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The Landings Golf & Athletic Club Rises to the Call in Shifting Demographics

Savannah is the third best travel destination in the country and the ninth-best in the world, according to a recent survey by Time Inc.’s Travel + Leisure. While the Hostess City is receiving accolades as a top travel destination, many do not know about Savannah’s best kept secret: The Landings Golf & Athletic Club. The golfer’s paradise is located on an interior barrier island just 12 miles from downtown. Once known as a golfer’s paradise catering to retirees, The Landings Golf & Athletic Club has undergone a shift in demographics and programming, resulting in a vibrant, active community full of all ages and different interests.

Fresh off the heels of a new member referral initiative which yielded record membership levels, The Landings Golf & Athletic Club is not only appealing to golf enthusiasts nationwide but also to younger families in Savannah and surrounding areas looking for dynamic, family-friendly programming in an active gated community.

With the largest number of members ever on record, The Landings Golf & Athletic Club remains one of the largest, private residential Clubs on the East Coast with over 2,800 memberships. And despite national trends suggesting a decline in the game, golf is still king at The Landings Club, which features access to six championship golf courses to Golf/Full Club members. But membership options created in the past few years to appeal to a younger demographic, including Athletic and House memberships, are rising quickly with much appeal to young, working families looking for the luxury and amenities of private club membership close to home. To further appeal to younger potential members, the Club offers significantly reduced membership dues and initiation fees for all levels of membership, extending to those under the age of 51.

A common misconception is that you must live at The Landings, the gated community on Skidaway Island, to be a member of The Landings Golf & Athletic Club. You actually don’t have to live at The Landings to be a member of Club; a number of non-property owner memberships are available for those living in Savannah and surrounding areas who want access to the best in private club amenities without moving.

While golf is still the main attraction for many, The Landings Golf & Athletic Club holds broad appeal for members beyond golf; with four clubhouses and seven food & beverage outlets, the best in local culinary cuisine is found on Skidaway Island. Court sports have grown from just tennis to keep pace with national trends in Bocce and Pickleball, with an expanded campus catering to each at our Franklin Creek Tennis Center.

As more Americans take charge of their health by investing in a holistic approach to wellness, the Club’s LEAF (Life Extension and Fulfillment) program provides a roadmap to vital living, complete with complimentary monthly speakers and seminars from local experts, including doctors from St. Joseph’s/Candler (SJ/C), the Club’s dedicated health partner. And for those with children, youth programming has evolved to include everything from educational summer camps, Get Golf Ready programs expanding to include children as young as two, a new partnership with The Littlest Golfer, tennis camps and more.

With family-oriented programs serving as the new norm, regular events include bi-monthly dive-in movies for the whole family, family bingo, childcare at the fitness center, weekly family cardio tennis programs and much more. If you haven’t visited The Landings Golf & Athletic Club in years, or ever, it may be time to turn fresh eyes to the largest private residential club on the East Coast.

The Landings Golf & Athletic Club on Skidaway Island is a private club dedicated to serving members with an active lifestyle in a vacation setting. Located 12 miles from historic Savannah, Georgia, The Landings Club offers members access to six golf courses, two marinas, 31 tennis courts, five restaurants, five swimming pools and an innovative wellness center. Learn more about becoming a member or like us on Facebook.

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