Do you like to golf? Honestly, I have never played. However, a lot of Darren’s family really enjoys the sport. So, when I saw this great deal on golf from Georgia State Parks, I had to check it out!
The Creek at Hard Labor
706-557-3006, Rutledge, GA
The first hole at The Creek has been called “the hardest starting hole in Georgia” by golfers who have played it. The 18-hole course, located between Madison and Covington off I-20, has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike, for its challenging layout in a pristine, natural setting. And its Champion Bermuda greens are considered some of the truest and best maintained in the area. Come take a new look at The Creek at Hard Labor. The price combined with top-notch service and course conditioning will insure you play again and again.
Highland Walk at Victoria Bryant
706-245-6770, Royston, GA
Located just minutes north of Athens and Gwinnett County off I-85, Highland Walk offers 18 holes of great value golf. The course is built on steep rolling hills with broad, crowned Bermuda fairways leading to generous, sloping Bermuda greens. But don’t let the courses beauty fool you, Highland Walk is a challenging course that requires accurate shot making to score well.
Arrowhead Pointe at Richard B. Russell
706-283-6000, Elberton, GA
The 6,800-yard course is situated on a peninsula within the state park and the water views are stunning, with 10 of the 18 holes skirting Lake Richard B. Russell. Bob Walker’s design has been compared to the more expensive courses at Lake Oconee because of the challenging layout and the scenic vistas. One exception to that comparison is that there are no visible lakefront houses from any vantage point on the course, consistent with the state park golf course theme of “no crowds, no houses, no noise.” Arrowhead Pointe was also named in TravelGolf.com’s Top 10 Courses in Georgia, alongside such venerable courses as Augusta National, East Lake, TPC at Sugarloaf and Ocean Forest. And Arrowhead Pointe is the only public course on the list.
Meadow Links at George T. Bagby
229-768-3714, Fort Gaines, GA
The famed golf course architect, Willard Byrd wove 18 links-style holes into the gently rolling countryside, giving each its own breathtaking view of the surrounding woodlands. Lush green Tif 419 fairways contrast with the golden long Bahia rough leading to huge Tif Dwarf Bermuda greens filled with subtle breaks. Gracious round traps dot the entire course lending additional definition to the setting. As you finish #10, climb to the top of the hill behind the green where two large pecan trees and an ancient pear tree grow and turn back toward the tee. You will be graced by one of the prettiest golf vistas in the country. Golf Digest ranked George T. Bagby the “6th best new affordable public course” in the U.S.* This ranking, plus on-site lodge and restaurant, make this a great golf destination.
Wallace Adams at Little Ocmulgee
229-868-6651, McRae, GA
Wallace Adams Course has breathtaking surroundings and impeccable conditioning. With loblolly pines, magnolias and willows line the broad Tif 419 Bermuda fairways. The newer front side is a bit tight and demands shotmaking skills, while the older back nine is more open and presents its challenge via doglegs and smaller more sloped Tif Dwarf Bermuda greens. On-site 60-room lodge and restaurant make this a true golf destination.
Brazell’s Creek at Gordonia- Alatamaha
912-557- 7745, Reidsville, GA
Georgia’s own Denis Griffiths designed the new 18-hole layout, so it’s definitely a challenging yet fun test of golf. The Par 71 layout plays to just under 7,000 yards from the tips, boasting five sets of tees. The signature 15th hole is a 207-yard Par 3, which plays over scenic wetlands to a large, undulating island green. A 1,500-yard winding bridge connects the original holes with the new ones (holes 8-16). These nine hole are links-style and are set on a windswept open landscape. The original holes (numbers 1-7 and 17 and 18) are still tree-lined, but have some additional contouring to the greens and other strategic and aesthetic changes. The layout is truly unique.
The Lakes at Laura S. Walker
912-285-6154, Waycross, GA
The Lakes features a natural beauty rare in golf courses today. Steve Burns’ golf design was able to preserve much of that beauty by using native sand for the many traps and waste areas. Greens are undulating rather than tiered. Each fairway and landing area is defined with gentle, links-style mounds that accent the courses three large lakes. So natural is the course – and so close to the Okefenokee Swamp – that it’s not uncommon to see an alligator roaming the waterways. What better incentive to keep the ball in the fairway?
Right now, Georgia State Parks is offering you the opportunity to enjoy the thrill and beauty of these courses for the next twelve months at significant savings by purchasing a GreensPass. That means you can play as often as you want, at any of these seven fabulous courses, for one low price! Plus, if you purchases a GreensPass before June 30, you will save an additional 10%!
If your entire family likes to play, then I recommend the family pass. You, your spouse, and all of the children under 18 will receive their own cards for unlimited play. This will cost $900 for the year. If it’s just you or your spouse, the cost is $720. There are significantly discounted rates available on individual passes for Seniors age 62+ and Children Under 18 as well. Check HERE to see a complete listing of the passes available.
This may look like a lot of money, and it is. but, in the long run, you will be saving even more! Weekday rates run from $29.68- $44 a round for adults, and weekend rates are $36- $49. So, it won’t take long before you find that your pass is already paid for!
12 Months of Golf. 7 Different Courses. 1 Low Price. Get out there and golf!
I received no compensation for this post. I just love the Georgia State Parks and wanted to share a great offer with you!