Golfing In Savannah, Georgia

Golfing In Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is everything you want a charming southern city to be: history, great dining / night life options, beautiful greenery, beautiful beaches a short drive out and most importantly for many of us, awesome golf courses. Savannah is an all around great destination on the US east coast, but we think the golf scene only makes an escape there “more perfect”. We think the following courses should be top of your list next time you’re in the area!


1/ Harbour Town Golf Links: Harbour Town Golf Links is located in Hilton Head, South Carolina, and is consistently ranked as one of the top courses in both South Carolina and the U.S. Harbour Town is a fantastic Pete Dye design that may not test your length, but it will undoubtedly test your accuracy. This links-style par-71 stretches over 7000 yards and plays host to the annual Heritage Classic (now called the RBC Heritage) is both challenging and beautiful. Holes 16-18 are probably some of the best closing holes that you will find on any course, especially the 18th, which is brutal par-4 highlighted by driving directly towards a lighthouse.

Prices reflect the popularity of this course, as you can expect to pay about $289 for a round of 18. It's a small price to pay if you really want to challenge your game.

2/ The Club at Savannah Harbor: The Club at Savannah Harbor is located in the heart of Savannah and is steep in not only golf but southern hospitality. The Club at Savannah Harbor is just over 7200 yards and offers dramatic views that span from the surrounding wetlands of the Back River to Savannah's famous Historic District. However, don't let the scenery trick you into thinking this is an easy course to manage, as the greens have subtle roll-offs or collars that fall away, a feature of golf courses from the 1930s and 40s, which makes accuracy with your approach shot imperative.

One of the most affordable courses on our list, golfers can expect to pay between $59 to $99 for a memorable yet challenging round of golf.

3/ May River Golf Club: May River Golf Club is a frustrating yet enjoyable gem of a golf course located in the low country of South Carolina. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, May River has its fair share of hazards that are sure to gobble up your ball if you are not precise. May River is surrounded by rivers, lagoons, marshes, and tidal sloughs and plays through dense woodland. Golfers tend to walk away saying they played their worst round of golf at May River but somehow had a blast doing it.

Rates for this course vary by season, as off-season rates will run you $120, and in-season rates jump to $220.

4/ Atlantic Dunes: Atlantic Dunes at the Sea Point Resort was the first 18-hole layout to open on Hilton Head Island in the early '60s. In 2016 David Love III and his team redesigned the layout to incorporate new sandhills and restore the natural dunes that now blend into the surroundings. The signature hole for Atlantic Dunes comes from the par-3 15th, which is only one of two seaside holes in all of Hilton Head Island. This par-72 plays just over 700 yards, but hit it straight or expect a few lost balls.

Rates to play at this little slice of heaven are moderate, as they vary from $175 to $199.

5/ Crosswinds Golf Course: The Crosswinds Golf Course in Savannah, Georgia, is par-72 open parkland-style design featuring five par 5′s and five par 3′s. With its open style of play and with no homes to interfere, players like to let it rip off the tees, but don't let that open style fool you; there are hazards and traps around every corner looking to gobble your ball up. Greens at Crosswinds are exquisite and seem to always be in perfect condition, even in the hot summer months of the south.

One of the most reasonably priced courses in Savannah, golfers can expect to pay as low as $25 and as high as $45.


Hit ‘em straight!

The Fairway Team

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