Amazing design, excellent condition, and true rolling slick greens are among the best things that suits the best description for Laurel Island Links. The course was designed by the famed David Love III and was opened for play in 1996. What makes this golf course unique from the rest of the traditional Georgia layouts are the seven bridges that span in the low-lying areas in order to connect the links. Not only that, the golf course also features the beautifully manicured Bermuda grass tees, greens, fairways, nearby marshlands, and the holes that wonders along the beautiful Crooked River Basin.
The golf course also offers golfers with the perfect starting hole at #1. This par-4, 386-yard layout features the slight left curve around a bunker and a wide fairway. The #1 hole, together with #4, #8, #9, and #18, has been considered as the most difficult greens in the entire layout. These greens offer the most inaccurate lag putting that can lead to certain three-putts. The rest of the greens in the layout are speedy which golfers also need to watch out for. If you want to take a peek on the perfect collection of excellent golf characteristics squeezed into one hole then get ready for the #15 hole. If you want to pass this fair test in golf then avoid going too far towards the left as another bunker awaits you on that side. These are some of the challenges that every golfer will be facing when playing in Laurel Island Links.
Among the many citations that the Laurel Island Links has been receiving include Golf Digest’s “Best New Courses in America” and the “Best Golf Course on the Georgia Coast” by Atlanta Magazine.