Fall Brings Colorful Deals at Georgia State Park Golf Courses
Affordable Georgia Golf Getaway Packages Include Accommodations, Golf and More
Welcome the cool, crisp fall air and enjoy colorful scenic drives at some of the best golf courses in Georgia. Four Georgia State Parks’ courses are offering affordable golf packages ranging from $28 to $180 and include cart and greens fees, camping and RV sites as well as cottage accommodations. Prices are per person and vary by season and day of week. For additional details and restrictions, please visit http://gastateparks.org/golf-packages and http://gastateparks.org/specials.
Want a challenge? Visit The Creek Golf Course at Hard Labor Creek State Park, appropriately named as “the 4th sweetest deal in the United States” by Golf Digest Frugal Golfer magazine and tackle what is voted as “the hardest starting hole in Georgia.” Now through September 30, 2014, get two nights lodging at Hard Labor Creek State Park and two rounds of golf at The Creek Golf Course for two people for only $119 per person, Monday through Thursday. Call 706-557-3001 and request promo code HLCGOLF.
The Lakes Golf Course at Laura S. Walker State Park is near the northern edge of the Okefenokee Swamp and an hour from Saint Simons Island, and features undulating greens and native sand for the many bunkers and waste areas. Enjoy the views of the stunning peninsula and partake in the course selected as “the 7th best municipal course in the nation” by GolfWeek. Get 30 percent off the camping rate and a reduced golf rate, 7 days a week, from $28 - $44 per person, per night.
Arrowhead Pointe at Richard B. Russell State Park, consistently rated highly by Golfweek and Travelgolf.com, is offering golf with tent camping or RV sites from $48 - $71 per person, per night, based on one to six persons, For just $160 weekday or $180 weekend per person, enjoy two nights in a two-bedroom cabin, breakfast in the clubhouse, and two rounds of golf, including greens fees and a cart. This package can only be reserved by calling 706-283-6000 or 877-405-4653.
Brazell’s Creek Golf Course at Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park, just an hour from Savannah, is offering a $50 per person rate per night for golf and camping, and $120 - $125 for a cottage package, based on four-person occupancy in a shared two bedroom cottage located on the golf course. Golf packages include cottage or campsite, range balls, green fees and cart for 18 holes. A two-night minimum applies to cottages; one-night minimum weekdays and two-night minimum on weekends applies to camping. The new 18-hole was designed by Georgia’s own Denis Griffiths, so it’s definitely a challenging yet fun test of golf.
Ranging from north Georgia to mid- and south Georgia, each golf course is known for natural greens, tree-lined fairways and unique challenges, and all are open daily except for certain holidays. Some have full-service golf shops featuring golf accessories, snack bars and group/individual lessons, with advance appointment. Reservations are recommended, both for tee times and accommodations packages. Some clubhouses serve breakfast and lunch.
To play at any of the eight golf courses in the Georgia State Parks system, a $5 ParkPass is required. For reservations or tee times, call 770-389-7419 or 800-434-0982, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. To view the full details of each special package, please visit both http://gastateparks.org/golf-packages and http://gastateparks.org/specials.
For those bringing along non-golfers and other family members, there’s plenty to do at Georgia State Parks. Events, including nature excursions, kayaking or canoe trips and instructions in various sports, are scheduled on a regular basis. Outdoor activities include biking, fishing, watercraft rentals, geocaching, hiking and more. For new specials, please visit www.gastateparks.org/specials. For more information on specific park amenities and events, please visit www.gastateparks.org.
About Georgia State Park System
Georgia’s State Parks are affordable destinations for vacations and quick getaways. Waterfalls and lakes, salt marsh and mountains are just some of the beautiful environments of the 48 state parks. Georgia State Park Golf Courses offer the best variety and value around. With eight golf courses to choose from, each features natural settings and picturesque surroundings, as well as fun and challenging play. Most state parks offer fishing, boating, hiking, camping, geocaching, birding and more. Accommodations include campsites, cabins, lodges, even yurts, and vary by park. Among the 15 Georgia State Historic Sites are presidential homes, ancient Indian mounds, battlefields, plantations and even a gold museum. Georgia’s public libraries have ParkPasses and Historic Site Passes that can be checked out like a book. Annual ParkPasses are $50 (or just $25 for seniors 62 and older). Even better, membership to Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites includes a free ParkPass and more discounts. Campers can pick up loyalty cards that earn them every 10th night for free. www.GaStateParks.org/thingstoknow.
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