Best golf courses: Atlanta

Atlanta: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Atlanta
Nicklaus, Jack

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A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Atlanta
Walker, Bob

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Bob Walker

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Atlanta
Jones Sr, Finger & Jones

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Private club

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Highlands course: Robert Trent Jones Sr designed AAC's original 27-hole layout at this location (1964), nine holes of which form the back-nine of the Highlands course; Joe Finger designed the front-nine holes (1971). Modifications made by Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay (1980s); both nines redesigned by Rees Jones (2006).
Riverside course: comprises 18 holes of the original RTJ Sr-designed 27-hole layout (1964); course redesigned by his son Rees Jones (2003).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Atlanta
Fazio, Jim

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Jim Fazio

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Atlanta
Nicklaus, Jack

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Jack Nicklaus

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Atlanta
Griffiths, Denis

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Denis Griffiths

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Atlanta
McGovern & Wilson

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J.B. McGovern & Dick Wilson

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Atlanta
Wilson & Lee

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Dick Wilson & Joe Lee

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Atlanta
Young, Mike

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Mike Young

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Atlanta
Griffiths, Denis

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Denis Griffiths

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Atlanta
Griffiths, Denis

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Denis Griffiths

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Atlanta
Palmer, Arnold

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An Arnold Palmer Signature Course.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Atlanta
Dye, Ken

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Ken Dye

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Atlanta
Crenshaw & Coore

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Atlanta

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Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Atlanta
Bendelow, Ross & Jones

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Original (No.1) course designed by Tom Bendelow (1908); significantly redesigned and re-routed by Donald Ross (1913). Rees Jones (1994) restored Ross’s original layout, which had fallen into serious decline during the 1970s and 80s. East Lake's No.2 course was designed by Donald Ross (1928), but was buried under a public housing project in 1970.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Atlanta
Fazio, Tom

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Tom Fazio

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Atlanta
Weiskopf & Morrish

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Atlanta

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Tom Weiskopf & Jay Morrish

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Atlanta
Jones, RT Sr & Bobby Jones

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Original design by Robert Trent Jones Sr & Bobby Jones (1947); later modifications by Joe Finger (1973) and Bob Cupp (2005).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private course
Atlanta
Engh, Jim

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Private course

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Atlanta

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Jim Engh

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Rsrt guests only
Atlanta
Nicklaus, Jack

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Jack Nicklaus

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Cupp, Bob

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Bob Cupp.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Atlanta
Fazio, Tom

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Atlanta

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Tom Fazio

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Atlanta
Jones, Rees

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Rees Jones

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Atlanta
Cupp, Bob

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Atlanta

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Bob Cupp, with player consultants Fuzzy Zoeller and Hubert Green.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Atlanta
Griffiths, Denis

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Atlanta

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Denis Griffiths

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Atlanta
Norman, Greg

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Private club

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Atlanta

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Greg Norman

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Atlanta
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

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Atlanta

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Original design by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1968); updated and renovated by John LeFoy (1990) and Davis Love III (2006).

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