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#1 Kendall

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:07 PM

My work has relocated me down in St. Augustine, FL for a couple of months (I know, poor me). So I'm going to be driving down from Charlotte, NC. I'm going to stop in Savannah, GA for a few days and then drive on down to St. Augustine. I'd love to make a couple of other stops along the way. Does anyone have some good recommendations for courses along the way? I know there are a ton of them; I'm just having a hard time narrowing things down. I'd be willing to go an hour or so out of my way. Also, any recommendations for courses within 3-4 hours of St. Augustine would be great as well since I'm going to have some weekends to kill there.

Edited by Kendall, 16 May 2018 - 11:21 PM.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:38 AM

While in Savannah, The Club at Savannah Harbor is a great course - excellent layout and conditions.  Its literally right over the Talmadge bridge so a short drive to the Riverwalk afterwards for food and drink.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:41 AM

Hammock dunes and the conservatory in Palm Coast,Fl about 30-40 min from St. Aug
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:07 AM

If you are okay with some weeds in the fairways in spots, but still plenty of grass, and a little crabgrass on the greens, but still very puttable, go check out Bacon Park.  For $22 you can walk 18 holes there.  It's a true muni course, but a car dealer came in and paid for a complete renovation that brought the course back to it's Donald Ross design three or four years ago.  It is a lot of fun to play, and you can easily walk 18 holes in under 3 hours.  It's in Savannah.  Go play in the afternoon as a second 18 of the day, then go head downtown for a good dinner!

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:13 PM

View Postmaga_golfer, on 17 May 2018 - 08:07 AM, said:

If you are okay with some weeds in the fairways in spots, but still plenty of grass, and a little crabgrass on the greens, but still very puttable, go check out Bacon Park.  For $22 you can walk 18 holes there.  It's a true muni course, but a car dealer came in and paid for a complete renovation that brought the course back to it's Donald Ross design three or four years ago.  It is a lot of fun to play, and you can easily walk 18 holes in under 3 hours.  It's in Savannah.  Go play in the afternoon as a second 18 of the day, then go head downtown for a good dinner!

Played in many City amateurs' there. True Donald Ross design complete with every green layed out like an upside bowl.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:53 PM

Black Creek in Pembroke is.....mediocre. Great layout but not the best maintained. I think when you get settled in, you'll notice a recurring theme. Osprey Cove in Kingsland (just before the Florida line) is the best course in that stretch of interstate. Don't forget about the island courses, Sea Island and Jekyll island near Brunswick. Sea island has some golf digest top 100 courses but I think they might all be private. Jekyll, on the other hand, has 3 public 18 holers and a 9 hole seaside course. And it's just now occurring to me, don't forget about world famous Sawgrass right there in your back yard.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:19 PM

Sapelo Hammock Golf Club, south of Savannah maybe 20 minutes off if I 95.  Great hidden gem, beautiful Lowcountry course through marsh , big oaks, Spanish moss, dirt cart paths , really neat.

http://www.sapelohammockgolfclub.com/

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:07 PM

Courses Iíve played recently on that trek:
Kiawah courses
Club at Savannah Harbor
King and Prince - St Simons
Laurel Island Links - in Ga, just before state line
Amelia Island courses
South Jax/St Aug:
St Johns Golf and Country
Palencia (Member for a day)
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Look into tourcard.org for good rates in Jax St Augustine area

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 03:31 PM

Not far from Brunswick/St. Simons is the Golf Club at Sanctuary Cove. I'm not sure what conditions are like there currently, but design-wise the course is really good.

Brunswick CC, if you can get on, is awesome - a Depression-era Donald Ross design that Davis Love III & co. restored some years ago.

I second the rec of Sapelo Hammock; cool out-of-the-way spot with some fun holes and excellent views.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:11 PM

Golf Club at Savannah Harbor is fun and an easy stop


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 09:08 PM

A real hidden gem of a course near St. Aug is Palatka golf club a classic Ross design that may be short (5900) but its small greens will test your game.

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 01:26 AM

Thanks for all the help, everyone! You've definitely helped me narrow down my list. It sounds like a lot of the ones you all recommend are in Savannah. I might have to stay there a bit longer than I intended. @Jaybee1976, thanks for the tip about Jekyll Island. I was trying to find some nice island courses but, like you said, most of them are private.

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 10:56 AM

If you want some courses with some character on the water or marsh:
King and Prince
Amelia Omni Oak Marsh

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 12:39 PM

How about TPC Sawgrass?

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:22 PM

I used to enjoy Mary Calder course... its 9+ holes for $10 with a "unique" setting- wedged in between the hiway, paper mill and rail yard.

Cow pasture golf but add a six pack and its a fun way to end the day


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