Capital City Club: Crabapple

Alpharetta, GA, United States Private

Overview

Capital City Club, one of the oldest in Atlanta, opened their new Crabapple course in the far northern suburbs in 2002, and a year later it hosted the WGC American Express, won by Tiger Woods. The course sits on a vast property with no intrusion of development or homes other than the clubhouse, and though a treeless wetlands runs through the center of the course, the surrounding space gave Tom Fazio and his team room to explore. That freedom provides the course a look and playability that's distinct from almost all other courses in the market, moving in and out of different ecosystems with a minimal of hill-climbing. Crabapple excels is in this layout varietty, with holes running through pines and hardwoods and others canvassing the fields surrounding eight through ten and 15 through 18. There are split-level fairways, a drivable downhill par 4, par 3s that range from pitching wedge to long iron and a great closing trio of holes that include a reachable par 5 and two back-breaking par 4s. Though details are vague, rumor is that the entire course is going to be rebuilt soon by Fazio, including the instalation of sub-surface air systems.

About

Holes 18
Length 7114
Slope 140
Facility Type Private
Designer Thomas Fazio, ASGCA

Awards

Best Courses in Every State

Best in State: Ranked 14th, 2019-'20. Ranked 17th, 2017-'18. Ranked 18th, 2011-'12, 2021-'22. Ranked inside the top 20, 2005-'07.

Current ranking: 20th.

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Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
6.7362
Character
7.089
Challenge
6.8693
Layout Variety
6.891
Fun
7.1441
Aesthetics
7.0165
Conditioning
7.257

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