Links Living: Frederica

This private island golf community set in Georgia’s Golden Isles attracts both PGA Tour pros and those in search of a lifestyle that transcends generations

Famous for its magnificent location on Georgia’s coast, Frederica is home to one of the Southeast’s most prestigious golf clubs. A favorite of PGA Tour pros (more than a dozen are members here), Frederica Golf Club annually helps prep those pros for the Masters by getting the greens as close as possible to Augusta National’s lightning speeds. The course, set on more than 300 acres and framed by more than 1,100 massive live oaks, was designed by Tom Fazio in collaboration with Sir Michael Bonallack, former secretary and captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. Fazio describes the Frederica Learning Center, with its indoor teaching bays, computer-based swing analysis, launch monitor, and club fitting and repair stations, as “one of the best in the country.”


The community is as stunning as the course. Homes blend seamlessly with top-of-the-line luxury amenities, all surrounded by the natural splendor of this region’s unique coastal landscape. Set in a maritime forest of pine and live oaks along the Frederica River, which connects to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, the community boasts 425 acres of interconnected (and bass-filled) lakes that together form the largest freshwater lake in coastal Georgia. All that water makes for an enviable playground (including an Adirondack-style boathouse) for anglers, boaters, and adventurers. Back on dry land, a 35,000-square-foot clubhouse and pub, equestrian center, and tennis and fitness facilities provide endless possibilities for the entire family to pursue their passions.

Its rich history, coastal location, a golf course that’s as good as it gets, and luxurious amenities collectively set the stage for a lifestyle where every detail has been considered and no expense has been spared. But it is the families who call Frederica home who make this place what it is: The members have genuine affection and commitment to the community and club, and are outspoken in the hope that their children’s children will return for generations.

Calling Frederica home is the scarcest of opportunities. With only 297 homesites on 1,500 acres, the number of homesites is carefully managed, with lots ranging from one to more than five acres. Which makes creating a place of your own here both rare and wonderful.