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Some of the most scenic golf courses along lake fronts
Golf is a wonderful sport; those who enjoy the game would love to play golf over many other activities. The beauty of golf involves so much more than the game itself; it is often the setting of the golf course that can make a particular game decidedly enjoyable. For example, a lakeside golf course offers many of its own challenges, but also offers the golfers a beautiful, serene view to enjoy.
Fairvue Plantation in Tennessee
Gallatin is located in Sumner County, Tennessee, and is home to Old Hickory Lake. This is a large, spacious lake that hosts multiple boating marinas and is the annual location for a number of fishing and sailing events that draw national attention. Located on the shore of this amazing body of water is the Fairvue Plantation Golf and Country Club. Two 18-hole golf courses are located here, both lying along the shore the Old Hickory Lake.
Savannah Lakes Village
Lake Thurmond stretches beautifully and lazily along the border of Georgia and South Carolina. It is a man made lake and is one of the region's most popular areas for water sports, camping and golf. Savannah Lakes Village is a golf club that offers two 18-hole courses, located between the lake shore and a heavily wooded area of national forest. While these lovely courses are part of a private club, there is a guest service so that visitors and vacationers can also have the opportunity to "play the lake."
Lake Muskoka, Ontario
For a pristine view of a beautiful lake that is a great site for boating, canoeing, fishing and swimming, travel to Ontario and visit Lake Muskoka. 1,000 acres of private park are skirt the lake, featuring forests, beaver ponds and a complex set of hiking trails. Also available is a beautiful lake front set of golf courses. Choose a 9-hole course, or a more challenging 18-hole course, and enjoy the game as you taking in the sights and sounds of the lake and the parks around you.
Forest Dunes, Michigan
Northern Michigan is known for its unique and breathtaking sand dunes, and for its Great Lakes. However, there are many more beautiful lakes weaving in and out of the dunes. Houghton Lake is a favorite destination for many vacationers who are seeking some fun in the sun, throughout the spring, summer, and even fall. Located on Houghton Lake, in Roscommon, Michigan, is Forest Dunes Golf Course, which has been named one of the top 100 courses in the country by Golf Digest. You can enjoy this uniquely challenging course and the amazing views of the lake and the dunes at the same time.