General Info


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The Fall Weekend at Lake Lanier Islands 2019

Thursday, October 31 - Sunday, November 3, 2019

(with optional rounds on Thursday and Sunday)

Lake Lanier Islands is a resort complex on built on a small group of islands on Lake Lanier, the largest lake in Georgia, located 60 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia. The Lake Lanier Islands were originally large hills near Gainesville. After the creation of Buford Dam and the flooding of part of the Chattahoochee River valley created Lake Lanier, the hills became the largest chain of islands in the lake.
In the summer of 2016, Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, the hotel on Lanier Islands, underwent a 2 million dollar renovation. The upgrades included "214 rooms now have new hardwood floors, artwork and decor with an outdoors theme, as well as new bedding, mini-refrigerators and Keurig coffee makers. Other upgrades include newly painted woodwork and ceilings throughout the hotel, new wallcoverings in guest rooms and corridors, new carpets in corridors and new lighting and window treatments."

In 2018 the Lake Lanier Islands Management Company made a deal with Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Development and SafeHarbor in order to invest millions of dollars into the island and theme park LanierWorld, and assume management. (from Wikipedia ... to see more on Lake Lanier Islands, go here

To visit Lake Lanier Island's website, click here
The address of Legacy Lodge & Conference Center (our hotel) is:  7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518
Phone:  770-945-8787

IMPORTANT:  We have reserved a block of 30 rooms our peak nights (Thursday - Sunday) and will increase our block subject to demand and availability.  You can register at any time, however, when we fill-up those rooms, we may not be able to get additional rooms because the public will be reserving rooms for this time period as well.  So please don't assume you can wait until the last minute to register. Register right away and if you know you'll have a roommate, please both of you register the same day if possible.

Package Pricing - See Below.  Our rate is a group rate.  We use our volume of players to obtain better pricing than what you'd achieve on your own. Our packages (room-solo or room with roommate) include hotel, golf and food.  Airfare is additional. 

You must be a member of ASGA to attend.

For ASGA members, keep in mind that you must be an ASGA member at the time of the event in order to attend.

Not sure when your dues expire, go here.

ASGA "Member Only" Packages

See below* for what's included in all packages.  First, here are your accommodations included with the packages: 

  • You have a roommate: $699.00
  • Room-by-Yourself:  $979.00

* In all packages**, the following items are included:

  • Three (3) nights' stay at The Lodge at Lake Lanier
  • Two (2) rounds of golf at the Legacy Golf Course at Lake Lanier Golf Course and (Jack Nicklaus') Bear's Best
  • Welcome Reception (cash bar).  Outside drinks are NOT allowed at this reception per the Resort.
  • Three (3) ten-dollar breakfast vouchers
  • Two (2) dinners (picnic-style buffet on the second night after golf and awards dinner on final night)
  • Dancing with the DJ our first night only if 100 or more register for this event by October 15
  • All resort service fees and taxes.  Resort service fee includes entrance gate fee, valet or daily parking, in-room wireless high speed internet, in-room coffee, daily newspapers in the lobby and turndown service (upon request). Also, unlimited use of fitness center, outdoor heated saltwater lounging pool, poolside and coourtyard fire pits, business center computers and printers, plus miles of hiking and biking trails.  
  • Welcome gift, Program and Pairings Guide, Nametags, ASGA Prize Certificates for winners of competitions

** all packages except the non-golf package

Non-Golf Package: Call the office at 980-833-6450 (9-2, Eastern time) for your pricing.  Non-golf packages will not be sold until October 1, 2019. We must be "inside 30 days" in order to sell a non-golf package.

Under our group contract with this resort, we have what are called "run-of-house" (or ROH) rooms which means the management can put our attendees in any of their rooms on the property. We do that to get our best rates which gets the largest attendance.  

Airfare is NOT INCLUDED in any package.  If you're flying in, you'll likely fly into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).  You'll probably want to either rent a car at the airport or share a shuttle with a friend.  If you know someone who's coming in on the same flight, think about sharing the cost of the rental car or shuttle service with them.  We suggest you post your request to share a ride under the CHAT WITH OTHERS green-bar link on left side of this website.

