Inaugurated in 1992, the Lane Creek is owned by Medalist Golf. It was recently renovated by its new owners. The changes included new greens and bunkers - all redesigned. The water works and drainage were also comprehensively altered. The greens have all been adorned with Champion Bermuda grass.
The new designer Mr. Mike Young was very careful not to lose the originality of the course so the initial design remains completely intact. Only two holes have been repositioned. The fifth hole has been shortened to Par 4 with added greens. The green on Par 3 third were also repositioned. The course has improved greatly since the renovations and provides great golfing experience. The reasonable length of the course presents some good tests to the seasoned golfer.
The par 3s are all deprived of water but they are not easy either. The 3 par 5s can be had very easily with a few good shots. Hole number 4 is short but surrounded by water. The course does have a few difficult holes but all within the reach of an average golfer. The 14th hole has a lengthy green having more than one slope and ridges. The fifth has been turned into a par 4. Formerly it was par 5. There is a handsome ridge in the centre of the green. Beware of it because it can ruin your whole shot. Apart from the short par 4s, there are also present some lengthy ones.
The 7th hole is one of such par 4s. The green does not seem to be as threatening since it is quite tame. Yet it has its fair share of water and the approach to the green is very steep. It is quite a demanding hole.
Hole number 5 is a real challenge because it has an exotic view and it distracts your attention at times. But let's not underscore the hole which is as demanding as its beautiful setting. You can either approach gently or risk a longer and dangerous club off the tee.
The Lane Creek golf club is minutes from Athens, Georgia. The steep fairways are lined with beautiful trees. The course is open to general public. The green fees ih 39 dollars on weekdays and 48 dollars on weekends which make it quite affordable. There are also discounts available for senior citizens and students.
There is a clubhouse that has a golf shop and a restaurant. If you are not an avid golfer, you can take help from professional golfers who are always around for this purpose. The professionals have been hired in order to produce quality golf at affordable prices.
You can have great food at a nearby at the clubhouse grill. You can ask for- and obtain- a discount package.
The Gold tee is 6678 yards, the Blue tee is 6177 yards, the White tee is 5526 yards and the Red tee is 4792 yards.