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Golf at The Landings

When you live at The Landings, it’s hard not to want to join The Landings Golf & Athletic Club – a private residential golf club that is dedicated to delivering an unforgettable resort-like experience to its members in every way.

As a member and you can take advantage of the extraordinary opportunity to play golf on any of the six championship 18-hole courses designed by PGA Tour Legends Arnold Palmer, Tom Fazio, Arthur Hills and Willard Byrd. Each course is a unique representation of its designer, that also showcases the natural beauty of Skidaway Island. The great part is all six courses are all within one 10-minute cart ride, making it easy to access them all.

All six courses have been designated as “Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries” by Audubon International, which offers challenging play for golfers of all skill levels while meeting a strict criterion that is implemented to preserve and enhance the natural beauty and native wildlife found on Skidaway Island.

Without ever leaving our island, members are able to enjoy a game or two of golf set against the magnificent backdrop of unspoiled saltwater marshes, pristine tidal creeks, and stately forests.

Marshwood Course

Three sand traps flank the green on this hole of the Marshwood golf course.

This was the first golf course at The Landings and was opened in July of 1974. Originally a design collaboration of Arnold Palmer and Frank Duane, Marshwood was redesigned in 2003, by course architect Tim Liddy. Tim worked to rebuild the greens, tees, and bunkers, as well as updating the drainage and irrigation systems and installing new concrete cart paths. Weaving around and through the oak and pine trees of the northeastern end of Skidaway Island and offering some spectacular views of Romerly Marsh, Marshwood is noted as being one of the clubs tightest courses. The 12th, a par three facing Romerly Marsh and Wassaw Sound, is perhaps the most scenic at The Landings. See Course Scorecard

Magnolia Course

A lagoon on the right and a sand trap in front make this Magnolia golf course hole a challenge.

Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay collaborated to build the clubs second course Magnolia, with the front nine opening in 1977 and the back in 1979. In 2001, a major renovation project was completed to improve playability, drainage, update the irrigation system, install concrete cart paths and add a fifth set of tees. The front nine of Magnolia is regarded by most as a difficult test of all the golfer’s skills, particularly from the Championship or Tournament tees. The back nine offers the player some respite from the tough front, but woe be to the off line hit for the back has many twists and turns and six holes with water. The 18th is a very tough par four, over and around a lagoon, to an elevated green. See Course Scorecard

Terrapin Point Course

The Terrapin Point golf course has a scenic view of the marshlands.

At the Southern end of the island, Willard Byrd designed The Landings third course, which opened in March, 1982. Course architect Clyde Johnston, assisted the Club in giving the course a face-lift with new concrete cart paths, bunkers, irrigation system and drainage, as well as adding a 5th set of tees in 2004. The front nine goes out to the southwesterly tip of the island, and the back returns to the lovely, old country style, Palmetto Clubhouse. The 8th, 9th, and 10th holes overlook the marsh, Adams Creek and Ossabaw Sound, and the entire course offers golfers incomparable views of surrounding marsh, lagoons and beautiful oaks. The tight fairways require precise ball placement to have a good shot to the greens. See Course Scorecard

Palmetto Course

Dew blankets a green on the Palmetto golf course at sunrise.

Considered by many to be our most challenging course, Palmetto was designed by Arthur Hills and opened in 1985 and was the fourth course on Skidaway Island. In 2005, the course was spruced up with new concrete cart paths, irrigation system and drainage, bunkers, a bulkhead around the 5th green, and an additional set of tees. The first six holes on Palmetto issue the challenge. If you are able to answer, the next nine are a little reprieve, but look out for the 16th, 17th and 18th. The 10th hole has one of the most beautiful oak trees on the island, just to the right of the green. The 13th hole has the gravesite of Mr. Philip Delegal, an early settler of Skidaway Island. The Palmetto Clubhouse overlooks the peninsula green of the 18th, surrounded on three sides by a lagoon.See Course Scorecard

Oakridge Course

A paved path meanders along the water on the left and a fairway on the Oakridge course on the right.

Arthur Hills, after his triumph at Palmetto, was asked to design a different type of course at Oakridge and the results are wonderful. Opened in 1988, it is a course of moderate length, but Hills use of water, bunkers, marsh, and his famous trademark split level fairways makes this course one of the sportiest on the island. The 15th hole, known to all as “the Cemetery” because of the small family plot to the left of the fairway (where Elcy Waters resides in perpetuity), is to many the trademark hole of The Landings. See Course Scorecard

Deer Creek

A large sand trap lies in front of the pin of this green on the Deer Creek golf course.

Designed by Tom Fazio and opened in the summer of 1991, Deer Creek is a challenging course for all skill levels. Its relatively wide fairways offer solace to those who spray it a little, but the par 3’s as a group are the toughest on the island. The 18th is a beautiful par five, played along and then over the marsh to the green, situated directly behind the Deer Creek Clubhouse offering diners a wonderful view. In 2009, Tom Fazio returned to oversee the modernization of the course. Greens were rebuilt, closely mown chipping swales added, and the irrigation system and cart paths were completely redone. See Course Scorecard

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