Located in the U.S.’ southeastern part, Georgia is bordered by North Carolina to its north, South Carolina to its east, Florida to its south, and Alabama to its west. The state’s entire coastline lies along the Atlantic Ocean. In terms of land area, the state ranks 24th among the other 50 U.S. states. Covering a total area of 59, 441 square miles, a quarter of Georgia’s vast territories are the protected national parks and about forty percent are covered by the lush green forests making it a haven for endless outdoor experiences. Aside from the natural wonders, Georgia also takes pride on its highly acclaimed golf courses designed by top professionals. Golf vacation packages are also available for guests who are planning to spend an exciting vacation while putting to test those swinging skills.
Atlanta was once known as an American Indian village that has now turned into a metropolitan area that has been attracting guests from all parts of the globe. The city is considered as the United States’ 5th highest in terms of visitor arrivals that peaked to 37 million visits in 2007. Atlanta metropolitan area is among the country’s fastest growing with high rise and midrise modern structures replacing the city’s historic “Old South” architectural characteristic. Aside from the famous skyscrapers, Atlanta is also home to some of the world’s best greens designed by the renowned golf professionals.
Jekyll Island is a barrier island off the coast of Georgia. It is one of the state’s islands that can be accessed by car through a paved causeway. Each year, the pristine beaches of the island are frequented by vacation goers from across the globe. From the beaches and sandbars, to the bike trails and water parks, Jekyll Island has something for everyone. Guests can also explore the island’s rich flora and fauna and discover the array of reptiles thriving in the inland marshes of Jekyll Island. For the golf enthusiasts, the island is also home to the state’s largest public golf resort along with many other manicured greens.
Cited as one of “America’s Top 100 Golf Communities” by the renowned Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine; Reynolds Plantation serves as the haven for championship golf holes. The top golf designers and architects that created their unique masterpieces on this gated community include Bob Cupp, Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Rees Jones, Pete Dye, and Jim Engh. Aside from the greens, Reynolds Plantation also holds Ritz-Carlton Lodge, a AAA Five Diamond resort that ranked 5th among the “Top 100 Golf Resorts” as cited Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.