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Fall Golf: 5 Reasons Why It’s a Favorite

Thursday, Sep 9, 2021  |  admin  |  Golf


With the gorgeous fall season just around the corner, golfers are looking forward to playing our championship golf course. Sure, golfing in the summer is tons of fun, but it’s also pretty warm here in Lake Country. So, it’s no surprise that we’re welcoming the cooler weather, not to mention the colorful leaves and crisp air. But besides the milder conditions, here are five other reasons why fall golf is a favorite. 

Our best grass greens are at their best

Harbor Club’s greens are bentgrass. It’s renowned as the preferred cool-season grass where true ball roll is the priority for the surface. What’s more, bentgrass greens are at their peak in autumn. So if you like a firm, smooth, and quick playing surface, then fall is the perfect time to play Harbor Club.

Stunning fall colors

The fall foliage on Lake Oconee is a joy to see and experience, especially with the unique perspectives you can only encounter on the golf course. It’s breathtaking scenery. There are many colors — oranges, golds, and reds, shimmering glints of light on the lake, and a bright blue sky. Even if you’re not playing as well as you’d like, being surrounded by all that beauty is certainly a mood booster. 

The “leaf rule” applies

Speaking of foliage…and although not an actual golf regulation, many play by the “leaf rule” in autumn. Essentially, if you can’t find your ball in an area with lots of fallen leaves, then you’ll take a one-stroke penalty and drop another ball. Relaxed rules like this one mean less stress, quicker play, and more fun for all. 

It’s the best way to tailgate

Everyone knows that fall means football. No matter who you’re rooting for, we’re big fans of the sport in the South. So we ask you this — what’s better than strolling off the 18th green right in time for noon kickoff? It’s doable, just as long as you book an early tee time. Of course, you could always head over to the 19th hole (aka The Clubhouse Restaurant.) There we’ll happily serve you ice-cold beverages and delicious food while you watch the game and cheer for your favorite teams. 

Deals and discounts at the Pro Shop

The changing of the season also means changing out the inventory at the Pro Shop. So be on the lookout for exceptional bargains on brand-new equipment and performance apparel this autumn. Clearing out inventory helps us make room for next season’s shipment of top-notch goods, so it’s a win-win for everyone. 

No matter when you play at Harbor Club, our Golf Course Superintendent, Jeff Miller, and his hard-working team do a fantastic job keeping our course in excellent shape. Fall is an ideal time to play, but our mild climate offers the ability to play nearly any day of the year. We invite you to experience our award-winning course for yourself — book your tee time today.