5653 Laura Walker Road, Waycross, Georgia 31503, US
(912) 285-6154
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About Laura S. Walker State Park

Georgia's Laura S. Walker State Park is located in the southeast part of the state near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the largest nearby city is Jacksonville 90 minutes away by car. The state park is home to The Lakes Golf Course, an 18-hole course opened in 1996 and plays 6,656 yards from the back tees. Overnight guests of the state park can stay in one of six cabins, each of which are two bedrooms. There are also RV and campsites available. Off-course amenities here include a dog park, sand beach along the lake, boating, kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals.

Facts

Price Range$
Property Class
Acres626
Year Opened1996
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsCasual
Practice FacilityYes
MarinaYes
Beach AccessYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Laura S. Walker State Park

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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 45
Handicap 10-14
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4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens are the smoothest around

The course has transitioned into dormant grass in the fairways. Greens are still very firm but are the smoothest I've seen since our groups trip to Robert Trent Jones Trail in Alabama. Worth the drive.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 7
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Lakes at Laura

Overall my experience was great . The only thing thing I didn’t like was the pace of play .. there were too many people playing for it to be more enjoyable .. there were golfers lining up 3 deep to start off the tee on most holes . But the golf course is nice , the greens are still new so they are hard and fast .. but that being said I would recommend playing here …

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

It’s a great layout

The last time we played here is when they lost the greens, I never played on the temporary greens. I’d heard the greens were hard & they were as expected. But the greens look real good & they putt great, I was surprised at how good they were. The only disappointment was when we got there it was cart path only & we had driven 1 hour & 15 minutes to get there, but overall we all had a great day & will be back soon,, the whole course is in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great Day

We found the course to be challenging but fair. We are looking forward to going back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 54
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

A good course to play

This is the 2nd Golf Course we have play that is ran by the state Of Georgia and both course have been in great shape and fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 45
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

New Greens are looking good

Tee'd off at 10 and played in 3.5 hours. No rushing.

Tee boxes and fairways are looking very nice.
The new greens are rolling great but beware...the surface is hard.
1 or 2 times being punched and they will be awesome!!!

Aim for the front edge is the way I played the new greens...worked well.
The sand in the sand traps has had a year to settle in and is perfect...yes, I found several.
Looking forward to getting a group up for a full weekend of play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golfing close to the Swamp

The course is in good shape. New greens are extremely hard and not very receptive. They putt good though.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good greens

Course was soaked so cart had to be left on path. Greens are in tremendous shape. Lady at counter was not very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Round

Today was the first time my friend and I were able to get together and be able to enjoy a round of golf. I shot the best I have shot in a long time and ended up with a 94. He destroyed me he shot the best round he has ever shot… he ended up with a 71. The course was in excellent condition and there temporary greens were better than most places permanent greens. I can’t wait to go back after the 28th and see the permanent greens because they are already looking FANTASTIC!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad greens

They have decided to redo all the greens at the same time. They made up some temporary greens, and they are absolutely horrendous! The ball bounces a few inches off the 'green' trying to make the hole.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bad Temp Greens on all Holes

They were working on all of the regular greens which were in need of a lot of work. The temp greens were not mowed properly (grass too high) which made putting useless. Also, the temp greens in front of the regular greens made GPS pretty much useless as well. Suggest posting warning msg on Golf Now web site.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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