The Ford Plantation Golf Course
Renowned golf course architect Pete Dye commented, "This is arguably my finest Southern design." The Ford Plantation Golf Course is seen as a tough but fair test of golf. The front nine is designed around 250 acres of freshwater lakes, and the back nine is an exquisite Scottish-links style design created within one of the original plantation rice fields.
Fishing, Hunting, and the Great Outdoors
The Ford Plantation has 200 acres of fresh and brackish water lagoons, providing excellent fishing for such species as largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, redfish, and flounder. Anglers can fish for a wide variety of fresh and saltwater species in the Ogeechee River, including striped bass, American shad, redfish, and sea trout. The remnant channels and canals from the antebellum rice plantations provide outstanding habitat for many game fish. It is also an enjoyable ride through the protected waters to Ossabaw Sound, where the ocean meets the river. Fishing for salt water species, such as giant red drum, sea trout, triple tail, and shark is fun for the novice angler, as well as the seasoned pro. Tarpon appear in local waters in late June and can be caught through early September. Members and guests have privileges at a nearby hunting preserve, which offers sporting clays and upland wing shooting. Ford offers hiking and biking on more than 16 miles of scenic trails and kayaking on protected waterways.
The Ford Plantation Spa, formerly Henry Ford's Carriage Home, is nestled among ancient live oak trees and lush gardens. Relax and renew your body, mind, and soul at the elegant and rejuvenating Spa. Pamper yourself in the hydrotherapy tub, enjoy a luxurious facial and outstanding massage, or receive a complete make-over--hair, nails, and make-up. The Spa features a spacious yoga room where private individual and group classes can be arranged as well as special events and trunk shows.