So many courses and so little time…
Some of the courses are known for signature holes, great dining experiences or unique course designs, while others are known for their charity events. So whether you”re an ace or a hacker, we have the low down on golf courses for anyone hitting the links around Gwinnett.
Course: Atlanta Athletic Club
The Atlanta Athletic Club is rich in history, as it is Bobby Jones” home club. It is known for hosting the US Open in 1976 and the PGA Championships in 1981 and 2001. The course is scheduled to host the PGA Championship again in 2011.
Course: Bear”s Best
"Jack”s Place Grille and Lounge," located in the clubhouse, features plaques and memorabilia from Jack Nicklaus” career. Every one of the 18 holes on this course happens to be an exact replica of Nicklaus” designs that come from the 200 courses he has designed throughout the world. The course maintains a forecaddie service, which is not offered at many other courses these days.
Course: Berkeley Hills Country Club
The club was established in 1964 and is member owned. There are three 9-hole courses that are usually played in combination. The course features a junior program for children to be able to learn the game with instruction and play.
Course: Cedar Lake Golf Club
Professionals and weekend golfers claim hole 17 as a favorite. The hole features a major outcropping of Stone Mountain granite, which acts as a backboard tossing golf balls back into the fairway.
Course: Château Élan
The practice facility is rated one of the highest in the state. Tom Ness, director of golf instruction, has been teaching at The Golf Academy at Château Élan for the last 10 years. Ness spent 20 years as the head instructor of the Golf Digest Schools. The Executive Walking Course, a par 3, 9-hole course is a good course for those learning the game because the holes vary in length from 100 yards to more than 200 yards and feature bunkers and small bent grass.
Course: Collins Hill Golf Club