Charles Schwab Challenge

Colonial Country Club



Courses

Best golf courses near Atlanta, GA

Below, you’ll find a list of courses near Atlanta, GA. There are 43 courses within a 15-mile radius of Atlanta, 26 of which are public courses and 16 are private courses. There are 28 18-hole courses and 15 nine-hole layouts.

The above has been curated through Golf Digest’s Places to Play course database, where we have collected star ratings and reviews from our 1,900 course-ranking panelists. Join our community by signing up for Golf Digest+ and rate the courses you’ve visited recently.

Peachtree Golf Club
Private
Peachtree Golf Club
Atlanta, GA
4.8
165 Panelists
The design collaboration by amateur star Bobby Jones and golf architect Robert Trent Jones (no relation) was meant to recapture the magic that the Grand Slam winner had experienced when he teamed with Alister Mackenzie in the design of Augusta National. But Trent was an even more forceful personality than the flamboyant Mackenzie, so Peachtree reflects far more of Trent’s notions of golf than Bobby’s, particularly in designing for future equipment advances. When it opened, Peachtree measured in excess of 7,200 yards, extremely long for that era. It boasted the longest set of tees in America (to provide flexibility on holes) and the country’s most enormous greens (to spread out wear and tear). As it turns out, Trent was a visionary, and decades later other designers followed his lead to address advances in club and ball technology.
View Course
East Lake Golf Club
Private
East Lake Golf Club
Atlanta, GA
Tom Bendelow actually laid out the original course at East Lake, back when it was known as Atlanta Athletic Club, and that was the layout upon which Stewart Maiden taught the game to the now-legendary Bobby Jones. Donald Ross basically built a new course on the same spot in 1915, which remained untouched until changes were made before the 1963 Ryder Cup. When Atlanta Athletic moved to the suburbs in the late 1960s, the intown East Lake location fell on hard financial times until being rescued in the 1990s by businessman Tom Cousins, who made it a sterling fusion of corporate and inner-city involvement. In the past two decades, Rees Jones has redesigned most holes, and after the PGA Tour reversed the nines for the 2016 Tour Championship (flipping the unpopular par-3 finish into the ninth hole), the club made the new routing permanent for regular play.
View Course
Piedmont Driving Club: Piedmont
Private
Piedmont Driving Club: Piedmont
Atlanta, GA
3.8
18 Panelists
View Course
Druid Hills Golf Club
Private
Druid Hills Golf Club
Atlanta, GA
3.8
39 Panelists
View Course
Cherokee Town & Country Club: South
3.8
43 Panelists
View Course
Dunwoody Country Club: Dunwoody
Private
Dunwoody Country Club: Dunwoody
Atlanta, GA
3.1
32 Panelists
View Course
Bobby Jones Golf Course: Bobby Jones
2.5
31 Panelists
Fueled by $28 million in donations and naming rights, Bobby Jones Golf Course is a remarkable re-imagination of an exhausted and dangerously tight course in Atlanta. The Bob Cupp design offers a reversible nine-hole course, elite practice facilities, weekly camps and clinics for kids, instruction and clubfittings and a restaurant with striking skyline views.
View Course
Atlanta Country Club
Private
Atlanta Country Club
Marietta, GA
4.1
142 Panelists
For over a decade, the most spirited debate in golf was over who really designed the really fine Atlanta Country Club. Both Willard Byrd of Atlanta and Joseph S. Finger of Houston claimed the honor. Both lobbied Golf Digest hard for the architectural credit, but neither provided much supporting documentation. Both architects are deceased now, and from what we can piece together, Byrd landed the original contract in the early 1960s, but was still more land-planner than course architect in those days, so the club brought in Finger to finish the job. We give them both credit for this hilly, strategic design, a solution neither architect would likely have accepted.
View Course
Chastain Park Golf Course
Public
Chastain Park Golf Course
Atlanta, GA
One of the best public options in Atlanta, Chastain Park is in the Buckhead neighborhood on the north side of the city and plays along rolling hills with scenic views of the surrounding skyline. This Atlanta muny hosted the 1948 U.S. Amateur Public Links when it was known as North Fulton Park Golf Course.
View Course

Find more courses near Atlanta, GA