More on getting from the airport(s) to the Resort under the "Getting There" link on the left.


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Emails / Updates

It is our policy to email updates to attendees during and after the registration period.  If you do not have email or access to email, we rely on you to stay updated on the event by checking-in with this website from time to time.  All emails that update, modify or alter any detail of this event will have links to this page for your later review.  ASGA is not responsible if you do not read or receive emails once you're registered. Continue to check back to this site for updates.

To make sure you get all the emails, use this form to add your email.  Note:  Even though you submit your email to us, they may not always be welcomed by your inbox. This is especially true with emails ending in or  In order to have the best chance for our emails to get into your email account, please add these two email addresses to your address book in your email account:


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Chat with Others

We used to call this page the FORUM page but it's essentially a place where attendees can post questions, offer to be a roommate, or announce that you're looking for a roommate, etc.  Just click on the link below and post something . . . then keep checking back to see if you have an answer.

Join the discussion


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We'll be staying at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center. Check-in time is 4pm.  Check-out time is 11am.

EXTRA NIGHTS:  If you want to arrive early up to three (3) days or stay later, up to three (3) days, book through ASGA at an inclusive rate of $198 per night (for one or two persons, which is inclusive of taxes, resort fees, etc.). $99 per person if splitting cost of room and roommate must stay same number of nights as you do.  When we checked the hotel's website on 6/5/19, their online rate for the additional nights was $255 (inclusive of resort service fee, taxes and Georgia Hotel-Motel Fee).

To visit Lake Lanier Island's website, click here

The address of Legacy Lodge & Conference Center (our hotel) is:  7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518
Phone:  770-945-8787


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Courses.  We'll play Jack Nicklaus' Bear's Best on Friday, November 1 with a 1pm shotgun start and the Lake Lanier Golf Course on Saturday, November 2 with a 9am shotgun start.   

Address for Bear's Best is 355 Aldeburgh Dr., Suwanee, GA.  Lake Lanier GC is on property.

Golf Play Format.  We will play our own ball each day using the USGA Rules of Golf.  

Competition and Prizes.  We'll have team prizes based on the two (2) best net balls of each foursome and closest-to-pin competitions on the par 3s.  Winners will be announced at Saturday's awards' dinner. ASGA $25 Prize Certificates will be awarded to the winners.

Tee Boxes.  Men will play from the WHITE TEES at the Bear's Best Course (5624 yards) and the ladies will play the RED TEES (4725 yards).  At the Lake Lanier course, men will play the WHITE TEES (5706 yards) and the ladies will play the RED TEES (4852 yards).    

Optional Rounds of Golf.  Playing optional rounds on day-of-arrival Thursday could make you late for the welcome reception which begins at 7:00pm at the Hotel.  

You'll have an opportunity to play up to two (2) optional rounds:

  • Thursday, Oct. 31 - Optional Day-of-Arrival Golf (up to 12 players) at the Lake Lanier Golf Course, with tee times beginning at noon. $85 inclusive of tax.
  • Sunday, Nov. 3 -  Optional Day-of-Departure Golf (up to 12 players). We've booked Reunion Golf Club with tee times beginning at 9:06am. $65 inclusive of tax.

Golf Club Storage.  Upon arrival at Lake Lanier, leave your clubs in your car or drive your car to the courses. You may use Lake Lanier's shuttle to move you and your clubs their course on Saturday, November 2.  On your final day, remember to pack your clubs before you leave the Resort.

ASGA or the golf course's staff reserves the right to modify the tee time schedule based on the number of players as we get closer to the event. 


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Photos shown at left are representative and not of this property.


On days we play at the Lake Lanier course, breakfast or lunch is provided free of charge.  These are not organized meals, you'll just order upon your arrival or at the turn at the course.

In your package are three (3) $10.00 breakfast vouchers good for Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings only.

