Best Golf Complex

These communities feature multiple courses designed by the most respected architects in the business. They have active men’s and women’s golf leagues and offer a variety of links that appeal to new golfers as well as the most seasoned. If you’re a golfer, you will never tire of these courses.

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Best Golf Complex | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | The Landings on skidaway island

The Landings on Skidaway Island

Savannah, Georgia — Among the many privileges that accompany membership at The Landings Club is the extraordinary opportunity to play not one but six 18-hole private championship golf courses designed by such masters as Arnold Palmer, Tom Fazio, Arthur Hills and Willard Byrd. Each course is stylistically unique, showcasing the natural beauty of Skidaway Island as well as the distinctive mark of its designer. Set against a stunning backdrop of stately hardwood forests, unspoiled saltwater marshes and pristine tidal creeks, all six courses have been designated as "Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries" by Audubon International, offering challenging play for golfers of all skill levels.

Best Golf Complex | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | reynolds lake oconee

Reynolds Lake Oconee

Greensboro, Georgia — With six spectacular designs by five legendary architects and 117 holes, golf at Reynolds Lake Oconee provides members and guests a unique and memorable experience. Bop Cupp’s trailblazing efforts of The Landing and The Preserve courses, Jack Nicklaus’ Great Waters course, Tom Fazio’s 27-hole National course, Rees Jones’ Oconee course, and Jim Engh’s Creek Club course offer a collection of truly distinctive, championship golf experiences all in one location. Add the Reynolds Kingdom of Golf presented by TaylorMade which offers innovative technology, personal and group instruction, and on-site club-building for the premier full-game improvement center.

Best Golf Complex | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | pinehurst


Pinehurst, North Carolina—Pinehurst Resort in the Sandhills of eastern North Carolina should be on the bucket list of every true golfer. Most famous of the nine Pinehurst courses is No. 2, designed by legendary architect Donald Ross and set to host its fourth U.S. Open Championship in 2024. Ross also refurbished the No. 1 layout and built No. 3 in 1910. Among the more recent courses of the Pinehurst Nine, the standouts are Rees Jones’s No. 7, Tom Fazio’s No. 8 and the No. 9 masterpiece designed by Jack Nicklaus. Play any one or play them all to experience the grand history and traditions of American golf.

Best Golf Complex | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | st james plantation

St. James Plantation

Southport, North Carolina — St. James Plantation is a golfer’s dream come true. We’re the only private, gated community in the Carolinas to offer the variety and challenge of 81 distinctive holes of golf created by four world-class designers: Nicklaus Design Group, Hale Irwin, P.B. Dye, and Tim Cate. All four courses have also earned the prestigious Audubon Certification, symbolizing our commitment to protecting and preserving the natural environment. Practice greens, driving range, friendly golf pros, fully stocked Pro Shops, and a healthy schedule of clinics and tournaments (big and small) throughout the year keep our golf-loving residents on the swing.

Best Golf Complex | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | world golf village

World Golf Village

St. Johns County, Florida—Home of the luxurious Renaissance Resort and the PGA TOUR Golf Academy, Florida’s World Golf Village boasts two of the greatest collaborative golf course designs in the game. The Squire & Slammer Course was designed by legendary pros Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen, with an assist from architect Bobby Weed. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus worked together to build the King & Bear Course, with its links-style front nine and forested fringes on the back. Take a tour of the on-site World Golf Hall of Fame for the total golf experience.

Best Golf Complex | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | kiawah island

Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island, South Carolina — With 10 miles of private Atlantic Ocean beach, a collection of golf courses that includes the host of the famed “War by the Shore” Ryder Cup matches, and historic Charleston on the horizon, Kiawah Island is again in the top 5 on Barron’s list of “Top Second-Home Resorts” for 2017. The private Kiawah Island Club is one of just 2 clubs in the nation with two “Top 100 Residential Courses” (Golfweek) – Tom Watson’s Cassique and Tom Fazio’s River course. Property sales in the private community commenced in 1976, and a conservative development plan helps homes, cottages, villas and homesites to complement the natural beauty of the island.

Best Golf Complex | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | barefoot golf

Barefoot Resort and Golf

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina — In a region along the Carolina coast renowned for its fine courses, Barefoot Resort & Golf is a destination that surpasses them all. It’s home to a pair of superb instructional facilities, plus four exceptional layouts designed by four of the game’s masters. The Tom Fazio Course is a Lowcountry-style classic with water in play on 15 holes and the semi-private Pete Dye Course is a demanding test of skill. The Davis Love III Course features wide fairways and challenging UltraDwarf greens, while the Greg Norman Course plays brilliantly along the Intracoastal Waterway.

Best Golf Complex | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | fairfield glade golf and fairfield glade north

Fairfield Glade & Fairfield North

Fairfield Glade, Tennessee--
Located on the Cumberland Plateau, Fairfield Glade never fails to impress. The cozy climate and endless amenities draw in all kinds from casual hikers to avid golfers. Linksmen will find themselves in awe as they face over 90 holes and are able to view many annual tournaments. But golf is only a small part of what makes this community great. Fairfield Glade also provides opportunities for swimming, tennis, and exploration. Restaurants, lakes, and fitness facilities
along with surrounding urban areas make this area an ideal destination.

Best Golf Complex | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | sea pines real estate

Sea Pines Real Estate at the Beach Club

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina—The iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse may be the Sea Pines’ most recognizable feature, but it’s the golf that attracts players from around the world. First among the trio is Harbour Town Golf Links, designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus in 1969 and host of the PGA TOUR’s annual Heritage Classic ever since. Dye also designed the Heron Point course, a tantalizing mix of long and short holes beneath the moss-draped oaks. The Atlantic Dunes layout is a complete Davis Love III reconstruction of the historic Sea Pines Ocean Course, the first to be built on Hilton Head Island.

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