Monticello Golf, 1-9
Golf Courses of Savannah Lakes Village, Unbelievable in Beauty!
Monticello Championship Golf Course Hole 1 and 2 , Magnificent
Hole No. 1 Par 4 393 yards
The fairway bunker on the left is strictly visual; the best play is down the right side of the fairway, but don’t be too far right or you’ll be in the bunker or blocked by the large oak. There is room to miss this green to the right front, but don’t be long and left or the steep bank will kick you into the woods or over the road.
Hole No. 2 Par 4 421 yards.
Your best play is right at the rock outcropping or left fairway bunker with a slight fade. If you avoid the fairway bunker on the right, you can roll a long way down the fairway leaving a shorter approach over the stream channel. Once again, short right is the play, as anything left can catch the bank and put you in the hazard.
Monticello Hole 3, 4, and 5, Breathtaking
Hole No. 3 Par 5 548 yards.
This is best played as a 3 shot par 5. Placing your tee shot between the lake and bunker on the right. Your second shot approach should favor the right side avoiding the large bunker on the left and the fairway bunker on the right. This will leave a deft approach to a well contoured green. Watch out for that sucker pin location on the far left next to the lake.
Hole No. 4 Par 3 179 yards.
This medium length par 3 leaves little room to bailout. Your best bet is to find the middle of the green, which should provide a potential birdie putt on this small green.
Hole No 5 Par 4 401 yards.
This beautiful par 4 can make or break your front 9. Hit a draw off the target bunker or boldly fly the bunker on the left. This will leave a medium to short approach to a bullheaded green just over the cove on Strom Thurmond Reservoir. The more timid or sane may elect to go around the cove to the right.
Monticello Hole 6 and 7, Beautiful
Hole No. 6 Par 4 454 yards.
There is plenty of room to hit your tee ball in this slotted fair- way, but favoring the left side will open up the entrance to the green. All the trouble is right from the graveyard to the rocks and bunkers. If you miss the green, miss left.
Hole No. 7 Par 4 345 yards.
With the bunker left and the grass depressions and bunkers right, a prudent play is to the center of the fairway. This will leave a short iron approach to an uphill green with a false front.
Monticello Hole 8 and 9, Challenging
Hole No. 8 Par 3 211 yards.
This intimidating par 3 will get your attention in a hurry. Correct Club selection is a must to avoid the many bunkers. The green contours can make for some most interesting putts.
Hole No. 9 Par 5 517 yards.
Options abound on this relatively short par 5. Your tee shot can be played directly at the bunkers on the left, or the longer hitter can challenge the tree and bunker on the right. Your second shot can be right at the green, but must carry a series of bunkers. The safe option is to choose the split fairway left or right depending on the pin location.
Overview of the Monticello Championship Golf Course:
The Monticello golf course has five sets of tees. Designed by the prestigious architectural firm of Ault, Clark and associates. The Monticello course was rated by Golf digest as one of the top ten new courses in 2001. The Hooters Pro Tour plays annually at Monticello for the last fourteen years and cannot rave enough about the course and hospitality they experience. They say it is the highlight of their tour. Our award-wining golf course, carved from the rolling landscape wrapping Lake Thurmond, offer golfers unique challenges with breathtaking vistas. The Monticello Golf Course is sure to impress even the most discerning golfer. The Monticello club opened in the spring of 2000 and serves as the second private golf course for Savannah Lakes Village. The style of architecture for the course is a modern lakes course with heavily bunkered rolling terrain and water hazards featured on nine of the eighteen holes.
The course was also designed around numerous rock formations which add to the breathtaking aesthetics and degree of difficulty. As if this wasn’t enough, the Monticello Golf Course measures 7,032 yards from the back tees so the course can be set-up to play from 4,500 yards to over 7,000 yards and features 76 sand bunkers. The golf clubs at Savannah Lakes Village are known as some of the most scenic, challenging, and inspiring golf holes in the state and surrounding regions. Best of all, membership into these incredible golf clubs is included with property ownership in Savannah Lakes Village! We also offer excellent practice facilities available to include spacious driving ranges, putting greens, practice bunkers, and pitching greens.
Country Club membership is included with the purchase of property. The home association fees are under $110.00 per month. Green fees are under $25.00, or, if you golf often, may choose to pay a yearly fee.