Golf News for Monday, December 5, 2016 | Real Estate

Harbor Club in Georgia debuts new fitness, recreation and special event campus called The Grove

GREENSBORO, Ga. -- In the latest in a series of widespread enhancements to Harbor Club on Lake Oconee, the community has unveiled a sparkling new fitness, recreation and special event campus called The Grove, which is located near the community's entrance gate.

The Grove encompasses roughly 12 acres and includes a state-of-the-art new fitness center, a mile-long hiking trail with fitness stations, expanded wedding and reception facilities, and a nature overlook called Sanctuary Pond. There is also stadium seating for concerts and events overlooking a sports field and measured quarter-mile track, a Victory Garden, and dog parks for both large and small dogs.

Harbor Club's general manager Brandon Matney remarked that, "The Grove provides Harbor Club residents and members with a vibrant new amenity and a perfect complement to our award-winning golf course, marina, clubhouse, and swim and tennis center."

The Grove's expansive 2,000 sq. ft. fitness center and group fitness and yoga room is located in the Carriage House, which also is home to Harbor Club offices and its real estate Design Studio.

The center is amply stocked with exercise stations from Life Fitness, including recumbent bikes, treadmills, powermill climbers, elliptical cross-trainers, biceps curls, fixed pulldowns and free weights. Each exercise station features an easy to read console with several options for personalized entertainment, helping exercisers complete more enjoyable workouts.

Perhaps the centerpiece of The Grove is The Stables, one of the lake area's most popular wedding and special event venues. Harbor Club has recently enhanced the facility with the addition of a beautiful outdoor wedding chapel built from cedar trees brought from the Virginia Mountains.

The Stables building actually started out as a working horse stables when Harbor Club opened in 1991. It was part of an equestrian and polo complex that forged the identity of the community, as evidenced in Harbor Club's original logo featuring a stylized polo pony and rider.

As the interest in equestrian activities waned in the mid-90s, The Stables was transformed into a unique special event space, complete with horse drawn carriages for a distinctive romantic touch on wedding day.

The original equestrian complex included a grandstand and championship polo field that annually hosted national-class matches. Today the pounding of hoofs gives way to soccer, football and Frisbee play, as the polo field has been transformed into a sports field ringed with a quarter-mile running track. And the grandstand has been refreshed to provide seating for concerts and other events at The Grove.

Just beyond the sports field, Harbor Club has created an inviting green space and water feature called Sanctuary Pond, a soothing destination perfect for a picnic or just reading a good book. The pond also is stocked for catch-and-release fishing.

Skirting the pond are a one-mile hiking trail that winds throughout The Grove and an eight-station Fit-Trail for stretching, bending and strength training.

The outdoor amenities at The Grove are open to all residents of Harbor Club, while the indoor fitness center is open to resident and non-resident club members.

For more information about The Grove or other club membership and real estate opportunities at Harbor Club call 706-453-7855 or visit

About Harbor Club:
Harbor Club is a family-owned, 1,000-acre golf and lake community located an hour east of Atlanta and framed by nine miles of pristine shoreline along Georgia's Lake Oconee. Harbor Club has partnered with Atlanta-based The Marketing Directors, LLC to form Harbor Club Real Estate, an onsite sales and marketing team. Harbor Club ownership continues to invest in the neighborhood and its future by recently devoting millions towards capital enhancements, including a sparkling new marina amenity, renovated clubhouse and the award-winning Harbour Club golf course. Additional amenities at Harbor Club include an expansive Swim & Tennis Center and a 15,000 sq. ft. clubhouse with golf shop, fitness center and dining room. 706-453-7855 or

For Additional Information:
Brandon Matney, General Manager
Harbor Club

Warren Grant
Windfall Communications