We are delighted you will be hosting at this year’s RSM Classic! We look forward to sharing a memorable week with you at this premier event that will feature some of the PGA TOUR’s best golfers at beautiful Sea Island Resort.

Please take a moment to visit the important links below to obtain details regarding scheduling air travel, ground transportation and optional activities, as well as other pertinent information regarding your trip to Sea Island.

Schedule of events

Date

Activity

Time

Location

Attire

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Arrive at Sea Island

Afternoon

-

-

Reception and dinner

6:30 p.m.

Black Banks Terrance at The Cloister

Resort casual

Thursday, Nov. 17

Optional golf

8:30 a.m. shotgun

Retreat Golf Course

Golf

Optional clay target shooting

10 a.m.

Sea Island Shooting School

Golf

RSM Classic Round 1

All day

Seaside and Plantation Courses

Golf

Reception and dinner

6:30 p.m.

The Lodge Living Room

Resort casual

Friday, Nov. 18

RSM Classic Round 2

All day

Seaside and Plantation Courses

Golf

Depart from Sea Island

Afternoon

-

-

Attire

Attire for all evening receptions is resort casual. Resort casual for men is a dress shirt, sport coat and no tie, and for women is a skirt or slacks and a top, or dress.

During the day on the golf course, golf attire is suggested. For men long pants or dress shorts with a collared or mock-neck shirt is recommended. Women should wear a dress, long pants, capris or dress shorts along with a collared, sleeveless or mock-neck shirt. Comfortable shoes on the golf course are also suggested.

Both mornings and evenings will likely be chilly. The average high in the Sea Island area in November is 69° F and the average low is 57° F.

Book air travel

There are three airports that serve the Sea Island area: Jacksonville International Airport, Savannah International Airport and Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (serviced by Delta or private aircraft only).

Savannah International Airport and Jacksonville International Airport are equidistant from Sea Island. The average travel time by car is approximately one hour and 15 minutes. Brunswick Golden Isles Airport is approximately 30 minutes by car.

Air travel will be compliments of RSM provided you book through Travel Leaders. Nonrefundable airfare will be booked and should you need to make any changes to your itinerary, you will be asked to provide a credit card to cover any change fees or fare differences.

In order to book your air travel, please utilize The RSM Classic Travel Request form or call +1 800 701 5195 to speak to a group agent. If you choose to call, please reference that you will be attending The RSM Classic. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.

Please allow 48 hours for your tentative itinerary to be emailed for your confirmation. Email your itinerary back within 24 hours with your approval as airfares and availability are not guaranteed until the ticket is purchased.

To help manage the overall cost of airfare, all air travel reservations must be booked by Friday, Oct. 21.

Ground transportation

Airport transfers will be provided by Carey Transportation and can be scheduled for you based on your air travel itinerary. Specific details regarding where to meet the driver and other pertinent information will be forwarded to you with your hotel confirmation prior to your arrival.

Should you choose to rent a car, those charges will be your responsibility. You will need to book your rental independently.

If you will be driving to Sea Island in your own vehicle and will not require ground transportation, please let Heather Fueger know at heather.fueger@rsmus.com or at +1 980 233 4679.

During the week of The RSM Classic, several areas on the Sea Island Resort property will require parking passes in order to gain access. Parking passes will be required if you are staying at The Lodge at Sea Island only. Those parking passes will be provided to you upon check-in at the resort.

If you stay at The Cloister, you will not require a parking pass; however, due to the restrictions in parking around The Lodge, you will need to utilize the complimentary shuttle that will run between The Cloister and The Lodge when coming to the golf course daily for the tournament. You will not be permitted to park your vehicle near The Lodge.

Ship Sticks

RSM is pleased to offer our guests the option to ship clubs to and from Sea Island Resort through Ship Sticks. Enjoy 20% off a convenient and affordable door-to-door shipping service for your golf clubs and luggage. Once you've placed your order you will receive detailed instructions on how to package up your clubs for shipping, including a link to track your clubs in real-time. Click here to ship your clubs with Ship Sticks.

Submit biography and headshot

We will be creating a mobile app that will include attendee biographies and photos. Please forward a short biography and photo to bailey.kosiek@rsmus.com by Oct. 21. Please see the example below:

Brian Becker

Brian Becker is managing partner & CEO for RSM US LLP. He oversees the firm’s strategy and operations across four countries—the United States, Canada, El Salvador and India. An expert in digital transformation, Brian is driving RSM to become a digital firm while maintaining its leadership in the middle market and its compelling value proposition for clients and people. He is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion at RSM, as well as to continuing the firm’s longstanding history of stewardship to its communities.

Brian Becker

As a member of the firm’s leadership team since 2017, Brian had an important role in crafting RSM’s Vision 100…Powered by our culture strategy, and is focused on executing it in a way that provides compelling experiences for clients and people while evolving the firm to meet a future that is digital and global.

