Long Shadow Golf Club at Madison Lakes is a 7,346-yard course (7,600 yards from the championship tees) in a 1,100-acre residential community. It has a rating of 75.1 with a slope of 135. The course was designed by golf architect Mike Young. It was ranked 4th in Georgia in Golfweek’s 2008 ranking of best courses you can play. It  ranked 5th by the USGA’s 2008 compilation of the toughest courses in Georgia. For more information, visit:  http://www.golfnow.com/course-directory/georgia-golf-courses/madison-golf-courses/long-shadow

Uncle Remus Golf Club is one of two public golf courses in the lake region, the course was built in 1961 and designed by Bubba Ellis. Located in Eatonton, Uncle Remus offers a nine-hole regulation length course at 6780 yards, with driving range and clubhouse. The rating is 72.6 and the slope rating is 119. 706-485-6850 – for more information: http://www.putnamcountyga.us/departments/uncle-remus-gc/

The Creek at Hard Labor offers golfers a unique and challenging course. This rolling course is one of the State of Georgia’s public courses and offers a natural course design without houses or human encroachments. Deer and wildlife abound in this course which is situated in the largest state park in Georgia and the course provides a pleasingly difficult round. The rating is 71.5 with a slope of 129. 800-434-0982 – for more information: gastateparks.org/creek

Little Fishing Creek Golf Course in Milledgeville, Georgia features 6,718 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.1 and it has a slope rating of 127 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Gary Player, the Little Fishing Creek golf course opened in 1981. 478-445-0796 – for more information:http://www.golfnow.com/course-directory/georgia-golf-courses/milledgeville-golf-courses/little-fishing-creek-golf-course/

Greene County Country Club is a 9-hole regulation length golf course with 3155 yards, par 36, a rating of 35 and 113 slope. The layout has 3 sets of teeboxes. The Greene County Country Club is one of two public courses visitors can play while in Greene County. 706-486-4513 – for more information:http://www.thegolfcourses.net/golfcourses/GA/9076.htm.

The Milledgeville Country Club in Milledgeville, Georgia features 6,262 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 70.4 Designed by George W. Cobb, ASGCA, the Milledgeville golf course opened in 1961. http://www.mccga.com.