Nestled inside 180 acres of tree-lined, gently rolling grounds, the Newnan golf course springs up from the natural terrain, gracing golfers with scenic views of ridges, ravines, and waterways. The meticulously maintained fairways and greens wend along natural, wooded buffers that create a sense of public but peaceful solitude, like delivering a speech from inside a sleeping bag. Golfers hone their short game at the practice green, deliver pep talks to lazy 9-irons at the all-weather driving range, or pick up anything from tees to new clubs at the pro shop. The 15,000-square-foot clubhouse's Coweta Grill serves casual or formal dining fare and slings drinks at full bar, and a sweeping veranda overlooks the 10th tee and its hazards, including the catapult-launched Harlem Globetrotters, who slap down soaring golf balls.
The word "wahoo" can be defined as both an expression of joy and a type of fish. Wahoo! Grill came up with a third meaning for it: "An amazing restaurant, full of joy, warmth, and great food." And there's definitely plenty to be amazed by here, starting with the eclectic selection of seafood, ranging from fish tacos to seared scallops in pumpkin-seed butter. In a similar fashion, the brunch menu has shrimp and grits, as well as fresh-herb egg scrambles and hash-brown casserole.
But it's not just the Southern-style cooking that charms guests. The dining rooms are quite handsome; the exposed-brick main room has views of the modern exhibition kitchen, and a sun-drenched atrium that leads out to a patio lush with greenery. Elegant touches such as rustic chandeliers and high-backed upholstered booths have made the restaurant a popular venue for wedding receptions and an unpopular venue for food fight enthusiasts.
And whether you're toasting a couple's nuptials or just meeting friends for a Tuesday night nip, the drink list has plenty to offer. There's an international selection of reds and whites served by the bottle or glass, and the spirits list includes everything from bourbons to cordials. Those liquors go into specialty cocktails such as a Wahoo! spritz with Aperol and sparkling wine, though someone looking for something a bit hoppier can order a craft beer such as Red Brick Laughing Skull.
At first glance, Harbour Bar and Fish House exudes the vibe of a private seaside residence, from the wraparound porch to the brick fireplace inside. But the venue shows its true colors as a bustling seafood restaurant when the outdoor bar opens and the kitchen fills with chefs preparing fresh fish, such as grilled Scottish salmon and red grouper, all caught without nets. Sea-blue walls and an airy dining space further evoke the ocean, urging patrons to fashion makeshift peg legs from the natural wood flooring. Diners can engage in friendly competition on the bocce-ball courts and enjoy performances from live musicians Thursday through Sunday.
Oscar's Steak and Seafood silences grumbling stomachs with an expansive menu of juicy steaks, sumptuous seafood dishes, and homemade desserts. Formulate entree-eating strategies over a basket of fried green tomatoes ($4.99), or skip to a sizzling 12-ounce New York strip paired with two classic sides such as onion rings, a baked potato, or a piece of kelp shaped like Robert Frost ($16.50). Oscar's chefs pour parmesan cream sauce on pan-seared tilapia and sautéed shrimp in the tasty Creole Catch ($15.99), and join surf 'n' turf by marrying a rib-eye steak, 12–14 ounces, to shrimp, oysters, or scallops, uniting land and sea in their mutual contempt for sky-food such as mashed clouds ($24.99).
The chefs at The Big Ketch prepare a menu of seaside specialties using fresh fish and oceanic fare imported daily. The sashimi-grade ahi tuna poke appetizer is marinated Hawaiian style, served as chilled as a Don Ho voicemail greeting, and mango-key-lime dipping sauce sidles up with hushpuppies or the crispy jerk-rubbed mahi fingers. Fresh fish entrees include fried wild Tennessee River catfish and North Atlantic salmon culled from the sea’s super-nutrient-rich waters. Like a stork’s newborn inventory, the drink menu includes heavier and lighter options, balancing 16-ounce draft beers with low-calorie signature cocktails such as the TBK peach tea, an amalgamation of 360 georgia peach vodka, unsweet tea, and a splash of citrus, tipping the scales at less than 125 calories.