RMC has partnered with our friends at The Ford Plantation to provide our guests with a unique lowcountry experience second to none. The Ford Plantation is a premier private sporting club and residential community with a breadth of unique amenities available to RMC.

 

Set on 1,800 sprawling acres along the Ogeechee River, The Ford Plantation is yours to discover. Whether it’s sporting clays, chasing bass and reds on the Ogeechee River, a morning horse ride, or a day of golf with friends or family on Pete Dye’s “finest southern links,” The Ford Plantation affords unique, authentic, personalized experiences for both individuals and groups.

 

Henry Ford’s Main House, a place where neighbors gather, was once Henry and Clara Ford’s winter retreat and is now used for social gatherings and member lodging. The Main House is listed with the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Recognized for its world-class service and amenities, The Ford Plantation has been named among the “Best Golf Courses in Georgia” by Golf Digest and one of the “Top 50 Best Residential Courses” by Golfweek, and is the host for the Georgia PGA Open. The Ford Plantation is also recognized as a Platinum Club of America.

 

Experiences are tailored to your tastes from the following options.

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Golf

The Golf Course, originally designed and built in the 1980s, was renovated and updated in 2014 by famed architect Pete Dye and boasts beautiful long views, playable angles, and risk-reward scenarios. The course has five separate tees and plays 5,002 yards from the ladies tee and stretches out to 7,409 from the championship tee. It lies in a Lowcountry setting sprawled among the property’s freshwater lakes, rivers, marshlands, and antebellum rice fields. To unleash your potential and improve your game, we offer golf lessons with a PGA professional and TrackMan analysis, the latest in golf technology.

Green Fees, 18 Holes
PGA Professional Lesson
PGA Professional Lesson with TrackMan

  • “Best Modern Courses (1960–present),” Golfweek
  • “Best Golf Courses in Georgia,” Golf Digest
  • “Top 100 Residential Courses,” Golfweek
  • Host for the Georgia PGA Open
Deepwater Marina

Outdoor Pursuits

Enjoy the great outdoors with our Outdoor Pursuits team. Ford’s well-traveled guides are here to make every excursion an exciting challenge.

Lowcountry fishing

Ogeechee River Fishing Excursion

Anglers can fish for a wide variety of fresh and saltwater species in the Ogeechee River, including striped bass, American shad, redfish, and largemouth bass. The remnant channels and canals from the antebellum rice plantations provide outstanding habitat for many game fish. A licensed captain and all tackle, gear, and licenses are provided.

4 hours/boat (maximum three passengers/boat)
6 hours/boat (maximum three passengers/boat)

Offshore Fishing

The many artificial and natural reef areas along the Georgia coast provide excellent angling for king mackerel, red snapper, grouper, sea bass, cobia, and even the occasional sailfish. Since fishing for snapper and grouper is usually done between 12 and 50 miles offshore an eight-hour trip is recommended. A licensed captain and all tackle, gear, and licenses are provided.

maximum of four passengers/boat

Scenic Ogeechee River Cruise

Relax and enjoy the captivating scenery along the banks of the Ogeechee River and Rockfish Creek. Your licensed captain will point out the local wildlife, such as bald eagles, osprey, alligators, and dolphin.

maximum six passengers/boat

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Shooting Preserve

Enjoy sporting clays, trap, and wing shooting at our shooting preserve in Midway, Georgia, a 20–minute drive from The Ford Plantation. Experienced guides ensure that hunts are both fun and safe, and the club takes great pride in its well-trained pointers and retrievers.

100 Sporting Clays with Guide
Private Shooting Instruction
Wing Shooting (Quail, Pheasant, Duck)

Ford Plantation Equestrian Center

Equestrian Center

The Ford Plantation features several miles of forest trails, open meadows, and waterfront paths for riders to explore. Stratos Magazine named The Ford Plantation one of the “leading edge equestrian communities in the country.” Our experienced professional staff will provide a guided equestrian trail ride or equestrian lesson.

Guided Trail Ride or Lesson

Horseback riding at The Ford Plantation
Horseback riding at The Ford Plantation
The Ford Plantation Equestrian Center Stable
marsh crane

Naturalist Excursions

As an experienced wildlife biologist, our staff naturalist can help you understand the flora and fauna that surrounds you at The Ford Plantation.

Nature Walks

Enjoy a beautiful hike around the property. Hike the historic rice dikes searching for wildlife while trying to spot some of the 260 different species of birds that inhabit the property.

Canoe or Kayak Trip

Take a relaxing, guided canoe or kayak trip, exploring the many islands of Lake Clara. This is the ultimate way to get close to wildlife, looking for alligators, wading birds, jumping fish, and much more.

Alligator on Golf Course

Gator Spotting

From May through August, explore the wild side of Lake Clara at night! Get up close and personal with everyone’s favorite animal, the alligator. Also see fish, frogs, and numerous birds and bats, all from the unique perspective of a canoe.

Hydro Therapy

Spa

Enjoy a full-service spa with a variety of specialized treatments and wellness programs. Soothing massages provided by professional, licensed therapists benefit the mind, body, and soul by reducing stress, easing sore muscles, lowering blood pressure, boosting the immune system and creating an overall sense of well-being. Professional, licensed cosmetologists, estheticians, and nail technicians are available to provide a full menu of spa services.

massage
Pedicure
Wellness at The Ford Plantation
Ford Plantation Fitness Barn

Fitness Center

The Fitness Center hosts a wide range of cardio and resistance training equipment, open training areas, and locker rooms with saunas. Personal trainers are available to meet fitness needs with everything from rehabbing an injury to sport specific golf fitness training.

Yoga
Personal Training
biking