Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Re-engineered Ford – Golfweek Magazine, February 23, 2015

Re-engineered Ford – Golfweek Magazine, February 23, 2015

​“It took a quarter century, but they finally got The Ford Plantation right. … Now, after a yearlong closure for a total rebuild the Pete Dye-designed Ford Plantation finally lives up to the promise of its setting.”

In its Rater’s Notebook, Bradley Klein rated the course a 7.4, which if other course raters feel the same way, would result in Ford being ranked among the top 10 residential courses nationally and  higher than courses such as Harbour Town, Sea Island, and Castle Pines. Read the full article on the Press Room page.  

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Ford Plantation Featured on Cover of Georgia Magazine

The Ford Plantation Featured on Cover of Georgia Magazine

​Touching simple lives: Henry and Clara Ford’s legacy in Georgia – Georgia Magazine, February 2015

“Amassing a substantial amount of property in the 1930s—upward of 70,000 acres—Henry Ford in 1936 began construction on a Greek Revival-style residence made of Savannah gray brick that faced the Ogeechee River. …Today, it’s part of the centerpiece of 1,800-acre Ford Plantation, a private community whose members may house guests at the residence that Ford and his wife, Clara, chose for their winter home.” Read the full article on our Press Room page.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wedding with Southern Elegance

Wedding with Southern Elegance

​An elegant Ford Plantation wedding was recently featured on Style Me Pretty. The beautiful bride writes, “There was no question when planning the wedding that we would get married at The Ford Plantation, a place that is truly special to our family and us. For years Will and I would tell our friends about this amazing place and we couldn’t wait to share it with them. We wanted our guests to experience the same magic that enchants us about Ford.”

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Executive Chef Featured on Front Page of Savannah Morning News

Executive Chef Featured on Front Page of Savannah Morning News

​The Ford Plantation Executive Chef Juan Carlos Rodriguez is featured on the front page of the Savannah Morning News and SavannahNow.com. Each year, Chef Juan Carlos helps Fort Stewart Culinary Team members train and prepare for the Military Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Valentine’s Day Weekend at The Ford Plantation

Valentine’s Day Weekend at The Ford Plantation

​This year, Valentine’s Day falls on the long Presidents Day weekend, making it the perfect opportunity for a getaway to The Ford Plantation. The following special events are scheduled:

•    Nine & Dine Golf Event

•    Couples Trail Rides

•    Cupid’s Couples Massages

•    Beverage School with Joe Donelan of Donelan Wines

•    Cupid’s Cup Shooting Tournament for Couples

•    Valentine’s Day Reception and Wine Dinner with Donelan Wines

•    Nature Walk with Nicole the Naturalist

The Savannah Book Festival is also being held that weekend (www.savannahbookfestival.org), making it a great time to visit Ford and Savannah together!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Acclaimed Charleston Chef Wows Ford Plantation Members with Plantation-Themed Wine Dinner

Acclaimed Charleston Chef Wows Ford Plantation Members with Plantation-Themed Wine Dinner

​Ford Plantation members and guests were transported to the 1890s during a recent special Guest Chef Dinner featuring dishes that highlighted the Lowcountry's distinctive flavors and culinary history.

Executive Chef Don Drake of Magnolia's in Charleston, S.C. joined Ford Plantation Executive Chef Juan Carlos Rodriguez for a delicious five course meal that drew rave reviews from attendees. Wine pairings were expertly made by Ford Food & Beverage Director James Scott. Adam Close, Executive Chef of Blossom, sister restaurant of Magnolias, also cooked at the event.

Drake, a Charleston culinary scene luminary for more than two decades, drew his inspiration for the menu from turn-of-the 19th century Southern plantation life, selecting ingredients that would have been available in Savannah during the winter months.

Dishes prepared included Cast Iron Seared Diver Sea Scallop, Apple Brandy Soaked Speck with Aged Vinegar, Parmesan Crusted Gigged Flounder with Carolina Plantation Shrimp Pirloo, Georgia-raised Bison, and Lemon Sweet Biscuits and Fresh Strawberries.

Of particular interest to diners was the story behind the scallop selection. "Scallops were harvested up north then shipped down South on ice after first winter storm of the year," Drake said. "They would arrive in Charleston first, then much later in Savannah after being transported up river. So about this time of year, people in Savannah would be sitting down to their first scallop in months."

The evening was truly memorable and representative of the experiences our members regularly enjoy. See photos on the event here on our Facebook page.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ford Plantation one of Golf Magazine's Best New Courses

Ford Plantation one of Golf Magazine's Best New Courses

​Noted golf architecture writer Joe Passov recently praised The Ford Plantation Course redesign in the January digital edition of Golf Magazine: “Situated 18 miles from Savannah, this private Lowcountry layout by Pete Dye is a superb revision of his own 1989 creation, which began life as Sterling Bluff. Selective tree clearing has opened up the wooded front nine, and the savannah-influenced back nine remains a graceful routing through the marsh but is more playable, with wider, more contoured fairways … meaning more fun for a grateful membership.”

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Southern Hospitality at its Finest

Southern Hospitality at its Finest

​Florida Golf Central magazine wrote about a recent visit to Ford. “We couldn’t have enjoyed our play & stay at The Ford Plantation any more than we did. The hospitality of the staff, the excellent cuisine and the amenities of the Club were what you would expect from a well-defined southern club.” Read the full article on our Press Room page.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

TFP Is "Best Renovation (Private)" According to Links Magazine

TFP Is

​Just in time for Christmas, The Ford Plantation has received a great present! Links Magazine has named the golf course the Best Private Renovation in 2014. “Three decades after completing the original design at The Ford Plantation in Georgia, Pete Dye returned to lead a $7 million renovation. The project included increasing green sizes, new irrigation and new turf, making one of the best private clubs in the Southeast even better.” Please click here for the full article.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Best of the Best – LINKS Premier Property Guide, Winter 2015

Best of the Best – LINKS Premier Property Guide, Winter 2015

​Each year LINKS Premier Property Guide profiles America’s best clubs and golf experiences. The LINKS 2015 annual property guide just came out, and we’re pleased The Ford Plantation is considered among the “Best of the Best” by LINKS experts.

The LINKS Premier Property Guide is among the most comprehensive and authoritative guides to golf real estate with more than 250 communities categorized in 13 listings. This ambitious ranking by a panel of experts touches almost every aspect of the club experience. What is especially nice to see is a look at what the best clubs are doing to attract new members. The Ford Plantation Club has always offered a wide choice of member experiences to rival any private community.

Please click here to view the 2015 Premier Properties Guide.

We could not be more pleased to be recognized as best in class among the most prestigious of this respected group.

We also could not help but smile in appreciation that they chose to open the 2015 issue with the article on The Ford Plantation, “New Model Ford.”