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
Amid cypress swamps and the gurgling waters of Seventeen-Mile River, anglers and nature enthusiasts alike can quiet their minds and enjoy the sunshine. While spending the nights at one of General Coffee State Park's 50 primitive campsites, visitors can spend the day with their line in the water, spotting gopher tortoises crawl through endangered plants in the wiregrass nearby. But there's also plenty to do besides fish. The onsite Heritage Farm, for instance, showcases the area's agricultural history with log cabins, a tobacco barn, a cane mill, and a corn crib, as well as friendly sheep, chickens, and pigs. To get the full rustic experience, campers can also roast hot dogs in a fire pit, draw water for their breakfast from the nearby spigots, and look up at the stars to find all the constellations they just made up.