Golf Course

The course is a 7,242 yard par 72 that includes four par 3 holes with greens ranging from 56 to 85 yards! Amazingly, three of those four are island green style holes.

The most difficult hole on the course is #18 with both an island green and water hazard surrounding it on each side of the fairway.

If you make it on the green, don’t expect to make a lengthy putt! The home hole for this classic is #4; we recommend not getting caught up in all of the fun and frivolity on Seaside’s main drag as it can lead to a little bit of a drive into the woods!

A great place for spectators during this event, is on the hill right above the green at #4.  

How do you win?  

Well, playing solid golf for three days does not hurt, but it takes a lot more than that to bring home some hardware.  In addition to being able to handle your own ball with precision, your putting must be spot on.  

The greens are extremely fast so getting up and down from anywhere will keep you in contention throughout the tournament .   

If you want to stay near this RSM Classic Golf Tournament here are some we recommend:

If you are looking to stay at the official hotel for this event, check out the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort.  

If you are looking for something a bit more affordable or are traveling with your entire family, try Seaside Inn.

 It is only one mile away from the Hotel and on the way into St. Augustine Beach & close to all of that action!

RSM Classic Tee Times The first tee time for this event is 8:40 am each day.  You can find RSM Classic tee times here .   

Things to do Around the RSM Classic Golf Course:

If you are looking for some fun and games or a little history of this area, we recommend these:

The World Golf Hall of Fame  offers rewarding exhibits dedicated to telling the stories of great golfers.  

Located at the entrance to St Augustine Beach on Anastasia Island, this location is easy to find and add onto your trip when you stay in one of our townhouses in that area!  

RSM Classic Tickets & Prices

If you don’t mind taking the hour and a half drive from Jacksonville, FL we recommend getting your RSM Classic tickets online .  We recommend this because even if you think you’re going to get out of work in time, it is one busy weekend in Saint Augustine.

Ticket prices vary depending on when purchased, but expect to pay around ($80 USD) for a single day ticket during the main event.

Hotels Around the RSM Classic Golf Tournament The closest hotels to this PGA Championship are in St. Augustine Beach , which is only one mile away from Seaside where our luxurious townhouses are located!

\These homes can sleep up to 10 guests, great for large families or two small groups traveling together.   

1.  Plaza Resort & Spa: The closest hotel to the beach and only one mile away from Seaside.    A great family resort with spacious rooms, pool, spa, etc.

2.  Lodge at Vilano Beach: Only 1.5 miles from Seaside and a great place to stay with a heated pool, spa, restaurant/bar on site, etc.

3.  Columbia Inn by the Sea: Only 2 miles from Seaside and a fantastic location for kids as it is right across from St Augustine’s Boardwalk!

4. Hearts Desire Escape Island Getaway: A villa style condo that sleeps up to 16 guests in 2-4 bedrooms! We recommend this one because of its HUGE outdoor entertainment area that has a pool table, hot tub, rock climbing wall. This place can accommodate large groups well!

Luke Griffin

Luke is an avid weekend-warrior golfer from the East Coast who plays golf more than he cares to admit.

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