Members: Join the Ford 100 and jump start your health and fitness routine for the New Year. Starting January 1, 2016, members will log 100 miles in 100 days with walking, biking, swimming, and/or running. Members will also be able to take group fitness classes as a way to build miles. Weekly group walks will also be scheduled.
For those members looking to go above and beyond the 100 miles, we will have tiers set up for 150, 200, 300, 400, and 500 miles. Shirts will be rewarded to finishers, and members need not be on property to participate. In conjunction with this, there will be a “healthy” option on the dinner menu with calories and macronutrient breakdown listed. What a great way to start the New Year!
A year-long $7.2-million dollar redesign led by Pete Dye is paying dividends, as the course debuted at No. 28 in Golfweek’s annual ranking of Top 100 Residential Courses.
And that’s just the latest good news on the manicured fairways at Ford. Among other recent recognitions, The Ford Plantation course was rated the sixth best redesign of 2015 by Golf Digest and the third best renovation nationally by industry publication Golf Inc.
The 7,409-yard Low Country layout also received praise from Golf Magazine and was named 2014’s Best Renovation (Private) by Links magazine earlier this year.
“Our members could not be more pleased with what Mr. Dye delivered,” said Marc Ray, The Ford Plantation General Manager. “The course has all of the classic Dye elements – strategic bunkering, switchback fairways and firm, fast greens. The highly customizable tee boxes and shot making required from tee to green combine to offer a fantastic test for golfers of every skill level.”
The Ford course was Golfweek’s highest rated in scenic coastal Georgia, and the second highest rated Georgia course on the list.
“I looked at The Ford Plantation as a unique chance and almost a blank slate,” Dye said when the course reopened last fall. “We wanted to come back and make the course better, and we’ve done that. The Ford Plantation golf course will stand among my finest Southern designs.”