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Golf Trail Overview: The Georgia Golf Trail

Golf Trail Overview: The Georgia Golf Trail

An Interview With Doug Hollandsworth, Founder

By Brian Weis

The ultimate golf vacation is tackling courses on a golf trail. Below is an interview with Doug Hollandsworth who shares some valuable information about golfing the The Georgia Golf Trail.

Give our readers an overview of the golf trail.
Southern charm and hospitality await you on The Georgia Golf Trail, home to breath taking golf courses and magnificent resorts from the mountains to the sea. Emerging as a leading golf destination, Georgia offers a vast array of world-class golf courses, as well as many other attractions including restaurants, historic sites and other wonderful amenities. The PGA TOUR is or has called five of the Georgia Golf Trail Members home to one of their events over the past three decades. So if the PGA TOUR loves Georgia then you will as well.

What golf courses make up the golf trail and why are they must plays?
20 Great Golf Resorts, courses and hotels make up the Georgia Golf Trail. So many must plays on here to name, but come and play golf all year.

Any hidden gem courses on the trail?
The Georgia State Parks have a name "Hidden Gems", because they are hidden and they are gems! You wouldn't believe these courses. 8 golf courses from North Georgia to the Southern most parts of the Peach State.

Is the trail designed to be conquered in one or several golf trips? Please provide itinerary or sample itineraries to complete the trail. (please group courses along with lodging recommendations)
Different Trips, but you will love the Georgia Coast, from Savannah to Jekyll Island, you will find a vast array of golf, great food and some beautiful locations.

What area tourist attractions might you recommend while doing the trail (golf or non-golf related)?
Georgia has so many attractions and some of them are our members. Like Callaway Resort & Gardens, some of the most beautiful grounds anywhere in the USA. Stone Mountain Park, one of the South's most enjoyable parks for the entire family. Both of these have great golf and are apart of the Trail.

Provide an overview of the lodging accommodations?
Wow, the Savannah Westin, cant beat it. Jekyll Island has some great resorts as well, Jekyll Island Club Resort. Brasstown Valley Resort next to North Carolina, beautiful mountain views and one of the best golf courses anywhere!

Where can a golfer go to get more information or book rounds/travel/lodging?
Start with the website. and we can help you find out more information

Courses on Trail
Number of Course: 23 members but 33 courses total
Number of Holes:

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The Georgia Golf Trail
281 Providence Club Dr
Monroe, Ga, 30656

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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