Best golf courses: Around Atlanta

Around Atlanta: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. 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 for the rating definitions.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Atlanta
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Atlanta

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course

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

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Private club

Nearest city

Atlanta

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Atlanta

Designer

Jim Fazio

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Atlanta

Designer

Jack Nicklaus

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

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Visitors welcome

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Atlanta

Designer

Denis Griffiths

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

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Visitors welcome

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Atlanta

Designer

Denis Griffiths

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

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Visitors welcome

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Atlanta

Designer

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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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Atlanta

Designer

Ken Dye

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

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Private club

Nearest city

Atlanta

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Atlanta

Designer

Tom Fazio

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

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Private club

Nearest city

Atlanta

Designer

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

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Atlanta
Griffiths, Denis

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Atlanta

Designer

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

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Private club

Nearest city

Atlanta

Designer

Greg Norman

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