Long Shadow Golf Club at Madison Lakes is a 7,346-yard course (7,600 yards from the championship tees) in a 1,100-acre residential community. It has a rating of 75.1 with a slope of 135. The course was designed by golf architect Mike Young. It was ranked 4th in Georgia in Golfweek’s 2008 ranking of best courses you can play, and ranked 5th by the USGA’s 2008 compilation of the toughest courses in Georgia. 706-431-6638 – for more information:http://www.golfnow.com/course-directory/georgia-golf-courses/madison-golf-courses/long-shadow
Uncle Remus Golf Club is one of two public golf courses in the lake region, the course was built in 1961 and designed by Bubba Ellis. Located in Eatonton, Uncle Remus offers a nine-hole regulation length course at 6780 yards, with driving range and clubhouse. The rating is 72.6 and the slope rating is 119. 706-485-6850 – for more information: http://www.putnamcountyga.us/departments/uncle-remus-gc/
The Creek at Hard Labor offers golfers a unique and challenging course. This rolling course is one of the State of Georgia’s public courses and offers a natural course design without houses or human encroachments. Deer and wildlife abound in this course which is situated in the largest state park in Georgia and the course provides a pleasingly difficult round. The rating is 71.5 with a slope of 129. 800-434-0982 – for more information: gastateparks.org/creek
Greene County Country Club is a 9-hole regulation length golf course with 3155 yards, par 36, a rating of 35 and 113 slope. The layout has 3 sets of teeboxes. The Greene County Country Club is one of two public courses visitors can play while in Greene County. 706-486-4513 – for more information: http://www.thegolfcourses.net/golfcourses/GA/9076.htm.
The Milledgeville Country Club in Milledgeville, Georgia features 6,262 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 70.4 Designed by George W. Cobb, ASGCA, the Milledgeville golf course opened in 1961. http://www.mccga.com.
The Landing at Reynolds Plantation (formerly Port Armor) was designed by Robert E. Cupp in 1986 – the first course built on Lake Oconee.
The course offers 7,048 yards of golf, a course rating of 74.4, and a slope of 138.
“The Landing is the hidden gem of Lake Oconee. Bob Cupp’s architectural genius was unveiled to the golfing world during the construction of Reynolds Landing. From the masterful green settings to the challenging shots played around beautiful Lake Oconee, Reynolds Landing is clearly one of Georgia’s finest kept secrets.” – Bob Mauragas, Vice President of Golf Operations.
Great Waters was designed by Jack Niclaus in 1992 and has been among Golf Digest’s "Best 100" since opening.
Great Waters offers 7,073 yards of green, a course rating of 73.7, and a slope of 134 on Bermuda grass. The greens and bunkers were restored in 2009 to the shapes and sizes of Nicklaus’ original specifications.
Great Waters had the honor of being the site of the 2008 PGA Professional National Championship June 19-22, 2008. The course was also voted No. 5 "Top 10 Nicklaus Courses You Can Play" by Golf Magazine and among "America’s Best Residential Golf Courses" by GolfWeek Magazine.
"Great Waters is one of the most user friendly courses Jack has built to date." Brian McCallen, Golf Magazine.
The Oconee Course was designed by Reese Jones in 2001 and features 7029 yards. The course rating is 73.4 and it has a slope rating of 136 on Bermuda grass.
The Oconee Course was among "America’s Top Golf Courses" as well as "Best Courses for Women" according to Golf For Women Magazine in 2006. Other awards include "America’s Top Golf Courses"– Zagat Survey 2007, "Best Residential Golf Courses"–GolfWeek Magazine 2007, and "100 Best Golf Shops in America"–GolfWorld Business Magazine 2006.
Some of the tournaments hosted there were the 2007 PGA Cup and the 2007 Chick-fil-A Bowl Alma Mater.
Surrounding communities include Parrott’s Place, Parrott’s Point, National Village at Brown’s Ford, Sugar Run, Lake Club Point and Village at Club Point.
The National Course, designed by Tom Fazio in 1992, offers three nine-hole layouts with a total of 27 holes.
Golfweek magazine ranked the National one of America’s top real estate courses. The National was ranked No. 5 in Golf for Women’s “50 Best Courses for Women”.
“The National happens to be one of my personal favorite golf courses,” said Bob Mauragas, director of golf at Reynolds Plantation. “I think Tom Fazio did Reynolds Plantation great justice. He used the lay of the land to create one of the more artistic golf courses I’ve ever seen.”
Some of the communities around the National are Hixon’s Bluff, Gresham’s Fort, Clifton Place, Howell’s Grove, Curtright Place, Jackson Ridge, Wards Place, Scull Shoals, National Village, Callahan’s Ridge, and Parrott’s Cove.
The Plantation Course was designed in 1988 by Bob Cupp who noted "The beauty of the land, variety in the length of holes and the size of greens makes it a great course to play."
The course offers 6,698 yards of rolling greens and was named one of the "Best Places to Play" by Golf Digest in 2006.
Some of the Communities surrounding the Plantation Course include: Club House Cottages, Club Estates, Cedar Ridge, Cracker’s Neck, DeJarnet, Hardwood Hollow, Kimbrough Hill, Gresham’s Fort, Marina Cove Village, Plantation Point, Planters, Quail Hollow, Saddleridge, and Wrayswood.