Destination Guide

Destination: Savannah

Savannah, the oldest city in Georgia, has a diverse array of activities and attractions, which makes it a popular destination for all. From the sparkling beaches at Tybee Island to the 22 park-like squares scattered throughout the downtown area, Savannah has a little something for everyone.

The historic downtown area features the birthplace of Girls Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Lowe and the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex, which is the oldest existing antebellum rail facility in the country. The Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences was one of the region's first public museums.

One popular avenue is The Riverwalk, which runs along the Savannah River, and is filled with restaurants, bars and small music venues. A popular pastime is to sit on the deck of a local establishment on a warm spring day and watch the boats roll up and down the water.

Among the most famous Savannah destinations these days is The Lady and Sons restaurant, owned and operated by cook and entertainer Paula Deen. Get there early or be prepared to wait. Who knows? You might even see Paula.

Another Savannah tradition is the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, the second-largest annual celebration and parade in the country. Green beer flows freely throughout the parade route and visitors come from throughout the region to experience the event.

Golfers have plenty of options to choose from in the Savannah area, too, including The Club at Savannah Harbor, which hosts the annual Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf on the Champions Tour. Designed by Bob Cupp and Sam Snead, this is the place to go if you'll only have one opportunity to play during your visit.

Wilmington Island is one of the oldest facilities in the area. Designed by Donald Ross and opened in 1927, it requires players to deal with four lakes and a pair of streams. Wilmington Island hosts one of the state's top invitational tournaments each spring.

Other golf options in town include Bacon Park, an inexpensive facility that features three nine-hole layouts, and the nine-hole Mary Calder Golf Club, which opened in 1937. The Landings is a planned community on Skidaway Island with six private courses, including the Tom Fazio-designed Deer Creek layout, which received a $7 million makeover in 2010 and has hosted the Georgia Amateur.

Golfers can play every month in Savannah, although the summer months can be hot and very, very humid.

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Mary Calder Golf Club
Tee Times
Savannah $10
The Club at Savannah Harbor
Tee Times
Savannah $39
Southbridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Savannah $20
Championship Course at Crosswinds Golf Club
Tee Times
Savannah $23
Black Creek Golf Club Black Creek $40
The Club at Savannah Quarters Pooler $50
Lost Plantation Golf Club
Tee Times
Rincon $28 - $30
Hunter Golf Club Savannah $19 - $35
Richmond Hill Golf Club Richmond Hill $23
Bacon Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Savannah $14
Par-3 Course at Crosswinds Golf Club
Tee Times
Savannah $10
The Ford Field & River Club Richmond Hill $169
Savannah Country Club
Tee Times
Savannah $44
Marshwood at The Landings Club Savannah $40 - $70
Oakridge at The Landings Club Savannah $40 - $70
Savannah Golf Club, The Savannah $51 - $65
Deer Creek at The Landings Club Savannah $40 - $70
Palmetto at The Landings Club Savannah $40 - $70
Magnolia at Landings Club, The Savannah $40 - $70
Plantation at The Landings Club Savannah $40 - $70
Henderson Golf Club
Tee Times
Savannah $21
La Vida Country Club Savannah $30
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