The magnolia trees silhouetted against a sunset, the marsh grass swaying in the breeze, shore birds drifting over our tranquil sanctuary — the natural beauty surrounding The Ford Field & River Club can only truly be experienced in person. Exploring Lowcountry living in one of the most picturesque stretches of the Ogeechee River is something you can discover first-hand with a Discovery Visit at The Ford. Our Discovery Visits offer curated adventures for our guests — and quickly filling up our 2024 calendar. While these 1,800 storied acres are indeed a sight to behold, what makes the experience truly exceptional is our private haven’s warm and welcoming community, members and world-class sporting pursuits across land and water.
Here are five reasons you should plan your visit to The Ford in 2024.
1. Stay at Henry and Clara Ford’s Historic Main House
Immerse yourself in The Ford’s rich history with a stay at the iconic Main House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and once the Lowcountry dream home of Henry and Clara Ford. Framed by lush expanses of grass, flourishing gardens and century-old oaks, the 7,000-square-foot Greek Revival estate boasts five beautifully appointed guest suites, each one offering garden views and access to open-air verandas overlooking the estate’s pool and nearby Ogeechee River.
2. Choose Your Curated Adventures
Whether you’re staying two nights or just the day, our team will thoughtfully plan an unforgettable experience tailored just for you. You could tee off on our award-winning Pete Dye golf course with no tee times, set out on a wildlife-viewing excursion from our Deepwater Marina and savor a farm-to-table meal all in one unforgettable stay. If you’re seeking a memorable experience, whether it be a guided fishing excursion, a captivating Ogeechee River cruise or an adventurous kayak tour, The Ford is your gateway to discovering the finest aspects of Georgia’s natural landscapes. Our array of carefully curated adventures ensures a truly enriching exploration of the region’s beauty.
3. Enjoy The Ford’s Amenities
Discover fun and adventure everywhere you turn across breeze-rippled lakes, miles of riverfront trails and acres of lush open land. From hiking, racket sports and golf to boating, fishing and kayaking, The Ford has earned its reputation as the finest coastal sporting club in the nation. Stop by the Equestrian Center, Sports Barn or Lake Dye Pool for further active pursuits, or head inside to unwind after outdoor activities with a meal at The Clubhouse or a personalized massage at The Spa.
4. Get a Taste of the Lowcountry Lifestyle
Lowcountry life is synonymous with gracious living, Southern charm and a strong connection to nature. Here at The Ford, community, tradition and slowing down to appreciate what we have are a big part of who we are as well. Our social calendar is filled with events to suit all ages across our multigenerational membership, from monthly oyster roasts to chef-led specialty dinners and wine tastings.
5. Tour of Estate Homes and Coveted Homesites
Explore the possibilities of calling The Ford home by taking a guided tour of our estate homes and homesites. Spread across five distinct enclaves, our sprawling residential community ranges from New Orleans French Colonials to Charleston-style garden homes. Be sure to explore our interactive map to find your dream home or discover the perfect homesite to build it.
Ready experience The Ford’s one-of-a-kind Lowcountry living for yourself? Schedule your Discovery Visit today and turn your dream into an unforgettable trip.