Lost Plantation Golf Course
By Cindy Reid | Photos By: Tonya Perry
Get Your Game on at Lost Plantation Golf Course
Golf courses are magical, bright with fresh green grass, sparkling water and shiny sand. Rolling hills and clear skies, they are the epitome of a fine day spent outside. As beautiful as golf courses are, they have had the reputation of being out of reach for the ordinary family or budget conscious golfers. But that attitude is changing, and the Lost Plantation Golf Course is a perfect example of the affordable golf experience right in your own backyard.
Located in Rincon, Georgia, Lost Plantation Golf Course (LPGC) is the only course in Effingham County, and is a Public Course owned by the City of Rincon. The course is open to the public and is available for anyone to enjoy. It is a Joe Lee designed Championship 18- hole, 6,800-yard, Par 72 layout and is considered by golfers to be an exciting course to play. The lush fairways are nestled into a beautifully landscaped subdivision, and the tree lined holes are not to be missed. It is a challenging course but not out of reach for the novice golfer. In fact, the local high schools use LPGC as their home course! The maintenance crew that has been here over 10+ years, know their fairways and greens and work diligently on the course to meet the everyday needs of a golfer.
The City of Rincon and its Council were responsible for the recent “Transformation” at LPGC. The Club House was completely renovated, a brand-new fleet of golf carts was added to the course and the biggest change is the addition of the new “Fairway Bistro” restaurant on premises. These exciting updates are bringing the club and course forward into a more contemporary experience. Nancy Head, LPGC Operations Manager says “Without the city and council’s support, confidence and investment, this project would not have been possible. It is truly amazing and will be enjoyed by everyone for many years to come. Residency is not required to utilize our facilities. Natives to the area or out of state visitor are always welcome. Anyone can play the course, shop the Golf Shop, enjoy a drink and a meal at the Bistro, and become a member via one of our myriad of membership choices!” Nancy says, “Everybody is welcome. Stop by and see what we have to offer.”
Dine, Shop & Golf
Discover the Lost Plantation Golf Course and enjoy the full “Golf Experience”. Hit a bucket of balls at the Driving Range, practice on the Putting or Chipping green. Take one of their new carts out and enjoy a ride through 18 holes of Georgia beauty.
Visit the Golf Shop, where you can purchase the “gift of golf” via special promotions such as golf packages, golf and merchandise bundles all year long. Browse the fine array of products and clothing that arrives monthly. While you are there you can make your gift buying easy by purchasing gift certificates for that golfer in your life!
Come out and enjoy the new restaurant (with full bar), named appropriately, the “Fairway Bistro”. Golfers have the option of calling in their order while “making the turn” and the Bistro will have it ready upon their arrival.
Already known for their great “Rockin Brunch” on Sundays, Chef Ryan Newburn has created an inventive and diverse menu. Try the Crab Cakes, Shrimp & Grits, or Bruschetta for starters and move on to the extensive lunch and dinner menu. Check out the “Rincon Burger” – 8 oz Black Angus ground beef, lettuce, tomato, onion, chipotle mayo, jalapeno, onion straws and pepper jack cheese served with pasta salad and chips for only $9.95- wow! That leaves sandwiches, subs, grinders, dinner entrees of pasta, steaks, seafood and more. There is even a menu for little ones, so it is perfect for the whole family.
Make LPGC a destination day trip and experience a day of “Dining Shopping & Golfing”! It is a day of outdoor fun, in non-intimidating surroundings, that you will really enjoy.
Although the course is city owned, they have had members since the inception of the club from all over Effingham County. Operations Manager Nancy Head says, “Our valued members are involved, concerned and act with the utmost integrity with offers of help and advice for the club, that they love.” She says, “We strive at making golf an enjoyable, affordable and family friendly place to be. “
LPGC is currently running a membership drive and as Rincon and the surrounding area grows, and look forward to adding new members. The 2020 New Membership Drive gives new members a 20% discount off their membership (non-seniors, seniors, super seniors) and they offer free Junior Memberships and affordable Range Ball Plans, with numerous perks. Seasonal memberships are offered for the snowbirds and winter friends. Being a resident is not required to enjoy the benefits of membership!
Junior Golfers- Family Friendly
LPGC really is a community resource and is the host course for both Effingham & South Effingham High Schools and their tournaments. As part of their introduction to golfing, students partner with the course by performing maintenance and other chores. In addition to the high school teams, youths under 15 can walk the course for free. Riding is optional if playing with paid adult supervision. The family friendly feeling comes through at every level.
Blitzes & Tournaments
Weekly Blitzes (competition between a large group of players) are organized by the course on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They gather a group of people, 10 to 25, for competitive play and have a blast. (Women, men and juniors are welcome to all blitzes) A “Ladies Only” Blitz is forming to have women, novice and advanced players join in the fun of golf.
LPGC is also a great place to have your local business host tournaments and fundraisers. They have a full-service tournament coordinator to plan and execute your event
Even for nonmembers LPGC offers very competitive rates as seen below:
Monday – Thursday
Before 1pm $35.00 includes Cart & Greens fees (Senior rate is $32)
After 1pm $30.00 includes Cart & Green fees
Friday – Sunday & Holidays
Before 1pm $40.00 includes Cart & Greens fees (Senior rate is $35)
After 1pm $35.00 includes Cart & Green fees
$25 Tuesdays – Every Tuesday $25 rate (plus tax) Includes Cart & Greens fees
Also available Monday through Sunday, play 9 holes for $20 with cart, offer is valid any day any time. (Rental clubs are available for $20.)
If you are Military or employed by Gulfstream let them know and you will receive a corporate rate providing your employee id card. Bring 20 or more players and receive a group rate.
By joining the LPGC email list, your will be notified of daily, weekly and monthly specials, upcoming tournaments and promotions.
Get Your Game On!
Book a tee time and play today or simply drive out and try the Fairway Bistro, walk around and experience the beauty of the course. Nancy Head says, “Lost Plantation Golf Course is a hidden Gem here in the Coastal Empire. We are an oasis of nature tucked away in a lovely small town. Come play with us – we look forward to seeing you at Lost Plantation Golf Course.”
For further information:
1 Clubhouse Dr., Rincon, Georgia