The Ford Plantation is pleased to offer many exciting events throughout the year.
The Ford Plantation hosts a specially themed, annual Homecoming weekend every October. Several
special events are held throughout the weekend, including the Golf Club Championship, an Oyster
Roast, a Gala Dinner and Dance, Kids' Explorer Day Camp, and special spa and fitness events. This
weekend is truly a highlight of The Ford Plantation event calendar.
Each year, The Ford Plantation hosts several golf tournaments for members and guests. A seasonal
highlight is the Golf Club Championship, held on Homecoming weekend every year. Men's and Ladies'
Invitational and Member/Member tournaments are always popular, as is the Couples' Golf Series, which
consists of six individual tournaments played throughout the season.
For more information, please visit our Golf page.
Fishing tournaments are enjoyed by many Club members and their guests. The "Hunt for Big Red," the
"Great Ogeechee Trout Tournament," and the "Spanish Mackerel Tournament" are all competitive
favorites. The Wing and Clay Tournament combines a quail hunt in the morning and a challenging
sporting clay course in the afternoon. While the Hook and Slice Tournament combines fishing and
golfing skills into one wild competition. The "Silva Dolla" is the only tarpon tournament in Georgia
and the longest running tarpon tournament in South Carolina and Georgia. The Ford Plantation also
hosts Fish with Friends, a day of fun and fishing for special needs children of Richmond Hill.
For more information, please visit our Outdoors/Fishing page.
The Ford Plantation annual Tennis Club Championship is held every year on Easter weekend, and Round
Robins are scheduled throughout the year.
Our Junior Golf Clinics teach rules, etiquette, and swing fundamentals to help junior
golfers ages six and up build a foundation for life long play. Our professional golf staff
also offers instruction to adults to help lower those scores on the course.
Ford Plantation regularly hosts traditional Oyster Roasts, featuring fresh oysters and a buffet of
traditional Southern fare. The oysters are cooked on site and served hot on our custom-made oyster
tables. Members and guests alike enjoy this Low Country tradition.
The Ford Plantation Book Club meets one Thursday a month at The Main House. A delicious dinner
prepared by the Club’s Executive Chef is served after the book discussion. The list of books is
released early enough so that members have plenty of time to enjoy each book.
The Ford Plantation Bridge Club meets Tuesday nights at Lake Dye Grill at 5:00 p.m. All members are
invited to participate in this duplicate bridge game, which is not only a great social pastime, but
also a wonderful way to keep sharp. Beginners who would like to learn more about the game are
invited to come by and spend the evening watching and learning. Reservations are not required.
Round Table Dinners and Discussions
Ford's Round Table Dinners and Discussions focus on current affairs and feature guest speakers from
the Georgia Southern University Literature & Philosophy and Political Science Departments and from
around the region. The discussions cover a variety of topical issues. Round Tables are held on
Wednesday evenings at The Main House. They begin at 6:00 p.m. and continue through dinner, which
is prepared by the Club’s Executive Chef and served by professional wait staff.
Each season, The Ford Plantation plans special trips to locations of interest to members. Previous
trips have included Auldbrass (Frank Lloyd Wright's Southern Plantation), Fort Stewart, and the
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).
The Club’s naturalist offers a variety of programs both on- and off-property. Trips to places such as
Cumberland Island, the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge,
and Jekyll Island are regularly scheduled. Many opportunities are provided throughout the year to
get close to nature and learn more about the great outdoors right here on property.
For more information, please visit our Naturalist page.
The Photo Club welcomes all levels of photographers, from novice to advanced. Each meeting focuses on
a different aspect of photography, with the opportunity to learn from experts as well as
accomplished members. The Photo Adventures series provides opportunities for Photo Club members and
others to travel to such scenic places as Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, River Street in
Savannah, Charleston, SC, and the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina.
Outdoor Pursuits Clinics
Outdoor Pursuits Clinics are held once a month and cover a variety of topics. Typically, the clinics
last about 30–45 minutes and provide information about various outdoor pursuits. It's a great way to
learn new tips and talk to others about your experiences. Everyone is welcome to come down to
Ogeechee Outfitters, have a hot cup of coffee, and learn more about fishing, hunting, and the great
Monthly Sporting Clays Fun Shoots are also offered at nearby Dorchester Hunt Club for all Ford
shooting enthusiasts. For those who would like to explore the area on two wheels, a variety of bike
rides both at Ford and throughout the Low Country are scheduled. Ride the Savannah to Tybee Rail
Trail, bike through Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, or enjoy a beach ride on Jekyll
The world-class Spa offers several special programs throughout the year. Skin Care Clinics and skin
analysis sessions are regularly featured. Spa Nights are always popular and provide a wonderful
opportunity to catch up with friends and make new ones. Special Spa packages are offered on
Valentine's Day and Mother's Day, and special private events are always welcome at The Spa.
For more information, please visit our Spa page.
In addition to a full schedule of classes, personal training sessions, and state-of-the art fitness
facility in The Sports Barn, several special fitness programs are also offered throughout the
For more information, please visit our Sports Complex page.
We offer a number of excursions throughout the year to locations near and far, from local
wildlife refuges to regional landmarks to foreign countries. The locations and group leaders
change to keep our excursions fresh and exciting.
All members are welcome to learn more about gardening and to help preserve the natural and historical
beauty of The Ford Plantation by becoming a part of the Garden Club. The Garden Club is committed to
providing members with opportunities to learn more about gardening in the South and to developing
historical sites and landscapes on the Plantation property.