The Trails at Chickasaw Point abuts an outstretched branch of Choestoea Creek, the waterway that separates Georgia from South Carolina. Despite this waterfront real estate, most of the gated community's 18-hole course itself is shrouded in dense foliage, creating a distinct feeling of solitude on each hole and making the links a great spot for workshopping unfinished hole-in-one dance choreography. During the brief respites from deep-forest fairways, groups still have to get by water hazards such as a handful of ponds and a wandering stream.
Since opening a sea of trees and sculpting its fairways in 1971, the nine-hole course at Woodhaven Golf Club & Learning Center has enabled beginners to make a smooth foray into the game and more seasoned players to hone their short games. The J. Porter Gibson design features narrow fairways surrounded by forests of mature trees and a par of 29. Each hole showcases bermuda grass from tee to green, a species of sod often considered nature's finest hitting surface and smoothie ingredient found on a golf course.
Course at a Glance:
At Highland Walk Golf Course, Bermuda grass fairways and greens arch over 6,407 yards of steep hills studded by tall Georgia pines for a challenging 18-hole layout. Throughout the round, the course’s dramatically undulating terrain gives way to sweeping views of the countryside as well as numerous blind shots, giving an advantage to players whose golf bags double as periscopes. Georgian course architect Denis Griffith’s creative use of the terrain is on full display at the signature 17th hole, where golfers drive the ball from terraced tee boxes and over the shadowy, intimidating depths of a ravine. Though the elevation changes place precise shot making at a premium, the course features relatively open fairways and greens, providing ample landing areas for aggressive drives and caddies airlifted in for emergency putt-reading services.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,407 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 71.4 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 131 from the farthest tees * Four tee options