GOP senators strategize at luxury golf resort

Senate Republicans and their families spent the weekend at one of the nation’s most luxurious golf resorts: The Cloisters and The Lodge at Sea Island, Ga., the site of the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s fall retreat.

The resort sits on a privately owned island situated on Georgia’s Golden Coast, and it is consistently ranked among the best golf resorts in the country.

Two of the Senate's best golfers Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) were missing in action, no word on wether full-time resident and PGA star Davis Love III hit the greens.


Sea Island gained international attention in 2004, when then-President George W. Bush hosted world leaders and their staffs at the island for the G-8 summit.

This is the fifth consecutive year the committee has chosen Sea Island for its seasonal strategy session. In addition to golf, the resort features a 65,000-square-foot spa, a skeet shooting range, five restaurants, shopping and horseback riding.

Top suites have reportedly fetched $5,000 a night in high season, but an NRSC spokesman told ITK that the group received a flat rate of $350 per night.