Discover two distinctive golf experiences

54 Holes of Golf


Savannah Lakes Village is home to the Monticello and Tara golf courses. Both 18-hole championship courses were created with signature holes and unique challenges to complement the rolling landscape that wraps around Lake Thurmond. Gorgeous natural features combined with creative layouts and design allow these courses to provide the quintessential golf experience.


The gorgeous 18-hole course is nestled between a national forest and South Carolina’s “freshwater coast” at Lake Thurmond. It contains 7,032 yards of perfectly manicured MiniVerde greens, Zoysia collars, rock formations, and wide Bermuda fairways/rough.

Spectacular water views come into view at 9 holes, including a dramatic lakefront peninsula at the 5th hole, one of the “18 Most Spectacular” holes in the Carolinas. This nationally renowned course opened in the spring of 2000, and Golf Digest rated it one of the Top Ten New Courses in 2001.

MENS – Tee distance

  • Black tees: 7,032
  • Blue tees: 6,563
  • White tees: 6,112
  • Gold tees: 5,588
  • Silver tees: 4,673


LADIES – Tee distance

  • Red tees: 5,052
  • Silver tees: 4,673


Architect: Tom Clark
Number of holes: 18
Greens: Mini-Verde
Par: 72
Pro rating: 72
Pro slope: 140


Tara is a 7,002-yard course that stretches over the rolling topography of its nature-surrounded community. She masterfully meanders through the hillsides of the Sumter National Forest, Lake Thurmond, the Little River Blueway, and three separate neighborhoods in the established community of Savannah Lakes Village.

This Tom Clark-designed golf course has beautiful Bermuda grass and artfully-crafted holes, but its signature feature is a large shared green for holes #9 and #18 overlooking Lake Thurmond.


  • Black tees: 7,002
  • Blue tees: 6,568
  • White tees: 6,091
  • Gold tees: 5,613
  • Silver tees: 4,372



  • Red tees: 5,375
  • Silver tees: 4,372


Architect: Tom Clark
Number of holes: 18
Greens: TifEagle Bermuda
Fairways: Bermuda
Par: 72
Pro rating: 72
Pro slope: 140

Hickory Knob

Our Adjacent State Park Golf Course


The neighboring resort at Hickory Knob offers another 18 holes of golf where the waters of Lake Thurmond are visible or come into play at every hole. There is a tremendous assortment of slopes, contours, fairway widths, and bunkers, so bring your A-game to this great golf tract! 

Our Awards

Carolina Living “50 Top Golf Communities” by Retirement Lifestyles

“Ten Great Affordable Golf Communities” by Retirement Lifestyles

Monticello named the “8th Best New Affordable Golf Course” by Golf Digest

Monticello  5th hole, one of the “18 Most Spectacular” holes in the Carolinas.” by Carolina Golf Panel

Monticello Golf Course named one of the “Top Ten New Courses in 2001” by Golf Digest

Golf both courses for free when you visit Savannah Lakes Village.

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