The Takeaway: Stunning conditioning with lightning fast greens that PGA Tour players have been known to visit in preparation of the Masters. Though found in a residential development, the back nine is beautiful as it plays towards and along the lake which some memorable hole designs. Underrated course in Georgia. Grade B+
Designer: Arthur Hills in 1991
Phone Number: (770) 664-8644
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Golf Club of Georgia (Lakeside)'s official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - One Golf Club Dr., Alpharetta, Georgia 30005
Accolades: Ranked 8th in Georgia on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State list. Ranked Best New Private Course by Golf Digest in 1991.
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 has 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. 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
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 11th Hole – 607 Yard Par 5
Best Par 3: 13th Hole – 183 Yards
Best Par 4: 12th Hole – 374 Yards
Best Par 5: 11th Hole – 607 Yards
Birdie Time: 2nd Hole – 339 Yard Par 4
Bogey Beware: 16th Hole – 419 Yard Par 4