The Farm

Rocky Face, GA, United States Private

Overview

The historian Shelby Foote described the movements of the Union and Confederate armies, as Sherman pushed general Joe Johnston from Chattanooga into Atlanta, as a "red clay minuet" after the wet slippery soil they fought on and the stuttering thrust and parry of their forces. Some of the battle took place along Rocky Face Ridge in the area directly above and surrounding The Farm, and even today it's possible to dislodge a rusted musket ball or bullet from the earth. This otherwise tranquil 1980s-era Tom Fazio design plays partly along the flat farmland at the base of the ridge, partly in its foothill transition, and several holes including the par-4 tenth and par-3 11th shooting across a wooded canyon feel fully in the mountains. So not to favor one side or the other, both nines camber up and down the rise, with ten through 18 making a big loop around the outside of early holes.

About

Holes 18
Length 7012
Slope 151
Facility Type Private
Designer Thomas Fazio, ASGCA

Awards

Best Courses in Every State

Best in State: Ranked inside the top 5, 1993. Ranked inside the top 10, 1991, 1997, 2007, 2009. Ranked 12th, 2011-'12. Ranked 13th, 2013-'14, 2019-'20. Ranked inside the top 15, 1995, 1999, 2003-'05. Ranked 17th, 2021-'22. Ranked 20th, 2015-'16. Ranked inside the top 20, 2001.

Current ranking: 15th.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

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

3.6

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.0477
Character
6.9702
Challenge
7.1992
Layout Variety
7.1065
Fun
6.8908
Aesthetics
7.0453
Conditioning
7.037

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