Tara Golf Club At Savannah Lakes

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Tara Golf Club At Savannah Lakes


300 Country Club Dr
Mc Cormick, SC 29835-3224

(864) 391-4115


Private Non-Equity

Real Estate Development



Not Available

Thomas E. Clark, ASGCA

$61 weekend
$61 weekday
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Overall Rating 4 out of 5 based on 18 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 Tara Golf Course plays 7,002 yards from the black tees with a course rating of 72 and a slope of 140. The average golfer will find the white tees at 6,091 yards enjoyable and challenging. Ladies typically play from the red tees at 5,375. Pick the set of tees that best match your game and you’ll have a great time.

The Tara Golf Course winds its way through the community and meanders along the naturally rugged terrain of the Sumter National Forest and around Lake Thurmond. The rolling topography of the land shows itself in several places throughout your round, while stately oaks and pristine pines frame each hole.

Tara has several memorable holes but the stretch from 8 to 10 can make or break a good round. Number 8 is a par 5 that plays 486 yards from the white tees and for the majority of golfers is going to be a 3-shot hole. Try and play down the left side or cut the corner of the dogleg and you can make it really rough on yourself. A good idea may be something less than a driver off the tee in hopes of finding the fairway. Playing your layup shot down the right side will give a better angle into the green, which is an odd shape and heavily protected by sand. Number 9 is a unique and fun hole. At 317 yards, it’s not real long and it plays downhill so it’s somewhat shorter still. Whatever you hit off the tee. Make sure it’s short of the water in front of the green. Number 10 is another dogleg left par 4, playing 397 yards. Favor the right side off the tee and leave yourself a long to mid-iron slightly uphill into another well-guarded green. Make it through these holes at par or better and odds are you’ll have a great round.

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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Great course
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Awesome slow greens tho
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Great course
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Was wet due to excessive recent rains, but a great course
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Nice neighborhood track. Very good condition. The front 9 leaves you wanting more, but the back 9 is a better layout. Enjoyed it very much.
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Great condition. Nice staff.
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Pre season play, course in good shape, some steep slopes, challenging. Great pace of play.
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Great course!!
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In great condition.
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Very brown and wet
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Very well maintained course, explaining higher green fees. Enjoyable, fair pace of play.
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Good course
Recent Scores
bschleg 85 71/129 06/18/21
CSRAgolfer 92 73.9/136 09/16/20
MadTexan 107 68.6/132 03/09/20
MadTexan 106 68.4/121 10/04/19
MadTexan 101 66.4/114 10/02/19
ptussey 94 71/129 08/10/19
SanchezSon 82 71/129 08/09/19
sfarley82 79 68.4/121 04/08/19
sfarley82 82 68.4/121 04/06/19
gwfoss 93 73.9/136 03/02/19
cbuffwaters 78 71/129 10/10/18
HarryS 84 69.1/130 09/23/18
DirSLC 95 66.4/114 06/22/18
DirSLC 99 72.6/131 06/08/18
DirSLC 45 33.2/114 05/27/18
DirSLC 95 66.4/114 05/11/18
SheilaBennett 97 72.6/131 05/03/18
SheilaBennett 96 72.6/131 05/02/18
DirSLC 105 66.4/114 03/29/18
DirSLC 108 66.4/114 03/24/18
DirSLC 96 66.4/114 02/22/18
DirSLC 108 73.9/136 02/20/18
DirSLC 94 66.4/114 11/29/17
DirSLC 104 66.4/114 11/24/17
BohemianNinja 85 71/129 10/07/17
Tee Gender Rating Slope
Black M 73.9 136
Blue M 71 129
White M 68.4 121
Gold M 66.4 114
Red M 72.6 131
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