If you’ve ever had the privilege of visiting North Georgia, you know how important golf is to our region. In fact, the sport has been a favorite pastime here for decades. We’re a little biased, but we think our region is one of the best places in the country to enjoy some tee time! Below, we’ve listed just a few of our favorite courses for North Georgia golf. For a complete list of local recommendations, be sure to access our complimentary Vacation Guide!
3 of the Best North Georgia Golf Courses
Apple Mountain Golf Club
901 Rock Ford Creek Road, Clarkesville
Apple Mountain Golf Club is located just 14 minutes away from Glen-Ella Springs Inn and offers a fantastic public golf experience. We recommend playing a round (or two) here if you’re new to the game or simply want a relatively easy, carefree course. There’s even an activity center on site that offers mini golf, ping pong, and more for visiting families! The best part? The gorgeous North Georgia mountain scenery surrounds it all.
The Orchard Golf and Country Club
1057 Orchard Drive, Clarkesville
Another noteworthy spot for golf in North Georgia is The Orchard Golf and Country Club, an 18-hole championship course. This private course is located in Clarkesville—just a quick 8-minute drive away from the inn. Here, you’ll enjoy gorgeous undulating greens designed by famed architect Dan Maples. We recommend checking out The Orchard’s day pass prices and schedule your outing in advance.
1105 Waterfall Drive, Clayton
Nestled in the charming mountain town of Clayton, Georgia, you’ll find Waterfall Club, one of the best places for tee time in the area! This stunning course sits at a high elevation above Lake Burton, which makes for incredible Appalachian views. Waterfall Club’s Bentgrass fairways (the Southernmost in the country) are private, but guests may pay for daily access. Be sure to snap a photo of Waterfall Club’s famous hole number two: A breathtaking par 3 dropping 210 feet over a waterfall to the green below. Find this course just 33 minutes away from Glen-Ella Springs Inn.
Ready for some unforgettable North Georgia golf? If you’re planning a golf getaway to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, your first step should be booking a stay at Glen-Ella Springs Inn! We’re one of the most celebrated lodging experiences in the region (we have the reviews and Select Registry membership to prove it). Our uniquely decorated rooms and premium amenities bring guests back time and time again, and our on-site restaurant pleases even the pickiest of palates. More importantly, though, our family is here to give you the warmest welcome possible and make local recommendations for things to do (like hiking trails or vineyards). You’ll love coming back to comfort and serenity after a game well-played! What are you waiting for? Georgia’s best golf courses are calling.