If you enjoy an awesome 18-hole course outside the big city, then golf in the majestic beauty of the North Georgia mountains is probably for you. While everyone immediately thinks of the highly exclusive Augusta National, there are amazing courses for all skill levels throughout the Peach State.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the best golf courses in the North Georgia Mountains.
Golf North Georgia Mountains: The Top 9 Courses
1. Butternut Creek Golf Course
Designed by Denis Griffiths, Butternut Creek Golf Course is located in downtown Blairsville and is one of the best public golf courses around. Owned and operated by Union County Recreation Department, this course is a short drive from the Chattahoochee National Forest, with amazing mountain views alongside an 18-hole course, with bent grass greens, bermuda fairways, and elevation changes throughout the course.
At this public course, 18 holes of golf will cost between $40 and $50, depending on the day. Additionally, there is both a military and senior discount for Monday through Thursday. After enjoying the natural beauty and steep slopes, there is a Bar & Grill in the community center that serves a menu of sandwiches, burgers, salads, and desserts. Maybe try some pecan pie while looking at the breathtaking views of both the golf course and mountains.
And if you’re interested in visiting one of the state parks nearby, I encourage you to check out this recent article on our site that talks about the best Georgia parks to visit.
Location Here: 129 Union Co Rec Rd, Blairsville, GA 30512
2. Old Union Golf Course
Another option in Blairsville is Old Union Golf Course. Having distinctive links feel, this course is one of the most affordable, as it will only cost $32 – $49 to play, depending on the time. On Monday and Wednesday, there are discounts available as well. I also recommend checking out their driving range!
Location Here: 78 Scores Pt, Blairsville, GA 30512
3. Old Toccoa Farm
Recently listed in Golf Digest as the 8th best new course of 2020, Old Toccoa Farm Golf offers a lot. Located roughly 90 miles north of metro Atlanta, this 18-hole course sits a few minutes outside Blue Ridge, Georgia. Designed by Dan Proctor, Dave Axland, and Bunker Hill, Old Toccoa Farm, the zoysia fairway shine in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Playing the full 18 holes will cost between $75 and $95. On-site, there are a host of other activities to choose from, including fly fishing, walking trails, kayaking, and yoga on the river. For accommodations, there are cabin rentals off-property as well. And if you really love this spot, there are still plots of land available for potential home builders.
After enjoying one of the leading golf courses of America, maybe check out the restaurants in downtown Blue Ridge.
Location Here: 596 Curtis Switch Rd, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559
4. Brasstown Valley Golf Course
Located in Young Harris, Georgia, Brasstown Valley Golf Course is one of those golf resorts that has a bit of everything! Sitting on 500+ acres of land, this resort has an 18-hole championship course that coexists with a picturesque backdrop of the North Georgia Mountains. Additionally, golf lessons are offered and there is a pro shop well-worth checking out!
After enjoying those yards of dramatic fairways, you can visit the spa for a massage or schedule a trail ride at the stable, as there’s no shortage of activities. For other ideas on romantic getaways in Georgia, I recommend checking out this article on our site where we explored some of the best. There’s also quite a few options for trail rides in North Georgia!
Location Here: 6321 US-76, Young Harris, GA 30582
5. Whitepath Golf Course
This hidden gem offers some amazing mountain golf alongside the Ellijay River and Whitepath Lake. If you’re not a member, $40 – $50 will get you a full game of golf, with Senior discounts available two days a week! Their clubhouse can host up to 100 guests, making it a great location for hosting a special event.
After enjoying all Whitepath Golf Course has to offer, you can try out some of the local restaurants. If you’re interested in these Ellijay dining options, I encourage you to check out this other article on our site all about dining here.
Location Here: 1156 Shenendoa Dr, Ellijay, GA 30540
6. Innsbruck Golf Club
As part of the Valhalla Resort Hotel in Helen, Georgia, the Innsbruck Golf Club is worth checking out! During the summer, they offer a 10-round special, and playing the 18-hole course individually will cost between $30 and $65. Its longest stretch is 6,502 yards and boasts some amazing scenery.
Location Here: 664 Bahn Innsbruck, Helen, GA 30545
7. Apple Mountain Golf Club
If you’re driving from metro Atlanta, Apple Mountain Golf Club is about an hour and a half drive and located in Clarkesville. In addition to offering an excellent course, with some beautiful silver pine trees, there is a golf shop on site and lessons can be scheduled starting at $35 for a half-hour.
And if you decide you’d like to make a weekend trip of this golf outing, Apple Mountain Resort at Clarkesville offers moderately priced rooms or villas that are conveniently located to the course.
Location Here: 901 Rockford Creek Rd, Clarkesville, GA 30523
8. Chestatee Golf Club
Located in Dawsonville, Chestatee Golf Club is now accessible to the public. Like Butternut Creek, this golf course was also designed by Denis Griffeths and has been rated one of the best places to play golf in America. Enjoy the championship golf course alongside the beauty of Lake Sidney Lanier.
Afterwards, you can find refreshments at the Heron Grille, which includes a full service bar, wings, sandwiches, and more. Chestatee Golf Club is well-worth the visit!
Location Here: 777 Dogwood Way, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Fun Fact: “Chestatee” originates from the Cherokee language and translates roughly to “pine torch place.”
9. Orchard Golf and Country Club
Also located in Clarksville, The Orchard is a private golf club that is open to guest visits, though I would call for more detailed information. In addition to the course, the country club has a pool, tennis courts, and the Branchwater Grill.
Location Here: 1057 Orchard Dr, Clarkesville, GA 30523
Summary of Golf Courses in the North Georgia Mountains
Hopefully, this list has been helpful to you as you look for courses to play in the North Georgia mountains.