Georgia Veterans Memorial Golf Course at Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club

3.9864294118 4.0 stars from 5 (60)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6869 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

  • 2315 Hwy 280 W, Cordele, Georgia 31015, Crisp County
  • (800) 459-1230, (229) 276-2377
  • (229) 276-2776
  • www.lakeblackshearresort.com

Year built: 1990
Architect(s): Denis Griffiths
Type: Public
Greens: Dwarf Bermuda
Fairways: Tif 419
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6869 yards 72.8 128
Blue 72 6483 yards 71.1 123
White 72 5978 yards 68.5 118
Red 72 5205 yards 69.7 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 60 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
20
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

52 out of 60 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive   Great for locals a weekend splurge advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers narrow fairways thick rough  

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"Great Value !"


TheWeeMashee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

booked thru GolfNow and saved a ton of $ ... great value for 18 holes with a cart ! ... course was in good shape... played at 09:10 in the morning.... pretty much had the course to ourselves ... played 18 in just over 3 hours...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lake Blackshear Golf Vourse"


Denisepope's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Over the past 20 years I have played this course over 150 times. The course is an excellent layout and used to be in average to great shape with a competent staff. Currently the fairways are bone dry, almost no grass, especially on the tee boxes. Greens are the only factor worth consideration. My tee time was 12:00 and was told a 20 minute delay, no real problem . However they allowed groups of five and six to play, which resulted in a five hour plus round. Eveident they over booked, no ranger on course to assist, leaving me with a very unsatisfactory round. They were many others complaining as well. Truly a terrible experience on a course I have enjoyed for many years.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club on 04/20/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club, in the Cordele area. We appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years but are very sorry to hear your recent experience with us may have been poor due to the course conditions. We greatly value your feedback as we work towards any necessary improvements, and hope you will notice some of these improvements during your next round with us. Thank you for choosing our course, and we hope to see you again soon

"Great Course, Fantastic Staff!"


WMorford's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I played this course on a beautiful Sunday. Before playing, I had a lesson with the Club Pro, Jim Bishop. It was a fantastic lesson as he added 60 yards to my distance in under an hour and sent me home with a toolbox of useful drills. The staff was extremely friendly and fit me in on a busy Sunday without a reserved tee time. The course was nice and the greens were well kept. The front 9 is a little easier than the back 9 but both have some challenging holes and some forgiving ones. I highly recommend because of both the staff and the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u658017167's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club on 04/09/2018:

Thank you for reviewing Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club. We hope that you enjoyed playing our golf course and that you will see improvements in the course conditions the next time you are with us.

"Good Course"


steve1413's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Day was a little windy at the 2 PM start but got better by the second 9. Enjoy the layout of this course. Fairways still brown but in good shape. Greens were full and in good shape although a little slower and longer cut than normal. Love this course and will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000002259780's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000002259780's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u199346717's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course. Challenging but not too much. Rough is tough to get out of but I'm used to playing up north. Will definitely play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"What a surprise"


Seidnerba's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

We played 3 rounds in 3days. Had a great experience. Could not believe how nice the course was and how little play it received the 3 days we were their. Could not imagine a better experience for our family weekend. The value was unbelievable compared to other places we have played in recent years. Would definitely go back. Only draw back is it is not near a major city.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



mjgolf1000's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course Needs Work"


jimlaycock's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've played Veteran's several times. It seems to modulate from Excellent to Fair. This time the green's were very bad - not a lot of grass (in fact I would say they are losing them) and what grass was there was pretty tall - making putting a joke. In fact we started just taking an auto two putt. Lot of grass clipping on and around the fairways - but probably to be expected with all the rain we have been getting in South GA.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"GREAT LAYOUT"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

EVERYTHING WAS GREAT EXCEPT THE GREENS THEY WERE VERY BAD . GREAT LAYOUT I HAVE PLAYED THIS COURSE MANY TIMES.

BUT THE GREENS ARE JUST TERRIBLE THEY NEED TO FIX THIS ASAP. IF NOT I WILL GO BACK.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf on 06/06/2017:

Hi Floyd, thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We regret to hear the greens were in such poor condition during your round. We strive to give our golfers a quality and memorable experience each visit and we will pass along the issues mentioned in order to make improvements moving forward. We are happy to hear that you enjoy the course layout! We appreciate your support and opinions and hope to see you back again soon to exceed expectations! Thank you for stopping by Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf and have a great day.


Jerry1547975's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was good but greens. Sanded and not rolled out. Made putting difficult.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf on 05/17/2017:

Hello Jerry, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course, we appreciate your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our course layout and pace of play. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.

"Tee to Green outstanding"


u1024296's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Absolutely amazing golf course. Only negative is the greens being in transition from winter to summer grass. Tees, fairways, approaches even the rough is in excellent shape and for a course suffering drought conditions that is saying something. The Pro and his staff were top notch. Even gave me the veteran rate and refunded difference between rack rate ( which I paid up front) and vets. Except for the greens, one of the finest courses I've played in Ga. I look forward to coming back when greens grow in.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"a little more work"


kchappy52's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was one of my fav's. but the greens have become just terrible. I really hope they fix them, ireally like to play there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf on 06/12/2017:

Hi Kelly, thank you for taking the time to review your experience and rating our course. We regret to hear the course conditions were not enjoyable during your round. We strive to offer a quality golfing experience and will pass along the issues mentioned to our team in order to make enhancements where needed. We appreciate your support and are happy to hear you enjoyed the pace of play, staff friendliness, and course layout! Thank you for stopping by Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf in Cordele and we hope to have you back again soon for an even better round!

"Earily Morning among the trees."


MDLaugh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Warm overcast morning. Rain due in earily afternoon. No one on the course. Mid 70's.

Course tight on approach shots. Greens in great shape, mild undulation but rolled true.

Starter and greens crews friendly, played in two hours 10 min.

Course reminded me of tracks in western PA, tree lined, side, up and down hilled.

Near Lake Blacksheat GA. Worth the time went fishing after.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Perfect Day for a Fun Round"


SeamusMaccDuff's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

70s with low humidity and a light breeze: let's play 36! GA Veterans is a course anyone can play and enjoy. Water, bunkers, tiered greens, rolling terrain that often doesn't leave a level lie, and all at a good rate can't be beat. Course was in good condition overall although damp in some places: Exception: greens were hard and not real smooth. Fivesomes seem common, but they seemed to move along. Not much water on the course. (And $0.50 for a cup w/ ice?)

Would definitely play here again and urge others to do so!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000007361490's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has a variety of holes that easy and challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very underrated golf course"


ca03697's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

I recently stayed at the resort and had a package for each night I stayed I received a free round of golf, which was already a good deal. The course is one I will definitely want to venture back to. The first day we played in the rain, and it was amazing to see how well the course drained. I am a huge fan of Dennis Griffith's designs, and this shotmakers course was no exception. Overall a great value; the state park courses are always a good bet!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"nice layout for play"


tbaer11's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Makes for a good day of golf if you are in control of your game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club on 02/27/2017:

Thank you tbaer11 for the feedback and five star review! We are excited to hear that you had a great round and would recommend our course to your friends! We hope to see you back again soon for an even better round with us here at Lake Blackshear Resort!


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