Big Canoe offers various programs for all members, residents and guests. These include Junior Camps during the summer, Learning Ladies clinics, group clinics and private lessons. In addition, we offer the Operation 36 instructional program. Contact the Pro Shop to schedule lessons and clinics with our staff of golf professionals.

Big Canoe has five beautiful lakes for water-based sports and fishing including Lake Petit, which at 111 acres in area and 98 feet in depth boasts a large dam and the Marina; Lake Sconti, which is a smaller lake behind the Clubhouse; Lake Disharoon, which is home to the Beach Club.

Finally, Blackwell Springs and Toad’s Pond, which are two smaller bodies of water in the Waterford subdivision close to the North Gate off of Wilderness Parkway. Blackwell Springs and Toad’s Pond can be accessed with a fishing permit.

Fishing is permitted with a license purchased at the Marina Shack where you will also find a variety of fishing gear and bait.

Who can fish?

Property owners and their guests, registered rental guests, marketing guests and employees who have obtained the proper user card. All must have the appropriate Big Canoe fishing permit with them while fishing. Daily and weekly fishing permits may be purchased at the Fitness Center. Annual and family permits may be purchased at the Fitness Center. Fines will be imposed for not complying.

Big Canoe's Main Lakes


Fishing may be from boats or from designated banks. The spillway, the dam and the launching ramp are designated for bank fishing. Fishing is prohibited at the marina dock area. This area is restricted to’ boat owners and their guests in accessing their boats. Boaters should not interfere with bank fisherman and bank fisherman should not trespass on private lakeside property.


Fishing is not allowed adjacent to the golf course fairways or between tees and greens. Boats may not be
left overnight.


Fishing is not permitted in Lake Disharoon.


Stacy Anthony

Membership Director

(706) 268 - 1092



April-October Daily
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

November-March Daily
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day