Top 5 Places to Golf
Golf is alive and well in Macon, Georgia. With beautiful lawns, tricky sand traps, clever water features, holes that accommodate all handicaps, and courses that accommodate all socioeconomic levels, seasoned players will find a challenging course and novices will find scenic spots to fall in love with the game of golf.
Idle Hour Country Club
This history of Idle Hour Country Club is intricately linked to the history of Macon itself. Generations of the city’s business, civic, and political leaders have found happiness, relaxation, and camaraderie in the clubhouse, on the tennis courts, and on the golf course of one of the South’s oldest and finest country clubs.
Leave your worries at the Clubhouse and step onto 700 gently rolling acres of golfing perfection. Towering pines, expansive fields of native Bluestein grass and the shimmering waters of Lake Oconee combine to create a serene landscape. Each hole was cleverly designed to require cunning strategy and precise execution.
Healy Point Country Club
Healy Point, located in Macon, Georgia, features an 18-hole course designed by Golf Hall of Famer Gary Player. The championship course is an equal balance of both challenge and beauty, with five sets of tees to accommodate golfers of all skill levels and an abundance of wildlife that make this special place their home.
When the Brickyard Golf Club was redesigned by PGA TOUR Pro Mark McCumber, every fairway, green and tee was reshaped. Now, 4 million square feet of new sod, 1800 new trees and 300,000 hand-planted wild grass specimens later, Brickyard is ready for play. Measuring over 7200 yards from the tips, the par 72 championship course is challenging for low handicappers, yet fun and enjoyable for the rest of us.
River Forest Country Club
River Forest Country Club is just outside of Macon, Georgia in Forsyth and features a scenic 18-hole course that cleverly incorporates Georgia’s natural granite formations. In addition to golf, Members enjoy tennis and a fully equipped fitness center. The 14,000-square-foot clubhouse is home to The Old Mill Room, our Member dining room, as well as comfortable lounge areas, beautiful locker rooms and a pro shop.
With six spectacular designs by five legendary architects, each of our courses provides club members, residents and guests a unique and memorable experience. Bob Cupp’s trailblazing efforts of The Landing and Plantation courses helped launch Lake Oconee as a true golf destination. Jack Nicklaus’ Great Waters course offers one of the most stunning finishes in the game with a back nine skirting the lake on nearly every hole. Tom Fazio’s 27-hole National course makes perfect use of the land as it gracefully winds along rolling terrain