While there are many well-known private clubs in the Atlanta metro area, there are also some challenging public and semi-private courses that will test even some of the most advanced golfers. Whether you are packing your clubs or renting them, here are five golf courses that will challenge you in the Atlanta area.
Located only a half hour from downtown Atlanta, this course was developed to utilize natural obstacles like wetlands, creeks, and trees. Here you'll also find plenty of doglegs to challenge your skills. And as one of only two Audubon Signature courses in the state, you know it's just as beautiful as it is challenging.
355 SummerGrove Parkway
Newnan, GA 30265
Green Fees: $16 - $41
This Scott Poll course is tournament worthy but playable. From the back tees it plays more than 7,400 yards and winds its way through some of the most inviting topography of any course in the metro area.
300 Lester Mill Road
Locust Grove, GA 30248
Green Fees: $30 - $45
This tough Arnold Palmer test stretches more than 7,000 yards from the back tees and is located in a beautiful natural setting. Cherokee Run is a thickly wooded site but also watch for the granite outcroppings that surface on a number of holes.
1595 Centennial Olympic Parkway
Conyers, Georgia 30013
Green Fees: $21 - $51.50
For those that manage to snag an invitation to play here, this Bob Cupp course is as beautiful as it is challenging. It tests the skill of even the more experienced players, twisting through pines and hardwoods, water hazards and elevation changes. Hawks Ridge unites Old World elegance with present-day luxury, giving golfers a chance to be reacquainted with an era revered for grace and sophistication.
1100 Hawks Club Drive
Ball Ground, Georgia 30107
Green Fee: Contact for more information
This formidable test, designed by Rees Jones, meanders over 600 acres of undulating hills in an area known for horse farms and polo fields. Challenges come in the form of striking elevation changes though a tranquil setting and some panoramic views make for fun play.
511 Founders Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Green Fees: $69 - $84