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Southwind Plantation, GA

We are SouthWind Plantation---South Georgia's premier, Reservation-only outdoor adventure plantation. From blue ribbon hunting to trophy fishing, we offer distinctive outdoor adventures for the discerning sportsman with all of the grace and heritage of a traditional Southern plantation.
Average Customer Rating:
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22 of 22(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Southwind Plantation, GA
Review 1 for Southwind Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
First Class Quail Hunting,
March 25, 2014
By: 1shotdrop
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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"First and foremost the meals provided at Southwind plantation are phenomenal. This plantation has well trained dogs, great guides, and plenty of birds. They even put out a few pheasant for us, which was quite the treat."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Southwind Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Well done,
March 5, 2014
By: TM12
from New York, NY, USA
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Additional Thoughts:He was excellent. He knows hunting.
"I just hosted a group of 20 folks at the Plantation. This was a very successful outing. The hunting, hospitality and accommodations were all excellent. The main attraction to this trip was the hunting and the guides were experienced and worked well with the wide range of hunters that we had with us."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Southwind Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
best hunt ever,
January 31, 2014
By: tireman
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
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Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Southwind Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Son's first hunt,
December 9, 2013
By: ChiefMatthew
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
Excellent
"Southwind and the team from Joseph at booking to Mr. Greg our guide made my son's first hunt an exceptional experience. My father, son and I enjoyed the great dogs, hunting, food and hospitality."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Southwind Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Exceptional,
December 4, 2013
By: ChuckandBandit
from Tennessee
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
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Additional Thoughts:Greg was particularly patient and kind with my grandson.
"Southwind and it's exceptional staff helped my son and I to make my grandson's first hunt the best it could be. Three generations hunted together with wonderful dogs on beautifully maintained land. The accommodations, the food, and the hospitality are truly first rate.
I have hunted on a number of other plantations and Southwind is nat the top of my list
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Southwind Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great visit,
November 13, 2013
By: Jackbirddog
from Naples, Florida
"My son and I just recently enjoy the trip with a old friend of mine and his son.... fantastic service ..food ...guides ...dogs...birds...views....definitely worth a revisit for us in the near future.
Michael"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Southwind Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Hunt,
November 10, 2013
By: Mcasey
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
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Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Additional Thoughts:He was great, had excellent control of the dogs!
"The birds fly like the wild birds I grew up hunting with my Father. The staff, lodge, and food were great. I will be back!!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Southwind Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
brids down,
September 17, 2013
By: birdsdown1
from Dothan Al
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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"i have been for 3 years in a row and this one of the best hunting lodges i've ever been to the staff and the food is tops and the guides go the extra mile to make your hunt special thanks Tim for Southwind"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Southwind Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome Experience,
March 8, 2013
By: khill3
from Walterboro, SC 29488, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
"Carroll Tire took me here for a 2 night 2 day hunt. Awesome experience. By far the best run outfit I have ever been too. Looking forward to going back!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Southwind Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
No Place I'd Rather Be,
February 27, 2013
By: ChiefOneWing
from Tallhassee, Fl
"Over the years, I've had many enjoyable hunts at Southwind. This year I had four hunts there. Each day I had a different guide, and each one was knowledgable, personable, and hunted hard. All the dogs were well trained and efficient. When the birds were flushed, it was "wild". The staff at the lodge is always pleasant, and helpful. The meals are good!
Of all the places I have hunted quail, there is no place I rather hunt than Southwind!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Southwind Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Flying Birds,
February 21, 2013
By: mkoop
from Gatorville, FL
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Trip service: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Additional Thoughts:Great guides & dogs
"Southwind offered some of the best flying birds, i have hunted, ever. we had several covey's of 30+ birds that flew GREAT. Wish my shooting was as good! Good people & great time. Coming back."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Southwind Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
BEST HUNT EVER,
February 11, 2013
By: RTJINHEADLAND
from Headland, AL, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Meals: 
5 / 5
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Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Additional Thoughts:GREAT PERSONALITY
"EVERYTHING ABOUT MY HUNT WAS FIRST CLASS,,FROM THE LODGING,,FOOD,,GUIDES AND DOGS WAS AN EXPERIENCE I WOULD RECOMMEND TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Southwind Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Winghunt Yet,
February 9, 2013
By: bbedsole
from Headland, AL, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please Rate your Guide/Instructor/Host on knowledge of the sport or activity:: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
Additional Thoughts:great guide & host
"From first visual impression to saying good-bye, my Southwind experience was a 10!!!People,from initial welcome to the food preparers & servers to the hunting guides and owner who checked on us continually, could not have been more efficient and cordial.High fives to all who made mine such an enjoyable experience. Overnight accomodations left nothing to be desired.. Many thanks!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Southwind Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Thanksgiving Week Experience,
November 29, 2012
By: Betsy2012
from Bainbridge, GA, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please Rate your Guide/Instructor/Host on knowledge of the sport or activity:: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Additional Thoughts:The food was very good and reflected the fare of "good southern cooking. Meal options where above average with a nice variety. I would only suggest additional selection of more healthy options such a steamed vegetables added to the dinner menu. The food was delicious and for 2 or 3 days it is a treat. All meal were served buffet style which is practical for large groups but since there were only 3 of us for most of the week, it would have been nice to have table service with a little more custom offerings. .
"My husband, adult son and I were most impressed with Southwind from the first email to the subsequent phone calls to our arrival and throughout our stay. Even though, it was Thanksgiving week a typically slow time, the staff and owners made our stay exceptional. The personalized customer service, private lodge accommodations, excellent hunting from our very professional guide, Justin, to excellent dogs both pointers and cocker retriever and great flying quail. As we were there for 5 days over the holiday, when not in the field we were able to duck hunt and bass fish. We were treated like family and made to feel welcomed and that no request was too much. It was a thoroughly enjoyable time on all levels and we highly recommend Southwind."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Southwind Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Exceptional experience,
November 28, 2012
By: Mikeybb
from Denver, CO, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
Additional Thoughts:One of the BEST!
"One of the finest quail hunting experiences with the nicest, most accommodating people you can ever meet."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Southwind Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Family Fun,
November 28, 2012
By: bwana03
from Bainbridge, GA, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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"The staff was amazing and made us feel as family or close friends. The lodge is beautiful right there on the lake and the shooting was great!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Southwind Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hard to Put into Words,
November 13, 2012
By: Anonymous
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Very Professional Staff
"A once in a lifetime experience. GREAT guides, GREAT Dogs, Unbelievable Food, and wonderful staff. We had four hunts and the birds flew great. The guides are the finest you will find and really make the experience special. The only thing I would change is to try and stay longer. I can't wait to go back."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Southwind Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wow....,
October 28, 2012
By: Anonymous
from Tampa, FL, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"First trip to Southwind and all I can say is WOW! From the lodge to the land to the guides to the dogs and all the birds, it was just a great experience that I would recommend to anybody who's looking for a quality bird hunt."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Southwind Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Southwind,
November 20, 2011
By: Kerry1
"Southwind is outstanding for sure, above and beyond the call of duty. They certainly went the extra mile. They are not only professional, but curtious, polite, and the hunting is excellent."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Southwind Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fraternity Bros Trip,
November 11, 2011
By: Bill47
from Bainbridge, GA
"We visit Southwinds annually for a college fraternity reunion"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes