Harbor Club on Lake Oconee
|Red (W)||72||5169 yards||70.0||120|
|Black M: 74.2/138||390||240||368||506||470||155||341||507||438||3415||381||612||192||472||555||311||459||182||448||3612||7027|
|Blue M: 71.9/132||365||219||346||476||433||146||326||481||408||3200||355||551||164||440||525||281||426||175||415||3332||6532|
|Green M: 70.6/130||365||184||341||476||387||146||301||481||379||3060||355||519||164||410||525||281||392||159||369||3174||6234|
|White M: 69.6/122 W: 74.4/133||337||184||308||447||387||134||301||437||352||2887||320||488||135||410||485||251||392||159||369||3009||5896|
|Gold M: 67.5/115 W: 72.2/128||337||150||308||447||362||134||270||437||325||2770||320||442||135||358||485||251||327||111||320||2749||5519|
|Red W: 70.7/126||290||150||280||374||362||103||270||405||325||2559||277||442||112||358||461||224||327||111||320||2632||5191|
Food & BeverageSnacks
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Locker Rooms
Available ActivitiesSwimming, Billiards
Available SportsTennis, Croquet
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Photo submitted by leifer956 on 04/09/2021
Driving Range Photo submitted by TheGolfinGuy on 10/30/2020
Number 5 Photo submitted by TheGolfinGuy on 10/30/2020
Number 10 Photo submitted by TheGolfinGuy on 10/30/2020
Fourth Tee Early in the Morning Photo submitted by TheGolfinGuy on 10/16/2017
A View from the 14th Tee Photo submitted by TheGolfinGuy on 10/16/2017
Approach Shot on 18 Photo submitted by TheGolfinGuy on 10/16/2017
Photo submitted by matthewroberts1231 on 05/09/2017
I really enjoyed the harbor club course. Some great views and hole layouts. Really good conditions of the fairways and greens. It isn’t cheap but well worth the money. Best value in the area. The holes with the lake views are particularly breathtaking. Food and staff in the restaurant were great as well. Five stars all around. Will come back again for sure.
Coming out of the wet winter we’ve had, I didn’t think it would be close to the shape the course was actually in. Most of the dormant grass was green and the course was in great shape. Greens weren’t lightening quick but they were in excellent condition and rolled true
Not worth the money
The course is beautiful and the greens worked for me but it took me 5hrs to complete a full 18. I was by myself and only saw the Marshall once. I'd like to believe with he price I paid for a tee time the flow would've been controlled a bit better.
I felt this course was nothing above most nice public courses and no where near private quality but the pricing would lead you otherwise....carts had no tech.
Staff very friendly
A Lake Oconee Must-Play
When John Matney and his partner purchased the Harbor Club property in 1992 there were about 60 homes in the community. But, as we all know, time has a way of changing things, often for the better. Fast forward to 2020 and there are now more than 550 homes and another 47 under construction. There are currently 1100 homesites and over 600 acres available for future expansion. Matney’s sons, Brandon, and Justin have bought out the original partner. Brandon serves as the community’s General Manager – a title he’s had since 2012 - and Harbor Club has been debt-free since the Matney family took ownership. In addition to being a great place to call home, this semi-private golf facility is also a convenient spot for visitors who come to Georgia for the Masters each April.
The Harbor Club is home to an 18-hole championship golf course designed by PGA TOUR superstar Tom Weiskopf and his golf course design partner Jay Morrish. They did their best not to disturb the existing environment and keep traditional hazards such as trees, water features, dramatic elevation changes, and other native vegetation intact as much as possible. Their courses typically do not intimidate and you’ll usually find at least one drivable par 4. It’s become their trademark.
Many of the holes at Harbor Club feature undulating fairways with generous landing areas flanked by strategically fairway bunkers that absorb errant tee shots. Just about every hole is tree-lined, however, the trees are not densely packed, so you’ll most likely find your ball but may not have a shot. More often than not, you’ll find yourself having to punch out which makes par a lot tougher. Beautiful Lake Oconee provides stunning views and comes into play on four holes.
The two finishing holes are two of the prettiest and most challenging holes in the area. Number 17, “The Marsh,” is a par 3 that reintroduces you to Lake Oconee. At 174 yards, it’s almost all carry over water to a green that is a lot wider than it is deep. Bunkers protect the green in front and back. Playing out of the sand from behind the green can be a precarious shot with the water looming in front of you.
The 18th hole, aptly named “Double Cross,” is a 415-yard par 4 with a creek that needs to be dealt with twice. From the Blue or Green tees, just right of the middle bunker is a good line and gives you plenty of fairway to work with. It’s a line that clearing the water shouldn’t be a factor. A good drive will leave a mid-iron approach shot over water into a green with a bunker right and water left. Par is a great way to finish your round.
In addition to a fabulous golf course, Harbor Club has great practice facilities that include a full-length driving range with targets, where you can hit every club in the bag. There’s also a short game area and a large practice putting green. If you’re looking for the latest in golf fashion, the pro shop is home to some of the game’s top designers, including a large selection of logoed apparel.
After your round, be sure to stop by the clubhouse for your favorite post-round libations or a bite to eat. The clubhouse restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and a Sunday brunch. The lunch menu features some amazing appetizers, sandwiches, and burgers including Loaded Sidewinder Fries with crispy bacon, scallions, and melted cheddar and parmesan cheeses. The Turkey Bacon Swiss Wrap, Reuben, and Clubhouse Burger are also excellent choices.
When it comes to golf course communities, or communities with a plethora of recreational amenities, Harbor Club is at the top of the list. I would classify it as a “homecation!” If you’re looking for the best golf community value in the area, the clear winner is Harbor Club at Lake Oconee.
MY NEW FAVE
Long story short, was an amazing day of golf. Even with heavy rains the day before, still a super solid course. Just became one of my favorite spots in the state.
The course is in great condition but unfortunately we were rained out...I tried canceling thru the Golf Now app but you had no record of me....so I canceled with Harbor Club .....the problem with that nobody in Pro Shop would answer phone from 6:45 to 9:20am so I left a message canceling our 9:40 tee time......