Harbor Club first opened for play in 1991, with a handful of tree-lined fairways touching the shoreline of scenic Lake Oconee. The nines have been reversed a couple of times since then and the green of the 18th hole has been re-positioned so the course now features a more dramatic opening group of holes and a great finishing stretch, ending with a treacherous par four 18th hole where a creek threatens both the tee shot and approach to the home green.
Harbor Club offers a fantastic mix of holes, with a quintet of strong par fours balanced against an equal number of shorter two-shotters, two of which are driveable for big hitters while the other three can be reached in two with a short iron approach shot. Tee shot landing areas are reasonably generous and putting surfaces are not too undulating, with mainly gentle slopes and breaks.
Standout holes here include a trio of par fours with an average length of around 340 yards from the back tees: water hugs the right side of the 374-yard 3rd hole; the risk/reward 7th requires an offset tee shot over a lake inlet; and the 312-yard 15th has sand in play right and left off the tee with an unseen water hazard at the back of the green to catch over-hit approach shots.