Play these FIVE amazing Georgia State Parks Courses:
At Arrowhead Pointe, a great 18 hole, Bob Walker designed layout awaits you! It’s definitely a challenging yet fun test of golf. The Par 72 course plays to just over 6,800 yards from the tips, boasting five sets of tees. The signature 14th hole is a 406-yard Par 4, juts out into the lake and is a breathtaking hole. The course is situated on a peninsula within the state park and the water views are stunning with 10 of the 18 holes skirting the lake. Lakeside cottages are available.
Georgia’s own Denis Griffiths designed Brazell’s Creek’s 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 back nine. These nine holes are links-style and are set on a windswept open landscape. The original holes are still tree-lined, but have some additional contouring to the greens and other strategic and aesthetic changes. The layout is truly unique.
The Creek at Hard Labor is known for its challenging layout in a pristine, natural setting. Featuring Champion Bermuda greens and narrow tree-lined fairways, The Creek was named “4th sweetest deal in USA” by Golf Digest Frugal Golfer in 2010. The first hole at The Creek was voted “the hardest starting hole in Georgia.”
Located just minutes north of Athens and Commerce 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.
The Lakes Golf Course was designed by Steve Burnes and features native sand for the many bunkers and waste areas. This coastal Georgia course has three large lakes and is very close to the Okefenokee Swamp. Popular for great course conditions and mild weather.