Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club

1-Night Stay with Breakfast for Two 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 coming to a stop at Georgia Veterans State Park, where armored vehicles and warplanes gleam in the sun. Another station on the route sits 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 year-round course that's rated four stars by Golf Digest. 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 line 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.

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.

What You Get

1-night stay for two in a villa room

  • Option 1: $69 to check in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $117 value)
  • Option 2: $89 to check in Friday or Saturday (up to a $156 value)

Included in all options:

  • Breakfast for two

Policies and Fees

Book by: 11/29/13
Travel by: 2/28/14

  • Blackout dates: not valid 11/28/13, 12/25/13, 12/31/13–1/1/14, or 2/14/14
  • Cancellation policy and fees: 7-day cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 11% tax not included
  • Additional fees: $7 daily resort fee not included

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


  • Marina on 8,000-acre lake
  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • 18-hole championship golf course
  • Two onsite restaurants and a lakeside lounge
  • Fitness center
  • High-speed Internet access

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 11/29/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 2/28/14
  • Not valid 11/28/13, 12/25/13, 12/31/13-1/1/14, or 2/14/14
  • Limit 5 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 5 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 7-day cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • $7 daily resort fee and 11% 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 adults not allowed; kids stay free
  • Lake-view balcony or patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable TV

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 4 p.m.
  • Checkout: 11 a.m.
  • Resort fee includes: property-wide Internet access, use of pool, beach access, use of fitness center, in-room coffee, self-parking
  • Parking: included in resort fee
  • Rollaways: available for $20 per stay
  • 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 per stay for any additional pets.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

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

Traveler's Tips

  • Groupon customers also receive 50% off golf.

Customer Reviews

The frounds are beautiful
Mary W. · December 20, 2013
great stay and good food.
Richard S. · December 5, 2013
quiet and good food.
Richard S. · December 5, 2013
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