About the Course
Golf courses are a common amenity in many communities, but the course at Kinderlou Forest is anything but common.
A typical golf and residential community is developed with the intent to sell houses, with the golf course as secondary. But here at Kinderlou Forest, the golf course came first, and the home sites are arranged around the course, with beautiful views, but at a distance that does not impede play.
Created by Davis Love III Designs, the professional course opened in April 2004, serving as host to six PGA Nationwide Tour events and two PGA Web.com events in ten years. The South Georgia Classic was one of the largest events on the tour, with one of the richest purses on the PGA qualifying circuit.
In an area known for flat terrain, the topography of Kinderlou Forest is unusual for the region. Undulating hills lend a unique element not found in southern Georgia, and the signature #4 with its deep, all natural ravine is one of the most challenging, yet beautiful, holes on the course.
With five tee boxes on each hole, the course plays as short as 5,315 yards or as long as 7,781 yards. For discerning golfers who enjoy a challenge, make plans to play a round at Kinderlou Forest.
“The Langdale Company has provided us with a beautiful piece of ground on which to work and, equally important, the freedom to create what we believe will be a truly outstanding golf experience. The design of the golf course takes advantage of the variety of the land’s existing natural features and combines many traditional design elements and playing strategies. It should be a good test of golf for the skilled player, yet offer interest and enjoyment for the recreational golfer. The golf course at Kinderlou Forest has the potential to set a new standard for golf in South Georgia.” – Davis Love III, Captain of the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Team
Hours of Operation
Tue-Sun: 7am – 6pm
Yardage & Slope Stats
4005 Bear Lake Rd., Valdosta, GA 31601