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With its titanic 8,000-acre breadth, Lake Blackshear presents opportunities for all types of outdoor fun—a natural source of recreation of which Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club takes full advantage. Across the resort's immaculate grounds, guests can hike through the woods or across the shoreline; swim; or rent pontoon, fishing, and ski boats for aquatic sports and exploration. The lake is stocked with bass, bream, crappie, and catfish, and offers hidden coves and shaded areas ripe for fishing.

The lake and its surrounding waterways also help shape one of the resort's main attractions: its 18-hole 7,059-yard golf course. Water hazards come into play on eight different holes, including the signature 15th hole, a par 5 with water all the way down the left side. Those who are able to keep their ball dry will still have to contend with sand traps—60 of them pepper the course—and tall loblolly pines, which hug the Tifway 419 fairways and dwarf bermuda greens throughout the layout.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,969 yards from the tips
  • Course rating of 72.1 from the tips
  • Slope rating of 130 from the tips
  • Four tee options

2459 U.S. 280
Cordele,
GA
US

Golfers across Texas, Arizona, and Georgia get an expert's opinion on their local private and public courses through AvidGolfer Magazine. The professionals also offer some basic instructions, in-depth product reviews, and careful explanations of why a lower score is better. Besides expert advice, the magazine releases an annual passbook that grants subscribers entry into several local courses.

2459 U.S. 280
Cordele,
GA
US

Spotlight Theatres Eisenhower 6 screens enrapture audiences with first-run movies. In each movie house, digital sounds and visual projections of fresh Hollywood films alight inner emotions of audiences resting in plush, high-backed stadium seats—each outfitted with a coin-operated mustache comb—or thrown directly into the action through 3-D technology. As eyes and ears relish motion-picture pursuits, soda, candy, and bounties of salty, crunchy popcorn emerge from the concession stand to occupy chatty mouths or catapult towards the screen to feed the hungry actors.

901 E 16th Ave.
Cordele,
GA
US