Tee Time in the ATL
With a warm year-round climate and more than 60 golf courses, it’s no wonder that Atlanta is one of the top golfing destinations in Georgia. Whether you are a serious golfer looking for a challenging course and luxurious accommodations or a casual golfer just trying to get in a quick nine holes, check out these courses and discover why it’s always tee time in the ATL!
Charlie Yates Golf Course
Located just four miles from Downtown Atlanta, the Charlie Yates Golf Course at East Lake is a 9-hole, Par 30, mid-length course with Bermuda fairways and Bentgrass greens. Designed by famed golf course architect Rees Jones, the course offers a mix of challenging par 3s and par 4s and includes a driving range, chipping and putting areas, and a fully stocked golf shop.
There’s more to explore at North Georgia’s beloved Barnsley Resort, situated on 3,000 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains less than an hour north of the ATL. Outdoor activities include horseback riding, fly fishing, canoeing, paintball, clay shooting, disc golf, and seasonal hunting at SpringBank Plantation (October through March), while The Spa at Barnsley Resort inspires relaxation. Accommodations include a new Inn, Georgian Hall and charming cottages for a total of 150 guest rooms and suites, all situated in a pedestrian-friendly village. Golfers can challenge the 18-hole course designed by Jim Fazio. The 19th century Manor House Ruins and museum are also available, in addition to Southern-inspired dining options.
The Golf Club of Georgia
Home to the Georgia Cup & Georgia Tech Men’s Golf team, The Golf Club of Georgia offers a prestigious and challenging 36 holes on their Lakeside and Creekside courses. Ranked in the Top 20 Best Courses in Georgia by Golf Digest, a recent $40 million revitalization has elevated the level of sophistication and amenities with enhanced architecture and decor featuring a welcoming Carolina Lodge atmosphere and chic indoor and outdoor spaces.
East Lake Golf Club
Located just five miles east of Downtown Atlanta, East Lake Golf Club is the home course of legendary golfer Bobby Jones, and much of its Clubhouse serves as a tribute to his accomplishments. The private club is the permanent home of the TOUR Championship, the culminating event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedEx Cup. Held annually in the fall, the TOUR Championship is a delight for golf fans. A gorgeous, classic southern golf course, it is also the oldest in the ATL, founded in 1904. The private club’s philanthropic efforts have raised more than $20 million and helped transform one of the nation’s worst public housing projects into a thriving and vibrant community.
Chateau Elan Golf Club
Few golf resorts have the beauty and elegance of The Château Élan Golf Club at the Château Élan Winery & Resort, with its working winery, lush vineyards, 16th Century-style French Château, European spa, and two championship courses with 63 holes of golf. The Chateau Course is a 7,030-yard, par 71 course with contoured fairways, three lakes and two meandering streams. The Woodlands Course features rolling hills on a 6,735 yard, par 72 course. Experience warm southern hospitality and the beauty of the French countryside in the north Georgia foothills from the moment you drive through the gates, just 40 minutes north of the ATL.
Stone Mountain Golf Club
Stone Mountain Golf Club offers two 18-hole championship courses nestled at the foot of historic Stone Mountain with views of Stone Mountain Lake. The Stonemont Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., places emphasis on accuracy and strategic course management. Its par 70 layout stretches 6,863 yards and is challenging with narrow fairways, strategically placed bunkers and numerous stands of Georgia pines. It hosts numerous national and professional events, as well as Georgia amateur championships. The less demanding Lakemont Course, designed by John LaFoy, has a front 9 holes that wind around Stone Mountain Lake, with six holes having water in play. The course also features a driving range, teaching facilities, putting greens, The Commons Restaurant, a Golf Shop, conference rooms, banquet facilities and lounge.
Bobby Jones Golf Course
Founded in 1932, Bobby Jones Golf Course is the first 18-hole public course in the ATL and was built in 1932 as a tribute to the native Atlantan and the game’s most famous golfer. Located near Buckhead and Midtown, the course’s elevated tees provide scenic views of the midtown
ATL skyline with open Bermuda fairways offering a championship level course for all levels of players. The course also features a signature 18th hole, which is a 361-yard dogleg right par 4. This par 70 course was designed by John Van Kleek.
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