No matter if it is north, south or middle Georgia, each State Park golf course is known for its natural habitat with tree lined fairways, unique challenges and great greens. All of them are open year round except for certain holidays. Some have full-service golf shops featuring apparel, accessories, snack bars, and lessons with advance appointments. Reservations are recommended, both for accommodations, group packages and tee times. Some clubhouses serve breakfast and lunch. Georgia State Park Golf Courses offer the best variety and value around.
Here is a list of some of the spring deals offered:
Youngsters can join youth golf programs at Hard Labor Creek and Laura Walker State Parks. The 20th Annual Georgia Peach High School Girls Championship will be played at the Creek on March 21st, open to girls 14-18 for $!0 fee. Then on March 28th, boys and girls ages 7-18 can enter the Georgia Junior Golf Tour at The Lakes. Call 706-557-3006 to register or got to www.BlueGolf.com/juniorprograms.
Highland Walk-Show a copy of this article and get $5 off any round at Victoria Bryant State Park during March. Frequent players at Highland Walk in Royston can also save $50 off a membership if they join by March 31. Call 706-245-6770 or go to www.GaStateParks.org/Highland-Walk for details and tee times.
Bald Eagles lunch special. A majestic Bald Eagle has taken up residence in Laura Walker State Park near Waycross. To celebrate their new celebrity, The Lakes is offering half off lunch to any golfer who makes an eagle during
play in the month of March. Camping and Golf packages start at $28 per person. Call 912-285-6154 of go to www.GaStateParks.org/Lakes for details.
Arrowhead Pointe Players Card is available for $300 for ten rounds at Richard B. Russell State Park near Elberton. Cabins and Campsites are available and 10 of the 18 holes skirt beautiful Lake Russell. Call 706-283-6000 or visit www.GaStateParks.org/ArrowheadPointe for more information.
Birdies for Bucks at Brazell’Creek and the Lakes. Golfers can bring in their 2015 score cards from a previous round at any other State park course and receive 50% off your next round, valid through May. For details and tee times call Brazell’s at 912-557-7745 or Lakes at 912-285-6154 or visit www.GaStateParks.org/golfing.
Cabins at The Creek offers two night cabin and golf for just $105 per person, based on double occupancy. Packages include a two-bedro
om cottage at Hard Labor Creek State Park in Rutledge just east of Atlanta. Guest can also enjoy ranger-led kayak tours, fishing and hiking. For more information call 770-389-7419 or go to www.GaStateParks.org/The-Creek.
To play at any of the Georgia State Park courses, a $5 park pass is required. For reservations or tee times call 1-800-434-0982 Monday -Friday 8am to 5pm EST.
The Georgia State Park System is affordable for vacations and quick getaways. Waterfalls and lakes, salt marshes and mountains are just some of the beautiful environs of the 48 state parks. The 8 State Park courses offer the best variety and value in the state to choose from with natural settings and picturesque surroundings. as well as fun and challenging play. Most of the parks offer fishing, boating, hiking, camping, birding and more. Annual Park Passes are $50 ($25 if over 62), Go Play & Stay at Georgia State Park.
The eight state park golf courses are part of the Georgia Golf Trail that includes some of the great courses and resorts around the Peach State. with its southern charm and warm hospitality. To learn about a golf vacation and the many opportunities on the Georgia Golf Trail, contact www.GeorgiaGolfandTravel.com. or call 1-855-388-4653(GOLF).