Griffin Bell GCGriffin Bell Golf & Conference Center

Griffin Bell Golf & Conference Center
1800 S Lee St
Americus, Georgia 31709
Sumter County

Phone(s): (229) 924-2914
Fax: (229) 928-2236

Formerly known as Americus Country Club, Griffin Bell Golf Links & Conference Center is situated between Andersonville and Plains. The 18-hole public course is owned and operated by Georgia Southwestern State University. It's a short course at only 6,096 yards from the back tees but it still presents quite a challenge. The layout features small, elevated greens that demand accurate iron shots. Mature trees frame most of the holes and there are strategically placed bunkers lurking beside the greens. Don't be surprised if you end up using every club in your bag. Though accuracy and good course management are essential for scoring well, Griffin Bell is not an overly punishing golf course for high handicappers. The course provides a challenging but fun round that players of all skill levels can enjoy.

Griffin Bell Golf & Conference Center
4.5 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)
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A view from Griffin Bell Golf & Conference CenterA view of a fairway at Griffin Bell Golf & Conference CenterA view of a green flaked by bunkers at Griffin Bell Golf & Conference CenterA view from the Griffin Bell Golf & Conference Center

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1947
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens: Bermuda Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: No
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Gold 71 6096 120 68.9
Red (W) 71 4916 111 68
White 71 5807 118 67.5
Blue 71 5206 107 64.8
Blue (W) 71 5206 115 69.7

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Griffin Bell Golf & Conference Center
    4 stars out of 5
    by Lamar Russell
    on August 02nd, 2012 17:26
  • Griffin Bell Golf & Conference Center
    5 stars out of 5
    by Matt
    on May 31st, 2009 16:10
    This course is not private, it's public. It is an awesome course to play. Well maintained and very reasonable fees. It has a mediocre driving range. The only thing bad about its driving range is they only have one 250yard flag, rather than flags for other yardages (so you don't know if you're hitting it 200 or 225, etc). They have more ducks than most courses I've seen which feature water and sometimes this can be annoying because they leave their droppings all over the tee box areas of the holes near the water. It's not a difficult course to play so if you're looking for a big challenge, this is not the place. Bottom line is it's a 5-star fun course that everyone can afford.
  • Griffin Bell Golf & Conference Center
    5 stars out of 5
    by Lee
    on April 30th, 2009 16:55
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