Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club

One-Night Stay at Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club in Cordele, GA

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Sprawling Lakeside Resort Tucked into Scenic State Park

In central Georgia, old-fashioned SAM Shortline excursion trains rumble past Jimmy Carter’s hometown of Plains and through the Victorian town of Americus before rolling to a stop at Georgia Veterans State Park, where armored vehicles and warplanes gleam in the sun. Another stop along the way lies just minutes from Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club, set on the shores of an 8,000-acre lake.

Inland, golf balls sail over sloping greens against a backdrop of lush forest on a course that's rated four stars by Golf Digest and stays open year-round. The resort’s 64 private villas are housed in contemporary buildings with geometric façades and large windows overlooking the water.

The villas feature balconies and patios facing the resort's marina, where boats, pontoons, and Sea-Doos are lined up for fishing trips, cruises, and other excursions. At Cordelia's, the onsite restaurant, chefs fuse southern and European flavors, offering a menu with both fried green tomatoes and three-mushroom chicken marsala. Casual bar fare and cocktails are served at 88's Lounge Lakeside Bar, which draws a social crowd to its cozy lakeside setting.

Cordele, Georgia: Outdoor Activities and Small-Town Attractions Off the Beaten Path

In his poem “Back Roads to Macon,” Raymond Farr captures the small-town charm of Cordele when he describes a mailbox's hand-painted sign scribbled with the folksy adage, "Whatever your destination, thank God you arrive." The town that inspired Farr sits off the beaten path—about 2.5 hours south of Atlanta. It's dotted with antique shops and quirky specialty museums showcasing the history of cotton-harvesting tools and vast collections of telephones. The dry Atlantic coastal-plain climate permits year-round outdoor activities, many of which can be pursued on or near the resort grounds. Three miles of hiking trails wind through a wetland ecosystem inhabited by deer, red foxes, and lost hikers.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

One-night stay for two in a villa room

  • Option 1: $59, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $129 value)
  • Option 2: $79, valid for check-in Friday–Saturday (up to a $129 value)

Book by: 12/28/12
Travel by: 2/28/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Marina on 8,000-acre lake for watersports
  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • 18-hole championship golf course with four-star Golf Digest rating
  • Two onsite restaurants and a lakeside lounge
  • Fitness center
  • High-speed Internet access

The Fine Print

  • Book by 12/28/2012 or promo value expires
  • Valid for travel 11/1/12-2/28/13
  • Not valid 11/22, 12/25, 12/29/12-12/31/12, or 2/14/13
  • Limit 5/person, +2 as gifts.Limit 5/visit
  • Valid only for option/dates purchased
  • Reservation req'd, subject to availability
  • 7-day cancel notice req'd or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • CC req'd at booking and check-in
  • Must use promo value in 1 visit
  • $7 daily resort fee not included
  • 10% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Villa Room

  • Two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2 adults
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults and 3 kids
  • Adding occupants above standard: additional guests 18 or older not allowed; no charge for additional guests 17 or younger
  • Lake-view balcony or patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable TV

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 4 p.m.
  • Check-out: 11 a.m.
  • Resort fee includes: Internet access property-wide, use of pool, beach access, use of fitness center, in-room coffee, self-parking
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pet-friendly rooms are available upon request during booking. The first pet is free of charge; $25 per pet for any additional pets.
  • Rollaways: available for $20 per stay
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By car: about 85 miles east of Columbus, GA

Traveler's Tips

  • Groupon customers also receive 50% off golf or marina usage.
By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.

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