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GolfWeek names Harbor Club BEST golf course in Georgia

Harbor Club Rises On GolfWeek’s 2024 “Best Courses You Can Play” List

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2024  |  Harbor Club  |  Golf

 Harbor Club Tops Golfweek Magazine’s Annual Ranking for Best Golf Courses in Georgia

The advent of summer summons not only flowering crepe myrtles but also the much-anticipated Golfweek Magazine’s Annual “Best Issue,” where golf courses from all over the country are evaluated on a variety of criteria. And once again, the golf course at Harbor Club claimed its spot among the elite of some 500 golf courses in Georgia.

Harbor Club, a 1,000-acre lake and golf community tucked along the shores of Lake Oconee, earned the lofty #7 ranking among the “2024 Best Courses You Can Play” in Georgia, per the venerable Golfweek ranking panelists.

Harbor Club’s sweeping lakefront design was the first offering on the East Coast from the esteemed architectural partnership of Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish in 1991. The course touches the shoreline of Lake Oconee, Georgia’s second largest lake, six different times while also skirting four creeks and a number of interior ponds.

Golfweek’s eclectic rating panel consists of 800 voters from around the world. They rely on 10 criteria to rate a golf course, including overall land plan, variety and memorability of golf holes, conditioning and ecology, and the “Walk in the park test”, which rates the sense of the course as worthy of spending four hours on it.

According to the Golfweek editors, “The members of our course-ratings panel continually evaluate courses and rate them based on our criteria. They also file a single, overall rating on each course. Those overall ratings are averaged together to produce a final rating for each course. Then each course is ranked against other courses in its state, or nationally, to produce the final rankings.”

Harbor Club is also rated among the “Top Courses You Can Play” in Georgia per both Golf Digest and GOLF magazine’s annual course rankings.

The Harbor Club golf course is kept in pristine condition thanks to extensive winter landscaping projects and meticulous year-round grooming. The course is currently progressing on removing 15 sand bunkers to enhance its playability and pace of play.

The Harbor Club course anchors an inviting stable of amenities at the community, including The Grove, an expansive fitness, recreation, and special event campus. Additional amenities include an award-winning marina, restaurant, and boat storage facility, an expansive outdoor Swim and Racquet Club with a junior Olympic swimming pool and lighted tennis, plus six pickleball courts. The 15,000 sq. ft. clubhouse offers full-service dining, a fully stocked golf shop, plus men’s and women’s locker rooms. For tee-times, non-resident, and corporate club membership information at Harbor Club, call 800-505-4653 or visit