Brian previously served as RSM’s consulting leader, where he tripled the size of the practice in five years by harnessing the full power of RSM’s technical and industry expertise. He has also held numerous other national and regional leadership roles at RSM, and he served as a member of the RSM US LLP Board of Directors from 2011 to 2015. Among the many accolades Brian has received is inclusion in Consulting Magazine as one of the top 25 consultants for excellence in technology. He also earned RSM's highest honor—Partner of the Year—in recognition of his efforts to build the firm's consulting practice.

Brian is a certified public accountant with a specialty in technology. He helps clients integrate human insights and digital solutions by aligning strategy, people, processes and technology. With an industry specialty in financial institutions, he has deep experience advising banks and other financial institutions on using technology to automate and transform their business. He has led more than 500 engagements for the firm around technology and strategic digital transformation.

Brian appreciates the opportunity RSM provides to make a difference for clients, colleagues and communities. Outside of RSM, he and his wife are developing a nonprofit foundation to support chronically ill young people as they transition from pediatric care to the adult system of medical care—a journey he has traveled with his daughter.

When he’s not leading RSM, Brian can be found wake surfing or golfing.

If you prefer to not submit your biography or photo, please let Bailey Kosiek know.

Optional golf

Optional golf will be offered the morning of Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Retreat Course. There will be an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

If you wish to participate in the outing, you must register. You will not be added to the list without registration.

Spots are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Should all spots be filled, we will begin a waiting list and spots will be filled as they become available.

Please contact Heather Fueger at +1 980 233 4679 or via email heather.fueger@rsmus.com with any questions.

Course Information:

Par 72 – 6,723 yards 
Designed by Joe Lee – Redesigned by Davis Love III

The beautifully wooded course showcases tight fairways and several water hazards which require player accuracy. The 18-hole Retreat course features 6,490 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 71.8 and it has a slope rating of 133 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Joseph L. Lee, and redesigned by Davis Love III, the Retreat Golf Course opened in 1975.

Optional clay target shooting

Clay target shooting will be offered the morning of Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Sea Island Shooting School. The outing will be a one-hour overview of gun safety, equipment and shooting techniques beginning at 10 a.m.

If you wish to participate, you must register. You will not be added to the list without registration.

Spots are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Should all spots be filled, you will receive a waitlist notification email. Spots will be filled as they become available.

Hotel information

Accommodations during your stay at Sea Island Resort will either be at The Lodge at Sea Island or at The Cloister at Sea Island.

Reservations will be made on your behalf and confirmation numbers and your hotel assignment will be sent prior to your arrival. Confirmation emails will be sent in late October or early November. A credit card will be requested at check-in for any incidentals.

For more information on The Lodge at Sea Island and The Cloister at Sea Island, visit the links below:

The Lodge at Sea Island

100 Retreat Ave. 
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

+1 888 SEA ISLAND 
Guest fax: +1 912 638 5159

The Cloister at Sea Island

100 Cloister Drive 
Sea Island, GA 31561

+1 888 SEA ISLAND 
Guest fax: +1 912 638 5159

For more information on activities in the Sea Island area, please visit seaisland.com.

Ticket distribution

Tickets for The RSM Classic will be distributed on-site at Sea Island. Each hotel, The Lodge and The Cloister, will have an RSM desk located in the lobby of the Lodge and in the Spanish Lounge at The Cloister and you will be able to claim your tickets there.

Your tickets will be held at the hotel where you will be staying and the specific hotel information will be forwarded to you with your confirmation number prior to your arrival at Sea Island. Should you arrive after our desk, at either hotel, closes for the evening, your tickets will be left at the front desk and will be given to you upon check-in.

RSM hospitality

RSM will have hospitality areas in the Oak Room located within The Lodge at Sea Island and access to a skybox on the 18th green of the Seaside Course. There is also an RSM-only viewing area with seating and light refreshments on the 14th green.

The Oak Room features oak-lined walls and it showcases a relaxed pub ambience that comes from its hand-painted murals, leather ceilings and wood-burning fireplace. There is also an outdoor terrace with sprawling views of the Plantation Golf Course and St. Simons Sound where you will be able to enjoy the temperate Sea Island weather. Hospitality in the Oak Room will include a continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks, as well as full bar service.

The 18th green skybox on the Seaside Course will be an elevated structure that provides a bird’s-eye view of the play at the finishing hole. While in the skybox, you will have access to lunch and afternoon snacks, as well as full bar service.

In order to gain access to the Oak Room or the 18th green skybox, all guests must have a ticket that is specific to the RSM hospitality areas. Guests holding Grounds Only tickets will not be permitted access.

The RSM Classic

The Ultimate Client Experience

The RSM Classic is more than just a golf tournament; it’s a powerful experience tailored to our clients and guests and a beloved tradition for our firm.