Golf Club of Georgia (Creekside and Lakeside courses)

Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield (2010)

Quick Facts

Designer:  Arthur Hills in 1991 (Lakeside) and in 1993 (Creekside)

Cost:  Private

Contact Information:  Glenn Sheeley, Director of Communications - (770) 772-8167

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit The Golf Club of Georgia' official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - One Golf Club Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30005

Photos:  See additional photos of Lakeside course and photos of the Creekside course at The Golf Club of Georgia

Accolades:  Lakeside course ranked Best New Private Course by Golf Digest in 1991 and was ranked 12th in the state of Georgia for 2013-14. Creekside course ranked in the Top 20 courses in Georgia by Golf Digest in 2003.

Signature Hole:  Lakeside 11th - 607 Yard Par 5

Voted by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 500 holes in the world
11th Hole at GC of Georgia (Lakeside) (607 Yard Par 5)

Runner up:  Creekside 3rd - 419 Yard Par 4

Love it or hate it, it's the signature hole
3rd Hole at GC of Georgia (Creekside) (419 Yard Par 4)

What to Expect:  The Golf Club of Georgia is a high-end private facility located in the wealthy suburb of Alpharetta north of Atlanta. The Lakeside course was the first track to go in and features a beautiful collection of par threes with a design that features clearly defined landing areas and strategy. The back nine features some of Arthur Hills finest work and includes the 607 yard par five 11th that Golf Magazine recognized as one of the best 500 golf holes in the world. Forecaddies are provided for the patrons that will help you read the lightning fast greens that some PGA Tour players practice on in preparation of Masters week at Augusta National. The Creekside course is Arthur Hills’ second effort at the Golf Club of Georgia and was opened for play two years after the Lakeside course. Creekside has a much different feel than Lakeside’s upland track. Creekside is carved through the lowlands and wetlands along Big Creek and boasts mounded fairways and challenging approaches in a Carolina style layout. Creekside is generally considered the more difficult course with several forced carries over the wetlands and tougher landing zones to hit. If you are looking for beauty then it is tough to compete with Lakeside, if you’re looking for a stout Carolina Low Country challenge then punch your ticket to Creekside.

By the Numbers:

Tees (Lakeside) Par Yardage Rating Slope
Gold 72 7020 74.5 141
Blue 72 6660 72.9 137
White 72 6140 70.5 133
Red (Women) 72 5059 69.9 124

By the Numbers:

Tees (Creekside) Par Yardage Rating Slope
Gold 72 6959 74.4 144
Blue 72 6552 72.4 136
White 72 5861 69.8 130
Red (Women) 72 4993 69.4 122


Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  Lakeside 13th - 183 Yards

One of a great collection of one-shotters at Lakeside
13th Hole at GC of Georgia (Lakeside) (183 Yard Par 3)

Runner up:  Creekside 16th - 220 Yards

Tough
16th Hole at GC of Georgia (Creekside) (220 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  Lakeside 12th - 374 Yards

Great risk/reward par 4
12th Hole at GC of Georgia (Lakeside) (374 Yard Par 4)

Runner up:  Creekside 10th - 440 Yards

A signature tree blocks some approach shots
10th Hole at GC of Georgia (Creekside) (440 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  Lakeside 11th - 607 Yards

Best Par 5 at the club
11th Hole at GC of Georgia (Lakeside) (607 Yard Par 5)

Runner up:  Creekside 15th - 539 Yards

The creek double crosses this hole
15th Hole at GC of Georgia (Creekside) (539 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  Lakeside 2nd - 339 Yard Par 4

Runner up:  Creekside 9th - 328 Yard Par 4

Short par four
9th Hole at GC of Georgia (Creekside) (328 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  Lakeside 16th - 419 Yard Par 4

Tough uphill hole
16th Hole at GC of Georgia (Lakeside) (419 Yard Par 4)

Runner up:  Creekside 8th - 452 Yard Par 4

Drive short of the creek and hit an approach shot to a 45 degree angle green
8th Hole at GC of Georgia (Creekside) (452 Yard Par 4)

Flyover Tour (Lakeside Course): 

 

Flyover Tour (Creekside Course):