At our Thursday evening reception, we'll have hors d'oeuvres along with a cash bar. On Friday, we'll have a picnic-style dinner at Jack's restaurant at the Bear's Best golf course,

On Saturday, we'll have our awards banquet back at the Lodge.

Food Allergies and/or Special Dietary Needs:  If you have a special dietary need, e.g. gluten-free, meat-free, fat-free, pork-free or a nothing burger, etc., you must notify us ahead of time, prior to the event and at the time you register preferably.  Notate that on your registration form somewhere or email the event leader, Tom Alsop at least 72-hours prior to the event so that we may notify the Food and Beverage Director at the venue. Please DO NOT ask just prior to the food function as there will be no time to take care of your needs. Once we are at a particular venue, it is UP TO YOU to notify the venue staff who you are and that you are the one with the special dietary need and you've pre-notified Tom Alsop 3-days in advance.  We will not try to find you (thank you!).

Please be advised that certain functions, such as breakfast or other times when buffets are present, pork (bacon) may be on display. 


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Tentative Itinerary (Final itinerary will be printed in the Program & Pairings Guide at the registration table)

  • Thursday, October 31, 2019 - Arrival at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center.  If you wish to play the optional "day of arrival" golf round at Lake Lanier Islands, plan on tee times starting at noon today.
  • Thursday, October 31 - 6:00-7:00 - Registration table at a location to be announced.  Pick-up nametags, program, welcome gift.
  • Thursday, October 31 - 7:00pm - Welcome Reception - Hors d'oeuvres.  Announcements at 8:00pm. Dancing with the DJ (DJ provided only if 100 or more register by October 1.) Cash bar tonight.
  • Friday, November 1 - Breakfast then a 1:00pm shotgun start at Bear's Best. Picnic-style dinner follows golf.
  • Saturday, November 2 - Breakfast then a 9:00am shotgun start at the Lake Lanier course. Afternoon on your own. Pre-dinner reception (cash bar) opens at 6:30pm, dinner at the Lodge.  Doors open at 7:30pm.  Before bed, turn your clocks back one hour.
  • Sunday, November 3 - 9:00 tee times for optional round of golf at Reunion Golf Club.  Departure date for most attendees.


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Who's Coming

This page will list all members who are actually signed-up (and paid) for this event. By signing-up, you have given us permission to post your name here. If you do not wish your name posted, please email indicating such or indicate it on your registration submission.

Note:  This is not a complete list.  Some members have asked that their name not appear on this public list.

Signed-Up as of October 21, 2019:

Phyllis Adair LA-Orange Co.
Tom Alsop Charlotte
Barbara Ashbee Albany
Rosalie Basten Tampa Bay
Judy Biernat The Villages
Linda Blinks Chicago
William Cash Washington, DC
Robert Cichetti The Villages
Nancy Clark Asheville
Linda Cunningham Myrtle Beach
Kamal Dagher Chicago
Chuck Davis Washington, DC
Bob DeTorre White Oak, PA
John Edmonson Chicago
Jolly Erickson Pinehurst
Brenda Fallace Washington, DC
Paul Gentile Chicago
Marlene Hammond Washington, DC
Chuck Hanshaw SE Michigan
John Holmes The Villages
Ed Horak Chicago
Jim Johndrow Sarasota
Edel Kraft LA-Orange Co.
Lynne Kramer Sarasota
Joan Lamberti Myrtle Beach
Rich Levy Palm Beach Co.
Phyllis Loftsgard Chattanooga
David Maytnier Pinehurst
Donna Mendenhall Dallas-Ft. Worth
Greg Mieczynski Chicago
Debbie Misrack Denver
Stacy Moran Boston
Brian Peterson Denver
Beth Poulos Dallas-Ft. Worth
Deb Prewitt Philadelphia
Ellen Puglisi The Villages
Yoneko Ramsey Washington, DC
Amy Rattner North Jersey
Jean Reynolds Cincinnati
Jean Simmons The Villages
Gary Slavin Sarasota
Ric Spear Charlotte
Bea Stryker Sarasota
Candice Tidwell Chicago
Susan Vance Oxford, MS
Dale Wilcox Sarasota
Linda Young Loysville, PA
Cynthia Yund Cincinnati
John Zabatta The Villages
Cathy Zehnacker North Jersey



Getting To Lake Lanier Islands Resort

Whether from the airport (Hartsfield-Jackson Airport), or downtown Atlanta the resort is just under an hour away. Take Interstate 85-North to 985-North. Exit on Lanier Islands Pkwy (Exit number 8). From the off ramp, make a left at the traffic light to merge onto Lanier Islands Parkway. This road will lead you to Lanier Islands.

