5653 Laura Walker Road, Waycross, Georgia 31503, US
(912) 285-6154
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About Laura S. Walker State Park

Georgia's Laura S. Walker State Park is located in the southeeast part of the state near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the largest nearby city is Jacksonville 90 minutes away by car. The state park is home to The Lakes Golf Course, an 18-hole course opened in 1996 and plays 6,656 yards from the back tees. Overnight guests of the state park can stay in one of six cabins, each of which are two bedrooms. There are also RV and campsites available. Off-course amenities here include a dog park, sand beach along the lake, boating, kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals.

Facts

Price Range$
Property Class
Acres626
Year Opened1996
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsCasual
Practice FacilityYes
MarinaYes
Beach AccessYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Laura S. Walker State Park

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Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bang for you $$

I have played this Course several times. I have also played other Courses in the area, and for the money you pay, no Course comes close for what you pay to play. Some of the Greens need some work, but not to the point where it will affect your game. Trust me when I tell you alot of Courses in the area need to be ashamed that they call their Courses Country Clubs, because I feel sorry for anyone that has to pay Monthly dues to be a member. I really enjoy playing here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

HIDDEN GEM

Worth the drive from jville. My friends and took a chance and it has a lot of courses in jville beat the staff, layout and better yet veterans play for free on veterans day!!
No courses in jville offer that to my knowledge...
We will definitely go back any play for sure what a nice time we had playing.
Staff (Mike) and everyone were very nice and invited us back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

WORTH THE DRIVE

I have eagerly waiting for the right time to play this course and after a two hour drive it was worth it.. The staff was awesome. We are thinking about making this an annual trip on Veteran Day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Passing through.

Played this course while passing through the area. Very nice, carved out of the forest in a state park. Fun layout and in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I like the course

I like the course, I play here around once every 2 months. The greens are very patchy, bumpy & look like they are dying. We ran out of sand in our 2 bottles after 3 holes & there was nowhere on the course to refill the bottles with sand. I’m wondering if the greens are going to improve over winter months

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/11/2020

I dont know what course you played but it could not be this one. There is no way in three days the course could be in great shape. I played this course 8/11/2020, even after all the rain only one CPO and that was hole 8. All greens were running smooth.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Public Facility

The course is in really good shape, the greens are a bit spotty and can be fast from certain sides. Really nice golf course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

No Marshall

The course is in great shape but there needs to be a Marshall there even when not busy. I was a single player and the 4-some in front of me would not let me play thru the entire front side. This lack of etiquette caused a backup starting with me and 3 other groups. There weren't but 10 groups on the entire golf course there. Club house employee needs to tell these 4-somes to let faster groups thru. The 10:20 group was the problem. If i play there again i will go to the backside. BTW clubhouse employee doesn't like golfnow rates.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top dresses

The course is in excellent condition. They just top dresses the greens, still running good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Came to the course from Jacksonville, FL had family come down from other states for our annual Golf week We kicked it off with a wonderful round at the Lakes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

One of my favorite courses to play. The greens and fairways were in excellent shape. The staff are very professional. Just all around a great course to play beginner or not.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of my Favorites

I live in Jacksonville and happily make the hour and 15 minute drive each way to this course to play it whenever I can. Layout is super fun, people are very friendly, and the course is always in great shape. Easily one of my favorite courses in South Georgia/north Florida, if not my absolute favorite.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 51
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great facility

We arrived 2 hours early for our tee time.
We were on our way back from Hilton head SC, and mis calculated the amount of time needed to get there.
The course was wide open, however, to play earlier than our tee time we had to pay $ 10 per player
They said they don't make any money on hot deals and even do it was wide open we could not play early unless. we paid.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

My health is important to me but not them.

The course was nice enough. We arrived and there were 5 cars in the parking lot. Went into the clubhouse to check in. The guy inside was nice and explained the layout. When we asked for another key so we could ride separately, the voice from the office yelled out no. Huh, been playing throughout pandemic in seperate carts at every other course, why not here. Not like tthey were running low. We were the only ones there. Oh, because we had a hot deal, they weren't making any money off of us. Then read a memo on the counter. Due to lack of staff we will no longer be sanitizing carts after use. We will never go back or recommend this course to anyone after their lack of caring about my safety.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course is coming into form again after aerification...

Report Card
Tee boxes - 85
Fairways - 90
Greens - 85
Fairway & Green side Bunkers - 100
The course is green!!! Looking great.
Pay attention on the cart paths...there are a couple of heaves that will spill your drink!

Going to enjoy several rounds this week!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Public Facility

The greens are running good and true, not as much break as you might think.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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