Monticello Golf Club At Savannah Lakes

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Monticello Golf Club At Savannah Lakes


1148 Barksdale Ferry Rd
Mc Cormick, SC 29835-5627

(864) 391-4175


Private Equity Facility

Real Estate Development



Sam Adams

Thomas E. Clark, ASGCA

$65 weekend
$65 weekday
- twilight

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Overall Rating 4 out of 5 based on 24 user reviews
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Savannah Lakes Village is a 4,000-acre master-planned private lakefront community located on over 20 miles of shoreline on Lake Thurmond. It’s a common-interest community where property owners pay assessments that help keep the common amenities up and running. They also pay nominal usage fees for amenities such as golf, clubhouse restaurants, recreation center, and community docks. This a la carte approach allows members to build the lifestyle they want and, if you’re an avid golfer, play as much golf as you want.

The Community has received numerous awards including one of “America’s 100 Best Planned Communities” by Ideal-LIVING Magazine, “Best Overall Active Adult Community” by National Active Retirement Association, and America’s “100 Best Master Planned Communities,” by Where to Retire. They’ve also been recognized as a “50 Top Golf Community,” by Retirement Lifestyles. Savannah Lakes Village was also South Carolina’s first “Firewise” community.

For residents, there’s plenty to do; it’s a community practically built around recreation. In addition to watersports on and around the lake, Savannah Lakes Village boasts two championship lakefront golf courses on the property. Within the community’s 23,000 square foot Recreation Center you’ll find 2 pools, tennis and pickleball courts, and a bowling alley. For the outdoor lover, there are literally hundreds of miles of land and water trails to explore. The community also has over 30 sanctioned clubs and groups with something for everyone from birdwatching to golf to shooting sports.

Savannah Lakes is home to two of the best golf courses in the area if not the state. Each course has excellent practice facilities including spacious driving ranges where you can hit every club in the bag, putting greens, practice bunkers, and pitching greens. These award-winning golf courses were designed by golf course architect Tom Clark and are seamlessly carved from the rolling landscape that wraps around Lake Thurmond. Watch bald eagles soar overhead as you putt and enjoy unique challenges, breathtaking vistas, and an exciting round of golf. In addition to great views, you’ll find some of the most scenic, challenging, and inspiring golf holes in the state.

The Monticello Course seems to be the more popular of the two. At 7,032 yards it’s only slightly longer and the course rating of 74 and slope of 142 suggest that plays a little tougher. Monticello is best classified as a modern links course as it follows the natural contours of the forested coastline and brings water into play on at least 9 holes. The course features Bermuda fairways and rough, Zoysia collars, and MiniVerde Bermuda greens. I found the white tees at 6,112 yards provided a good challenge and had me hitting every club in the bag.

The most stunning holes on the golf course are 3, 4, and 5 which play out on a lakefront peninsula and bring the water into play. Number 3 is a 469-yard par 5 with water all down the left side and bunkers that come into play in the landing area on both your tee shot and layup. The boomerang-shaped green is protected on the left by sand and water. The 4th is a short par 3, playing 139 yards into a green with water that must be carried off the tee and sand and mounding surrounding it.

Number 5 is a 346-yard par 4 with that pesky lake down the left side again. The hole has been named as one of the “18 Most Spectacular” holes in the Carolinas by Carolina Living Magazine. Favoring the right side helps to take the water out of play but watch out for the fairway bunker. A tee shot that finds the fairway will leave an approach shot over water into a well undulated green protected by sand and water on the left.

The clubhouses offer golfers full beverage service plus bar sandwiches and other snacks perfect for a quick bite at the turn. Both clubhouses are equipped with multiple televisions, and the covered patio at Monti’s is a wonderful place to enjoy drinks when the weather is comfortable. New for 2022, River Grille at Tara is christening The Overlook, an outdoor patio with a panoramic vista spanning the #1 tee, the shared #9/#18 green, and the shores of Lake Thurmond.

If you’re considering retirement to a warm-weather golf community, take a serious look at Savannah Lakes Village. The Upcountry of South Carolina is beautiful and offers plenty to do. You’re bound to meet friends and neighbors that share your interests. There are six different neighborhoods within Savannah Lakes offering lake, golf, and interior-wooded homesites ranging in price from the $200s to well over $1M. No matter where you live, as a resident of Savannah Lakes Village you’ll have full access to the golf courses and the lake via the community docks and local area boat ramps.
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Beautiful course
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Nice layout and in good shape
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Nice track
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Great course
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Good condition.
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great shape
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Lots of blind T' shots.
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Very nice
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It's great
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Great course
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Great course
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Great course
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Great with beautiful scenery
Recent Scores
Keefe 83 67.1/124 07/25/22
BohemianNinja 98 71.9/139 03/20/22
Fick 88 71.9/139 04/10/21
Fick 92 73.7/142 08/23/20
BohemianNinja 94 71.9/139 08/23/20
lulupalooza04 100 69.5/129 08/08/20
KyleSr 92 73.7/142 06/11/20
borders91 81 71.9/139 06/06/20
MadTexan 104 68.7/125 03/08/20
MadTexan 106 69.5/129 10/06/19
MadTexan 106 69.5/129 10/05/19
MadTexan 99 67.1/124 10/03/19
Alfredpens 106 69.7/123 05/25/19
DirSLC 99 67.1/124 05/03/19
Drew2121 87 69.5/129 04/21/19
gwfoss 96 73.7/142 03/03/19
HarryS 80 69.1/129 09/21/18
mjparrish88 81 73.7/142 08/13/18
alandeangelo 108 73.7/142 06/30/18
DirSLC 96 67.1/124 06/15/18
DirSLC 103 67.1/124 06/01/18
DirSLC 91 69.7/123 05/18/18
DirSLC 102 67.1/124 05/09/18
DirSLC 103 67.1/124 05/03/18
DirSLC 100 67.1/124 04/19/18
Tee Gender Rating Slope
Black M 73.7 142
Blue M 71.9 139
White M 69.5 129
Gold M 67.1 124
Red M 69.7 123
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