The Marshwood Course at The Landings on Skidaway Island combines many of the best elements of the other five golf courses at the sprawling golf community, just south of Savannah, Ga.
First of all, aesthetically, it has some of the better views of the marshes that envelop much of Skidaway Island, like on No. 2, where the green at the par 5 is framed beautifully by the ever-changing marsh colors.
The greens are some of the best on the island, and some are huge and multi-tiered, with well-crafted slope and undulation.
Like the others, Marshwood is a parkland course, with tree-lined fairways and homes set back tastefully along the edges.
Also like the others, it's a fairly straightforward course - nothing too tricky for the members.
What sets Marshwood apart are the mounds that border and influence many of the green surrounds. You don't have to fire at the flag repeatedly; you can use the mounds and humps around the greens to funnel your approach shots toward the hole. It can be a blast when you wield your 7 iron like a pool cue.
"Marshwood is a fun golf course to play," said Head Professional Jim Hazel. "It's got a good mixture of long and short holes, and it gets you out by the marsh. To me, it's one of my favorites."
It's the original course at The Landings, based on the 1974 design work of Arnold Palmer with Frank Duane, with a 2003 update by Tim Liddy that involved re-doing greens, tees and irrigation.