The Landings Club near Savannah, Georgia has six courses available to members, including two from the design duo of Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay. The Magnolia is the better of the two and plays from the same clubhouse as the pair’s Marshwood course.
Despite lurking in the low country, Palmer’s design tries to avoid leaning too heavily upon water hazards as an enforcer of strategy, instead allowing carefully-placed bunkers and forest-lined fairways to do their work. He saves the most penal of hazards until late in the round, where players will end with a trio of holes where water makes all the difference. The first is a reachable par five, where a creek flows in front of the green, which is otherwise well-surrounded by sand. No. 17 is a 200-plus yard par three playing alongside a long water hazard. Finally, a long par four plays Cape-style around another lake, much like what you might find at Palmer’s base in Bay Hill.
Tim Liddy provided a renovation at the turn of the century.