June 7, 2017

The Best Golf Courses in Georgia

We rank the top venues in Georgia (2017-'18)
Stephen Szurlej
  1. (1) Augusta National G.C. (12th hole pictured above)•
  2. (2) Peachtree G.C., Atlanta •
  3. (3) East Lake G.C., Atlanta ≈
  4. (4) Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands), Johns Creek ≈
  5. (5) Ocean Forest G.C., Sea Island ≈
  6. (7) Sea Island G.C. (Seaside), St. Simons Island ≈^
  7. (6) Atlanta C.C., Marietta ≈
  8. (9) Hawks Ridge G.C., Ball Ground
  9. (8) Atlanta Athletic Club (Riverside), Johns Creek
  10. (10) Ansley G.C. (Settindown Creek), Roswell
  11. (12) G.C. At Cuscowilla, Eatonton ^
  12. (13) Augusta C.C.
  13. (11) G.C. Of Georgia (Lakeside), Alpharetta
  14. (14) Champions Retreat G.C. (Bluff/Island), Evans
  15. (15) Great Waters At Reynolds Lake Oconee, Eatonton ^
  16. (New) The Ford Plantation Club, Richmond Hill
  17. (New) Capital City Club (Crabapple), Alpharetta
  18. (16) G.C. Of Georgia (Creekside), Alpharetta
  19. (19) The Standard Club, Johns Creek
  20. (New) The Oconee At Reynolds Lake Oconee, Eatonton ★

KEY TO SYMBOLS
(2015-'16 ranking in parentheses)
America's 100 Greatest Course
≈ America's Second 100 Greatest
^ America's 100 Greatest Public Course
★ Other public-access course

Some courses are ranked in Best in State but did not receive enough ballots to be considered for national lists.

America's 100 Greatest & America's Second 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 45 evaluations accumulated within 8 years, 100 Greatest Public 25 evaluations and Best in State 10 ballots. While a few highly ranked state courses do have a higher score than 100 Greatest, Second 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public courses within that state, and are listed above them, they will not appear on a national ranking until achieving the qualifying ballots.