"Spring is the time of plans and projects." — Leo Tolstoy
Springtime is one of the best times at Harbor Club. It's the season of new beginnings – a time to plan and start fun projects. Flowers are in bloom, and all of Lake Country is flourishing with new life. So whether you're planning a memorable wedding, a fantastic golf experience, a gorgeous garden, a fun boating adventure, or a savvy real estate transaction, we've got helpful tips for you.
Lake Oconee wedding venues abound
With the warm weather we've been having, it feels like spring has already sprung. Love is certainly in the air, especially since we just celebrated Valentine's Day too. And with so many sweethearts who were lucky enough to get engaged recently, several are strategizing the best place to celebrate their big day. If Lake Oconee wedding venues are on the list of options, here's why Harbor Club can be the perfect place.
Masters Week golf specials are in full swing
Masters Week around the Augusta area offers a unique opportunity for visiting golfers: the chance to play some fantastic tracks – some of which are designed by legendary Masters champions themselves. Take our course, Harbor Club on Lake Oconee, for example. Designed by Tom Weiskopf (a four-time Masters runner-up himself) and Jay Morrish, it winds through wooded hillsides, skirts four creeks, and touches upon Georgia's second-largest lake six times. The best part? You're invited to experience golf at Harbor Club during Masters Week. So start planning your visit today – and consider making it a new, fun, annual getaway.
Harbor Club's A1/A4 bentgrass greens dominate in spring
Spring is one of the best times to enjoy golf at Harbor Club. Whether you get to enjoy our Masters Week golf specials or not, anytime in spring is a great time to play. Our Penn A-1 / Penn A-4 creeping bentgrass turf is a cool-season grass that thrives from October through May. When asked about Harbor Club's greens, our head golf pro, Keith Kelly, shared this fascinating fact with Pete Pappas (@pgapappas) on Instagram: "They're A1/A4 bentgrass greens. They're the same thing that's at Augusta National. We don't quite have the SubAir systems that they do, but they are very nice greens. In the spring and fall, they generally run anywhere from 13 to 15, depending on how firm our superintendent decides to make them. In the summertime, we slow them down a little bit to make them survive, but they're still usually running between 11 and 12."
Plant perennials in spring for a flower-filled Georgia summer
Having a beautiful landscape doesn't have to be a chore. Enjoying colorful blooms from spring through fall is possible, especially since we live in a wonderfully temperate climate. We're sharing five pretty perennial plants that are easy to grow and maintain. Best of all, you get to enjoy them year over year. So why not plant a few? Once you see the pretty results, you'll be glad you did.
Get your boat ready for the best in lake life
Spring is the time to get your boat ship-shape so you can thoroughly enjoy being out on Lake Oconee without the maintenance hassles. Mind you, we have the advantage of having our very knowledgeable marina manager, Jerry Cash, and his team available at The Boathouse Marina to efficiently and effectively get your boat out of dry storage and back on the lake. But if you'd like to get your boat lake-worthy on your own, here are some helpful tips.
Spring is house-hunting (and selling) season
Spring is widely known as the season to buy and sell homes. People are enthusiastic about hunting for a new, amazing place to live. More importantly, it's a critical time for transitioning kids from one school to another. Many families typically hurry to buy a new home in the spring, settle in during the summer, then have their kids ready to start at a new school in the fall. If you're a home buyer, here’s how to make a winning offer. And considering today's incredible home prices, you may be wondering about selling. If so, here's how to determine if now is a good time to list your home. Whether you're buying or selling, our friendly and knowledgeable Harbor Club real estate team makes it an easy process, from consultation to contract to close.
If you're curious to learn more about Harbor Club, get in touch. We'd love to send you some information or, better yet, give you an exclusive tour of the neighborhood. Spring is an incredible time to experience our Southern Living Inspired Community, so let's start planning your visit today.