Golf courses in North Georgia are among the best in the United States. Alongside the breathtaking scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains, there is something for golf enthusiasts of all skill levels.
If you enjoy an awesome 18-hole course, then golf in the majestic beauty of the North Georgia mountain! In this article, weâ€™ll take a look at the top 10 golf courses near Blue Ridge, Georgia. We will also list the distance and drive time from downtown Blue Ridge.
Old Toccoa Farm
Recently listed inÂ Golf DigestÂ as the 8th best new course of 2020, Old Toccoa Farm Golf is stunning! This 18-hole course was designed by Dan Proctor, Dave Axland, and Bunker Hill.
At Old Toccoa Farm, the zoysia fairway shines against the backdrop of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. And there are 280 feet of elevation changes found on the course.
Playing the full 18 holes will cost between $75 and $95. On-site, there are a host of other recreational activities. You can:
- fly fish in the trout stream
- walk the forest trails
- do yoga by 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!
Drive from Downtown Blue Ridge: 5.6 miles / 10-minute drive
Location Here: 596 Curtis Switch Rd, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559
Whitepath Golf Course
Whitepath Lake and the Ellijay River highlight the beauty that is Whitepath Golf Course. This is one of Georgia’s finest public golf courses and was designed by Rocky Roquemore and Joe Lee.
If youâ€™re not a member, $40 â€“ $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. The course is fun for beginners, pros, and all levels of play in between.
After enjoying all Whitepath Golf Course has to offer, you can try out some of the local restaurants.
If youâ€™re interested in these Ellijay dining options, I encourage you to check out this other article on our site all about dining here.
Drive from Downtown Blue Ridge: 13.4 miles / 17-minute drive
Location Here: 1156 Shenendoa Dr, Ellijay, GA 30540
Copper Basin Golf Club Facility
The Copper Basin Golf Club is across the border in Tennessee. As one of the top courses in the area, it can be a challenge to play with the elevation changes.
There are no water hazards, but some sand traps. Enjoy the bermuda fairways and bent grass greens. The shop doesn’t have a restaurant, but snacks can be purchased after a round of golf.
Drive from Downtown Blue Ridge: 14.7 miles / 25-minute drive
Location Here: 5765 US-64, Copperhill, TN 37317
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. There are 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 youâ€™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.
Drive from Downtown Blue Ridge: 22.7 miles / 27-minute drive
Location Here: 129 Union Co Rec Rd, Blairsville, GA 30512
Old Union Golf Course
Another option in Blairsville is Old Union Golf Course. This course has a scottish links-style golf feel in parts.
Also, this course is one of the most affordable, as it will only cost $32 â€“ $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!
Drive from Downtown Blue Ridge: 23 miles / 30-minute drive
Location Here:Â 78 Scores Pt, Blairsville, GA 30512
Brasstown Valley Golf Course
Located in Young Harris, Georgia, Brasstown Valley Golf Club is one of those golf resorts that has a bit of everything! It shares a name with the highest point in Georgia, Brasstown Bald.
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 thereâ€™s no shortage of activities.
Drive from Downtown Blue Ridge: 32.5 miles / 40 minutes
Location Here: 6321 US-76, Young Harris, GA 30582
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, as shown below!
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!
Drive from Downtown Blue Ridge: 53.6 miles / 1 hour-10 minutes
Location Here: 777 Dogwood Way, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Fun Fact: â€œChestateeâ€ originates from the Cherokee language and translates roughly to â€œpine torch place.â€
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.
Drive from Downtown Blue Ridge: 51.3 miles / 1 hour and 10-minute drive
Location Here: 664 Bahn Innsbruck, Helen, GA 30545
Apple Mountain Golf Club
If youâ€™re driving from metro Atlanta, Apple Mountain Golf Club is about an hour and a half drive and located in Clarkesville, Georgia.
In addition to the beauty of the golf 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 youâ€™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.
Drive from Downtown Blue Ridge: 68.8 miles / 1 hour and 30-minute drive
Location Here: 901 Rockford Creek Rd, Clarkesville, GA 30523
The 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 and tennis courts. Food can be purchased at the lovely Branchwater Grill.
Drive from Downtown Blue Ridge: 73.3 miles / 1 hour and 45-minute drive
Location Here: 1057 Orchard Dr, Clarkesville, GA 30523
Hopefully, this list has been helpful to you as you look for courses to play in the North Georgia mountains.
For those looking to improve their swing,Â Alex Fortey has created a course called The Art of Simple Golf thatâ€™s worth checking out for seniors looking to improve their swing.