The Retreat course at Sea Island is a new millennium Davis Love III re-design of an older 18-hole layout and it’s one of three terrific 18-hole layouts that are available for public play at this iconic resort.
The 18-hole layout at Druid Hills Golf Club dates back to 1912, when Englishman Herbert Hayden Barker set out the course. Host venue for the US Women’s Open in 1951, it was most recently renovated by Bob Cupp in 2003.
Mike Young designed the layout at The Fields Golf Club in the late 1980s when it was then known as Overlook Links. Following several ownership changes, the course was acquired by Young in 2012 and it’s now operated as a family business.
Sharing a clubhouse with the Terrapin Point course, the 18-hole Palmetto layout at The Landings Club is one of two Arthur Hills designs at this golf complex. It was the 4th course to appear here in 1985 and it’s still rated the toughest.
Tom Fazio’s National was the fourth 18-hole layout to open at Reynolds Lake Oconee in 1997. Fazio returned to add a third nine (named Cove) in 2000, but it’s the original Ridge and Bluff loops that form the premier 18-hole course.
Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course was redesigned in 2009 by Billy Fuller, the Augusta National superintendent from 1981 to 1986, who’s best known for developing the Better Billy Bunker method of bunker construction.
Jack Nicklaus designed the course at the Country Club of the South, where golfers first teed up on the new layout in 1987. It’s been recently renovated, with work carried out on tee boxes, fairways and practice facilities.
The Stables and Meadows nines at the 27-hole TPC Sugarloaf complex were Greg Norman’s first US design efforts when they debuted in 1997 with the Pines circuit following three years later.
Renamed Terrapin Point during the summer of 2020, this Willard Byrd-designed 18-hole layout was the third course to arrive at The Landings Club forty years previously, having been originally unveiled in 1981 as the Plantation course.
The Creek Club course is the only private layout at the Reynolds Lake Oconee community, reserved for members and their guests, with Richland Creek coming into play at fourteen of the Jim Engh-designed holes.