Next time you’re in town at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn, check out one of the world-class courses.
Here’s what you need to know about Savannah Golf.
Where to Tee Off
There are six courses at The Landings by Fazio, Palmer, Byrd and Hills. The Landings played host to the 2010 Georgia Amateur Championship and the 2011 USGA Women’s Team Championship. The golf and club facilities at The Landings are private.
The 18-hole Marshwood course at The Landings Club facility features 6,762 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.2 and it has a slope rating of 130 on Bermuda grass, according to Golf Link. Arnold Palmer designed the Marshwood Course. Other featured courses at The Landings include the Magnolia Course, Plantation Course, Palmetto Course, Oakridge Course, and Deer Creek Course.
Wilmington Island Club
The Wilmington Island Course features 6,876 yards of golf. The course rating is 73.5 and has a slope rating of 137. The Wilmington Island Course was designed by Donald J. Ross, ASGA, and opened in 1927. Wilmington Island hosts one of the state’s top invitational tournaments each spring.
Bacon Park Golf Course
Also designed by Donald J. Ross, this historic course is located in the heart of midtown Savannah. It was built in 1926, with an additional nine holes added in 1985. Here you can choose between the Live Oak, Magnolia and Cypress courses.
La Vida Country Club
The 9-hole La Vida course was designed by Clayton Power, and opened in 1964. This course features 3,235 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course rating is 34.8 and has a slope rating of 119.
Hunter Golf Course
Designed by George W. Cobb, ASGCA, the Hunter Golf Course opened in 1967. The 18-hole course offers 6,518 yards of golf. Its rating is 72.1.
The Savannah Golf Club
Less than one mile from downtown Savannah, this Par 72, 6,481 yard championship layout provides a continuous set of challenges for golfers at all levels. Golfers will also enjoy well-maintained practice areas. The course has hundred-year-old oak trees, Civil War earthen berms, and flowering wild roses and azaleas.
The Club at Savannah Harbor
Designed by Robert E. Cupp, ASGCA/Sam Snead, the Savannah Harbor Golf Course opened in 1999. The course features 7,288 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. It has a slope rating of 134. If you have just one opportunity to golf during your visit, this is the place to do it in Savannah.
Mary Calder Golf Club
The 9-hole Mary Calder Course opened in 1937. Club Group, International, LLC manages the facility. The course rating is 34.3.
Henderson Golf Club
Voted Savannah’s best and most affordable public golf club, Henderson Golf Club has been the host of several Georgia PGA events. This Par-71 course was designed by Mike Young, and opened in 1995.
Southbridge Golf Club
The 18-hole Southbridge course is located within a few minutes of Savannah’s historic district. The well-maintained course has strategically placed water and contoured fairways winding through beautiful stands of live oak trees and Georgia pines. The Southbridge course has a rating of 73.8.
Crosswinds Golf Club
The Championship Course at Crosswinds Golf Club is challenging and fun at all skill levels. There are no homes on this par-72 course. It offers five different tee combinations.
You can golf year-round in Savannah. Start planning your getaway now, and don’t forget to reserve your room at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn, a historic bed and breakfast. Contact us now!
Photo courtesy of: Steve Hankins