Playing 7,400 yards from the tips, Ford’s members wanted a course that was fun for golfers at every level. What Dye created was one of 2014’s greatest restorations. And it folds perfectly into the way golf is played at Ford. Members play without even the thought of a tee time. If your idea of fun is facing a real challenge, by all means head to the black tees. If you you just want to enjoy the beauty of the course, play the spectacular back nine in the late afternoon with its breathtaking views and epic wildlife.
It’s Not Just Our Opinion. Golfweek named it to its “Top 100 Best Residential Courses 2016,” Golf Digest and Golf Magazine called it one of the “Best New Golf Courses in America,” and Links Magazine named it “Best Renovation (Private) 2014.”
“Playable” here doesn’t mean easy—it means the fun of the game lies ahead from whichever tees you choose. The front nine plays through a dense pine forest along a chain of lakes. It’s classic and tempting with water skirting most holes, making you rethink every shot. Dye’s hand can be felt with every lie. The back nine, built on reclaimed rice fields, recalls the links of Scotland and Ireland. It’s open in feel, but you’d better know where each shot is going.
We take the fun of golf seriously. Our expansive practice area features two separate short game areas, a dedicated putting green and practice tee more than a hundred yards wide. With the Ogeechee River and towering Live Oaks as a backdrop, it’s all the room you need to work on your game. Our team, led by Head Golf Professional Ryan Skipton, who joined us from The National Golf Links of America, is always available for a full lesson or a quick tip.