The address for the Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge is:  7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA  30518   

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 34.172322    Longitude: -84.006960


Airfare is NOT INCLUDED in any package.  If you're flying in, you'll likely fly into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). You'll probably want to either rent a car at the airport or share a shuttle with a friend.  If you know someone who's coming in on the same flight, think about sharing the cost of the rental car or shuttle service with them.  We suggest you post your request to share a ride under the CHAT WITH OTHERS green-bar link on left side of this website.

To avoid traffic, the best time to arrive in Atlanta is between 10am and 1:00pm.


Just GOOGLE this: "car rental atlanta airport" and you'll see a variety of car rental agencies at your disposal.


If you're not into renting a car, the resort recommends using Strictly Business Limo who has a variety of limos, shuttles and large vans. Save money by riding with a friend. Mention to Kofi that you are a member of the American Singles Golf Association to get your best price. Email them at or call 770-925-2900.  



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Travel Protection

Travel Protection is NOT INCLUDED in this event, however, you may purchase travel protection (trip insurance) on your own.  This can cover you for a number of issues, including but not limited to your airfare, your registration fee and other expenses.  See policy for details by going here.


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Local Weather

At Lake Lanier, there's a great chance of good weather during this Fall season. To get the latest 10-day outlook, click here.


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Terms and Conditions

For our Terms and Conditions, Indemnification, etc., click here.

To see our complete cancellation policy, click here.

Cancellation.  There is a 25% cancellation fee on or prior to 9/30/19.  Absolutely NO refunds after 9/30/19. If your plans change, you can sell your position to another member.  Please do not ask ASGA to sell it.  Transfer fee is $25.

See our complete cancellation policy here.


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Miscellaneous Info

Spa Treatments.  We're looking to secure a discount at the spa. Update soon. Be sure to mention you are an ASGA member.

We recommend you review our itinerary and schedule a spa treatment so as not to coincide with other events before you arrive at Lanier Islands.

Click here to go to The Lanier Islands Resort Spa page.


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Contact ASGA

If you have questions of a general nature, please contact Tom Alsop, the event host by clicking here.

If you have questions regarding your room, roommate, payment, etc., please contact Irene Matthews at You can also contact the office at 980-833-6450, 9am to 2pm, M-F, Eastern time.

The mailing address for registration forms and/or checks is:   1122 Industrial Drive, Suite 107, Matthews, NC  28105


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Register for Event

In order to attend, you need to register for this event. You'll need to make sure that you are a member at the time of the event in October. To see when your dues expire, go here.

If you're not a member, annual dues are $89.  Go to to become a member and enjoy this trip with savings you would not get without an ASGA membership.

You can sign-up for this event online or use the PDF Registration Form if you're mailing a check or faxing-in your registration form.

You'll need your member number and password first. If you don't have it, request it by sending an email to our office manager:


One Last Opportunity Regarding Travel Protection

Travel protection is YOUR option. You can receive a free and instant quote on travel protection and it's something you should consider before registering.


Before you submit your registration form online, you will be prompted to reply to one of these two options regarding travel protection:

(  ) By submitting this registration, I am declining travel protection offered through this website or another source.

(  ) I am submitting this registration for myself and I will apply for travel protection either through this website or another source. (Travel protection (trip insurance) must be purchased within five (5) days of registering.


Register with Paper (PDF) / Mail-in / Fax-in Form . . . click here

Register Online . . . click here


The mailing address for registration forms and/or checks:  1122 Industrial Drive, Suite 107, Matthews, NC  28105


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