Public Golf Courses

Have room to bring the clubs along? If so, don't pass up an opportunity to hit the links when you're in Atlanta. If you can get a tee time, Cherokee Run Golf Club ranks high on our list of places to play.


Local pro and novice golfers choose this public course's challenging greens. The pristine, 18-hole Bermuda grass course measures 6,121 yards from the longest tees for a par of 71, and plenty of hazards have golfers practicing their most strategic strokes. About 15 minutes from downtown, the property borders beautiful natural wetlands, and as a result many holes also feature exciting elevation changes. Visit the pro shop for necessary supplies, including rental clubs.

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Tee off at one of the most popular public golf courses in the city. Located just four miles from downtown, Charlie Yates Golf Course at East Lake is a mid-length course with budding Bermuda fairways and beautiful Bent grass greens. The 18-hole course offers a mix of challenging par threes and fours with remarkable views of the downtown Atlanta skyline. The facility also features a driving range, pro shop and PGA instruction.

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Those looking for public golf courses in town often head to Bobby Jones Golf Course. Featuring 6,455 yards of golf from the longest tees, this regulation 18-hole, par 71 course was designed by the legendary John Van Kleek. Peachtree Battle Creek meanders through the tree-lined links, and many elevated tees offer scenic views of the midtown Atlanta skyline. With tightly placed greens and open fairways, the course presents a challenge for players of all skill levels.

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A fair test for all golfers, this easy-to-walk Robert Trent Jones course features large sloping bent grass greens and tree-lined fairways that will occasionally allow room for less than perfect shots. Built along the edges of beautiful Lake Lanier, water comes into play on several holes.

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Enjoy a relaxing round on this course located in a remote setting free from over-development and outside distractions. Nestled among rolling hills, this long and challenging course features elevated greens, a myriad of water hazards, and plenty of bunkers.

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A fair test of golf, this course will require every shot in the bag. Narrowing fairways and several water hazards demand accuracy. With a number of doglegs, options for the approach will depend upon the placement of each tee shot. Come ready to play on this classic Arthur Davis designed course.

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This course, located in a peaceful wooded setting, features substantial elevation changes and unique granite outcroppings on a number of holes. The tree-lined fairways, rising and falling with the natural terrain, lead to gently sloping but slick greens. Careful shot making is a must to avoid the danger that lies in the wetland and the thickly wooded areas. This Palmer course provides an unmatched setting and a layout all golfers will enjoy.

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Located in the famous Stone Mountain State Park, the Lakemont course provides breathtaking views, especially of the historic confederate carving. Constructed at the base of the mountain, dramatic elevation changes and undulating greens are the norm. Water hazards come into play on several occasions on this reasonably open course.

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Confidence is key on this challenging track! Thick rough frames these narrow fairways; offline approach shots typically find one of the numerous greenside bunkers, and speed control is a must on these slick greens. The rolling terrain of the area is evident by the mounded fairways and multi-tiered greens. Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy the test delivered by this championship caliber course.

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Enjoy links-style golf in a truly remarkable setting! With three nine-hole tracks, Orchard Hills flaunts three different eighteen-hole courses. The Orchard and Logo courses feature open, windswept areas with wispy, knee-high rough lining the fairways. Accurate shots are a must to avoid the severe rough and carefully placed water hazards. More typical features, including thickly wooded areas and speedy, sloping greens, can be found on the Rock Garden Course, the third nine.

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